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.
I've been to Pho 88 a handful of times and am never hugely impressed, but not greatly disappointed either. The pho is definitely the best item to order on the menu. The broth is tasty and not too salty. Everyone has always seemed satisfied with their differing protein choices and selection of sprouts and vegetables. My friend did order pad thai one time and could barely eat it because it was so greasy. So, I say, stick to their specialty! I ordered a thai tea, a sweetened black tea made with condensed milk, and thought it was quite on point to other thai teas that I've had. Their service has never blown me away but they are pretty straight forward and prompt. The man was patient with our group as we questioned him about different phos on the extensive menu. It's no Seattle pho joint but it's definitely worth a visit.
I haven't eaten anywhere recently that I was terribly excited about. Until work took me to Florida - boom! Good gracious, can we say, 4 to 5 star reviewed mom-and-pop paradise!? Of course I would land in sunny Florida, but still with the chill of Cincinnati in my bones. I wanted to hunt down a bowl of phó for dinner. A search on my trusty Yelp app turned up so many options, however, I really wanted to try Phó 88. Mind you, I have no sense of direction, no memory for giving directions, so all I can say is my GPS took me through a winding, cramped row of buildings, with not a national chain restaurant in sight. All of the signs were in Vietnamese, and I was quite excited about what I would find. A good thing about the restaurant as well, is that there was plenty of free parking in the back. And I was thrilled by the interior - it was so big, airy, clean and well lit. I even checked out the restroom, and it was spotless as well. I ordered a bowl of the phó tai and was promptly served a huge bowl of deliciousness loaded with as many noodles as my little heart would've desired, with plenty of tender, thinly sliced beef, and hearty garnishes. Everything was fresh, delicious - hot soup and crisp, cool garnishes, yum. The service was very fast and friendly, my food was so cheap (only $8), that I had unwittingly failed to spend the $10 minimum for credit card charges. The staff was very friendly and quick to understand, and there was not an issue at all. I will definitely be back here for a victory lap.
This is the best pho restaurant in Orlando. We had the combo beef noodle, and chicken noodles. It was very good, considering this is Orlando, not Westminster, CA. There is also Little Saigon which also serves great Vietnamese food, but that one is more like a traditional entree restaurant, instead of a pho place.