Had the pho and green papaya salad with shrimps. The pho broth is fragrant and on the less salty side, so if you like your soup a bit saltier, add a bit of hoisin sauce. The beef was tender and they gave us generous portions of meats and noodles.
Green papaya salad was perfectly seasoned. Very light and refreshing with the mint, yet also quite savory with the light fish sauce.
Staff was wonderful. Even though the restaurant was packed with customers, our food came promptly and drinks were replenished often. The owners came to check on us and say hi. The short-haired waitress was super nice and patient. There’s also a waiter that has a badass OG haircut that looks like Japanese yakuza lol. 5 stars for haircut.
Ok now the price is a bit high for Vietnamese food standards. Average price in the area is around $8-$9 for a bowl of pho. Pho9 charges around $13. However, this location is a busy area so I imagine the rent must be higher than other places. So for the sake of convenience, being close to popular shopping malls, Wegmans, movie theater, etc., I think the price is fair. If you want a good deal, make the trek to Thai Son or Phu Khang in Pennsauken. Can’t go wrong with any of these 3 places though.
Happy eatings !