Chandler >Food & Dining > Saigon Pho
1381 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ | Directions 8522433.327278 -111.858116
Tasty food, great prices – Fast service, delicious food and excellent prices.
We've been eating at Saigon for about eight years, and highly recommend it if you enjoy Vietnamese food.
The service is very prompt. Our food usually comes within minutes of ordering and it's delicious. The waitresses are friendly. And lunch for two is usually around $15.
It's very busy during the lunch rush hour, so get there early.
The decor isn't the finest, but it's the food you'll be eating!
Fish sauce may not smell great, but it's so so tasty.
Not a big Pho (pronounced fawh) fan? Try the char-grilled shrimp and beef over rice, stir fried white onion noodle with chicken or lemon grass chicken over rice (spicy). The Vietnamese spring rolls are also delicious.
If you don't mind the simple decorations and want delicious pho then this is a perfect place to go. I've had my share of pho and the broth of the soup can make or break it and this place delivers.
Great Pho – We found Saigon Pho on a cell phone when the pho craving struck.
Walking through the door we were a little sceptical, the outside was very simple, just a black window and door; we just wern't sure what we were getting ourselves into.....pho can be really good or a complete disaster!
It was Sunday at noon and the place was packed! A very god sign! Half of the clientel were Vietnamese, another GREAT sign.
Wow, what a gem! the pho was some of the best I've ever found . Service was wonderful, warm and friendly.
I'm already planning on going back this week.
Although we didn't try any of the other offerings, the plates floating by ladened with exotic seafood fare looked fantastic!
Bad food... – When my husband & I first moved to the area from CA we were trying to find a good pho place. Well, we first found this place & the food was terrible. It was the worst pho we ever tasted and service wasn't that great either. We didn't try the other dishes but after tasting that pho we never went back. I thought it was an authentic Vietnamese place by the name Saigon Pho but it was nothing close to being authentic. If you want to try a good pho & spring rolls check out Mesa Pho. It's the best place we found so far and they also serve good Vietnamese beef stew.
Below average Vietnamese food – well, i like to try new places, especially vietnamese food because my favorite place isn't very close to my house, so after reading the reviews on citysearch i decided to check out saigon pho. i'll keep it simple, i ordered spring rolls with shrimp and beef, and rice vermacelli with pork and shrimp, the spring rolls had iceberg lettuce, a few shrimp, and i didn't taste or see any beef, i really had to force them down to be honest, they also were not served with the traditional peanut sauce. the rice vermacelli was average i guess, the pieces of pork were big but not very tender or flavorful, the shrimp still had the tails on them which made the dish difficult to eat, and there weren't a lot of extras other than lettuce (there's usually some cucumbers or other vegetables). my biggest complaint was that some of the rice noodles were not fully cooked and i actually found a sizable portion of them that were still stuck together, yuck. also, one of my pork pieces still had a bone in it. last but not least, it took the server about 5 minutes to realize i was done and give me my check. fortunately it was only 10 bucks, but i will never be back, best pho in town is still on apache in tempe.
Great Vietnamese food, delicious and refreshing at more than reasonable bargain prices! – What a wonderful experience as well as wonderful food. My wife was not in the mood for soup so we skipped the pho and had their special fried chicken (take note colonel, this is the way to do fried chicken!)
and their marvelous fresh tasting Vietnamese rolls filled with shrimp and pork and rice and veggies, wow.
We were given several dipping sauces, one better than the other. Our other dish had fine noodles, cucumbers, fresh crisp bean sprouts, shrimp and the most tender and delicious pork slices, complimented by one of the dipping sauces that had ground peanuts and a sweet type of soysauce I think.
The hot tea had a lovely tint to it, an appricot color, and a very good flavor. We truly enjoyed this meal and our bill with tip was a few cents over $20. The resturant is just south of Knox on Alma School, sandwiched between Sun Chinese Dining and Iguana Macks. Plenty of parking right out front.
A must for lovers of Vietnamese food. – In Short
Those who live outside of the East Valley have probably never heard of Saigon Pho, which is tucked away in a nondescript shopping mall. Saigon Pho is both exotic and accessible with a menu that emphasizes seafood. Try the Tom Hum Xao Dac Biet (lobster stir-fried with onions and jalapenos) or the Tom Ram Man (deep-fried shrimp, served crisp and whole). Viet ever so humble, there's no place like Saigon Pho.
Great Pho – I have been to Vietnam and sampled the local Pho-- this is about as good as I have had since! The atmosphere is bit dated to say the least, but the food is worth staring at the mauve decor. The portions were HUGE and we had fresh rolls for an appetizer. I would definitely go again next time I'm in the mood for some PHO and to sample other menu items. Very reasonable prices as well, two of us ate for $15!!
Superb Location. Good Menu. Good Food. Bad Decor. – This is a seafood Vietnamese restaurant. Larger selection of dishes compared to other Vietnamese restaurants in the Valley. Service is good. Plus, their Vietnamese beef noodle soups have a different flavor compared to other restaurants so try it out if you are in the area. Good location with lots of parking. The one major negative about this restaurant is that it does not have the look and feel of a Vietnamese restaurant. The decor looks more like a diner in the sitcom "Alice" or like a Dennys restaurant. Elevator music is played over the loudspeaker.
Viet Thai? – This was on my list of Thai restaurants to visit, although I was somewhat skeptical about a Thai restaurant with a Vietnamese name. Turns out, they are listed incorrectly under Thai food. Saigon Pho is a Vietnamese Seafood restaurant, and a pretty good one, at that. I don't know that it will be one of my new haunts, but it was a good lunch.
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