Deck on Number One Pho

On December 17, 2012, in Cleveland, Reviews, by admin

When I lived in Seattle, one of my favorite things was pho. It’s a simple, Vietnamese noodle soup. There was a place near my office where we would go to probably once a month if not once every two weeks. It’s one of those things that just hits the spot. In fact, it’s probably still my dad’s favorite thing that he had in all the times he visited. But, since moving to Cleveland, I’ve been Pho-less. That was until Ashley decided that pho sounded like the perfect thing to have for her simple birthday dinner, and she directed us to Superior Pho.

When it comes to Pho, it’s hard to do poorly, but it’s hard to do it amazing as well. Make a good broth, make sure the meat is thinly sliced, and bring the condiments. And that’s just what Superior Pho had. The broth was hearty, a little salty, but otherwise simple. The noodle to broth ratio was just right, and the meat was just right. My only complaint was that they brought the siracha and hoisin in a little dish which wasn’t nearly enough for how I like to fix up my pho.

With the pho being pretty good, but standard at a lot of places, it’s the appetizers and other dishes where a Vietnamese place can thrive. And with the chicken cabbage salad, Superior Pho did just that. It was sweet with a hint of sesame. There was a crunch from the peanuts and a crispness from the cabbage in each bite. It was the type of dish that is gone before you know it, and has you looking forward to the next time you can get it.

Number One Pho on UrbanspoonAt barely $20 for the entire meal (with green tea), it was a perfect way to kick off the birthday weekend, and established Superior Pho as a place we will definitely be going back to.

Final Verdict – 4.25 Stars

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2 Responses to “Deck on Number One Pho”

  1. Chris Nguyen says:

    Dear Deck,

    We appreciate your review, however, I don’t think you ate at our restaurant. Please do stop in and let us know what you think of our restaurant. I’ve included some links for your reference.

    We are very near to the restaurant I believe you reviewed. The best way to reach us is to park in the large parking lot on E.31st behind the building. You will see our big red sign that reads, “Superior Pho.” We look forward to serving you in the near future.

  2. admin says:

    Chris, you are right, and I completely apologize. I will definitely stop in and write an appropriate review.

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