2525 W Anderson Ln
Bldg 3, Ste 280
Austin, TX 78757
I used to live 5 minutes away from my favorite pho restaurant, Pho Dan. They not only have awesome pho but the best spring rolls I’ve had in Austin. They practically taste exactly like my mom’s. Unfortunately, the drive to Pho Dan is a longer ways for me now and I have only been able to make the trek a handful of times since I’ve moved further south in August. This past week I found a couple of really good pho places just 10 minutes away in the Far West Area, one of them being the new PhoNatic.
PhoNatic opened just a few months ago and is located in the Walmart shopping center on Anderson Lane. I drove by during lunch hours once and noticed the line is just out the door. I went for an early dinner on a weekday and it was a pretty peaceful dinner. It’s the first pho restaurant I’ve been to that has a self-serve condiment station which I think is pretty innovative. You order at the counter, get assigned a number, and seat yourself. My friend Brittany and I gorged out on three appetizers in addition to our bowls of pho. We tried the spring rolls, egg rolls, and banh mi sliders.
Spring rolls, $3.50; banh mi sliders, $5.95
The spring rolls were good (I still much prefer Pho Dan’s), the egg rolls were a delight, but the star of the appetziers were the banh mi sliders, grilled pork, pickled carrots and daikon, jalapenos, and cilantro served between steamed buns. Definitely treat yourself to these sliders if you make it to PhoNatic!
Egg rolls, $2.95
Regular Sized Pho Cin, $5.95
My pho of choice is always the Pho Chin. That’s pho with lean brisket. This bowl of pho passed my three metric test: Clarity and flavor broth, tender meat, and noodle texture. This bowl of pho was excellent! Also, the regular size portion and pricing is a pho–nom-enal deal.
Guys, PhoNatic won me over.
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