Pho Bac Hoa Viet

1827 Broadway

Sacramento, CA 95818

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Located right on Broadway near the Light Rail station, Hoa Viet serves up classic Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There is plenty of seating at this location and food generally arrives quickly. Waitresses tend to come check if you are ready to order without much time after receiving your menu. Even with a large party, we were seating quickly and was able to put in our order quickly.

Today, I ordered the extra-large beef noodle soup with rare steak. and no onion. The broth did not have as much flavor as Pho Saigon on Stockton Blvd, but the meat did taste fresh. I ended up putting a good amount of hoisin sauce to give the soup more body. Also, the size of the extra-large bowl seems to match the size of the large bowl at Pho Saigon.

Overall, Hoa Viet will satisfy your Pho cravings, but the flavors may not be the best. Even the rest of the party felt that the food could have tasted better. If you want better tasting Vietnamese dishes, you are better off heading to Pho Saigon on Stockton Blvd and Fruitridge Rd. Prices of the dishes also seem high compared to other Vietnamese restaurants. Hoa Viet is more convenient with their multiple locations though.

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