Pho Viet, Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya

A few weeks after Atria was opened, both gNOMes finally paid a visit there. A bunch of stand alone restaurants have popped up, which means, REVIEW TIME! πŸ˜€

After the first attempt of wanting to dine in Pho Viet failed rather miserably because of the long queue (we ended up at Tokyo Ramen instead), the second attempt has finally succeeded.

We couldn’t find any Vietnamese cuisine here which resembles closely to what we had in HCMC, so any new Vietnamese joint is always welcomed.

Located on the 3rd Floor in Atria Shopping Gallery, Pho Viet dishes out a variety of Vietnamese cuisine ranging from Banh Mi, Marinated Lemongrass Pork Chop Rice to Pho. Now who is excited! πŸ˜€ Hoorah!

Iced Vietnamese Coffee with Milk [RM 7.90]

This wasn’t the best cup of Vietnamese coffee that we’ve had so far, with it being strong but a tad too harsh.

[Left to Right : Vietnamese Coffee [RM 7.90]; Avacado Milk Shake [RM 9.90]]

The avacado milk shake is a tad light, extra slices of avacado would make the drink perfect.Β A good substitute for those who aren’t up for coffee on that day.

Beef Noodle Soup [RM 17.90]

Three cheers for Vietnamese Pho! Ever since dining in Pho Quynh (Ho Chi Minh), the gNOMes have been searching for that similar taste of soup in Malaysia, but have so far been unsuccessful. This bowl of Pho was so good that the gNOMes consider it to be of Ho Chi Minh standard! One of our new favorites.

Hue Style Spicy Beef Noodle Soup [RM 17.90]

The broth of this noodle soup was very herbal and tasty. Overall a very good bowl to consume. If there was one thing the gNOMes could fault about this dish, it would only be because it wasn’t spicy enough for us.

Beef Stew with Baguette [RM 17.90]

An option to pair the beef stew with baguette or plain white rice is available. Chunks of super tender beef cooked in hot pot, soaked in well seasoned stew sauce with soft carrots. This dish just screams YUMS! So hearty, with a burst of robust flavours. Every single morsel was wiped clean. But on the other hand, the baguette wasn’t what it is supposed to be, it lacks the crunchy factor a baguette must have. This one is slightly on the softer side. But overall, no complaints from the gNOMes! πŸ˜€

Verdict : The Vietnamese food here is really good, which pretty much justifies the normal queue seen here. Perhaps it may slightly be on the pricey side, but do expect a really good meal on your table!

How to get there :

Address : T8 – T9, Third Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, 47400 Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Contact Number : +603-7731 3020

Opening Hours : 1000 hours till 2200 hours Daily.

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4 thoughts on “Pho Viet, Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya

  1. Hi! Thank you for the review. I am in the restaurant right now actually, trying to test out the Pho. Granted that I am Vietnamese, so I might be a little more critical and picky; however, I find this place is less than mediocre. The presentation of the bowl of Pho is not bad, however they got so many fundamentals wrong:
    1. The noodles used in the Pho bowl is overcooked and soggy. I don’t think it is even the right type of noodles for this soup. I ended up with more than half the noodles untouched.
    2. All the herbs were already inside the bowl when served, so they were all overcooked as well. The herbs are supposed to be kept separate so they the flavor can still be fresh when consumed.
    3. The coffee was a disaster! The drip was so fast that the hot water was only passing through the coffee versus having time to flush the flavor out. By the way, the coffee tasted like a low grade, cheap coffee off the street; not the prestigious flavor of Vietnamese coffee.
    Overall, I think this place is definitely not worth a second try. I was hoping that I’ve finally found a good place where I can go to when I miss Vietnamese food, but it turns out to be a big disappointment.

    1. Hi Oanh,

      Always nice to talk food with a Vietnamese, since you guys really know your food and are passionate about it as well. Although we don’t really know much about the noodles and how the greens are supposed to be done, we believe these adjustments may have been made to “Malaysian-ize” it (background: Malaysians in general have lesser greens as well). Although we do like the soup, we must say, as it has at least the base taste of the pho we had in HCMC.

      But yes we very strongly agree that the coffee isn’t up to expectations. Rather watered down in our opinions as well, and didn’t remind us of that taste that made us fall in love with Vietnamese coffee in HCMC.

      So far are there any Vietnamese restaurants in Malaysia that you would go for your fix? We would like to hear from u. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading and we’re sorry that it didn’t meet your expectations.

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