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littlecmad Sep 17, 2010 11:54 AM

I love going to Vietnam Restaurant and Nam Phuong when I am in Philly plus Bamboo Noodle in Frazer, PA but I would love to get my fix closer to home. I've heard about Vietnam Cafe in Telford, PA, but are there any others? Can anybody recommend any? We live in the Solebury, PA area. Thanks.

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    lauracohenromano Oct 13, 2010 02:55 PM

    Yet another vote for Pho and Beyond. We're new to this part of the Philly area so haven't tried many others nearby yet, but we've been to Pho and Beyond several times already and haven't been disappointed. Both food and service excellent, prices very reasonable. I especially have enjoyed both the shrimp noodle bowl (not exact name) and tastes of my husband's carmelized claypot with pork (tho' my one minor complaint is that the claypot and the pho are a little saltier than I'd like, so if salt is an issue for you, be careful with what you order).

    1. famdoc Oct 10, 2010 06:48 AM

      Basil Leaf, Newtown.
      Multiple prior threads on CH. Just search.
      Most find food quite good. Many complain service is spotty. We've never been unhappy with service.

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        Hungryin theBurbs Oct 5, 2010 10:26 AM

        We also tried Pho and Beyond recently and really enjoyed it. Sadly for my gluten-free hubby, we learned that all of the meats are mariniated in soy, so he was limited to the pho. Thankfully, the pho was delicious. Pho 75 is our go-to pho place, and this was good, but different. The broth is more delicate, with more sweetness to it. The bowls are huge. Atmosphere was very nice, and I was pleased to see the place full at lunchtime. We'll definitely be back.

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          JNUNZMAN Oct 6, 2010 08:15 AM

          I ate there yesterday, PHo and Beyond......it was very busy at lunchtime.....a good sign. I had the deluxe pho, very good, much deeper color and depth of flavor than Savor Saigon. Also had to try the Bahn Mi and took a pork one to go.......WOW.....never had one before........very very tasty. I will be back definitely. Very clean with clean restrooms, which will make my wife happy as she was very disgusted by the cleanliness of Savor Saigon's restrooms. She figures if the bathroom is horribly disgusting, what's the kitchen looking like????

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          crazyjane Oct 5, 2010 08:11 AM

          I 5th Pho and Beyond! It was our first Vietnamese food experience; not knowing what to order we were "gently" questioned about our likes and dislikes and then suggestions were made. Wonderful experience, excellent food (altho we have nothing to compare it to...). And a lovely setting in a small not so attractive strip center in Willow Grove.

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            b1979 Sep 20, 2010 04:18 AM

            I 4th Pho and Beyond in Willow Grove, it is excellent. They do have Banh Mi's too.

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              JNUNZMAN Oct 4, 2010 07:37 AM

              Unfortunately, I'm sad to report......Savor Saigon in Levittown has gone out of business. I went there the other night for my Pho fix and the place was closed. Gee....another pizza joint was opening in it's place...just what was needed.

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                gwebber Oct 4, 2010 10:24 AM

                Their banh mi's are pretty good too! I prefer the chicken, but the pork is not bad at all.

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                mkertello Sep 19, 2010 06:28 PM

                I recently review Pho Thai Nam in Blue Bell on this board. I'd highly recommend that in terms of authenticity and very reasonable pricing.

                I am, however, looking for a place to get Banh Mi or other Vietnamese sandwiches in the burbs. Any thoughts here?

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                  bucksguy14 Sep 20, 2010 02:56 AM

                  Banh Mi is on the menu of Pho and Beyond.

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                    Kater Oct 7, 2010 11:56 AM

                    We used to go to Pho Thai Nam but Saigon on Main in Lansdale is far better and we seldom visit PTN anymore.

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                    cwdonald Sep 17, 2010 02:04 PM

                    Telford is not that bad a drive from Solebury... 313- 113. Maybe a 30 minute drive tops.. assuming no traffic.

                    Other options. SavorSaigon in Levitown.. in the shopping center where the HMart is.

                    Pho and Beyond in Willow Grove, around the corner from the Barnes and Noble wouldnt be too far to drive.

                    Pho Tai Nam in Blue Bell would be a bit of a hike, though its easily accessible right off 202.

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                      cwdonald Sep 18, 2010 05:06 AM

                      Forgot one more. Saigon on Main in Lansdale. Further than Telford, but not a bad drive from Solebury.

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                        bucksguy14 Sep 19, 2010 04:02 AM

                        I'll second Pho and Beyond.

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                          emcd Sep 19, 2010 06:08 PM

                          There's also Basil Leaf in Newtown, in the shopping center with Genardi's.
                          I go to all of the above routinely. Telford is most definitely worth the trip. I'd put Pho and Beyond a very close second. Then Savor, then Basil Leaf (good food, but service can be iffy).

                          From Solebury, I'd take 202 to 152 North, turning at Borghi's. About 30 minutes, but a very pretty ride.

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                            PattiCakes Sep 20, 2010 12:25 PM

                            I "third" Pho and Beyond". Wonderful food, very pleasant owner. BYOB. What more could you ask?

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