1) Price: Maybe $2-4 more per dish than I would have liked to pay. 2) Ambiance: Contemporary, moderately elevated dining, pretty 3) Service: Lacked heart. Yes they checked all the boxes for service but I just don't like the Asian style of service where you don't approach them, they approach you, so they avoid eye contact/your table until THEY are ready to come to you. I felt a bit of judgment/snobbyness based off our clothes & appearance also. 4) What we ate: Complimentary miso soup. Server was nice-enough to give baby egg-drop soup instead & we got a side of rice for him. I got the only roll that had lobster tempura in it & added spicy ahi on the outside (the good spicy ahi with the mayo/shiracha/tobikko mix). Pretty lobster tail presentation. Then alby got like a Cali roll that had cream cheese & was fried & has a spicy sauce. & we shared a Thai noodle dish pad sew ew with broccoli & shrimp. All 3 were yum. I do like the variety of Asian fusion choices. There was a fried cheesecake I believe. I wasn't a fan, but alby really loved it. $81 incl a $10 tip. Might eat here again if I'm feeling spendy. (For about $30 less I'd go over to Tempura Express. Yeah you might get a Grouchy Korean lady cashier/server/possible owner, but at least the food is the bomb & moderate pricing. Fresh homemade kimchee, teriyaki sauce nicely balanced, & tempura bento's have good variety, sushi good too.)
The first thing I noticed about my 'Take Out' dinner when I opened the styrofoam box was the smell. I had ordered Mongolian Beef & it smelled like raw meat. It didn't taste half bad but then again, it didn't taste half good either. I just couldn't get past that smell. I also ordered a an egg roll & what I got were 4 tube like things that were quite crispy & not all that bad, especially with the sweet sauce. It was just too bad there wasn't enough sauce for all for all the rolls. The container the sauce came in was only 1/4 full & since I was charged $7 for the egg roll, I feel they could have included more of the sauce. Over all, I was greatly disappointed. Oh & the name of this restaurant is Pho Vietnam 4 .........FYI
We loved the look and feel of the place.. felt like home! The owner who runs the place was very warm and friendly. He is a Tibetan married to an American and is settled in Alaska. We ordered a thali, Tibetan buns and alloo tikki. The buns were new to me they tasted like south Indian Dosa. The Aloo tikkis were yummy!!! If you are in Anchorage, give this place a try!
It was our first time here and my husband and I were pleased with the quick service and how fast our appetizer and main courses came out. The food is delicious and the perfect amount of spicy. We definitely recommend this place.