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      OOOOh K, we ordered take out and needless to say I don't understand all the great reviews.  My two coworkers got the chicken pho and I kid you not the chicken was LUNCH MEAT!  We could not believe it, I should have taken a photo.  I do have to give the broth credit as it was very flavorful for chicken pho which I feel can be hard.  But lunch meat....thats a hard stop.

    The salad noodle bowl was really lacking veggies, just a bunch of iceberg lettuce and a shred of carrot and cucumber...and I mean like 3 shreds.  The fish sauce did have good flavor so that's a plus. We got the bbq pork which was meh in flavor and grey looking.  Not bad but just not anything wow.

    So all in all, not impressed. We ate it (except the chicken lunch meat) but we will continue our search for GREAT Vietnamese.

    thumb Jennifer M.
    2/05/2021

      Came with family, this pho place was recommended to me and i love pho and this place was great and on top of that the service was excellent!!

    thumb Kemberly M.
    12/19/2020

      I love Pho and this is some of the best I've had. Ample serving, fresh, delicious, generous portion of protein - I got chicken. Service was great, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, budget- friendly. The only negative - a subtle, strange smell when I walked in, maybe cleaning products, almost walked out - glad I didn't! By the time I sat down and was waiting for my food, I didn't notice any odor. Food, Service, Ambiance - Five Stars all around. Fabulous - I'll be back!!

    thumb Marilyn B.
    8/07/2021

      Service was great - staff is all very kind. We had spring rolls, chicken and vegetable pho, strawberry basil and blue coconut drinks. Everything was delicious and came out quickly. Adorable decor and atmosphere.

    thumb Mackenzie S.
    9/02/2021

      I really applaud the bánh mì here. You can tell the bread was made with love, and it comes with all the fixings and good flavor. I also think it was very cool and creative how they added french fries as a side dish, I don't think I have seen that before, but it kinda makes sense in that bánh mì has french influences and french fries are... french?

    The pho was above average! I give it a 7/10 out of the world's pho's I have had. It has more fat than some places (which is a good thing), but it was still too clean for me. Meat was above average in portion (7/10 as well) than many places in the US. Flavor was good (7/10), but not astounding. But a pho that can make 7/10 means it's a 10/10 as far as North Carolina goes!

    thumb Alb B.
    11/27/2020

      As someone visiting from Dallas with lots of Vietnamese restaurants located nearby, I found the pho here to be okay.

    I love strong spices in my broth, and the pho here didn't reach my preferences. However, the meats are great and service is patient and friendly - why I bumped from 3 to 4 stars.

    thumb Alanna V.
    9/11/2021

      This place is great!! They offer indoor and outdoor seating and the staff is very kind and accommodating. The pho is INCREDIBLE!!! It is the perfect meal to warm you up during the winter.

    thumb Ellie K.
    12/21/2020

      Overall I enjoyed my meal. The vegetables were very fresh and I like all of the drink options! I was disappointed that the egg rolls are the same frozen ones that you can buy at restaurant depot and not made fresh. 6 dollars was way too much to pay for those. I would definitely eat here again

    thumb Christina H.
    9/24/2021

      Very very tasty and SOOOO MUCH FOOD. The flavor is great to be honest it was the first experience having pho so of course I noticed the great reviews and ratings here. I can say it was delicious, fresh, hot, and the smell alone was intoxicating. We took more than half to go and they topped them off with more of that tasty broth! Will be returning for sure!

    thumb Tom S.
    12/04/2020

      This is hands down the best pho restaurant you will find in Raleigh! It's conveniently located downtown and has a great outdoor seating! The restaurant was very clean and the wait staff is uber patient and very knowledgeable about the menu. They have specials all the time and overall you get excellent quality food at an affordable price point. I was however a bit bummed that they did not have any dessert! The ube icecream was calling my name on that menu! But definitely 10/10 recommend 🙂

    thumb Hannah R.
    10/07/2021

      Small cozy place with good food. Parking is downtown with meter. We had the pho and pork bahn mi. Very good with fast service and nice portions. Would recommend.

    thumb Julia L.
    2/20/2021

      Vegan tofu pho was delicious, server was friendly and helpful, spring rolls, pork banh mi was perfect. Prices are reasonable, will definitely return when traveling.

