Pho 88 is a family owned restaurant that offers a vast selection of authentic Vietnamese dishes. Our popular and delectable pho (beef noodle soup) is a must try! We also serve other appetizing dishes such as rice, stir-fried, rice vermicelli, egg and clear noodles, and vegetarian dishes. We offer a variety of drinks to quench your thirst from our most popular Vietnamese ice coffee with condensed milk to import beers and wine. Pho 88 is a great place to come in for lunch and/or dinner, and has a spacious dining area to host big events. We also offer catering services for special occasions.
Pho 88 has been featured in reviews from the Orlando Weekly, Gayot.com, Trip Advisor, Orlando Sentinel (2001), Orlando Chow and was awarded the Foodie Award in 2001 and 2002 for Best Vietnamese by the Florida Magazine.
Do not expect good service, but do expect some pretty darn good pho. We had to flag down a waitstaff after sitting for 15 minutes, and even after doing that, he came to our table and just stood with a pad in hand, eyes averted to elsewhere, or no greetings of any kind. My companions have informed me this is very common in this restaurant. Hmm..We ordered a pho dac biet (pho special). The wait was unbelievably long (okay, it was 10 minutes, but trust me, this really is unbelievably long for pho). Surprisingly, it was pretty tasty. Good, flavourful, clear broth. Yum.Atmosphere is nothing special. Not homey, but not cookie cutter either. Clean. The tables around us were bussed quickly. Service pretty much sucked, but I was pre-warned by my hosts not to expect much. There was a table behind me that have never been to a pho restaurant, had asked the same server we had for suggestions. He did walk off away from them after a few questions (rude), but the owner (or manager) did come by and answers all of their questions, even chatted with them in a friendly manner for several minutes, welcoming them to Orlando. Wish we had him to serve us.Pho was delicious. We had more meat than noodles in our bowls. The broth was clean and clear. I do wish I had more tripe and tendon in my bowl though.The price was much higher than a typical pho restaurant. A large bowl was $11, quite unheard of. Darn you, Pho 88, for being so delicious, despite your high prices and atrocious service.