Pho Bac 97: My new favorite quick-serve Vietnamese spot! (Chinatown)

Restaurant: Pho Bac 97 
Restaurant type: Vietnamese, pho, quick eat
Prices: $4-$5 entrées, $8.50-$17 mains
Date: Friday July 6th 2018
Table of: 1
My favorite dishes: pho + grilled pork dish

Back in July, after setting up my job’s booth at le Palais des congrès, I decided to get some lunch from Chinatown. Since I was craving some Vietnamese grilled meats, I also decided to check out a new place: Pho Bac. Like many other Vietnamese restaurants, its packed during lunch time, you need to share tables with strangers, let’s not even talk about the decor lol and its a very quick dining experience.

I’ve been to Pho Bang New York and Pho Cali several times (just across the street), but wasn’t a fan of either place’s grilled meats dishes. I was very pleased with my meal at Pho Bac, which was delicious. The small beef pho for starters was very good (which led me to visit again later in July – but more on that will be added to my MTL Pho Hunt blog post) and the grilled pork dish was just as good. Loved the marinade and the grill on the pork and it was a very big portion too (couldn’t finish it all). The imperial roll however didn’t have very much filling in it and could have used more.

I have my own criteria when it comes to reviewing restaurants, which I also use on my Instagram account (@elisebgravel). It’s very simple, there are only three points: the quality of the food (on 10), the price (from $ to $$$$$) and the following question: would I go back?

So, here is my review of Pho Bac 97:
Food: 9/10 
Price: $ 
Would I go back?: Yes! Its now my new favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown 🙂

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Mini beef pho (2018)
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Mini beef pho (2018)
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Grilled pork dish (2018)
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Grilled pork dish (2018)

UP NEXT: my restaurant review of GEMA Pizzeria (Delicious, authentic & pricey pizzas in Little Italy)

*All photos and opinions are mine

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