Papa Pho and Grill

5007 McHenry Ave, Modesto
(209) 491-4845

Recent Reviews

Isaac A.

First & foremost .. i called 10 minute before closing asking if i can dine in which was selfish of me i will admit because who really wants to stay over time ..but i was HUNGRY! & the gal had no problem at all she said sure come on in ... the pho was great! A lot of flavor ! The lumpia's were crispy without being greasy! & the spring rolls were also great .. first time here & WONT BE THE LAST .. & im always down to support a new local family business ..

Manny G.

PPAG, please change my mind..... I wanted to like this but honestly just needs a little more attention to detail. The younger waitress was very kind but the other lady, older was interrupting me from conversation about my tab and my feelings about the food. The older lady was complaining on how my waitress, the younger one. Did not ring up a few dishes the group had ordered. Rather than doing things herself she ends up ridicule my waitress. Whom by the way was the sister of the chefs. Anyways. Change my mind, so much potential in an amazing location! I'll see you all soon!

Nayeli C.

Definitely not for me. Went in today 10mi. I was craving for some phõ and this place was rarely close to me. After it opened thinking I'd beat the lunch traffic. However, my food still took 20min to be ready and this was for a take out. Menu is very limited that I had to opt for an all combo phõ over the seafood one. When I got home, my flank was all cooked (drive was less than 10min). Limited basil too. My spring rolls weren't even rolled up tight they disassembled when I tried to take a bite. Ate my food because I was hungry, but really not liking it.


After reading other reviews, just had to try! What great service. Prompt with big smiles. The food? Outstanding! The prices? Excellent! Portion control? No such thing here I'm going back for sure. Food was so delish, I ordered a to go!! You can't miss out on this wonderful little place.



Austin Tuers Gray

Good food for price, very filling with diverse selction. Friendly staff, would recommend

Cheryl V.

We went for dinner on a Wednesday, early evening. First time here, so I didn't know what to expect. The place was not very clean, the waitress was very sweet. The menu had very few items on it and really, the only thing I wanted was chicken pho. They only had seafood and beef pho. I decided on Pad Thai and my husband had bacon fried rice. The bacon fried rice was ok. The Pad Thai was not tasty at all, but I was so hungry, I ate it. The menu was severely lacking in choices so we will not be returning.

King Woo

My friends and I had dinner here five days ago after we played cards at the casino next door. I reviewed this restaurant before on Yelp and even posted pictures of our dinner but somehow Yelp deleted my original 5 Star review. I give this place five stars overall due to the food being so deliciously good and cheap, restaurant itself is so nice as well as the server. I highly recommend this place if you’re in the area. We will eat here again soon!

Richard G.

I ordered the pork chop with rice today and it was really good and fulfilling! I eat here whenever I pass through town. Tasted almost everything on their small menu and so far all delicious. Growing up eating Asian food at home all my life. I should know the difference of what authentic Asian cooking is. Their pho soup, rice plates and skewers are cooked to perfection just like my family's cooking, very tasty! This place is nice and clean with inexpensive menu prices. The server is kind and friendly too. People should just stick to whatever they are used to eating before giving a bad review. Lol.

Ricky Loveland

Amazing service and food was delicious. Plus they had the game on their TV which helps.

Nic Y.

My son and I ate here about a month ago and we can't wait to visit again! I see they've added more items to the menu-SILOGS!! Last time we had the BBQ Chicken Skewers, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Seafood Pho, Beef Pho, and Mocha smoothies. Everything that we ordered was so delicious that we ended up ordering more food to go lol! Took home some Pad Thai, Papa Fried Rice, Spring Rolls, and a lot more BBQ Skewers. Let's just say the rest of the fam was very happy with their late night treat. They devoured everything! I swear Starvin like Marvin lol! If you're in the area I highly recommend this new spot. The place is clean, the service is great, and the food is the bomb! The BBQ Chicken Skewers is one of my favorites. Whatever is in that marinade, I just can't get enough of! Another one you gotta try is the Mocha with Oreo smoothie. Just goes so well together... Their portions here are huge too, totally opposite from their prices. Ain't no skimpin on the ingredients here. Just count the Shrimp in my soup! Alota bang for your buck for sure! We'll be back soon. Hopefully with the whole fam this time out so we can share more things on the menu. Gonna order some of them Pinoy breakfast plates along with my favorite chicken!

Ghudz M.

I went here 2 times already here at Papa Pho and Grill with my husband and daughter. The first time was when we celebrated my daughters 6th month couple of weeks ago and the 2nd time was yesterday. Me and husband went here again knowing that the food is very good and gives generous amount for its cheap price. We got our order within 15 minutes which is not too bad. The pad thai is really good. The pho soup is very tasty and delicious. I love their thai tea which is my favorite drink. The place itself is really nice and welcoming. This is one of the spacious restaurant I've been to. The server is friendly and attentive. She served us well that's why we left a good amount of tip. I uploaded photos of what we ordered. We will definitely come back.

