Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Adress: 3633 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: (616) 246-9966
- turned_in_notHealth Score56 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsYes
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch, Dinner
- local_parkingParkingPrivate Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingNo
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- turned_in_notGood For Happy HourNo
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
The atmosphere is of an older building that it kept up well. The carpet is worn out and needs replacing, but that's minor. Everything is clean and bright. There's a Buddha statue.
I ordered the Co'm Tam Xu'o'n Nem Nu'o'ng: Pork chop and charbroiled meatball with steamed rice. And the
Bun Bi Cha Gio: Shredded Pork and Egg Roll with Vermicelli. The Co'm ~ was very good. Pork chop was well cooked and tasty and the meatball was even better. The rice was the best part, unique in taste and texture, and probably the best rice I've had. The Bun ~ was also very good. The Vermicelli was done just right and all mixed very well. Overall the I preferred the Co'm Tam Xu'o'n Nem Nu'o'ng. Both dishes were more mild then I was expecting, but didn't lack any in taste.
The service was very good and spoke excellent English.
Overall a 4 star review. Nothing was life changing, but all was very good. Would I return? Yes I will.
I was excited to try this place after reading the reviews. Then, disappointed that I did not see pho ga on the menu. I asked out server why and she said they did have it!! If you have a favourite type of pho that you don't see, be sure to ask. I was also excited that they had chicken egg rolls. I love the fried rolls, but do not eat pork. It is very rare to find egg rolls without pork. A second nice surprise. I received the really spicy sauce without asking. Third nice surprise. I love spivey food.
The service started out a bit slow, however, it evened out and the food was great. Definitely give it a try if you are in the neighborhood.
We came in town to support our daughter during her golf tournament and we were happy to find a Vietname-Chinese-Thai eatery Pho Ánh Trăng on Eastern Ave, Grand Rapid. Normally we won't go to any restaurant that carry three different kinds of food in the same kitchen, but what else you can find in the small town back east like Grand Rapid, MI. So we gamble to give them a try but we loss it big time.
The restaurant is big but the decor, the colors and atmosphere are terrible. The front door leads to an empty space in the front like a car repair shop, rather then a restaurant. It is dirty. Just wonder how dirty in the back room kitchen is?and how big it is to handle three difference kinds of food?
Food come out from the kitchen and some food left over in the plates on the tables look like cat food to us.
A young lady with her broken English grabbed two menu said: Go with me when we were inside.
She sat us at the booth near the end of the windows, that had crumpled some kind of fries and rice. She threw two menus on the table then walked to a lady in front of us. The commotion made the lady stand up and walk away.
We sat there a few minutes, then she greet another two male customers to seat them behind us. She came back with two glasses of water for them, but nothing for us, and then she took their order. She served one more customer that had just walked in but not us again.
My wife and I decide to confront her before we walked out and she said that we were busy. Rude, impolite and liar. Her restaurant had a total of nine people, including us. Almost 3/4 of the tables were empty. The point is in the restaurants business is first come first serve, she knows who come in first and whom come in later, but she doesn't know the concept to run her business. She doesn't have enough English to say sorry...to bad she need us (customers) but definite we do not need her.
Luckily, we walk out of her establishment to another Vietnamese restaurant at about 1 mile away and this Pho Soc Trang was really busy, almost all the tables were occupied but a young pretty woman was so cordial, organizing to get the restaurant running smoothly. Almost 40+ customers in the restaurant, but food came out fast and delicious. I would like to recommend this Soc Trang Pho to anyone but not the Pho Anh Trang.
The only restaurant in the midst of a super industrious area. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon this place but I'm glad I did because it hot the spot and I really wish I could give this place more stars but see below.
You do not come here for the ambience but the pho tasted as about as fresh and flavorful as it gets. Definitely authentic flavors. My only concern is that this is the first Vietnamese restaurant I've been to that did not have huge over the top portions. For once in my life, I finished my entire bowl of Chicken Pho! It might had something to do with that I was traveling all day and hardly ate but still, I am normally full before I can eat HALF my bowl. Delicious, nonetheless. Just be prepared to pay the same normal price for a smaller portion of pho.
What's nice is that they also serve Chinese food which is a huge win for me because my boyfriend isn't very adventurous so he got almond chicken and fried rice. The fried rice was very mediocre but almond chicken was good but not what we expected. Almond chicken is normally breaded with an almond sauce but they was sautéed chicken with a sauce on it.
I unfortunately have to add that the bathrooms are very outdated and do not appear clean. The entire restaurant could really use a facelift to be honest but the bathrooms need some work ASAP.
Overall, really good Pho(everything else OK) but the place itself needs some work.
It was very good but not great. They have a Chinese and Vietnamese side to each menu and offer more the the Chinese food for lunch specials. The menu is not very descriptive and I had to ask what was in several items listed. she seemed a little bit annoyed by this but there was also some difficulty with her understanding and speaking English.
We started with the fresh spring rolls. If you dont know what these are, stop everything you are doing right this minute and find the nearest Vietnamese restaurant and order them. They are a staple. These were pretty darn good as fresh rolls go. The sauce they made for them is usually a peanut based sauce that i really enjoy but this one had some ingredient that was giving it an off taste to me.
My son got the beef Pho and it was ok. Nothing special as Pho goes but worth ordering and trying. Came with the usual accompaniments.
I ordered a vermicelli noodle soup that had pork, and shrimp but you wouldst know from the menu as it wasn't very descriptive as i mentioned above. The dish was tasty and I enjoyed the noodles with a firm texture. The broth was very flavorful and was good with the beansprouts and basil and jalapeno slices on the side.
It was worth trying but next time I would try another place just because I like to experience different restaurants