a boring restaurant, yes. the food was bland for viet food, the menu didn't have much variety, and the prices were all too high for what you were getting. why?
I always try the rare beef pho at new Vietnamese restaurants I eat at, and this was a good bowl. Very flavourful, good price, fast service, and a nice enough restaurant. Nothing amazing, but it will make for a good lunch and there are worse choices nearby.
The wife and i, went for lunch
Pho So 1
1609 Centre Street NW
Calgary, AB T2E 2S2
Restaurant names are funny things. I’ve always wondered what goes through an owner’s mind when naming a restaurant. Are they trying to be catchy? Unique? Informative? Self-aggrandizing? Descriptive? I’m sure it’s probably a mix, depending on the restaurant. But i find them to be an interesting study. Think of some of your... more
My husband and I have been frequenting Pho So 1 for years. The service is efficient, the food is consistent and good, and it is easy to have lunch in under 45 minutes. We generally order a vermicelli bowl and the sate beef soup. Both are excellent. As other reviewers have noted, there is a decent quantity of meat in... more
The salad rolls and pho are the two reasons I eat at Pho So 1. This is the place that I generally will go to when I am craving Pho. I also like the fact that they actually have a small in terms of portions. Most restaurant offer you a selection of M, L or XL or L or XL... more
We ate lunch here just before Xmas, the place was 1/2 busy. We had meat and shrimp salad rolls to start, we found these quite dried out, probably prepared the day before and not fresh on demand as we are used too.
We then had the medium size seafood noodle soup, and the small size well done beef noodle soup.... more