Pho is starting to steadily grow into the mainstream in the DC area, fueled by a number of popular Northern Virginia spots. On most Sunday afternoons you can find DC area residents at some of the more popular hot spots in Arlington and Falls Church soaking up their hangovers with bowls of the steaming, hot soup. One of the best pho places I’ve been to however is a bit further away – hidden in Ashburn, Virginia and it is called Phot Bistro.
Cost – $
Service – A-
I’ve been to Pho Bistro about ten times and have always been helped by the same server – a middle-aged Vietnamese woman who is literally the friendliest and happiest person I have ever met in my entire life. I went back a few weeks ago and was helped by someone who explained she was her daughter and she ended up being the second-most friendly and happy person I have ever met in my entire life.
Food – A-
It is probably one of the best places to get pho in Virginia. The ingredients are fresh and high-quality.
Decor – C-
It isn’t really a place you go to enjoy the aesthetics, just the food. That being said, the decor does provide a decent amount of privacy and also a clean, sterile environment.
Feel – B-
It is pretty utilitarian: you go and eat and leave. Basically, the main attraction is the pho but that is sufficient.
Pho Bistro is located at at 44260 Ice Rink Plaza in Asburn, Virginia