Zao Vietnamese Bistro

5/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Zao Vietnamese Bistro
3.9
4.0 Stars

34 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 13
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 39 Reviews
  • 56 Recommend
  • 34 Reviewers
Category:
Vietnamese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 9:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱175 - ₱995

Most Recent Reviews

Anton M.
5.0 Stars
2

Pho bo + Ca Phe Sua Da.
They definitely taste like the real thing.

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Pepper B.
5.0 Stars

I love Vietnamese food and love refreshing clean the dishes feel on the palette.. I've been wanting to try this Resto and I'm
Glad I gave it a go... I love everything I ordered.. From Phò to spring rolls it's really good!

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Cel C.
3.0 Stars

I only ordered the veggie pho (P195). With soft tofu, spinach, mushrooms and sitcharo. I can't say what the broth is from (pork or beef) but it's kinda too salty for me. I love the spinach and sitcharo (crunchy and sweet). It's a big bowl so I was not able to finish all the noodles. I still prefer Pho Hoa for my pho fix though.

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Myra L.
5.0 Stars

I've always loved the lightness and freshness of Vietnamese food. If you'd like try other dish besides Pho, Zao would be a great place to start! 128077

We ordred Seafood in a Clapypot (P275) for rice and wasn't expecting it to be saucy mix of vegetable, like seafood chopsuey but sweeter, on top of the rice. Their Satay Platter (P395) had very juicy selection of beef, chicken, pork and shrimp. It came with perfectly matched lettuce and pickled carrots. 128523 Then, we down these with their refillable Tamarind Ice Tea (P115) which had the right blend of sourness and sweetness. We had so much fun here, I forgot to take pictures. Hehe I'm definitely coming back to try their other dishes!128524128524128524

Their place is also very sophisticated and is a nice place to have a date. 128525 It can be a bit intimidating at first. But their staff were helpful explaining the menu and they were always smiling. You guys should try it here! Recommended! 128077128077

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Mario M.
4.0 Stars

It was one rainy Thursday so I decided to try one of the Vietnamese resto at the Shang. the place was nice and clean. I ordered Zhao Pho, though it looked plain but it tasted well. however the staff forgot the tauge and mint leaf, hadnt i asked for it they wont probably have given it.. 128546. condiments are good. I should have brought my family with me. 128512128512

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Kitch G.
5.0 Stars

Pho 128525

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Eunice S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Sabrina P.
4.0 Stars

Delicious and healthy Vietnamese food! 128516 I also liked their sampaloc iced tea. Refreshing and refillable too! 128077

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pogiLBERT P.
4.0 Stars

The Caramelized Chicken Wings and Pomelo Salad were really good. Service was great too, contrary to previous reviews.

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Pachie S.
3.0 Stars

Dined here twice. The last tjme, we had the beef ribs in the picture. It was tough but the flavor was good. We liked the other items that we ordered though. I hope they do something to tenderize the beef ribs.

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Tei A.
2.0 Stars

I just had their Beef Pho and I didnt like it. The soup broth lacked flavor and was "flat". The condiments were also tipid, a very small wedge of lime and few basil leaves. You know the feeling u get when after eating a hearty soup, you feel good and satisfied after? Well I didnt get that here.

Service needs improvement. They're like robots.

Not going back here.

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Maria L.
4.0 Stars

The Crispy spring rolls & Zao Pho rock!

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Anthony A.
4.0 Stars

Not my first time. Came here to celebrate friends birthday! And here's my review:

Food
As it was on my very first visit, food were so good! Just a little bit salty this time though. But overall, awesome! 128077128077128077128076128076128076

Service
Fast. They're accommodating too!

Cleanliness
Dining area was clean at the time of our visit. No food safety risk noted. Although hoping they're really hygienic inside the kitchen hehe.

Price
Not cheap, not expensive.

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Anthony A.
4.0 Stars

It's my third time to eat here but my first time I think to give a review. And here it is:

Food
Awesome! Really delicious and tasty. The one in the pic is their fried roll. But we ordered also barbecue platter, buttered shrimp, mixed vegetable and mixed rice.

Service
Fair. Accommodating crews. Foods served on its average serving time.

Cleanliness
Fair. But I didn't have chance to see their restroom for verification, hehe.

Price
A bit expensive but reasonable.

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Jennifer Anne O.
4.0 Stars

I was craving for something refreshing and healthy that afternoon we visited here. I'm so glad we took a chance! It was our first time to eat here. And that Zap bowl did not disappoint our bellies. So much to get for a cheap price. It was perfect for the jamba juice i ordered which of course not from here. Hahaha. I will definitely eat this again.

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Anton M.
4.0 Stars

Fresh off a trip to Vietnam, I found myself looking for Vietnamese places.

On every street, every corner is at least a cafe or two. I never once dreamt of going to Saigon, but thanks to my girlfriend, I discovered how lovely it was. I had a ca phe sua da everyday.

Anyway, back here (missing Saigon but my girlfriend more hehe), I still have a Saigon hangover. I got the iced vietnamese coffee with milk (ca phe sua da). It's not served ready made though. You'd have to wait a while for the coffee to drip into the glass. And here I found myself paying more. I'd rather be paying the fixed 50,000 dong than the listed price plus the extra here in Pesos. The coffee is sweeter than the ones in Vietnam btw.

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Monique A.
3.0 Stars

Fresh rolls were a tad bland for me...

Tenderloin salad was okay

Late post & so I can't recall all the dishes ... 2 Phos were both filling , soup was okay... Nothing remarkable

The caramelized shrimp I think was the saving grace for me to gv them a passing 3 star

Beautiful desserts ... My friends said it tasted quite good . But I didn't try them coz don't want to be too full ...

Good meal on a rainy day I shud say

Service was stellar & place was clean & comfy
And credits for my beautiful sweet friend 9786

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Mei O.
3.0 Stars

Zao won our lottery pick to where we were going to eat. We ordered pho, shrimp, fried rolls, and rice. No shoot, the pho tasted so bland we made our own sauce from the sweet one and sriracha. I don't recall pho tasting that bland. So probably that's how hospital food tastes! Anyway, nothing special about the shrimp and it was expensive at Php395 for a few pieces. I liked the fried roll but should've ordered the fresh one instead.

Place was nice, they wanted to make the place look sophisticated. They also have a bar list so yay for variety but the place smells like food!!! Fear for your hair and clothes because you'll be coming out of what you think is a teppanyaki place.

Food: 128530
Place: 128079 for design, 128078 for smell
Service: 128077

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Joy Vee A.
4.0 Stars

Ordered ZAO PHO for dinner. One big bowl of Vietnamese noodles with generous amount of meat balls, beef strips, & rice noodles (vermicelli?). Added few chilis and a dash of pepper.

Still not that impressed, taste wise. Still lingering on that PHO BO from Hang Giay St. PHO VIET but hopefully, will find that authentic one. SOON! 9786

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Daniel O.
3.0 Stars

Food was ok but service is terrible. Then smoke engulfed the main food hall I don't think they have proper exhaust system in the kitchen or it's not enough. So expect after eating here you'll be smelling like a smoke once you're out.

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