Pho Tai restaurant in Safeway Plaza

Monday, January 23, 2012

Next to JoAnn Fabric in Safeway Plaza 155th and Aurora

By Kathy and Bob Plant

My husband and I are always on the lookout for a good bowl of pho, a vietnamese rice noodle soup. Recently in our travels around Shoreline we discovered Pho tai, a small restaurant hidden just south of Joann Fabrics in the little strip mall below Safeway on 155th and Aurora. 

Vermicelli noodle salad bowl at Pho tai
Photo by Kathy/Bob Plant

Their pho is consistently delicious and topped with sliced onions, thai basil, sprouts, cilantro, and your choice of various cuts of meat or tofu. The vegetables are always fresh and the flavor of the broth is heavenly. Their pho comes in three sizes ranging from $4.99 to $6.99.

The interior is clean and quiet
Photo by Bob/Kathy Plant

Pho tai is clean, comfortable, and has plenty of seating. It is not fancy. I would avoid the benches on one side of the restaurant if you are planning on a leisurely meal as they are a little firm for those used to cushions. It is a great place for conversation around a good meal as there is no background music. The service is friendly, consistent, and helpful. We have been there at least four times in the last month and each time have had the same waitress and cook. Each meal is prepared individually so comes to the table hot and attractively arranged.

Spring roll in peanut sauce
Photo by Bob/Kathy Plant
Banh Mi Thit Heo
BBQ Pork Sandwich at Pho tai
Photo by Kathy/Bob Plant

Pho tai has a full vietnamese menu. We can also recommend the vermicelli noodle salad and the vietnamese sandwiches. If you have never had a vietnamese sandwich, you are missing a real treat. Flavorful vegetables and meat served inside a crunchy fresh french roll.

Pho Tai 
Vietnamese Cuisine and Teriyaki
15210 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133

Corrected and Updated 12-29-2012 11:22am


Frank Kleyn,  January 23, 2012 at 6:32 AM  

YES! Thank you.

Anonymous,  February 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM  

Tried this place out the other night. The non-pho items were really really greasy. Rather still go to Pho Than brothers for pho too.

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