Pho Bac

2/F Glorietta 2, East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Pho Bac
3.7
3.5 Stars

21 Reviewers

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Category:
Vietnamese
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱76 - ₱245

Most Recent Reviews

Lorraine A.
5.0 Stars
5

We go here for some cheap, no frills Vietnamese grub! Always nomnomnom 128149

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
2

I've been bitten by the Vietnamese bug.  All this talk about Beef Pho got me salivating.  After Grams'medical check-up,  i decided to grab a quick bite at Pho Bac (i aint sure if this is affiliated with Pho Hoa -  feel free to add comments below). 

It was a gamble to bring Grams to a Vietnamese joint (she prefers two cuisines,  ours and the one rich in msg).  I had a hard time picking her food.  I finally decided on the following:

| Chicken Pho.   I will use every adjective in my arsenal to give you a detailed description of this bowl.  Do not hate me if my words failed to paint a picture in your head.  It is not as visually stunning as Annam's version.  It is a steaming bowl of lacklustre looking broth with glass noodles,  shredded chicken,  chives and cilantro.  Grams said the broth is not as flavorful,  she mindlessly compared it Nagi 128512.   I took a spoonful and I nodded in agreement.  I missed Annam all of a sudden.  The broth tastes good but it lacks the "Wow"  factor and the shredded chicken ain't enough,  they could have added a lil color,  more veggies perhaps.

| Beef Pho.   A huge bowl of pho with generous servings of beef chunks and veggies  The broth is the shiz!  It is soo good,  i was tempted to get a cup of rice.  The beef cubes are tender and oozing with beefy goodness.  And i managed to eat my Pho with chopsticks.  I realized while i was struggling with ze sticks,  how do these folks manage to eat properly without crockery...then it hit me...hunger is an excellent motivation.

| Spring Rolls.   Grams doesn't need to give her nod of approval,  the fact that she  finished ze whole order is testament to how good these fried babies are.

Suffice to say that we enjoyed our food.  One thing I'd like to comment on is that the place looks worn out.  Maybe redesign and renovate sounds about right? 

Peace Out! 

~Reich

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Leny R.
5.0 Stars

Amazing as ever. 128077

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Lorraine A.
5.0 Stars

Comfort food! I can Pho daily and will never get tired of it. My usual order Cambodian Pho, Pomelo Salad and Fresh rolls (or the steamed rolls). Always leaves with a happy tummy. I also love the pickled chili. I also put a ton of hoisin to my pho. Hihi nomnomnom.

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

Was surprised to find out that pho hoa and pho bac are a different viet restaurant. All along I thought this small resto in glorietta 2 was pho hoa. The color green, the red lettering they are an exact replica. 128586

Anyway I proceed with ordering their beef with beef balls pho. Serving was big and delicious! The soup was rich in flavor. The beef balls were also good.128077

Only complain for this resto was that it was very small and the number of tables was overcrowded.128533

4127775 for one of the most delicious pho that I've tried.128079

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Cette D.
3.0 Stars

So my mom and I had a date. 128513 After all the fuzz and roaming around the mall, we stopped and ate at Pho bac. Been thinking where to eat. We finally agreed to have our dinner here.

Mom really likes veggies, salads and all that greens thus she enjoys eating here. 128517 I am fond of eating greens too but I'm not really a fan of Pho bac. Sorry. 9996🏻️

We had the pomelo salad since mom got hooked with this dish. It wasn't her first time here. The said salad was delish according to her. It's composed of shrimps, shredded carrots, cucumber, pomelo, chicken and their own sauce. The spring roll on the other hand is what I liked from what we had. I guess I'm not into vietnamese food.

The service was fine, the place tho was very small. They roughly have less than ten tables. A little crowded for me. Food choices were few also. 128542 Tho it is good that they offer healthy food.

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Franz D.
3.0 Stars

Big servings, good hearty pho!!!! Nice spring rolls too!

127759 http://www.franzdayrit.co.vu

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Maureen S.
4.0 Stars

Not sure where to eat and tired of overpowering taste? Pho bac is definitely the go-to place!
I should say it's my fallback (pho bac) option 128514128514128514 but of course in a good way!

I like the simplicity of the dishes, which allows me to savor the true flavor of the ingredients. I had pomelo salad (sliced cucumber, carrots with pomelo and shrimps). It tasted fresh, classic and healthy! 9786️ also ordered their fresh spring rolls and beef&beef ball noodles (love this 128536) Prices are pretty good too!

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Madeleine A.
3.0 Stars

I came here after taking a break from some last-minute Christmas shopping with mom (Susan A) and my brother, Ralph. I'm not fond of Vietnamese food, but because Ralph really wanted Phò (pronounced as "fuh"), I conceded.

The restaurant is very small, and it can get really tight when packed. I had to ask a neighboring customer if she could move her chair just so I can slide in my own, but even then, I was just borderline comfortable. Even the waitstaff had a hard time moving around, and the more they tried to squeeze themselves within the small gaps, the more claustrophobic I felt.