Georgia L.

I loved this placed! Service was great, the girl helping us was super kind! They didn't have much variety of Pho but we really enjoyed it here for our first time. The fried rice was really good as well. We will definitely come back.

Gio RN

Really good Asian cuisine.. I love their chicken skewers.. they also have lumpia.. I have my friend pick up food from there and I am never disappointed

Emily A.

This was my first visit to this area, I have also never tried Pho before. My boyfriend and I were hungry at 8:30 and didn't see anything good open until we stumbled across Papa Pho and Grill. We ordered one chicken skewer, one order of the mini Lumpia, an order of papa's pho, and a full order of bacon fried rice. First off I'll start with how phenomenal their packaging is. We ordered to go; they had air vents for all the food, the pho was inside a plastic bag inside the grocery bag they usually give which was awesome so it wouldn't spill all over the place. They gave us plenty of spoons and forks as well as sauce packets. The chicken skewer was so tender and juicy and you can def. tell they marinade and the flavor is so full and there. The lumpia tasted so authentic and fresh as well as the chili sauce it comes with (they give a full cup of sauce too) The bacon fried rice was quite possibly the best fried rice we have ever tasted, it has the right amount of bacon and the flavor is throughout the dish, well be coming back for this. The pho, having never tried pho we were skeptical. They supplied us with a baggie filled with various beef and onion, cilantro, mint, sprouts, noodles, jalapeño slices and a lime. We added all of these into the soup and waited a few minutes to let it all settle. Pho is absolutely amazing and so filling. Such a cute little spot and such good prices for the quality of food provided. Thanks guys!

Katherine De Sá Campos

Great food and wonderful service!

Desiree Calton

The chicken skewers are really good and only $3.00 each.

Art Sanchez

Only been open since May. I loved their BBQ Pork (really tasty) and my wife really enjoyed her Thai food.

Monica H.

First-time visit! EXCEEDED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS. I grew up in San Jose so I'm very particular about all Asian cuisine. This place is super clean. The waitress, super nice and helpful. Now to the good stuff... Pork and Chicken skewers..BOMB! BOMB! BOMB! Quality cuts of chicken and pork which were properly grilled AND FLAVORFUL. Chicken wings. Fresh and hot! Mini Lumpia, delish. I love how they took the time to package my to-go. Steam vents were cut into the containers. All sauces in the bag, without having to ask. Skewers wrapped in foil then placed in plastic bag then a styrofoam container. Definitely smuggling them into the movies, no leaks. Do yourself a favor, EAT HERE ONCE A WEEK! It's worth it.

William B

food is bland. not good. girl at front is a problem, not professional. nothing special so add this to the list of another boring vietnamese place in modesto. their menu is a bit confusing also with the American selections. do not recommend and will not go back.

Anourack K.

Driving on HWY 99 with a group of friends going to Sac for Khalid concert last Saturday! One of my buddies was hungry and randomly looked up a pho spot to eat. But anyways yelp took us here and everyone enjoyed the food!!! The burger was delicious with homemade buns I think. The patty was juicy and packed with a lot of favors!! The pork skewers were also amazing with a side of rice. The pork was also juicy and savory! Overall great place and I would definitely eat there often if I was a local.

Nes Espinoza

Best broth I've had in Modesto. Friendly service. Thank you.

Sean Werle

Nice spot. Delicious pad thai and the Thai iced tea is of course like dessert.

Sara W.

Very yummy tasting food, fast service, and friendly environment! Got seafood Pho, Pork lumpia, two Thai teas, and a huge plate of pork fried rice for just 30$! It was a great experience for a last minute decision on dinner when we were craving yummy Pho. The waitress was a girl who was super sweet and helpful when asked what then fish balls in the pho were! Good price for a lot of food that was ordered and the Thai tea was so fresh and yummy, and close to home for easy access. So excited to come back and try the burgers! I can't wait to come back!

Justin Linares

Great service, great, flavorful food, and great pricing.

Krystel L.

My coworkers and I went to try this place out for lunch. I feel like compared to other pho restaurants I've been to, this place had a little less food options to choose from... the menu seemed a bit light. That wasn't a problem for me... just an observation. With that said, I ordered the grilled pork dish that comes with rice and it was delicious! The marinade on the meat is so tasty. And the meat was cooked perfectly tender. I wish I took a photo. Next time I will as I want to go back after reading reviews of the lumpia and fried chicken. I also had a Thai iced tea. Even asking for it to be a little less sweet, it still seemed too sweet for me. But not bad. We sat in the front area, so we had the view of cars going by on McHenry. The front room looks like it used to be a bar. There's one TV set up over the bar for your entertainment. Service was quick and polite. The price seemed like a really good value too. Definitely excited to try other things and to get the grilled pork again.

