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Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine Restaurant

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2525 W Anderson Ln, Bldg 3, Suite 280, Austin, TX 78757-1180
+1 512-458-8889
11:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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342 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My husband started becoming a regular here after joining their customer rewards program which is a fun thing to join because they give you bogo rewards almost every month. He'd ask me to come eat lunch here frequently lol His friend owns this restaurant along with Pho Saigon and it's neat to compare the two. Its definitely cleaner here and... More 

Thank livelovex7
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

BBQ pork vermicelli!!!! Beef Brisket Pho!! This was our first meal in Austin (we flew from LA to see our grown son who we raised in Asia). He recommended Phonatic knowing it would bring back good memories for us. Mmmmmmmm! My husband is in Saigon multiple times a year, but I've not been back for a couple years. This place... More 

Thank spice2life
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Maybe not completely authentic, but it does Vietnamese food justice. Very clean atmosphere, fresh ingredients, and friendly staff. I try to come here when I'm in town and I have not been disappointed once. Their vermicelli plates and their pho were very good, as well as their spring rolls. No alcoholic beverages, but plenty of soft drinks to wet your... More 

Thank Gustavo C
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is not what authentic Pho taste like. I was highly disappointed in the flavor. The best part was the kind staff. I would not recommended this place of you want quality Pho.

Thank Ann-Marie G
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167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is one of those moments where the pho craving hit so I answered it by pulling into the first pho place I came upon. Friendly staff promptly greeted me and asked if I would like any more information about their various menu items. Nope. Ordered a simple bowl of vermicelli with grilled pork and egg roll. Shortly, the food... More 

Thank Mike C
Austin, Texas
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this place. I ordered the tofu rice bowl and it is bland. No taste to it at all. I couldn't even finish it because it was so tasteless. I added some sweet sauce to it for flavor but just not impressed and won't be back. Maybe I should try a noodle bowl, I really want... More 

Thank JSLoveis13
Austin, TX
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

...but still pretty good. The menu has changed and offers fewer options than it used to. I'm not so sure about the shrimp - they are probably farm-raised in Asia. But with that said, the chicken and beef dishes are fine.

Thank 2cool4theroom
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

This is pretty middle of the road Pho to my taste. Like most Pho places I've been to, the nicer and more modern it looks on the inside, the less authentic and delicious the Pho tends to be. The Pho I had was fine, but somewhat light on meat while loaded up on noodles. Can't imagine why anyone would want... More 

Thank Brian B
Austin, Texas
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

The place smelled great as soon as we opened the door and we commented on the general cleanliness. The food did not disappoint, though not fancy, everything was fresh and really worth going back for. Would recommend for family dining or quick supper out. This was a great discovery right in our neighborhood.

Thank darladenise
Austin, Texas
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180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Phonatic is essentially a sanitized version of the myriad pho/bun dives all over town. They are fast, efficient, provide generous helpings, and are very reasonably priced. A great lunch option.

Thank austex_gringo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2525 W Anderson Ln, Bldg 3, Suite 280, Austin, TX 78757-1180
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-458-8889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?