I ate here tonight after a long day. Honestly, the service made it seem longer. I ordered crab cakes for appetizer at almost $10. They were the tiniest crab cakes I have ever eaten in my life. Four pieces slightly bigger than a quarter. Thai BBQ and other Thai restaurants in Hollywood serve better crab cakes that this one for sure. The noodle soup I had was their Spicy 'N Sour soup. The soup was great. It had some fish fillet, shrimp, pineapples which came as a delight and it was not too spicy. Aside from the herbs too, that was it for the ingredients. Another sad part was it took them more than 20 min to serve it. I was not sure if they were just pacing it or what. I was just glad that the server kept me updated as to what's going with my order. But to be fair, the servers were nice and courteous, the restaurant was clean, the food was good compared to the more than a dozen other asian and vietnamese restaurants I have been in the last few years. I just hope that next time, the service will be quicker. By the way, the ambiance was modern so you really don't get that authentic feeling of eating in a vietnamese restaurant but at least it's something different from the rest.
1) I'm orignally from OC, next to Little Saigon, so I'm used to the abundance of great pho places there. This was pretty tasty!! It didn't leave me feeling tired afterwards, which means there's probably no MSG. Portion sizes are big and prices are comparable. It's nice and clean and they give you all the veggies/herbs you want! 2.) Ok, this time my review is for the Pho Ga (chicken soup) and the thai tea. The chicken pho was clean and fresh tasting, with slices of white meat and the ginger dipping sauce (yum!). The thai tea was ok, but I wouldn't get it again. Parking is limited around the area (street metered) on Glendale Blvd. and some residential parking in the back. There's only maybe 10-15 tables so get there early if you want to get in and out quick. We got there around 12:15 and had to wait about 15-20 minutes or so. Looks like this place is getting busier and busier!
Let's start here: Food: Amazing! I've not ever had a dish that I wouldn't order again. Service: Stellar! My first visit, I got rock star treatment from Eric, the manager. Every experience since has been equally awesome. Location: Nice! Just outside the main driveway to the the Americana. Parking is easy. Recommendations: You must try the Uptown Mac & Cheese. Your kids might turn their noses as the asparagus and snap peas... but as an adult they are divine additions. The chicken and basil sprig round out the dish. Try the sweet potato fries for an appetizer... and the berry shortcake for dessert. Yum!
There aren't many Pho restaurants in Glendale, and if there's one, it sucks (don't tell me Pho Citi is good). This restaurant is an exception. What I like it here is that I can customize my pho. I don't like the standard steak/flank/brisket/tripe/tendon combination. I pick and choose what I want in my soup, and they gladly serve that to me at no extra charge. The Pho is tasty, probably the best in the Glendale area. Parking is a bit difficult. They only have street parking. There's a parking lot on the side but that's for other businesses. I usually park at the small street just behind the restaurant (enter from Broadway).
Granvile is one of our favorites. They have fantastic burgers and as weird as it sounds their side-salad is one of my favorite foods. Happy-hour has good prices on drinks (we opt for a pitcher of sangria) and the sweet-potato fries have a nice hint of rosemary that makes all the difference. Some of their booths inside sink a little low, but the heated patio is perfect. Finally, if you've still got room for dessert the Lickety Split is a big banana split uses their homemade ice cream and is pretty killer.
I've had better Pho elsewhere like K-town before but this is the best Pho in Glendale area (although there are only a few Pho places in the area). I've also tried other dishes like sandwiches or rice dishes here but I think Pho Hut on Brand is better than Glendale Pho. There are no parking but you can always find street parking (in the back) or meter parking in the front. The place takes credit card but has $10 minimum charge.
I consider myself kind of a pho expert having eaten it on average three times a week for 12 years. My ex was Chinese Vietnamese so he knew where to go for good pho. I was excited to discover this place close to my new job, but it's just ok. The best thing this place has going for it is that their broth is super hot. I may go back and give it a second chance and try their bun. Thai iced tea was not the best I have ever had.
I loved their Pho. Especially the soup! As far as the soup, I thought it tasted better than other Pho places in Glendale like Pho hut or Glendale Pho. Negative is the price; it's much pricier than these other Pho places in Glendale and much less "free" meat and vegetables (although you can pay extra to add more). My husband tried Fried rice and that was just ok.
Good place for lunch if you are on the north side of Brand. Parking is located in the 500 n brand building . Great to order online. They text you when your order is ready and you pick it up from a shelf in the cafe for pick up. That's it! Easy! Favorites for me include spinach berry and goat cheese salad, spicy Thai peanut salad and the Rebecca sandwich
I had the Vietnamese pulled pork sandwich. Delicious! Sweet and tender pork with a little wasabi kick. Yum. Only downside is that its a little pricey ($10 for just the sandwich). The other food looked really good. Salads looked big. The iced teas are nice. The place itself is pretty cool, with and ipad ordering station and friendly service.