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“Different and New to the Desert”
Review of Pho Vu

Pho Vu
Ranked #31 of 125 Restaurants in La Quinta
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is good stuff. I've never had Vietnamese food in my life. My daughter decided we should try at the recommendation of some friends. We were not disappointed. Huge fresh salads and noodle bowls with meat, shellfish or vegetarian. Choose Rice noodle or Vermicelli and your choice of meats, vegies and tofu. I had the beef brisket with rice noodle. Fresh bean sprout salad served with mint, chile and lime on the side. Very clean and efficient restaurant, good service and the food delicious with exotic flavors. I love Vietnamese food, better than thai. I will return to Pho Vu.

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Thank D P
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Okay, it might actually be the only Vietnamese restaurant in the Palm Springs area but it is excellent. The prices are good and the food is wonderful. Service is quick and efficient. Noisy enough to bring a baby/toddler but not so loud you can't hear each other across the table. BBQ pork rolls are fantastic as is the pho.

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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Our family of 4 was happy to return to this casual little restaurant even though it's just a corner strip mall place because the food is great and so is the service. As soon as you walk in you will be acknowledged and seated if there's a spot available.It's on the newer side, so no gross ripped tables or flooring, just clean and bright and a little cramped.I think it's fair to say we have a decent understanding of what constitutes good pho since we live in the Bay Area where there is access to tons of Vietnamese restaurants, and I really am surprised to see a few disappointed reviewers. Last week all of us ordered grilled pork over vermicelli which was fresh and delicious. The server had no problem accommodating my husband's request for fish sauce without chili flakes and was able to provide helpful answers to a few questions we had. Food came quickly. Son had a mango boba drink--yummy. Went back a few days later and 3 of us order the same stuff again since they liked it so much. I broke out of our #41 rut and had a tofu vegetable stir fry that had a delicate yet tasty flavor and was chock full of perfectly cooked veggies. I didn't expect to get so satisfied by a meatless entree. I will definitely order it again.Prices are reasonable. I really appreciate the way they wrap a paper napkin around the forks that they bring to your table if you need them so that the clean fork doesn't touch the table top. As an admitted germaphobe, I appreciate any little touch that prevents the spread of germs. We'll be back next time we're in town.

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Thank waikikisun
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Considering how near we are to Orange County and LA with access to the same ingredients, I was very disappointed with the pho here.Tasted faintly of dishwater. If you have never had really great pho, then it is ok, but give it a miss if you have a chance to have the real thing a couple of hours away. Go to Westminster in OC! NOW THERE IS SOME PHO. We have a very small Asian population here in the desert so most diners probably don't know how much better it should be.

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Thank lqgueradg35
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

My Fiance and I decided to be adventurous and go out and try something we have never tried before, and so we ended up at Pho Vu. It was a fun/different experience. Overall I think we both decided that Vietnamese food isn't our thing. Although I will say I like that everything was fresh tasting and the eggrolls are good! One thing I didn't like about the place though, is that when we came in we had our son (10mo.) and they seated us way in the corner away from everyone. But when anyone else walked in they would just tell them to take a seat anywhere. The restaurant is very casual, I don't know why they would make a big deal about where we sit with our baby. Other than that though the service was pretty good. I think it's definitely worth taking the time to come here and try it out.

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Thank nataaly
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