photo courtesy of the knight after's flickr site
I drive by Le Pho Bistro on 406 East Hastings Street everyday on my way to and back from work . Despite it being in a sketchy part of town (and next to a methodone clinic), I had to give it a try because I’ve read good reviews about it as well. Afterall, good pho is good pho!
We were feeling a bit iffy about going in because the windows had bars and were tinted. The interior, however, seemed to be quite clean and spacious. They have signs promoting free wireless internet….woot! Here’s a picture of the view from within.
One thing I noticed on the menu is that they have quite a large vegetarian selection. This is one of the rare places that serve veggie pho!
Here’s a quick recap of the pho:
Price: 5.49 for a small bowl and 6.50 for a large
The portions here were smaller compared to other places. It had 5 slices of beef in a small pho tai and not much noodles. The beef was very tender. The broth was on the salty side and MSG levels were medium-high. The final ratings for the pho were across the board- some gave it a high score of 8 and it also went as low as a 4! The average score was 6.
Have you been to Le Pho Bistro/ Hanoi Pho? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!