Pagoda Vietnamese Bistro & Bar

★★★★★
  • 4705 Inker St

    Houston, TX 77007

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  • 832-673-0400

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This place is absolutely AMAZING! I threw my husband's 30th surprise party here on Saturday night and it went perfectly! Sandy is such a joy to work with and the manager and server who handled our party that evening were impeccable and

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely AMAZING! I threw my husband's 30th surprise party here on Saturday night and it went perfectly! Sandy is such a joy to work with and the manager and server who handled our party that evening were impeccable and

Pros: Food, Price, Service, Atmosphere

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I've become a patron to this restaurant since the end of February, and it seems like every visit is a better experience than the last. Right when you walk in you can tell this is not your average Vietnamese restaurant. The lavish full bar,

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★★★★★

I've become a patron to this restaurant since the end of February, and it seems like every visit is a better experience than the last. Right when you walk in you can tell this is not your average Vietnamese restaurant. The lavish full bar,

Pros: Food, service, and Decor

Cons: Parking and the time periods they are able to deliver

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I've recently started frequenting this place for their lunches. I've tried about every other thing on the menu, and have been pleased with just about everything! The beef sashimi is amazing! I could literally eat it everyday. I would come

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★★★★★

I've recently started frequenting this place for their lunches. I've tried about every other thing on the menu, and have been pleased with just about everything! The beef sashimi is amazing! I could literally eat it everyday. I would come

Pros: great service, excellent food

Cons: parking

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I have never had a bad experience with Pagoda. These negative reviews are very suprising. The food is always delicious and the service is always attentive. The bar is beautiful and is a great place to meet and hang out with friends or a

3
★★★★★

I have never had a bad experience with Pagoda. These negative reviews are very suprising. The food is always delicious and the service is always attentive. The bar is beautiful and is a great place to meet and hang out with friends or a

Pros: Great food, service, location and they deliver!

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i am vietnamese and i will be the first to assure you it's not vietnamese food with a fusion twist. it's vietnamese food with the lowest grade quality of meat and seafood available. took 4 different waiters to get a drink refill. the beef

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★★★★★

i am vietnamese and i will be the first to assure you it's not vietnamese food with a fusion twist. it's vietnamese food with the lowest grade quality of meat and seafood available. took 4 different waiters to get a drink refill. the beef

Pros: cute place

Cons: i was fooled by the cute place

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It seems Houston media just writes about new places regardless of the credibility because there is nothing else to write about. I should have known that was the case with this place as I was trying to park in their itty bitty sized lot!

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It seems Houston media just writes about new places regardless of the credibility because there is nothing else to write about. I should have known that was the case with this place as I was trying to park in their itty bitty sized lot!

Cons: parking, FOOD QUALITY, dinner service

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The food STANK and it was just plain BAD! Next time my friend makes a suggestion where to eat, we're all vetoing because of this suggestion he made the other night!

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The food STANK and it was just plain BAD! Next time my friend makes a suggestion where to eat, we're all vetoing because of this suggestion he made the other night!

Pros: doesn't look stanky from the outside

Cons: but it is stanky on the inside! food STINKS!

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After a friend told me she saw this new place on chowhounds, I decided to give it a try. Maybe they were good the couple of months before the hurricane? I went at night with a few other foodies hoping for good authentic Vietnamese food. I

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★★★★★

After a friend told me she saw this new place on chowhounds, I decided to give it a try. Maybe they were good the couple of months before the hurricane? I went at night with a few other foodies hoping for good authentic Vietnamese food. I

Pros: NONE... okay maybe the decor

Cons: FOOD, price, service

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The food was bad. I will not be back. The other reviews are so shocking! but true. I have to agree the service was bad and the parking is just calling for a fender bender situation. Not everyone can afford Cadillac's, Mardi Gras, JAX'S, or

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★★★★★

The food was bad. I will not be back. The other reviews are so shocking! but true. I have to agree the service was bad and the parking is just calling for a fender bender situation. Not everyone can afford Cadillac's, Mardi Gras, JAX'S, or

Pros: none whatsoever

Cons: FOOD, PRICE, PARKING

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I never noticed this place until I had to find parking for Jax's! I noticed the cute patio and decided to try it out. I had the pagoda bowl and loved it. It was light and filling. I will definitely be back for more!

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★★★★★

I never noticed this place until I had to find parking for Jax's! I noticed the cute patio and decided to try it out. I had the pagoda bowl and loved it. It was light and filling. I will definitely be back for more!

Pros: wine list, food, ambiance

Cons: parking is a problem for the whole general area!

