2533 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Ordered the shrimp spring rolls. The casing was chewy and the rolls were bigger than anything stuffed with lettuce that you can hardly taste anything else. The pho we received was very cold, the taste was ok. Just very cold which not good for pho. The rest of what we ordered tasted somewhat Chinese non of it has anything VietnameseMe ordered the papaya salad but we were surprised to get a shrimp salad instead. With shrimps slices in 3's sideways. So you end up with 5 slices of ONE shrimp. It's not the worst in the world. It's ok if you're hungry.
The price is a bit on the high side for the quality of food, but it is the fact of life during the pandemic time, in order for the business to survive with fewer customers and lower traffic. We ordered the BBQ chicken rice plate, and the chicken was really dry and not tender. Food aside, I commend the staff for being nice and very courteous. So for this reason alone, I will continue to support the business of this establishment.
I've gotten pho and bun bo hue from this place and I have to say, both tasted great! I got take out for both.Pho - rich broth with a good amount of meatBun bo hue - great spicy broth. They didn't include the typical bun bo hue vegetable toppings except the bean sprouts, but I digress
This was alright Pho. I ordered the Combo Pho w flank steak, tendon, tripe, beef meatballs, brisket w the usual accoutrements (bean sprouts, Thai basil leaves, jalapeño, sriracha, hoisin) on the side of course, and honestly it was basic. The noodles stuck to each other, which I boiled separately & added oil, but they were still really sticky. The main thing for me was that the broth lacked depth. I did appreciate that it arrived still hot af. And their tendon was super soft! Probably the highlight of the meal for me.
Great Pho & Great Owners!The owners are so friendly and attentive, and the pho really just hits you with warmth! I ordered #11 with fishballs... mmmm... so good.I also ordered shrimp rolls on the side, honestly the best shrimp roll I've had. So fresh and crunchy!Parking is pretty easy to find. Theres couple of spots infront of the store.Currently they're doing take outs and doordash in this COVID season.I'd definitely come back!!
Pretty good pho! On a busy street it gets a lot of student clientele
They have some terrific vegetarian pho. One of the rare vegetarian pho dishes that can actually fill me up.
#29....... Very Good!!! Very Good!! The citrus pepper sauce is crazy good. Love the service..... bought lunch for my employees ... now they love it too
Placed an order for Pho K&K through UberEats for dinner. While the order was prepared quickly and arrived pretty fast, we were quite surprised when my gf dumped out the Pho into a bowl to find slices of raw pork thrown into the mix. What's worse, they didn't even bother to remove the wax paper separating the slices before dumping it into the food. We ordered the Pho Dac Biet for our pho, which was the combination with meatballs. On the surface, the quantity seems quite generous. However, once all the contents were removed from their respective containers, literally 90% of the dish was just rice noodles. There were a few slices of beef as expected, a few tendons, and two measly meatballs. We also ordered the Gui Con Rolls (steamed shrimp wrapped in rice paper) and Com Thit Nuong (grilled pork over rice) which thankfully we did not have any quality control issues with. With so many other Vietnamese dining options nearby, I would give a hard pass for Pho K&K.
They're open during the shelter in place order. They have a great system worked out. You just walk up to the door where they have your order ready and you just put your credit card in and that's it. They also have a bottle of hand sanitizer that you can get a pump of the good stuff with after briefly touching the credit card machine. The way they package the takeout has been really great as well. And the food's been great! I'm relaxing being vegetarian during this time to support local businesses and the pho and spring rolls here are worth it. Looking forward to getting take out here once a week, hope these folks pull through. They're great folks.
Pho K&K is one of the few Pho restaurants on Southside that is consistent in food quality and customer service. I visited last week after having a craving for something warm to combat my slight cold. I arrived around 6:00pm and was seated immediately. After scouring the menu, I decided to order the beef noodle soup. It came with several slices of rare beef, some beef balls, rice noodles, mint, and beansprouts. Overall, the beef noodle soup did the trick! The broth was extremely flavorful and wasn't too salty. I could tell that it was all natural and did not contain too much msg. As for the beef, the meat almost melts in your mouth, which allows for an easier time absorbing the flavor. Last but not least, the rice noodles were phenomenal and had the same texture throughout. Overall, I would recommend people to check out Pho K&K if they have not done so already. Here are some quick things to note: - Take out here is really quick, so it is pretty convenient if you are in a hurry - There is a lot of sitting, so don't worry about having to wait - Customer service is great
Good soup on a gloomy day. I had the Pho Tom with shrimp in a chicken broth. It's light and tasty and with the noodles you're left feeling just right. Will have to return soon to taste other varieties of pho.
To be honest, the beef pho and the chicken pho were fine. Not the best pho I’ve had, nor the worst. Prices are a little steep considering the amount of meat and size of the bowls. Spring Rolls over priced. Ambiance is typical Vietnamese restaurant. Bathroom was clean.
The won Ton soup with egg noodles was really good !! I loved the spring rolls also very good. Great customer service. Will be back !!!
Every single time I've been here, it was because a friend wanted some company while she ate. Have always been able to grab a table since this place never really fills up. Pho K & K was a block from where she lived so she frequency came by for food. Either dining in or for take out, she was most definitely a fan. I always go with the #8 Pho Dac Biet (combination pho) when I'm here. It's really my go to order whenever I get any pho restaurants in general. The first time I came to Pho K & K, I didn't expect much because I just didn't really trust Berkeley pho. But after my first bite, I was pleasantly surprised with how this bowl of noodles tasted. Finally able to understand why my friend came here so often. I'm used to larger portions of meat from past experiences at other pho restaurants, but still satisfied with what is included. Not a place I would suggest going to myself but if my friends wanted to grab a bite here, I wouldn't say no. The staff does their job, about it. They take your order, bring you your food, refill your water, and hands you the check. Very reminiscent to all the other pho restaurants I have been to so no complaint from me. Tl;dr: didn't expect much from Berkeley pho but this place exceeded my expectations.
2533 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704