Hollie G.

This place is a joke. When you call them it goes to voicemail and then every time some immature sounding girl answers the phone and the connection is HORRIBLE. She fucked up my entire order either because she's dumb or the phone connection, I'm not sure which? I asked for the chicken plate and they gave me red meat, which I DO NOT eat. Their egg rolls are previously frozen and taste like such....trash. There is a good food crisis in Modesto and this place is NOT helping the situation. Also, a Vietnamese place shouldn't have pad Thai (a Thai dish) or fucking burgers....what?! Try just making good Vietnamese food first because you don't even have that down. Update: woke up with the shits the next day. That's all I have to say.

Sandrine C.

WOW! This place rocks! Just ate here tonight and the food was amazing. The lumpia were hot, delicate and crisp; the fried chicken wings were CRISPY, tender, and soooo tasty; the boneless pork was grilled to perfection; the Pho was simply elegant and delicate, not too salty (like some places in town); and the Thai iced tea was purrfect! The place was clean as can be, the food came quickly, and was very hot and fresh. Our Ethereal and Diaphanous serving nymph (Franchesca!!!) was an attentive and angelic delight throughout our meal, never letting our water glasses go empty and making sure that we were very happy AND she has so much FLAIR!

JasIn X.

This is my 2nd time coming here I tried the beef pho and pad first time like last week ago I think. Now I'm trying the papa fried rice and seafood pho is good. Anyone in the area check it out.

Anthony T.

So my wife and I decided to stop at this new spot that just opened, Papa Pho on McHenry. I ofcourse had my doubts. My wife on the other hand is an optimist her 4 it. I will say I was pleasantly surprised. The food was good and the prices were reasonable so we ordered a few different things. The chicken wings were great, the chicken skewers were absolutely spectacular and the mini lumpia was good to. We also had Pad Thai, spring rolls and egg rolls. The menu is small but it's a great inexpensive tasty date night bite stop. The owners are so friendly and determined to succeed. Shout out to Francesca & Ricky. So stop by give it a try. I know we'll be back this weekend.

Tosha F.

Had a great first pad thai experience at this restaurant. Great food for the price. Extremely attentive service. Great job, and continued success.

Justin L.

Wanted to check this place out and give it a try for it being a fairly new restaurant at this time. I ordered the combo fried rice, the fried chicken, along with a taro smoothie. The food was spectacular and did not disappoint whatsoever, the combo fried rice was very flavorful, the fried chicken was nice and crispy, and their smoothies do not disappoint. The menu is priced very well, the restaurant is clean and simple with great service. The workers there are very polite and "down to earth", and really care for their customer's satisfaction. Ordering my food did not take long at all, and the food came out at a decent time with great quality and quantity. My experience at this new restaurant was great overall, and I look forward to my next visit. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you're in the area! The only Con I have is that I forgot to take pictures of my food! Next time.

Money M.

Drove passed the Card Room today and noticed a New Pho Spot. So, I had to come in and check it out. Loved the Pho! I love me some bone broth and it hit the spot. This is my new, go to spot in Modesto. We also had the fried chicken wings, they were friggin' delicious. I almost wanted to check to see if my pops was back there frying them bad boys cuz it took me back. The Papa Fried Rice is amazing! Bacon and hot dog fried rice it was ono (delicious). So far, it's the best I've had at any restaurant. If you're on the go and no time to dine in, I would definitely grab this for to go and the wings. I believe they had bbq sticks too which I will try next time I'm in cuz who doesn't love meat on a stick. My wife also had the pad thai and she loved it along with the pork lumpiang shanghai. Whenever pad thai is on the menu she could never pass it up and she devoured it. The food is amazing and the service is great! No long wait time and the server is very friendly. Very clean restaurant and they also have a bigger dining room in the back for bigger parties. My wife and I will definitely be back.

Aaron B.

Return visit with friends food was great ordered the same dishes pho and papa pho fried rice enjoyed it allot there teas are also very good can't say enough about the service very attentive and courteous place is very clean and nice decor open later then most this is a plus

Annette L.

This place has great food, great service , delicious meals fulfilling too always a smile on workers faces

Lisa F.

This place is Pho-nomenal! The service is top notch, we were cheerfully greeted and the server was very attentive. The pork skewer was tender and flavorful. The egg rolls were generously sized, crunchy rolls of goodness. The Papa Pho was herbaceous and filling. I'm excited to return for the burger which looked amazing! Lots of bang for your hard earned buck

Makenna Kardos

Amazing place to eat! Really nice staff especially the server Lexi, she is super friendly and great! My new favorite place!