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I love the decor, I love the pagoda bowl and pagoda rolls... The drink menu is off the chain~ and I don?t even like mixed drinks? I don't understand why this place isn't pace isn't packed on a daily basis. It looks like a restaurant out

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★★★★★

I love the decor, I love the pagoda bowl and pagoda rolls... The drink menu is off the chain~ and I don?t even like mixed drinks? I don't understand why this place isn't pace isn't packed on a daily basis. It looks like a restaurant out

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Attention Pagoda Bistro: \r
1. You are in Houston where the food is excellent and the prices even better. \r
2. The 2 sets of patio furniture you have 2 feet from the street and 2 feet from parked cars looks ridiculous! (Come eat at Pagoda

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Attention Pagoda Bistro: \r
1. You are in Houston where the food is excellent and the prices even better. \r
2. The 2 sets of patio furniture you have 2 feet from the street and 2 feet from parked cars looks ridiculous! (Come eat at Pagoda

Cons: parking, service, food, layout

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I hope this helps others who are planning an event. I had approx. 60 guests to be serviced in the upstairs dining area. The apps were very bland and cold. The service was not attentive enough. There was supposed to be a viewing screen

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I hope this helps others who are planning an event. I had approx. 60 guests to be serviced in the upstairs dining area. The apps were very bland and cold. The service was not attentive enough. There was supposed to be a viewing screen

Cons: parking, cold food, service

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Are these reviews serious? Why on CitySearch must I give a star if I feel they are beneath that? Seems all dissatisfied Pagoda guests have the internet! That's probably why they went there in the first place - the alluring website... that

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★★★★★

Are these reviews serious? Why on CitySearch must I give a star if I feel they are beneath that? Seems all dissatisfied Pagoda guests have the internet! That's probably why they went there in the first place - the alluring website... that

Pros: other great restuarants to eat at BESIDES here in close proximity

Cons: food, smell, service

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I have been to Pagoda numerous times since they have been open. Every time I am there, it is practically empty. That's surprising that there are so many reviews. I didn't think anyone knew about this place. I wish I would have come on to

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★★★★★

I have been to Pagoda numerous times since they have been open. Every time I am there, it is practically empty. That's surprising that there are so many reviews. I didn't think anyone knew about this place. I wish I would have come on to

Pros: unfortunately around the corner from where I live

Cons: bad food & horrendous service - enough not to go back

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I typically am on CitySearch to find more info on a restaurant than to leave a review. This experience was too outrageous not to write about it and reading other guest experiences on this establishment, I am not one bit surprised. My

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I typically am on CitySearch to find more info on a restaurant than to leave a review. This experience was too outrageous not to write about it and reading other guest experiences on this establishment, I am not one bit surprised. My

Cons: FOOD, SERVICE, UNSANITARY

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We always eat in the West End for lunch. This time we decided to walk a little further to Pagoda. Bad choice. I will never be coming back as I got food sickness from the food. I am sure there are countless health codes being broken and for

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We always eat in the West End for lunch. This time we decided to walk a little further to Pagoda. Bad choice. I will never be coming back as I got food sickness from the food. I am sure there are countless health codes being broken and for

Pros: NO PROS

Cons: parking, food, service, sewage odor

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There are too many alternatives in the area to choose to eat here! My experience was very bad in more ways than can be described on CitySearch. The ingredients are cheap. The spring rolls are sticky, the noodles are too fat, the pho broth

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★★★★★

There are too many alternatives in the area to choose to eat here! My experience was very bad in more ways than can be described on CitySearch. The ingredients are cheap. The spring rolls are sticky, the noodles are too fat, the pho broth

Cons: parking, food taste, PRICE, service

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I came into Pagoda a couple of nights ago with a friend. I've frequented here before, and I have loved everything we tried. I normally get the shaking beef and the pagoda rolls. He got the catfish. Everything was great, we loved the

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I came into Pagoda a couple of nights ago with a friend. I've frequented here before, and I have loved everything we tried. I normally get the shaking beef and the pagoda rolls. He got the catfish. Everything was great, we loved the

Pros: Food, drinks, service

Cons: Parking

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If I had not already been going to this place and read these reviews I would never step foot there! However, I've been coming to Pagoda ever since it's been open and they have been great to me! They are just around the corner from my

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If I had not already been going to this place and read these reviews I would never step foot there! However, I've been coming to Pagoda ever since it's been open and they have been great to me! They are just around the corner from my

Pros: Around the corner from where I live!