We ordered from their best-sellers. Ralph had the Cambodian Soup Noodles (Php 210), and requested to have the Spring Roll Salad Noodles (Php 140) to share. I chose to have Beef Stew w Rice (Php 215), while mom decided to get a sandwich at Subway instead.

I didn't try Ralph's noodles because I don't like Phò as much, but he finished it and didn't say anything bad about it so I assume he liked it.

We all liked the salad noodles, only my brother poured the entire cup of vinaigrette by mistake, and it turned out to be really sour. It was okay for the most part, though, and if there's anything I like about Vietnamese food, it's the spring rolls. I could order this again.

I'm glad I went with a rice meal instead of a noodles meal. The beef stew was flavorful, though oily. The serving of rice was big and sort of disproportionate to the few chunks of tender beef in the stew. Nonetheless, I liked it.

Overall, the food was pretty good contrary to what I expected. I just can't stand being uncomfortable when dining, and I hope they would consider reducing their tables or expanding their restaurant because 1) it seems to be a pretty popular restaurant anyway (or at least, there was a waiting line outside when I was there) and 2) others may just not be saying it, but small spaces are very inconvenient for those who just want to enjoy their food and their company.

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Acielle G.
4.0 Stars

Nursing a cold, I ventured forth to eat here again. The place was jam packed and even had a line outside. The Colombian Pho was average. i liked the Saigon better. The Pomelo Shrimp Salad was not as refreshing as the last time I ate it. Spareribs rice meal was good. I liked the flavor. The stir fried kangkong with beef was too salty for my taste.

The service was excellent and everyone was accommodating.

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Acielle G.
4.0 Stars

We had Saigon noodles, shrimp pomelo salad and fresh spring rolls.

The entire meal was lovely! We enjoyed every bit. The flavors were just right. The salad was refreshing and the noodles was hearty even without the added flavorings. The fresh rolls for me were so-so.

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Russel F.
3.0 Stars

Last Saturday, I wanted to return to UST (and its area) and had a quick foodtrip sana with Dell C and Endymion T. But the intensive rain that time made us think not to proceed with our plans. And so I just went to Glorietta since I also have plans of visiting my friend at Makati Medical Center by the evening. I roam around the mall looking for places to eat and so I decided to have some Vietnamese food for dinner here at Pho Bac.

I wasn’t entirely sure if it was related to another Vietnamese brand, Pho Hoa but I think it’s obvious that they’re truly related. Where’s my common sense!? Damn! LOL. I had the Cha Gio, as always for my appetizer and tried Gà Nuong Sà or the Chicken with Lemon grass.

Cha Gio was served after 5 minutes from the jiffy I relayed my order to their server. Wow bilis! I noticed that the rolls were smaller here and the greens were a bit tinier and kulang pa nga ng isa. LOL. It was okay but not as good as Ba Noi’s or Pho Hoa’s.

Gà Nuong Sà was served after more than 15 minutes after Cha Gio. A bit long but it was okay since one of their servers apologized for taking too much time. Anyway, the dish comes with a cup of rice and coleslaw on the side. The chicken was a bit tough on some of its parts and bland at most parts. Nyay! 128524 The taste of lemon grass was less prominent on this dish so you’d think it tastes like nothing. 110881108811088️ stars for this dish.

I don’t think I’ll mind going back here in the future. But their customer service was way more excellent than the food IMO.

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Hazel S.
3.0 Stars

Tried Pho Bac's Spareribs with Lemon Grass last Monday --- it was alright but it could've been better if the pieces of spareribs were thicker and juicier.

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Jennileen M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Tina B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Abby R.
3.0 Stars

Ordered the Mi Ga (chicken with egg noodles soup using pho stock) and the fresh rolls with pork and shrimp (forgot its Vietnamese name on the menu). Prices are relatively cheap compared to Pho Hoa servings-wise for the pho (my big bowl of Mi Ga cost only P157), while two small, sliced rolls were priced at P43. I must say that egg noodles are not a really good combination with broth mixed with plum sauce (for me, at least). I would go back here for a cheap fix, but I've had more satisfying meals at Pho Hoa.

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Ione G.
3.0 Stars

If it wasn't for the good service and my honey getting satisfied with all the food we ordered, I would have just really given it 2 stars because personally I thought everything was bland. Also not a fan of viet cuisine. (Not discounting the fact that the food are quite good)

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Carla M.
5.0 Stars

My favorite noodle soup from PhoBac 128076

Miên Gà or the chicken sotanghon soup 128521

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Myzyl C.
2.0 Stars

So I decided to try this restaurant to see if it's as satisfactory as Pho Hoa and got myself disappointed. Their Shrimp and Pork Fresh Roll wrap is too thick and sticky. Their vegetarian noodle soup is all right but there's nothing exactly amazing about it. I also find their menu very limited. Over all, it's still Pho Hoa over Pho Bac for me.

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Joan S.
5.0 Stars

The food is fresh and healthy. The flavors are simple but rich. Also I love the flavor of their vinegar and I make saw-saw everything they serve to that. Also I recommend the Cambodian and Spring rolls (appetizer) in your first visit.

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