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Pho Xe Tang
Pho Xe Tang

Pho Xe Tang

9.58 reviews
$$$$
Vietnamese
Ranked #82 in Chicago restaurants
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4953-55 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-2253
https://www.tank-noodle.com/
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Vietnamese, Chinese, Asian. Breakfast, lunch, dinner: Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. Closed Wednesday.Tank Noodle, which recently moved into a larger space around the corner from its old Argyle ... Read more
Street location, offers a long menu of low-priced Vietnamese treats and a few Chinese dishes.You'd swear they've got a sushi chef trapped in the kitchen, though: dishes are presented with fussy attention to color and arrangement, and rarely do vegetables, meat, or noodles seem over- or undercooked.For the price, the ingredients are luxurious -- at $6, the rice noodle soup with combination seafood (menu item 68) came with perfectly browned garlic and a nice mix of seafood, including real crab (a few leg pieces were still in the shell).And although there isn't quite the assortment of hot sauces you think you'll want when you sit down, when your pungent dish arrives you realize there's no need to drown it in spice. My favorite so far is item 203, marinated squid stir-fried with assorted vegetables; the plump sea monsters are cooked to a silken texture in a light sauce and mixed prettily with multicolored bell peppers.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois

The pho soup overall is better than most but could find cheaper. Rather trendy atmosphere, given the music choice..

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Chicago's best Vietnamese restaurant! Despite the giant menu, it is difficult to venture away from their generous bowl of pho. Their broth for pho is so comforting. The bahn mi selection is great and is made with the perfect bread -- I want to use that for all kinds of sandwiches! The catfish in clay pot dish is also addicting.

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Local from Denver, CO

Hands down the best pho and bahn mis in the city, no frills, this Argyle institution is getting a bit too well known for it's own good.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois

Come here for the best pho in Chicago. Make sure you order an extra large and byob!

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

this place is like home.

it's cheap, i can drink a lot of wine (that i bring from home!), and it's good to have a good time and share dishes with friends. service is friendly (and they speak with me in vietnamese!) and fast.

appetizer go-tos are the spring rolls, egg rolls, and the vietnamese crepe.
pho is amazing! if you want to venture out and try other things similar - mi is egg noodles, which are just as good! the broth here is so good, you smell like authentic pho when you leave. which for me, i like that as my musk. grab some bubble tea when you leave, or maybe a banh mi sandwhich to toast for lunch tomorrow.

there's always a crowd at anytime so expect to wait a bit or share your table. there's people of all kinds that venture here so it's fun to make friends too!

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Local from Chicago

Busy, bustling, friendly. Love the fresh basil, lemon grass, mint mixed with fish/meat. Known for Pho but LOVE the vermicelli noodle dishes. BYOB

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