Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Rstrnt

★★★★☆
39.9553 -75.1546
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215-627-8883

907 Race St

Philadelphia, PA

19107

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Mon. - Tue., Thu. - Sun. 11am - 10pm;Wed. CLOSED

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Also know as the Choo Choo. This place has very authentic vietnamesse and Thai food and its really cheap. I don't feel that this place is super clean and the wait staff don't want you sitting in there forever and may try to rush you out. If you are very Knowledgeable about asain food then this is the place for you if not try somethere else.

3
★★★☆☆

Also know as the Choo Choo. This place has very authentic vietnamesse and Thai food and its really cheap. I don't feel that this place is super clean and the wait staff don't want you sitting in there forever and may try to rush you out. If you are very Knowledgeable about asain food then this is the place for you if not try somethere else.

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Great place to go for lunch or dinner in Chinatown.

Menu is a good mix of items - you can get similar proteins in some great ways, with white rice or on noodles with bean sprouts, mint, lettuce, etc. or deconstructed in a larger portion.

Many appetizers and nearly two pages of specials.

4
★★★★☆

Great place to go for lunch or dinner in Chinatown.

Menu is a good mix of items - you can get similar proteins in some great ways, with white rice or on noodles with bean sprouts, mint, lettuce, etc. or deconstructed in a larger portion.

Many appetizers and nearly two pages of specials.

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There were some times when I would go to eat Pho and they would make the best pho ever. However, recently they have been slipping. The food is not as good as it used to be. Also, one time I went they gave me the smallest portion ever. The noodles were all broken up and it was not good at all. This restaurant is definitely a hit or miss.

3
★★★☆☆

There were some times when I would go to eat Pho and they would make the best pho ever. However, recently they have been slipping. The food is not as good as it used to be. Also, one time I went they gave me the smallest portion ever. The noodles were all broken up and it was not good at all. This restaurant is definitely a hit or miss.

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Viet Thai is a superb menu combination of Vietnamese and Thai food. The food is DELICIOUS. The portions are HUGE and there is not one bad item on the menu. The prices are great and the staff are very friendly. This is one of the better restaurants in China Town. On street parking is a pain, but it will be well worth going around and around the block once you dine on this awesome food.

PROS: Superb food! Huge portions!
CONS: Hard to find parking in area.

5
★★★★★

Viet Thai is a superb menu combination of Vietnamese and Thai food. The food is DELICIOUS. The portions are HUGE and there is not one bad item on the menu. The prices are great and the staff are very friendly. This is one of the better restaurants in China Town. On street parking is a pain, but it will be well worth going around and around the block once you dine on this awesome food.

PROS: Superb food! Huge portions!
CONS: Hard to find parking in area.

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Remember folks, NEVER GO TO A TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT FOR ATMOSPHERE. "Service" is not part of Vietnamese restaurant culture. I think the attitude is, "here's the food. Eat it! You don't need me smiling & fawning at you to eat your food!"
On that note, I had the com suong nuoung bi cha and the cha was...REALLY WEIRD. Probably my fault for not eating the pho at a pho joint. No desire to try again, though.

2
★★☆☆☆

Remember folks, NEVER GO TO A TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT FOR ATMOSPHERE. "Service" is not part of Vietnamese restaurant culture. I think the attitude is, "here's the food. Eat it! You don't need me smiling & fawning at you to eat your food!"
On that note, I had the com suong nuoung bi cha and the cha was...REALLY WEIRD. Probably my fault for not eating the pho at a pho joint. No desire to try again, though.

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I love their Pho tai. The broth is light and flavorful and they use enough cilantro/coriander for my taste. Each Vietnamese restaurant in the area seems to have its strengths. The Pho is deffinitely theirs. The summer rolls and spring rolls are quite good too. I can't say that I've ever had problems with the service.

5
★★★★★

I love their Pho tai. The broth is light and flavorful and they use enough cilantro/coriander for my taste. Each Vietnamese restaurant in the area seems to have its strengths. The Pho is deffinitely theirs. The summer rolls and spring rolls are quite good too. I can't say that I've ever had problems with the service.

Pros: Pho Tai, price

Cons: Atmosphere

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The food is good and price is affordable. But if you're looking for good customer service, you need to seek elsewhere. I had dinner with my brother and ordered "Bo Tai Chanh" and they gave us four tiny slices of lime. My brother who loves extra lime juices asked for more, the asian-waiter stared at us and said "Why? Did you taste it?" I was polited to him when i ordered by saying "Uncle, can i order...." and said thank you also. I always eat there whenever i'm down in Chinatown, PA. Before I tolerate the attitude service, but I think i have had enough. I think there's a belief that asians give bad tip, but I think $5.00 is not that low for two dinners. I think tip shold be given due to merit or good customer service. If waiters continue to give us bad attitude, then it defeats the tipping purpose.

2
★★☆☆☆

The food is good and price is affordable. But if you're looking for good customer service, you need to seek elsewhere. I had dinner with my brother and ordered "Bo Tai Chanh" and they gave us four tiny slices of lime. My brother who loves extra lime juices asked for more, the asian-waiter stared at us and said "Why? Did you taste it?" I was polited to him when i ordered by saying "Uncle, can i order...." and said thank you also. I always eat there whenever i'm down in Chinatown, PA. Before I tolerate the attitude service, but I think i have had enough. I think there's a belief that asians give bad tip, but I think $5.00 is not that low for two dinners. I think tip shold be given due to merit or good customer service. If waiters continue to give us bad attitude, then it defeats the tipping purpose.

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The service was rude and the waiters were not helpful at all. When I asked about a certain dish, the waiter was curt and just pointed and said: "order off menu." When I finally did get my food, the dish was not made correctly.

