Pho 79

2 recent ratings
$$ • Vietnamese Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pho, Soup
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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723 W 21st St
Norfolk, VA 23517

Most Recent Reviews


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I was really craving some pho so I called them to ask if they had gluten free options based on the mixed reviews on here. The guy who answered said “I don’t know if we do. I’m very busy. Bye bye” and hung up the phone. When I called back they didn’t answer. The fact that they couldn’t even answer the question or have basic customer service skills makes me not trust their ability to make me a safe meal, nor do I want to give my money to them.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Not safe for anyone with celiac! I talked to the manager and they told me that, due to their cross contamination, it would not be safe to order there. They use the same water to boil gluten containing ingredients and gluten free noodles

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Their pho is very good and the staff is kind. You should try their boba drinks, I personally recommend the lychee boba.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Pho
  • Soup

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Vietnamese

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Celiac

Boba is gluten free! Give it a try when eating here.

2 years ago

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Celiac

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I'm a very sensitive celiac and eat pho here often. Staff is very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I called and verified that the broth they use is NOT gluten free

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Overall Rating

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The staff told me that everything on their menu had gluten except for the spring rolls

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I wish that I had the experiences that the previous commenters have. Each time I have ordered from this place, I have been made to feel like an annoyance for requesting my meal to be gluten free. Three times so far, I have ended up having reactions. Today was the worst reaction of them all. The girl who always takes my order (you'll know her by her inability to smile or be nice, ever) could care less whether or not my food is or isn't gluten free, and I will no longer be gambling with my health by eating here.

I gave it two stars because the woman who works here, possibly the owner, was so kind and helpful the first few times I had gone there, and the food is delicious. When she is not present, however, my food gets contaminated and tries to kill me. Sorry, lady. Please teach your staff about food safety.

Celiac friendly?

No

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