Every day provides the opportunity for a new experience. Todays new experience was lunch at Pho Nhat in Tempe. Personally, I never knew Vietnamese food existed. I guess I grouped it into the whole oriental foods category and never paid much more attention. I was clearly mistaken.
Upon arrival I thought we might be at a fast food restaurant and I could clearly tell that the majority of service at Pho Nhat was primarily take out. Which is fine, I don’t mind some good take out ever so often. We pulled two tables together for our group of seven and had at it. The majority of us ordered the number three. In my attempt to describe what was in the number three I would say that it is a soup complete with long spaghetti like noodles and rarely cooked beef. On top of that you can throw in some different greens and vegetables for extra seasoning.
The food it self came out in blazing fast speed. No lie, it was close to a minute from the time we ordered to the time the first plate was sat on our table. I was under the suspecion that the food might have been premade, and in fact it could have, however I couldn’t tell the difference in taste. The beef and noodles in itself was fairly decent. This being the first time I’ve ever had Vietnamese food I have nothing to compare the food to. This being my first experience, I can’t say it was a bad one. I was generally pleased with my food and couldn’t say I have any complaints on the food.
The only real complaint I can say about the place is that the service isn’t exactly the best. They never took our drink order and simply gave us water. If you wanted something to drink you had to ask for it, and ask multiple times at that. However I was told from a fellow diner that you are not expected to tip at Pho Nhat. This might explain the lack in customer service. Something to keep in mind while eating at Pho Nhat.
Over all not the best service but relatively good food at a fair price. I would go back for another try.