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Pho in Raleigh nc

orzobino Jan 7, 2006 06:29 AM

any updates..or is Pho cali still one of the best...

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    blewgo RE: orzobino Jan 7, 2006 12:31 PM

    Sweet Basil in Holly Springs does a good job.

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      orzobino RE: blewgo Jan 8, 2006 06:23 AM

      More convenient to go to capital...wife had the beef pho...a little bland..I had the viet beef stew very tasty..good spring rolls...atmosphere refreshing..good price..

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        blewgo RE: orzobino Jan 8, 2006 12:58 PM

        They are usually more than happy to adjust the spice.

        I too like the "stew" especially when served with the French bread. They also make good hoagies.

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      paul RE: orzobino Jan 10, 2006 11:24 AM

      Dalat in Mission Valley between the NCSU campuses is my favorite. They make a house roll with vermicelli that's worth the trip. Have you tried the Vietnamese place in Wilson next to Griff's yet?

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        Scott Lewis RE: orzobino Jan 10, 2006 02:38 PM

        There's a great place in Durham, run by a Vietnamese woman and her American, soldier during the war, husband. It's on Guess Road just south of I-85. I'm not sure of the name but it's about 1/4 mile down on the right and it's got a red sign. It's looks a little divey but the food's awesome...

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          motorob RE: Scott Lewis Jan 13, 2006 09:19 AM

          The Guthries (couple mentioned above) have sold the restaurant. Fortunately, Han sold all her recipes along with the restaurant, and the food is just as good. I ate there over the holidays after a several year abscence from the triangle, still excellent.

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            Tom RE: Scott Lewis Jan 25, 2006 09:43 AM

            Lime and Basil in Chapel Hill is pretty good, although I humbly admit to being a neophyte as regards Vietnamese food. I'm not a fan of Pho, but my wife loves it.


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            mehamlin RE: orzobino Apr 15, 2009 02:56 PM

            Try Pho Far East - Also, on Capital Blvd. MUCH better than Pho Cali & better atmosphere too!

            1. chicaraleigh RE: orzobino Apr 22, 2009 01:19 PM

              I like Pho Cali but the drive to Capital is a bit far for me. My "go to" place is 9N9 on Miami & T.W. Alexander - technically not Raleigh, but pretty close!

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