511 W Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA
phone: +1 562-988-0900
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepts Apple Pay: No
Good For: Lunch, Dinner
Parking: Private Lot
Bike Parking: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Good for Groups: Yes
Noise Level: Average
Outdoor Seating: No
Has TV: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes
Author: Melody Dotson
When I walked in I could smell the delicious soup simmering. It's a nice friendly atmosphere. And the crowds come and go as people dine in and rotate out. As we dined, nice dinner music played...Tsuyoshi Yamamoto's renditions of songs like 'Memories' and 'Raindrops Keep Falling.' The vegetable Pho was rich with flavor. The veggies were fresh and firm.
Boa, our server, was friendly and helpful. He described the menu items According to our inquiries, with patience and clarity. The pricing is better than affordable. We ate well for less than $20. Can't wait to try other menu items for lunch and dinner.
Author: Wavescapes VietSam
Phở Long Beach was steady and good. Hard to believe there are only two authentic phở places that stay open past 6:30 PM in Long Beach! Bizarre. Head south eastward towards little Saigon for more late night spots.
The three of us came in at 8:30 PM on a Wednesday night, no wait to be seated. Place was about 1/2 full with people trickling in until close at 9:30 PM. Front lot was small and full, there's another parking lot through the back alley.
Service was quick and attentive, staff were nice. No complaints. Typical to many smaller Asian joints, need something, then ask! This is not PF Chang's.
The phở flavors were solid. Not too heavy nor light. Phở shouldn't be overly heavy as you add your own side flavors as well with lime and soy sauce. Want it hot then add hot sauce! Beef stock generally is a bit heavier than chicken or veggie, it uses beef bones to make. Phở is rarely ever made spicy, that's just weird. We used all the basil and bean sprouts, I love plenty of them. Add cilantro too. Shrimp spring rolls were excellent, ordered more to go, comes with peanut sauce which is made right. Always amazes me how peanut sauces can be gross or too runny, not here. Difference between large and small bowls is slight, small is plenty for me. Pay at the counter when you're done. Cash or credit is good. Definitely will be back to try some more phởnominal flavors.
Food is great, very flavorful. Minor thing, I sat down, they gave me my menu and literally asked if I was ready to order as they handed me the menu. Also received the bill as I took first bite of the food. But this place is good. Staff is friendly. $17 affordable.