    thumb María F.
    9/12/2021

      I tried the special combo beef pho tonight and the broth was just so bland. Luckily the to-go meal came with a container of hoisin sauce/sriracha which I used to dip the meat into. Those sauces helped add some flavor to the meal. Just a disappointing pho in my opinion.

    thumb Brittany E.
    11/29/2020

      Anise Pho was rated North Carolina's top spot for pho according to a 2020 Yelp Blog post so I knew it had to be good. We tried a few different menu items including their new appetizer, boba teas, cocktails, entrees and more. We were thoroughly impressed and left feeling super full and happy. The way it should be!

    Our server was very kind and attentive. Since I had never been here before, he helped me pick out some menu items and told me what some of his favorites were. My partner and I ended up going with the shrimp and tofu summer rolls, shrimp shumai, and the new rocket shrimp egg rolls. To drink we ordered a couple of Mojitos, the coffee milk tea and Thai tea (both with boba). The mojitos were a little too sweet for our liking but good, nonetheless. I am a huge boba girl so the Thai Tea was definitely a favorite of mine. For our entrees, we went with the combination pho and the banh mi with their new premium pork sausage. Both were very good! I'm used to ordering combination pho that comes with tripe and tendon, which I love, and was a little sad to see Anise Pho didn't carry these options, but the rare steak, brisket, and meatballs this pho did come with were tasty. The broth passed the test of standing on its own before hoisin or sriracha and that's how you know it's a good bowl of pho.

    Glenwood South is a BUSY place to be, especially on weekend nights, so I'm sure this place fills up quick but it wasn't too bad on a Wednesday when we went. Only a few other tables were sat and they had lots of takeout orders. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone near the area looking for a good meal before a night out, or even just a good meal in general. I can't wait to come back here again soon!

    thumb Janet R.
    9/04/2021

      This place is INSANE GOOD! The environment, the service, the food is DELICIOUS! I can not explain how much I like this restaurant  10/10.

    thumb Andrea N.
    10/10/2021

      Im a bit confused by all of the 5 star reviews here? Don't get me wrong, there wasnt anything bad about this place, but the pho is just average. Im fairly certain the broth is just from a can. The brisket was pretty good! Overall though this place is just "meh".

    thumb Jessica G.
    8/21/2021

      Absolutely delicious!!! The broth is so flavorful and the portion size is huge!!  We dined in and we're the only ones in the restaurant. Service was fast, and everything appeared to be cleaned and covid safe!

    thumb Sabrina O.
    3/06/2021

      I could eat their Vegan pho every day. It's absolutely delicious. It's hard to find good pho, especially coming from a city where the food was very diverse. This is by far the best pho you can get in the Raleigh-Durham area. Summer rolls are good as well. I also appreciate their vegan options!

    thumb Becca B.
    11/21/2020

      Pho was amazing!  Wish there were more noodles in the dish but overall the flavor was amazing!

    thumb Sherrie G.
    9/19/2021

      Decided to try something new tonight, upon walking in I was happily greeted by two ladies. The place was quiet and clean. They had so many vegan options clearly labeled. I got the vegan tofu noodle bowl, it was wonderful! The veggies were fresh and the tofu was cooked perfectly. When I have more time I'll definitely stop in to enjoy the food and atmosphere!

    thumb Lane G.
    1/14/2021

      I really applaud the bánh mì here. You can tell the bread was made with love, and it comes with all the fixings and good flavor. I also think it was very cool and creative how they added french fries as a side dish, I don't think I have seen that before, but it kinda makes sense in that bánh mì has french influences and french fries are... french?

