Photown, Alexandria, Sydney
Seriously. The best Pho in Sydney if not the world outside of Vietnam! It taste like the stuff straight from the street of the Motherland and the staff really are the epitome of “service with a smile”. The Owner Mai is such a joy, always ready with a beaming smile and genuinely loves that people adore her food. The Pho stock is so addictive it should come with a warning label.
The restaurant decor is basic, it’s on a busy, industrial road but it’s not about the mise-en-scene because once you tuck in, nothing else matters. My favourite of all the dishes is their Crispy Chicken Pho ($13.50), so crunchy your ears can enjoy the experience too. I’ve also enjoyed their Rice Paper rolls (3 for $7), Rare and Cooked Beef Pho ($10) and their Vermicelli Noodle Salads as well as the Green Papaya prawn salads are light and tasty. My Partner will order nothing other than the Lemongrass Beef with Vermicelli ($13). They also do Bahn Mi (fabulous apparently though not GF, $5). And if you’re a fan of Vietnamese style coffee they also have this option available to espresso. And finally it BYO only. But with Dan Murphys around the corner that’s hardly a set back.
The Verdict: The best Vietnamese in Sydney, just like the street food from Vietnam.
Photown is open 7 days a week all day until late. As the Dilmah guy says “Do yourself a favour, do try it”.
Address: 94 McEvoy St, Alexandria -Sydney. Australia 02 96900718