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Posted on 2006-06-22 15:19

This place is CLOSED! Another restaurant, Thu Do, now occupies this address

781 Somerset Street W
567-1188
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A smallish place that is right in the heart of Chinatown. The decor is simple to non-existant, with regular diner-style table and chairs. Street parking only.

The menu is varied, with many specials, appetizers, and specialty drinks. Most soups are one size, with prices around $6. Drinks are mostly a reasonable $2.

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greetings Thank you for this

greetings
Thank you for this blog, I had a craving for Pho so this was a great place to check it out.

I'm asian, a father who was born in Vietnam. Had my share or Vietnamese restaurants over the years.

I was hoping there would be less MSG noticeable in the broth. Granted, it seems to be less than most other places. Anyone know of a restaurant that boasts no MSG? There used to be one, a small family place which was where Pholicious used to be located. Ah well.

The noodles were thinner than I like and was also way past al dente (it was overcooked).

However, service was good, the people who own the place seem to take pride on what they offer.

A mostly busy place but we

A mostly busy place but we were able to get a table for two even though we arrived at 12:15PM on a Friday. It was one of the last tables, though.

I had a special combination beef pho, the one that comes with just about every type of beef including the slices, tendons, tripe and meatballs. The soup was full of taste even though I was unable to detect any MSG. Wonderful.

Unfortunately, the bowls come in only one size and the herbs and other additives plate is of limited variety.

The service, however, more than made up for it. One of the three waitresses seemed to be constantly hovering nearby and always appeared when we needed service. Top marks for that.

Rating: 8