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Love Pho Boston..now where?

MacshashRIP May 7, 2009 05:21 AM

I love the soup at Pho Boston in West Hartford. Now where should I go? Has anyone been to Tanuki Japanese noodle in Hartford?

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    coastalgypsy RE: MacshashRIP May 7, 2009 08:03 AM

    I just read an article in Edible Rhody magazine about good Pho in Providence:
    http://www.ediblerhody.com/content/in...

    1. Bri RE: MacshashRIP May 7, 2009 05:44 PM

      My favorite Pho place is Vinh Chau in Springfield, MA. Closed Tuesdays. Its the best I've had in NH, VT or Western MA.

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        louds911 RE: MacshashRIP May 17, 2009 05:23 AM

        Try Pho Saigon on Ward St in Bridgeport . Small family run, great vietnamese food including pho and about 15 other noodle soups. It is probably one of the best I have ever had including China Town in Boston.

        1. masha bousha RE: MacshashRIP May 18, 2009 04:58 AM

          Here's a thread on Tanuki:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/490784
          I have to say it turned me off reading it and I haven't been there yet because of that thread.

          I am a huge fan of Vietnam restaurant in Elmwood/West Hartford. Cheap and delicious. I took my mom there for mother's day for lunch and we had 3 apps and split an entree and it was $18. (her choice to go there and order that, just saying that I'm not a cheapskate!) I crave their food for days after I eat it. It's my new addiction. I love their Shrimp Rolls, Vietnamese Ravioli (I think it's peanut dipping sauce is the best I've had) and the Bahn Xeo/Happy Pancakes.

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            kattyeyes RE: masha bousha May 18, 2009 11:15 AM

            I heartily second Vietnam in Elmwood! It's the first place I ever had pho (or Vietnamese food period) and it was always a favorite. I haven't been in years, but only because I live in Middletown and we have Pho Mai. So should you be on/near Main St. Middletown when a craving hits, head for the North End. It isn't fancy, but you'll like it just as much, I'm sure--including that tasty peanut sauce!

            Strictly for pho, I used to love Pho 501 on Main St. in East Hartford, but stopped going when people used to smoke in the restaurant (it's been years, but I never made my way back since Vietnamese food can be found in my own backyard now, so to speak).

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            Pho Mai
            570 Main ST, Middletown, CT 06457

            Vietnam Restaurant
            1131 New Britain Ave Ste B, West Hartford, CT 06110

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              DonShirer RE: kattyeyes Jul 12, 2009 07:03 PM

              As I just discovered the hard way, Pho Mai is not open on Sunday. (but Thai Gardens. several blocks south. is.)

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                kattyeyes RE: DonShirer Jul 12, 2009 07:25 PM

                I'll bet they're on vacation. We've eaten there on Sundays before. Lucky for you, there is no shortage of dining options downtown. How did you like Thai Gardens? I used to eat there frequently years ago, but now make the trip to Glastonbury to Thai Angel when I need a fix. Try Pho Mai again when you can call to make sure they're open (I think this is a popular time for many restaurants to take a break) and if having wine with dinner is important to you, remember to BYO...should you forget, there's a packy just down the street a few paces (head toward O'Rourke's/St. John's Church).

          2. krisrishere RE: MacshashRIP May 19, 2009 09:44 AM

            There's a place called Pho Tuong Lai on New Park Ave. in Hartford. I've never been there, but my friend said it's pretty good...and she's a diehard Pho Boston fan.

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              lar3ry RE: MacshashRIP Jul 13, 2009 07:18 AM

              Lots of good Vietnamese and Cambodian restaurants in the Lowell, MA area. Pho Da Lat is my favorite. Pho 88 is also a good place.

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              Pho 88
              1270 Westford St, Lowell, MA 01851

              Pho Da Lat Restaurant
              1575 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851

              Pho Da Lat
              475 chelmsford st, lowell, ma 01851

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