Looking for a new pho spot to try in Richmond, we headed over to Pho An Nam which is located on No. 3 Road. It’s just a block down from another competitor, Pho Lan. There is an abundance of free parking at the back, which is always a plus!
The outside looked quite dingy, but we were surprised how clean and nice the interior was for a pho shop. Hardwood flooring was also an interesting touch for a restaurant.
All pho comes with a plate of bean sprouts.
An Nam Special Mixed Beef with Rice Noodle Soup
All three of us ended up getting the same noodle soup, which was the An Nam Special Mixed Beef with Rice Noodle Soup (or Pho Dac Biet). We all got a bowl of small, and it’s a tad pricey at $8 compared to other pho spots. The bowl of noodles was also noticeably small. However, the broth was delicious and we all agreed it is one of the top in Richmond. It’s interesting to note that they put a lot of pepper on the top, but I didn’t mind it. Loved the broth and you get a good amount of beef, beef balls, tripe, tendons, etc.
– Pho broth is delicious and didn’t taste like MSG
– Surprisingly decent and clean ambiance
– More expensive than most pho joints
– Don’t expect much service as usual
Price Range: $10
1: Terrible 2: Poor 3: Average 4: Good 5: Excellent
Food: 4 Service: 2 Ambiance: 2.5 Parking: 4 Overall: 3.5