2
★★☆☆☆

The service was rude and the waiters were not helpful at all. When I asked about a certain dish, the waiter was curt and just pointed and said: "order off menu." When I finally did get my food, the dish was not made correctly.

Pros: None

Cons: Poor service, food leaves a lot to be desired.

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I have come here with friends and in large group (VSA at UPenn) and everytime I left satisfied. The best part about this restaurant is that whatever vietnamese dish you may want it is probably on the menu. Yes Pho is definitely on there but if you are adventurous and want to try something else too, this is the place. The food are great and for cheap too.

5
★★★★★

I have come here with friends and in large group (VSA at UPenn) and everytime I left satisfied. The best part about this restaurant is that whatever vietnamese dish you may want it is probably on the menu. Yes Pho is definitely on there but if you are adventurous and want to try something else too, this is the place. The food are great and for cheap too.

Pros: Lots of Vietnamese dishes for cheap

Cons: None

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Customer service was lacking but can't beat the food or prices. The night we went, there was a very loud party of 15+, hard to converse over dinner and host refused to seat us downstairs away from the noise even afer several requests.

4
★★★★☆

Customer service was lacking but can't beat the food or prices. The night we went, there was a very loud party of 15+, hard to converse over dinner and host refused to seat us downstairs away from the noise even afer several requests.

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The Pho is great, but they offer an extensive menu and the thai food is pretty good. Actually, the thai food is better than that other Thai restaurant in Chinatown (forgot which). The tom young soup, however, was a bit too sour and it had too many bell peppers. Try the Banh Ho dishes--- where you basically build your own spring rolls. Yummy...

5
★★★★★

The Pho is great, but they offer an extensive menu and the thai food is pretty good. Actually, the thai food is better than that other Thai restaurant in Chinatown (forgot which). The tom young soup, however, was a bit too sour and it had too many bell peppers. Try the Banh Ho dishes--- where you basically build your own spring rolls. Yummy...

Pros: Food, Price, Smoking

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I've probably been to this restaurant about five times this month. I don't know why people take me here all the time. It's just an OKAY restaurant to eat Vietnamese and Thai (HA!) food. If you want Thai food, for Pete's sake please go to an authentic Thai restaurant. Your stomach will thank you for not trying the Phad Thai. As for Pho, the prices are ridiculously cheap. You can get many choices of LARGE pho bowls for five dollars. The pho's alright. Not very memorable. They give you LARGE portions and I assume that is the reason it is insanely popular and busy (on the weekends, anyway). Pho often comes out from the kitchen within five minutes. Service is inconsistent and sometimes rude. The French coffee is pretty good. If you happen to be in Chinatown, stop by Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai (Pff!) Restaurant for some cheap pho.

4
★★★★☆

I've probably been to this restaurant about five times this month. I don't know why people take me here all the time. It's just an OKAY restaurant to eat Vietnamese and Thai (HA!) food. If you want Thai food, for Pete's sake please go to an authentic Thai restaurant. Your stomach will thank you for not trying the Phad Thai. As for Pho, the prices are ridiculously cheap. You can get many choices of LARGE pho bowls for five dollars. The pho's alright. Not very memorable. They give you LARGE portions and I assume that is the reason it is insanely popular and busy (on the weekends, anyway). Pho often comes out from the kitchen within five minutes. Service is inconsistent and sometimes rude. The French coffee is pretty good. If you happen to be in Chinatown, stop by Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai (Pff!) Restaurant for some cheap pho.

Pros: Prices, Portions, Drinks

Cons: , Ambience

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This place serve one of the best food in Chinatown. The padtai noodles are great, but their viet food are the best (ranging from Pho to the lemon grass dishes). It's a can't miss place; anything u order will be good. Make sure to wash your food down with a Jack Fruit, Pennyworth drink, or whatever terrific drink they have there.

5
★★★★★

This place serve one of the best food in Chinatown. The padtai noodles are great, but their viet food are the best (ranging from Pho to the lemon grass dishes). It's a can't miss place; anything u order will be good. Make sure to wash your food down with a Jack Fruit, Pennyworth drink, or whatever terrific drink they have there.

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This is sheets ahead of the better-known Vietnamese restaurants in Philly. The selection of dishes is relatively large for a Vietnamese restaurant. the prices are cheap, and the place even serves hard liqueur.

4
★★★★☆

This is sheets ahead of the better-known Vietnamese restaurants in Philly. The selection of dishes is relatively large for a Vietnamese restaurant. the prices are cheap, and the place even serves hard liqueur.

Pros: food, cost, selection

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A jewel among the myriad of restaurants in Chinatown. It's no mystery why this is a local favorite. The waitstaff is attentive and quick, eager to answer any request or question.
The food comes piping hot to the table. My personal favorite is the Pho Ga, a beef noodle soup, where the paper thin slices beef are cooked to perfection by the broth. Don't be scared to try anything on the menu. It's a treat.
The only complaint is the loud atmosphere that the restaurant takes on during busy mealtime hours, but that's only a testament to how good the food and service really is.

5
★★★★★

A jewel among the myriad of restaurants in Chinatown. It's no mystery why this is a local favorite. The waitstaff is attentive and quick, eager to answer any request or question.
The food comes piping hot to the table. My personal favorite is the Pho Ga, a beef noodle soup, where the paper thin slices beef are cooked to perfection by the broth. Don't be scared to try anything on the menu. It's a treat.
The only complaint is the loud atmosphere that the restaurant takes on during busy mealtime hours, but that's only a testament to how good the food and service really is.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded

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Inside, a landscape mural dominates one wall, its green serenity a contrast to the bustling activity of diners sitting down to slurp pho or waiting in the crowded foyer bar area for plastic-bagged takeout orders. Theā€¦

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