Cons: Parking

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CitySearch is pretty accurate. I agree - by the time you come to write your review, you wished you would've read all the reviews BEFORE making the decision, in this case, not to go! Poor handling of my luncheon. They are more talk than

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★★★★★

CitySearch is pretty accurate. I agree - by the time you come to write your review, you wished you would've read all the reviews BEFORE making the decision, in this case, not to go! Poor handling of my luncheon. They are more talk than

Pros: none whatsoever

Cons: bland food, no parking, amatuer service for the area

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This is not a good spot for parties! Trust the reviews here. I wish I had read them all before spending money on the event! The food came out lukewarm. Timing was off and it was uncomfortably warm for the attendees upstairs. I do not feel

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This is not a good spot for parties! Trust the reviews here. I wish I had read them all before spending money on the event! The food came out lukewarm. Timing was off and it was uncomfortably warm for the attendees upstairs. I do not feel

Pros: wish some existed

Cons: the entire establishment - very amateur in handling my event

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The springrolls were sticky. Weird. They took my appetizer before I was done. Not appreciated. Their fish smelled "fishy". Gross. The pond looked green and moldy. Didn't help my appetite. There was hair in my soup... overall, I am not

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★★★★★

The springrolls were sticky. Weird. They took my appetizer before I was done. Not appreciated. Their fish smelled "fishy". Gross. The pond looked green and moldy. Didn't help my appetite. There was hair in my soup... overall, I am not

Pros: no pros

Cons: parking, location, food, service

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Bottom line: don't go. The waitress was rude to me and the food was SO SLOW. The cute atmosphere...not worth it.

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Bottom line: don't go. The waitress was rude to me and the food was SO SLOW. The cute atmosphere...not worth it.

Cons: Waitstaff, bad food, bad value

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I'm a regular for lunch at Pagoda and it's by far my favorite VIetnamese place! I'm not sure why the other reviews are so bad. My experience has always been pleasant. The place is beautiful and the food is good. My favorite I always

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★★★★★

I'm a regular for lunch at Pagoda and it's by far my favorite VIetnamese place! I'm not sure why the other reviews are so bad. My experience has always been pleasant. The place is beautiful and the food is good. My favorite I always

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Pogoda what can i say it had it positives and its negatives. My negative was that it was way over priced for vietnamese food when i could have went down the street to get the food for less than half the price and had a better taste. The

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★★★★★

Pogoda what can i say it had it positives and its negatives. My negative was that it was way over priced for vietnamese food when i could have went down the street to get the food for less than half the price and had a better taste. The

Pros: decor, location,

Cons: parking, price, service,

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How can CitySearch continue to give them 4.5 stars with so many honestly negative reviews? Oh, that's right! They are highlighted on searches which means they are paying clients of CitySearch. I wish I had read these reviews before going

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★★★★★

How can CitySearch continue to give them 4.5 stars with so many honestly negative reviews? Oh, that's right! They are highlighted on searches which means they are paying clients of CitySearch. I wish I had read these reviews before going

Pros: location

Cons: bland food, "authentic"??? not since they started serving buffalo wings! D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T-E

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I went to this place on Sunday for an event and was mortified at the SERVICE and food! First off, from the time the first plate was served to my friend to the time the last plate was served on our table was about 30 minutes. By the time I

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I went to this place on Sunday for an event and was mortified at the SERVICE and food! First off, from the time the first plate was served to my friend to the time the last plate was served on our table was about 30 minutes. By the time I

Pros: Nice set up

Cons: Horrible service, management and food

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I was there yesterday for brunch/fashion show. The food was decent, but it was the service was some of the worst I've seen recently. The waitress was rude, unaccommodating and slow. I even witnessed one of the wait-staff attempting to

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★★★★★

I was there yesterday for brunch/fashion show. The food was decent, but it was the service was some of the worst I've seen recently. The waitress was rude, unaccommodating and slow. I even witnessed one of the wait-staff attempting to

Pros: Cute house-style restaurant, food was too bad...

Cons: Unforgiving service.

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I really hoped Pagoda would be a quaint, authentic bistro in a little yellow house serving up great Vietnamese food to make our culture proud to have something of quality in the area. I was very disappointed of how their food tasted. I

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I really hoped Pagoda would be a quaint, authentic bistro in a little yellow house serving up great Vietnamese food to make our culture proud to have something of quality in the area. I was very disappointed of how their food tasted. I

Pros: location

Cons: taste of food, look of food, PRICE of food

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Citysearch has been fantastic every time I have traveled away from Houston. It is obvious the negative comments are right on and when in detail - proves to be more accurate. After reading all the reviews for Pagoda, I decided to give it a

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Citysearch has been fantastic every time I have traveled away from Houston. It is obvious the negative comments are right on and when in detail - proves to be more accurate. After reading all the reviews for Pagoda, I decided to give it a

Pros: ambience, location, not enough pros to actually pay and eat or drink

Cons: bland and lukeworm food, parking, slow service, PRICE, presentation

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My girlfriend and I live in the heights and Pagoda is the first Vietnamese restaurant to open around here. This place is a breathe of fresh air. The ambiance is homey, but elegant. We came in and tried the Pagoda rolls for an appetizer, a

