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      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

      Overall average. Service wasn't that good. Took a while to get waters and they forgot our app. Husband got his dinner 5 minutes before mine arrived to the table. I got the pho with meatballs, the broth was great but the texture of the meatballs was bizarre. My husband said he'll never go back, but I'd go back if a friend wanted to go. Would get the pho again but I'd try it with the steak or briscuit next time.

    thumb Kaitlyn K.
    1/08/2022

      I've made pho from scratch; it's good but a pain to  source (bones and meat) and to make. Anise Pho delivers a perfectly balanced bowl of pho every single time with just the right amount of additions (jalapeño, basil, spring onion, bean sprouts) to the bone broth, rice noodles, and meat you've selected. It's the only main dish I order and I'm happy every time. I find downtown parking to be quite a pain so ordering delivery of Anise Pho is my default.

    thumb Yael A.
    5/04/2021

      Food is ok, too many shortcuts to be considered authentic Vietnamese food. Hard pass for me.

    thumb Trina L.
    3/31/2022

      Banh mi is delicious as well as the spring rolls. Plenty of vegan and non vegan options.

    thumb Ana G.
    6/26/2021

      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

      I eat here often and it always hits. Their vegan and vegetarian options are excellent. Timeliness on pick-up is quick too.

    thumb Emily P.
    7/28/2021

      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

      Cold, wet, windy day? Pho.

    Really great bowl of pho. Broth was well balanced. Plenty of delicious, tender, thin cut brisket. Good size, good price, fast service. Will be back!

    thumb Rory P.
    3/10/2022

      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

      The Pho is good (nothing remarkable), if a bit overpriced. Long wait times. When I got home, I discovered they'd messed up (things missing from) my order for 3 and couldn't refund it or give credit (only through a complicated personal Zelle transfer) but they bent over backwards to let me get a free Pho the next week. Kinda soured our get together, but we made due.

    I'll probably go back (only because I haven't yet found another convenient Pho place) and make sure I do a cursory check before leaving.

    thumb Dan M.
    4/15/2022

      We were looking for a better pho option in the area as the local ones in Cary/Apex have not been the best.

    This place is located with a lot of restaurants in downtown Raleigh. Parking is limited but there is a huge parking garage behind all the restaurants.

    Service at this place is always very quick and efficient.  Only drawback would say it does not appear it's the cleanest establishment. They also do you place the bean sprouts in to the bottom of the pho. Unlike other places which place on the plate and for you to add it yourself.

    Now the pho. The broth is one of the better ones that I've had in the area. They do give you a very large portion of meat along with a very large bowl which is standard. We've also had the eggrolls which were phenomenal.

    thumb Christina M.
    1/07/2022

      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

      Not authentic ... don't try the bubble tea, banh mi,  pho .. no wonder I haven't gone here till now. Pho lack flavor, banh mi and no flavor the bread was good. The bubble tea taste water down. Pho no flavor. Service was unbelievably slow. My husband and I was gonna walk out. The sprout was already inside the broth in the bottom. They hand you 3 leaves of basil. I didn't even take picture because it's not presentable.

    thumb A D.
    5/08/2022

      I love their spring rolls, steak pho and bubble tea. HIGHLY recommend. Great takeout, very quick delivery

    thumb Cassandra N.
    5/12/2022

      Tonight we decided to go for Vietnamese food. I'm so glad we chose this restaurant. We started with 2 bubble teas which were delicious. We had the spring rolls and shumai next. Both we're outstanding. Loved the peanut sauce. My wife had the Salad Noodle Bowl with BBQ pork. It was really fresh and my wife loved it. I got the Pho with brisket. It was absolutely amazing. The flavors were perfect.
    I would be remiss if I didn't mention the great staff. They were attentive and very friendly.
    We will definitely be eating here many times in the future. A must go.

    thumb David K.
    6/13/2021

      Had an absolutely amazing lunch today and had Pho with brisket and it was awesome! Perfect broth, noodles and add ins, lime and jalapeño set it off just right! I definitely will be going back again very soon! Staff was super attentive and the service was fast and top-notch!  It was so tasty, and I could've easily had two bowls! Yep

    thumb Johnny H.
    12/27/2021

      I can't believe it took me this long to try this place. Their pho is outstanding and the Bang Mi is amazing. The Banh Mi comes with a side of fries - one of the best fries I've had and the seasoning was so so good and the fries were super crunchy. I have no idea what the sauce was that came with the fries but it was pure Perfection. And the prices were very reasonable. We also tried their chicken dumplings for appetizer which were tasty. The service was outstanding. Overall I had an amazing experience. Plenty of free parking options. Will be back for sure!

    thumb Fadma M.
    6/29/2021

      I do not leave reviews for restaurants but it must be said that Anise Pho is hands down best Pho in the triangle period.
    I go to this restaurant 3-4 times a week, both dine in & take out. My family & I even went for Christmas dinner last year, the whole family is obsessed. It is actually THAT good. The floor staff and servers are always so delightful to see & most of them remember my order which makes me feel so very special every time I enter.
    The bahn-mi combo is absolutely delicious, not to mention the spring rolls & their fried tofu is like none I've ever had before, I can't go back to the regular stuff! Their ingredients are so fresh & healthy it's the ideal lunch spot because even after licking the plates clean you will not feel bloated or heavy.
    If this restaurant ever shuts down I'll have to go on a hunger strike. I will truly be forced to hold my breath until I turn blue. Kidding.
    Eat here!!

    thumb Hali K.
    3/28/2022

      Very good broth without having to make it your own.  Big portions and good spring rolls.  Can't go wrong

    thumb Jared H.
    1/23/2022

      We were looking for a better pho option in the area as the local ones in Cary/Apex have not been the best.