    The pho was above average! I give it a 7/10 out of the world's pho's I have had. It has more fat than some places (which is a good thing), but it was still too clean for me. Meat was above average in portion (7/10 as well) than many places in the US. Flavor was good (7/10), but not astounding. But a pho that can make 7/10 means it's a 10/10 as far as North Carolina goes!

    thumb Alb B.
    11/27/2020

      I love Pho and this is some of the best I've had. Ample serving, fresh, delicious, generous portion of protein - I got chicken. Service was great, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, budget- friendly. The only negative - a subtle, strange smell when I walked in, maybe cleaning products, almost walked out - glad I didn't! By the time I sat down and was waiting for my food, I didn't notice any odor. Food, Service, Ambiance - Five Stars all around. Fabulous - I'll be back!!

    thumb Marilyn B.
    8/07/2021

      Service was great - staff is all very kind. We had spring rolls, chicken and vegetable pho, strawberry basil and blue coconut drinks. Everything was delicious and came out quickly. Adorable decor and atmosphere.

    thumb Mackenzie S.
    9/02/2021

      I could eat their Vegan pho every day. It's absolutely delicious. It's hard to find good pho, especially coming from a city where the food was very diverse. This is by far the best pho you can get in the Raleigh-Durham area. Summer rolls are good as well. I also appreciate their vegan options!

    thumb Becca B.
    11/21/2020

      Vegan tofu pho was delicious, server was friendly and helpful, spring rolls, pork banh mi was perfect. Prices are reasonable, will definitely return when traveling.

    thumb María F.
    9/12/2021

      Overall I enjoyed my meal. The vegetables were very fresh and I like all of the drink options! I was disappointed that the egg rolls are the same frozen ones that you can buy at restaurant depot and not made fresh. 6 dollars was way too much to pay for those. I would definitely eat here again

    thumb Christina H.
    9/24/2021

      Pho was amazing!  Wish there were more noodles in the dish but overall the flavor was amazing!

    thumb Sherrie G.
    9/19/2021

      As someone visiting from Dallas with lots of Vietnamese restaurants located nearby, I found the pho here to be okay.

    I love strong spices in my broth, and the pho here didn't reach my preferences. However, the meats are great and service is patient and friendly - why I bumped from 3 to 4 stars.

    thumb Alanna V.
    9/11/2021

      This is hands down the best pho restaurant you will find in Raleigh! It's conveniently located downtown and has a great outdoor seating! The restaurant was very clean and the wait staff is uber patient and very knowledgeable about the menu. They have specials all the time and overall you get excellent quality food at an affordable price point. I was however a bit bummed that they did not have any dessert! The ube icecream was calling my name on that menu! But definitely 10/10 recommend 🙂

    thumb Hannah R.
    10/07/2021

      Decided to try something new tonight, upon walking in I was happily greeted by two ladies. The place was quiet and clean. They had so many vegan options clearly labeled. I got the vegan tofu noodle bowl, it was wonderful! The veggies were fresh and the tofu was cooked perfectly. When I have more time I'll definitely stop in to enjoy the food and atmosphere!

    thumb Lane G.
    1/14/2021

      Im a bit confused by all of the 5 star reviews here? Don't get me wrong, there wasnt anything bad about this place, but the pho is just average. Im fairly certain the broth is just from a can. The brisket was pretty good! Overall though this place is just "meh".

    thumb Jessica G.
    8/21/2021

      I tried the special combo beef pho tonight and the broth was just so bland. Luckily the to-go meal came with a container of hoisin sauce/sriracha which I used to dip the meat into. Those sauces helped add some flavor to the meal. Just a disappointing pho in my opinion.

    thumb Brittany E.
    11/29/2020

      Very very tasty and SOOOO MUCH FOOD. The flavor is great to be honest it was the first experience having pho so of course I noticed the great reviews and ratings here. I can say it was delicious, fresh, hot, and the smell alone was intoxicating. We took more than half to go and they topped them off with more of that tasty broth! Will be returning for sure!

    thumb Tom S.
    12/04/2020

      This place is INSANE GOOD! The environment, the service, the food is DELICIOUS! I can not explain how much I like this restaurant  10/10.

    thumb Andrea N.
    10/10/2021

      OOOOh K, we ordered take out and needless to say I don't understand all the great reviews.  My two coworkers got the chicken pho and I kid you not the chicken was LUNCH MEAT!  We could not believe it, I should have taken a photo.  I do have to give the broth credit as it was very flavorful for chicken pho which I feel can be hard.  But lunch meat....thats a hard stop.

    The salad noodle bowl was really lacking veggies, just a bunch of iceberg lettuce and a shred of carrot and cucumber...and I mean like 3 shreds.  The fish sauce did have good flavor so that's a plus. We got the bbq pork which was meh in flavor and grey looking.  Not bad but just not anything wow.

