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Pho in Marin?

DBO Oct 30, 2007 10:48 PM

I don't expect to find Turtle Tower level pho in Marin, but is there anything there?

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    annabana Nov 1, 2007 05:36 PM

    I have had pho at La Maison and it did not seem to have the depth of flavor in the broth that better versions have.

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      layla100 Nov 1, 2007 10:07 AM

      Although Le Maison de le Reine is a much nicer ambiance, I actually prefer the Pho at Saigon Village. The prices are good and the pho always satisfies my craving. They also just added vegetarian options to the menu, so that's a nice bonus.

      Its so frustrating that you have to drive to the city for Pho!

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        alfairfax Oct 31, 2007 09:01 AM

        The only pho in Marin I have tasted is from Saigon Village in San Rafael. It is a basic Vietnamese place with pretty good pho. Not up to the best, certainly, of the city or Oakland but when you need pho, it serves. Fairly large menu. Have had the full basic (couple kinds of beef, tendons, tripe, meatballs; very enjoyable slurping) and the pho ga (good, but not fabulous). It is not a long drive for me and on a day like today, (chilly, damp and foggy) it is just what I need for lunch.

        Saigon Village
        720 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901

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          alfairfax Oct 31, 2007 09:05 AM

          Place link did not get address: Saigon Village, 720 B St, San Rafael (between 2nd & 3rd)

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            rfneid Oct 31, 2007 09:49 AM

            I've eaten @ Saigon Village a number of times & have to agree - good, but not great. If you don't have ready access to great pho, it'll temporarily satisfy the pho jones.

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            ducky Oct 31, 2007 08:15 AM

            Le Maison de le Reine in Corte Madera's Town Center has pho. Haven't tried it there, but it seems to be a popular item.

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