    This place is located with a lot of restaurants in downtown Raleigh. Parking is limited but there is a huge parking garage behind all the restaurants.

    Service at this place is always very quick and efficient.  Only drawback would say it does not appear it's the cleanest establishment. They also do you place the bean sprouts in to the bottom of the pho. Unlike other places which place on the plate and for you to add it yourself.

    Now the pho. The broth is one of the better ones that I've had in the area. They do give you a very large portion of meat along with a very large bowl which is standard. We've also had the eggrolls which were phenomenal.

    thumb Christina M.
    1/07/2022

      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

      I can't believe it took me this long to try this place. Their pho is outstanding and the Bang Mi is amazing. The Banh Mi comes with a side of fries - one of the best fries I've had and the seasoning was so so good and the fries were super crunchy. I have no idea what the sauce was that came with the fries but it was pure Perfection. And the prices were very reasonable. We also tried their chicken dumplings for appetizer which were tasty. The service was outstanding. Overall I had an amazing experience. Plenty of free parking options. Will be back for sure!

    thumb Fadma M.
    6/29/2021

      Cold, wet, windy day? Pho.

    Really great bowl of pho. Broth was well balanced. Plenty of delicious, tender, thin cut brisket. Good size, good price, fast service. Will be back!

    thumb Rory P.
    3/10/2022

      Banh mi is delicious as well as the spring rolls. Plenty of vegan and non vegan options.

    thumb Ana G.
    6/26/2021

      Overall average. Service wasn't that good. Took a while to get waters and they forgot our app. Husband got his dinner 5 minutes before mine arrived to the table. I got the pho with meatballs, the broth was great but the texture of the meatballs was bizarre. My husband said he'll never go back, but I'd go back if a friend wanted to go. Would get the pho again but I'd try it with the steak or briscuit next time.

    thumb Kaitlyn K.
    1/08/2022

      Food is ok, too many shortcuts to be considered authentic Vietnamese food. Hard pass for me.

    thumb Trina L.
    3/31/2022

      Not authentic ... don't try the bubble tea, banh mi,  pho .. no wonder I haven't gone here till now. Pho lack flavor, banh mi and no flavor the bread was good. The bubble tea taste water down. Pho no flavor. Service was unbelievably slow. My husband and I was gonna walk out. The sprout was already inside the broth in the bottom. They hand you 3 leaves of basil. I didn't even take picture because it's not presentable.

    thumb A D.
    5/08/2022

      Very good broth without having to make it your own.  Big portions and good spring rolls.  Can't go wrong

    thumb Jared H.
    1/23/2022

      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've made pho from scratch; it's good but a pain to  source (bones and meat) and to make. Anise Pho delivers a perfectly balanced bowl of pho every single time with just the right amount of additions (jalapeño, basil, spring onion, bean sprouts) to the bone broth, rice noodles, and meat you've selected. It's the only main dish I order and I'm happy every time. I find downtown parking to be quite a pain so ordering delivery of Anise Pho is my default.

    thumb Yael A.
    5/04/2021

      I love their spring rolls, steak pho and bubble tea. HIGHLY recommend. Great takeout, very quick delivery

    thumb Cassandra N.
    5/12/2022

      Tonight we decided to go for Vietnamese food. I'm so glad we chose this restaurant. We started with 2 bubble teas which were delicious. We had the spring rolls and shumai next. Both we're outstanding. Loved the peanut sauce. My wife had the Salad Noodle Bowl with BBQ pork. It was really fresh and my wife loved it. I got the Pho with brisket. It was absolutely amazing. The flavors were perfect.
    I would be remiss if I didn't mention the great staff. They were attentive and very friendly.
    We will definitely be eating here many times in the future. A must go.

    thumb David K.
    6/13/2021

      I eat here often and it always hits. Their vegan and vegetarian options are excellent. Timeliness on pick-up is quick too.

    thumb Emily P.
    7/28/2021

      I do not leave reviews for restaurants but it must be said that Anise Pho is hands down best Pho in the triangle period.
    I go to this restaurant 3-4 times a week, both dine in & take out. My family & I even went for Christmas dinner last year, the whole family is obsessed. It is actually THAT good. The floor staff and servers are always so delightful to see & most of them remember my order which makes me feel so very special every time I enter.
    The bahn-mi combo is absolutely delicious, not to mention the spring rolls & their fried tofu is like none I've ever had before, I can't go back to the regular stuff! Their ingredients are so fresh & healthy it's the ideal lunch spot because even after licking the plates clean you will not feel bloated or heavy.
    If this restaurant ever shuts down I'll have to go on a hunger strike. I will truly be forced to hold my breath until I turn blue. Kidding.
    Eat here!!

    thumb Hali K.
    3/28/2022

      The Pho is good (nothing remarkable), if a bit overpriced. Long wait times. When I got home, I discovered they'd messed up (things missing from) my order for 3 and couldn't refund it or give credit (only through a complicated personal Zelle transfer) but they bent over backwards to let me get a free Pho the next week. Kinda soured our get together, but we made due.

    I'll probably go back (only because I haven't yet found another convenient Pho place) and make sure I do a cursory check before leaving.

    thumb Dan M.
    4/15/2022

      Had an absolutely amazing lunch today and had Pho with brisket and it was awesome! Perfect broth, noodles and add ins, lime and jalapeño set it off just right! I definitely will be going back again very soon! Staff was super attentive and the service was fast and top-notch!  It was so tasty, and I could've easily had two bowls! Yep

    thumb Johnny H.
    12/27/2021

      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

      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

      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
  • 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
    03/09/2021

    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
    06/27/2019

    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
    06/27/2019

    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
    03/26/2019

    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
    07/02/2018

    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
    03/23/2018

    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

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    12/26/2017