Pho is one of those dishes that I use to judge a new Vietnamese restaurant. Some places don’t have a good broth, some places cheap out on the amount of meat, and some dishes just taste off.
Having heard about King Noodle on Chowhound, and having passed it many times, I decided it was time to try it out.
The bean sprouts were fresh and crispy, and the soup came out fairly quickly. The pho was filled with lots of meat that arrived medium (as ordered) rather than well done. At first taste, the soup didn’t taste “beefy” enough to me. I admit I was disappointed. As I kept eating, however, the taste improved and the pho grew on me. I think I still prefer the pho from Tau Bay, but this is a good alternative. And cheap too. Two bowls of pho plus tea came to less than $15.
King Noodle House Pho Hoang
10613 97 Street NW