Pho 2000 is a small restaurant chain found in several areas around Vietnam.
Bill Clinton ate here and it’s their main pulling point. There are only a handful of items on the menu. There’s pho (noodles), rice, and rolls.
The servings were large–for someone who comes from the Philippines, anyway. If I’d compare it to the size of a serving in the US, then the servings would be normal sized. That being the case, I wasn’t even able to eat half of mine.
All in all, it was just an okay place. The drinks were pretty expensive (18,000 VND for a can of coke) but the price for the food was worth it. My chicken pho cost around 50,000 VND (roughly 2.50 USD | PHP100), and for the size it was great. There was a lot of chicken meat, noodles and vegetables, so you aren’t just paying for broth.
TOURIST TIP: They put wet towels in front of you before you eat. If you open those, you pay for them. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS. Some restaurants try to one-up the tourists by including the napkins in the bill (it’s around 2,000 VND each). If you didn’t use the towels, just show them you didn’t and they’ll subtract it from your receipt. This restaurant was smart enough to check if we used the towels first before billing us so we had no problems. But other places we ate in (such as the one in Ben Tanh night market and Rat Hue along Le Loi St) billed us for the napkins we didn’t use. A tour guide who was eating next to us in Ben Tanh told us it was common practice for them to try and overcharge you first.