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“Nice change”
Review of Pho

Pho
Ranked #2,764 of 6,269 Restaurants in Greater London
Price range: US$9 - US$20
Description: Pho Balham, just a few doors up from comedy mecca The Bedford, has around 70 covers and is perfect for a cosy family lunch or night out with friends and Phojitos. Enjoy our menu eat in or takeaway.
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Description: Pho Balham, just a few doors up from comedy mecca The Bedford, has around 70 covers and is perfect for a cosy family lunch or night out with friends and Phojitos. Enjoy our menu eat in or takeaway.
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Met up after work with an old friend who lives near here and she recommended it as an option for our dinner having visited once before. I'd not eaten Vietnamese food before but love Thai so was happy to give it a go.
We opted for a pavement table as it was a warm sunny Eve and the inside decor is quite dark. My friend recalled the cocktails were good so we both ordered Phojitos which were excellent - good kick of alcohol but fresh with the mint like a Mojito. My friend is vegetarian so chose an interesting DIY spring roll tofu and pancake dish which was a very good size and I loved my crispy squid with lime dressing. I then had a chicken and prawn wok fried noodles dish which was very tasty and she had a veggie noodle dish topped with crispy spring rolls which was bigger than she could manage. We both commented on all the lovely fresh flavours. I found it quite different to Thai in style but would definitely choose Vietnamese food again if this is a good example. Prices were reasonable and portion sizes good. Waiting staff were really charming and friendly despite being busy.

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We are regular at Pho in Balham, present since the opening.
The service has been consistent but a few incidents from late in the preparation of the otherwise tasty Vietnamese dished are worrying.
The summer rolls are always top quality as well as the veggie-stock Pho. Some unwashed mushrooms were incidental.
The Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk is great as a dessert in itself

Thank Corsica30
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Was invited by a friend to go for a Chinese meal in a restaurant in Balham called Bento. Never having been to Balham before I met her at the station and we walked to the restaurant only to find it had changed hands and was now a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho. We were a little disappointed but decided to try it. The restaurant was clean, bright and airy and the staff very pleasant. We were given the A La Carte menu and a set menu - both of which were printed on a half A4 page - the A La Carte menu being printed on both sides as it had the drinks choices on the reverse. Neither therefore had a huge amount of choice, but enough - sometimes restaurants give one too much choice!! We chose from the set menu and although the food was tasty I found it to be too oily for my taste (my main course was a stir-fry). We ate inside the restaurant although I noticed there were about five or six tables outside on the pavement - mainly used by smokers.
The toilets were downstairs and were clean and had hand washing and drying facilities - also baby changing facilities. However there didn't appear to be any facilities for wheelchair users.
This restaurant is reasonably local to where my friend lives but not so for me and my overall experience means I would not make the effort to visit it again.

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Thank Foodie7491
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile
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Thank Cécile P
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