1381 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
Here’s the short version of this review: “Saigon Pho has the best Vietnamese food in Chandler”. I haven’t found any Vietnamese restaurant in the area that compares to Saigon Pho. I spent a year living in Orange County California. I lived within 20 minutes of “Little Saigon” in Garden Grove. That said, I’ve eaten at a lot of Vietnamese restaurants. I’ve yet to find many that I like more than Saigon Pho.
When you walk in to the deceptively large restaurant, you will be greeted by a smiling waitress asking you how many in your party. If they aren’t crowded, you’ll usually be seated at one of the tables or booths in the main dining room. There is a spill over dining room attached that is just as large. The décor is plain, very plain. I do recommend visiting the large fish tanks in the back. Seeing giant fish swimming around in a restaurant is always a treat.
The Vietnamese style egg rolls are lightly fried, not greasy and filled with meat and vegetables. The spring rolls burst with crispy veggies and lean meat. The Bun and Com dishes are sensational. Saigon Pho has by far the leanest and most flavorful charbroiled pork I’ve ever seen. The namesake Saigon Pho is a great soup with perfectly cooked rice noodles.
The Beef Chow Fun is a mix of vegetables, beef and sauce on a thick bed of rice noodles. Speaking of rice noodles, the seafood and vegetable with crispy rice noodles is one of my favorite dishes. A medley of seafood with mixed vegetables cooked in one of Saigon Pho’s signature sauces is served on a bed of crispy rice noodles. Absolutely fantastic.
If you like seafood, Saigon Pho has a special treat for you. Saigon Pho has their Saigon Pho special sauce. This is the best seafood sauce I’ve ever eaten. The Saigon Special Crab, Saigon Special Lobster and Saigon Special Fish are incredible. You could put Saigon Special sauce on a rock and it would be great! The Saigon Special Fish isn’t on the menu, but they’ll make it if you ask.
Saigon Pho is the one of the best Vietnamese restaurants around. They rate five stars.