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I live in the heights and Pagoda is the first Vietnamese restaurant to open around here. This place is a breathe of fresh air. The ambiance is homey, but elegant. We came in and tried the Pagoda rolls for an appetizer, a

Pros: Delicious Food

Cons: Parking

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I read several favorable reviews about this restaurant and was eager to try it. My girlfriend and I went last weekend for dinner and we were both very disappointed. Scallop appetizer was terrible, lemongrass lamb chops were poorly cooked

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I read several favorable reviews about this restaurant and was eager to try it. My girlfriend and I went last weekend for dinner and we were both very disappointed. Scallop appetizer was terrible, lemongrass lamb chops were poorly cooked

Pros: Plenty of parking, quiet place, quaint setting

Cons: Food was poorly prepared and far from authentic Vietnamese

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My boyfriend and I had dinner here last night and we loved it! Our server, Andrew, was very friendly and attentive without smothering us. I had the ginger scallops and he had the Pagoda Bowl and both were very good as were the martinis!

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My boyfriend and I had dinner here last night and we loved it! Our server, Andrew, was very friendly and attentive without smothering us. I had the ginger scallops and he had the Pagoda Bowl and both were very good as were the martinis!

Pros: abience, parking, service

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I visited Pagoda the other evening and had a wonderful experience. Not only through my food but the enviroment and staff as well. The staff was very attentive and humble and was very knowledgeable about the food. This was true vietnamese

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I visited Pagoda the other evening and had a wonderful experience. Not only through my food but the enviroment and staff as well. The staff was very attentive and humble and was very knowledgeable about the food. This was true vietnamese

Pros: Service, Ambience, Portions

Cons: Parking

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This restaurant belongs in suburbia, where the food is lackluster. FOOD should be the drive in bringing customers in and back... the decor was nice, though I am paying for the food. Why eat here when you can eat at Van Loc, Mai's, Les

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This restaurant belongs in suburbia, where the food is lackluster. FOOD should be the drive in bringing customers in and back... the decor was nice, though I am paying for the food. Why eat here when you can eat at Van Loc, Mai's, Les

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I agree with anonymous eater that it is definitely "not a destination restaurant that Vietnamese food fans will drive across town for." As you walk in - it ranks of sewage. They should fix that problem right away. There is no sign and we

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I agree with anonymous eater that it is definitely "not a destination restaurant that Vietnamese food fans will drive across town for." As you walk in - it ranks of sewage. They should fix that problem right away. There is no sign and we

Pros: location

Cons: Parking, attentive service, real vietnamese food, PRICE

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This is the first time I've written a review here on citysearch. Pagoda was fantastic and is a great addition to the Heights area. Go there. Seriously. Get the word out about this place.

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This is the first time I've written a review here on citysearch. Pagoda was fantastic and is a great addition to the Heights area. Go there. Seriously. Get the word out about this place.

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I don't often write reviews but my fiance and I went to this place last night and the food was exceptional. The Vietnamese egg rolls were the best I've had in Houston, and I've tried alot. They were light and crispy without all the

3
★★★★★

I don't often write reviews but my fiance and I went to this place last night and the food was exceptional. The Vietnamese egg rolls were the best I've had in Houston, and I've tried alot. They were light and crispy without all the

Pros: Food, service, decor, drink menu

Cons: parking might become an issue

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This is a new restaurant. The owners are two sisters who stated they have two other restaurants in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have really created a wonderful place here in an older house that has been completely remodeled. The food is

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This is a new restaurant. The owners are two sisters who stated they have two other restaurants in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have really created a wonderful place here in an older house that has been completely remodeled. The food is

Pros: A must try!

Cons: Parking

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i heard about this place through menu of menus event from the houston press and it took me a couple of times driving around the block to find the place! it's located directly behind spaghetti western and across from cadillac.... the place

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i heard about this place through menu of menus event from the houston press and it took me a couple of times driving around the block to find the place! it's located directly behind spaghetti western and across from cadillac.... the place

Pros: the music! sounds like my own playlist!

Cons: Parking is limited

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i don't understand why there's so many bad reviews about pagoda? I absolutely love this place! maybe it's just when i'm there..... my food is always great and service is good too. i might not have gone on a busy night then. who knows...

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★★★★★

i don't understand why there's so many bad reviews about pagoda? I absolutely love this place! maybe it's just when i'm there..... my food is always great and service is good too. i might not have gone on a busy night then. who knows...

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: ....... none yet.

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Went to lunch on Tuesday with a friend of mine, we both eat out often and all over town. The meal was fantastic and very flavorful...you have to try the beef rubics which was extremly well executed...mainly you can tell they are using a

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★★★★★

Went to lunch on Tuesday with a friend of mine, we both eat out often and all over town. The meal was fantastic and very flavorful...you have to try the beef rubics which was extremly well executed...mainly you can tell they are using a

 

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