The same man who runs the Viet Pho in Shopper's Square in Reno has opened Viet Pho in Carson City about a block north of U.S. 50 east and North Carson Street.
I stopped there tonight. The menu looks more extensive than the Reno location, which shares space with a Port of Subs sub shop. I ordered pho for dinner with only rare steak for meat. I asked for the Vietnamese sandwiches, but they were out, so I got spring roll instead.
The spring rolls were kind of bland but okay. The brown sauce they served with it for dipping had the consistency of watery refried beans. All in all good but not great spring rolls.
The pho was good. The bowl was large and the broth was tasty. I have two gripes about the pho, though. The main gripe is that the meat was too chewy. I had to chew and chew and chew. A lesser gripe is that they serve few bean sprouts with it. Maybe I got spoiled by the large amount of bean sprouts that you get at Pho 777 in Reno.
The menu is quite extensive and I'll update this post with different dishes I've tried. It's good news the restaurant opened in Carson City.
The best news is that the restaurant that formerly occupied the building, East Ocean, was one of three good Chinese restaurants in Carson City. It's obviously gone now, leaving Panda Kitchen and Beijing Palace as the two best Chinese restaurants in town.
1214 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV
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