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Pho Golden Bowl
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

A family favorite of ours! There is much variety on the menu but I usually order one of the noodle soups with chicken & shrimp. Also love the fresh shrimp spring rolls. Kids favorite is the Pad Thai! We always leave full and happy!

Thank Gayla M
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

shrimp phu soup
spicy if you like
fresh bean sproiuts cheap for 2

Thank tsbails1
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

The food is fresh. fresh cilantro, basil, jalapeños. The portions are huge, and it is delicious. restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly. a new favorite!

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Thank HeidiO2
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

First of all, you have to remember you're in Decatur IL, which is steeped in blue-collar union folk who must know very little about food since what we have here in spades is buffets filled with beef stew and mashed potatoes....

So with that said, there is a Vietnamese place here! Fantastic! And it has a modest menu of fresh absolutely delicious fresh Vietnamese food with its noodle soup base adorned with fresh onions, cucumbers, chopped peanuts, sprouts, cilantro, and peppers, with tasty bits of pork, shrimp and other delectables.

Find it a bit bland? Add some Sriracha sauce or call for some authentic pepper paste from the kitchen.

And then there are the spring rolls! Noodles with pork and fresh vegetables wrapped in a rice noodle wrap. Dip them in the peanut sauce/peanuts and hot sauce and you are in gastronomic heaven.

And the iced tea is a marvelous blend of their own which has a mild woody astringent that is wonderful and that my wife and I have never tasted before.

Now the room is functional, kitchy, overlit, prone to cold blasts when the front door opens, so this is definitely not fine dining. But it isn't pretending to be. If you just want great vietnamese food in Decatur IL, you have to try it. It's delicious, and a regular stop for the two of us.

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Thank mcconthebus
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