    So all in all, not impressed. We ate it (except the chicken lunch meat) but we will continue our search for GREAT Vietnamese.

    thumb Jennifer M.
    2/05/2021

      Absolutely delicious!!! The broth is so flavorful and the portion size is huge!!  We dined in and we're the only ones in the restaurant. Service was fast, and everything appeared to be cleaned and covid safe!

    thumb Sabrina O.
    3/06/2021

      Came with family, this pho place was recommended to me and i love pho and this place was great and on top of that the service was excellent!!

    thumb Kemberly M.
    12/19/2020

      This place is great!! They offer indoor and outdoor seating and the staff is very kind and accommodating. The pho is INCREDIBLE!!! It is the perfect meal to warm you up during the winter.

    thumb Ellie K.
    12/21/2020

      Small cozy place with good food. Parking is downtown with meter. We had the pho and pork bahn mi. Very good with fast service and nice portions. Would recommend.

    thumb Julia L.
    2/20/2021

      Anise Pho was rated North Carolina's top spot for pho according to a 2020 Yelp Blog post so I knew it had to be good. We tried a few different menu items including their new appetizer, boba teas, cocktails, entrees and more. We were thoroughly impressed and left feeling super full and happy. The way it should be!

    Our server was very kind and attentive. Since I had never been here before, he helped me pick out some menu items and told me what some of his favorites were. My partner and I ended up going with the shrimp and tofu summer rolls, shrimp shumai, and the new rocket shrimp egg rolls. To drink we ordered a couple of Mojitos, the coffee milk tea and Thai tea (both with boba). The mojitos were a little too sweet for our liking but good, nonetheless. I am a huge boba girl so the Thai Tea was definitely a favorite of mine. For our entrees, we went with the combination pho and the banh mi with their new premium pork sausage. Both were very good! I'm used to ordering combination pho that comes with tripe and tendon, which I love, and was a little sad to see Anise Pho didn't carry these options, but the rare steak, brisket, and meatballs this pho did come with were tasty. The broth passed the test of standing on its own before hoisin or sriracha and that's how you know it's a good bowl of pho.

    Glenwood South is a BUSY place to be, especially on weekend nights, so I'm sure this place fills up quick but it wasn't too bad on a Wednesday when we went. Only a few other tables were sat and they had lots of takeout orders. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone near the area looking for a good meal before a night out, or even just a good meal in general. I can't wait to come back here again soon!

    thumb Janet R.
    9/04/2021
  • star rating  Drove all the way here because the website said open from 11-9 having lunch specials from 11-3. Get there and it’s not open. You get one star from me for... read more

    avatar thumb I914ZIandreak
    3/09/2021

    star rating  Good place for authentic Vietnamese food. We had summer rolls fried dumplings and lemon grass vermicelli which supposed to be spicy but wasn't. Good choice and recommended.

    avatar thumb michaelcT3271YE
    10/18/2019

    star rating  I came here with my friend. She got beef Pho and I got banh' Mi` with prawns. I really enjoyed my food because of the texture, temp, and flavor. It... read more

    avatar thumb Gioan H
    6/27/2019

    star rating  I came here with my friend. She got beef Pho and I got banh' Mi` with prawns. I really enjoyed my food because of the texture, temp, and flavor. It... read more

    avatar thumb cookingcourse
    6/27/2019

    star rating  Three of us had dinner here. I had the pho with rare steak. My standard for pho in the Triangle is Mekong in Morrisville. The pho at Anise was good... read more

    avatar thumb TheRealAwaxy
    3/26/2019

    star rating  This was my first time trying Pho. When I approached the counter in the food court, the attendant was very nice and helpful. She offered samples of the different options... read more

    avatar thumb Allan B
    7/02/2018

    star rating  Delicious pho. I had the chicken and veggies. Friendly service and fairly priced. This is always my lunch of choice when I am at the Triangle Town Center.

    avatar thumb Katie N
    3/23/2018

    star rating  We were checking out the post Christmas crowds at Triangle Town Center and noticed the new Anise Pho in the food court. I had to give it a try and... read more

    avatar thumb 202shanet
    12/26/2017