AZ Pho and Grill is located a bit South of the 202 in Gilbert. It’s a nice, summery place with a brownish interior that serves a variety of Vietnamese and Chinese food.
Word spreads about me and food blogging so my coworkers took me to this restaurant. Thanks QA Team!
Apparently, the owner went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Go mustangs.
I went here with a large group from work and because most of the cast and crew were small ladies, it was very easy for me to eat their food.
So I had their fried rice, their pho, and their bun
A good, lightly colored fried rice with big chunks of meat. Presentation could use a bit of work.
I’m not a personal fan of fried rice so I don’t like to judge it. If you’re not adventurous, this fried rice is pretty ok.
In most pho restaurants, I call this “the number 1” if you had to go to any pho restaurant and their first pho dish number has all of the meat ever, this is called “the number 1”. Like a sandwich that has “the works”, the “number 1” is the pho that has everything. This includes tripe, tendon, strips of beef, brisket and meatballs. I usually get this as the standard for evaluating pho.
Overall, their pho isn’t bad. It’s very clean and has a pure broth so if you’re a fan of that, then go for it. However, if you like pho with a lot of oil droplets on it, it’s not for you. Either way, I thought the pho was good, but it did miss a little bit of savoriness compared to others I’ve tried.
Their bun is extremely refreshing and excellent on a hot day. Just look at the picture that’s glistening in the sun! Their eggrolls are not bad, but their beef is phenomenal. Mixed in with the summary lettuce on the bottom and you have a quite satisfying dish. Maybe it was the weather, but when I ate this one, I felt a lot more joy in eating this than the pho. Maybe because I don’t eat this very often, but I think it was just a typical hot day in Phoenix and no one in their right mind eats pho at 100 degree weather. Either way, I highly recommend this dish.
Spacious. Classy with a hint of culture. The brownish-yellow atmosphere has the feeling of a luxury tiki hut. You get this uncanny valley of cultural decoration inside this restaurant.
I love the spaciousness of the place.
Nice, effective and great for a large crowd or for a party of two.
The cost of the food is a bit more expensive than your typical fare but I come from California which has their food like a dollar less than this place. But if you’re looking for a good place to take someone for lunch and have a good time, this is a good, summery place.
With a mixture of your typical Vietnamese restaurant and your typical Chinese restaurant, this place has a lot of options. The boring people will have the Chinese food and the more adventurous people will have the Vietnamese food. Go here for the Vietnamese food.
Oh, and they have a bar.
This place does the job depending on what you order in what season. I’d get Bun on a hot day and I’d get Pho on a cold day. I feel like the Chinese food here is very standard but for people who aren’t very adventurous, it does the job. If you love Vietnamese food, you’ll get your fix here.