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A HISTORY OF PHO79

 

What is Pho?

Pho, pronounced "fuh", is a delicious and filling beef noodle soup that originated from northern Vietnam. It is served in a bowl filled with white noodles, thin cuts of beef, slices of white and green onions, and a hot clear beef broth.

Each pho bowl is served with a side of bean sprouts, basil leaves, sea-saw leaves, hot peppers, and lime wedges which allows you to adjust your soup's flavor.

 

The "Pho"mily

Proudly serving the Denver, Westminster, and Aurora area.

Pho79 is a family-owned-and-operated Vietnamese restaurant. Pho79 is a Vietnamese restaurant that has been in business for almost 15 years. With our fabulous decorations and friendly staff, you will feel right at home as you enjoy our pho soup and specialty menu of Vietnamese food. Treat yourself to authentic Vietnamese food at one of our locations today!

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MENU

DELICIOUS "PHO" SURE

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Appetizers

Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Goi Cuon) - $3.95

Delicate rice paper rolled around shrimp, pork, lettuce, and rice vermicelli. Served chilled with a peanut dipping sauce topped with crushed peanuts.

Vietnamese Eggrolls (Cha Gio) - $4.50

(2) A combination of Shiitake mushrooms, clear rice vermicelli, pork, chunks of carrots and onions wrapped in a crispy wonton roll. Served with a bed of white rice vermicelli, lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumbers, shredded carrots, with a side of our homemade fish sauce.

Vegetarian Summer Rolls (Goi Cuon Chay) - $3.95

Delicate rice paper rolled around grilled tofu, lettuce, and rice vermicelli. Served chilled with a peanut dipping sauce topped with crushed peanuts.

 

Specialties

Vegetarian Vermicelli Bowl (Bun Chay) - $6.95

A mixture of shredded lettuce, cucumbers, bean sprouts, mint leaves and cilantro. Topped with white rice vermicelli and stir-fried vegetables and tofu. Served with Soy sauce.

Vermicelli Bowl (Bun Heo/Bo/Ga/Tom Nuong) - $6.95

A mixture of shredded lettuce, cucumbers, bean sprouts, mint leaves and cilantro. Topped with white rice vermicelli and your choice of grilled pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp. Served with a side of our homemade fish sauce.

Combination Vermicelli Bowl (Bun Dac Biet) - $8.95

A mixture of shredded lettuce, cucumbers, bean sprouts, mint leaves and cilantro. topped with white rice vermicelli and a combination of grilled shrimp, pork, beef, and Vietnamese eggrolls. Served with a side of our homemade fish sauce.

Rice Platter (Com Heo/Bo/Ha/Tom nuong) - $6.95

Your choice of grilled pork, grilled chicken, grilled beef, or grilled shrimp. Served with white rice, vegetables, and our homemade fish sauce.

Vietnamese Crepes (Banh Xeo) - $8.95

Savory Vietnamese crepes made out of rice flour coconut milk and are pan-fried and stuffed with pork, shrimp, onions, and bean sprouts. Wrapped with lettuce, mint leaves, and other herbs. Served with our homemade fish sauce.

Bun Bo Hue - $8.95

A spicy Vietnamese beef soup with lemongrass flavor. Served in a bowl filled with thick rice noodles, slices of marinated beef shank, a slice of pork hock, and Hue pork sausages in a spicy broth. Served with lime wedges, cilantro sprigs, and thinly sliced banana blossom and shredded cabbage.

Eggroll Bowl (Bun Cha Gio) - $6.95

A mixture of shredded lettuce, cucumbers, bean sprouts, mint leaves and cilantro. Topped with white rice vermicelli and our Vietnamese egg-rolls. Served with a side of our homemade fish sauce.

Rice Combination (Com Dac Biet) - $8.95

A combination of grilled pork, beef, shrimp, and Vietnamese eggrolls. Served with white rice, shredded carrots, cilantro, lettuce, cucumbers, and our homemade fish sauce.

 

Dessert

Non-Alcoholic Daiquiris - $3.50

Strawberry, Avocado, Jackfruit, Durian, Soursop, Pina Colada

Three Colors Pudding (Che) - $3.50

A sweet and delectable three-layered pudding. Included red beans, yellow Mung bean paste, and green tapioca. Topped with ice, sugar syrup, and coconut milk.

BOBA - $4.00

Milk Teas: Papaya, Mocha, Coconut, Taro, Green Tea, Black Tea, Thai Tea, Honeydew

Blended Fruit Juice: Lychee, Mango, Passion fruit, Kiwi, Strawberry

Non-Alcoholic Daiquiris: Strawberry, Avocado, Jackfruit, Durian, Soursop, Pina Colada

 

Pho

Small - $5.95 | Medium - $6.75 | Large - $7.25
Extra (Them) - $1.50 | Take-Out (Mang Di) - $0.35

*Please note that the prices at the Downtown location are different.

# 1 - Meatballs (Bo vien)

# 2 - Rare steak (Tai)

# 3 - Rare steak (Tai)
- Tripe (Sach)

# 4 - Rare steak (Tai)
- Tendon (Gan)

# 5 - Rare steak (Tai)
- Well-done flank (Nam)

# 6 - Rare steak (Tai)
- Well-done brisket (Chin)

# 7 - Well-done brisket (Chin)
- Well-done flank (Nam)

# 8 - Rare steak (Tai)
- Well-done flank (Nam)
- Fat brisket (Gau)
- Tendon (Gan)
- Tripe (Sach)

# 9 - Well-done brisket (Chin)
- Well-done flank (Nam)
- Fat brisket (Gau)
- Tendon (Gan)
- Tripe (Sach)

# 10 - Shrimp (Tom)

# 11 - Pho Tofu (Tofu)

# 12 - Tai (Rare steak)
- Nam (Well-done flank)
- Gan (Tendon)
- Sach (Tripe)

# 13 - Rare steak (Tai)
- Tendon (Gan)
- Well-done flank (Nam)

# 14 - Rare Steak (Tai)
- Well-done flank (Nam)
- Tripe (Sach)

# 15 - Noodles Only (Pho Khong)

# 16 - Chicken (Ga)

 

Beverages

Fresh Lemonade (Da Chanh) - $2.95

Soda Lemonade (Soda Chanh) - $3.50

Salty Vietnamese Lemonade (Chanh Muoi) - $2.95

A refreshing beverage made from chunks of salty brined limes. Mixed with sugar, water, and ice.

Soda Chanh Muoi - $3.50

Our salty Vietnamese lemonade served with soda water.

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice (Cam Vat) - $2.95

Assorted Soft Drinks (Nuoc Ngot) - $1.49

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Slice, Dr. Pepper and Unsweetened Iced Tea

Thai tea (Tra Thai) - $2.95

Vietnamese Coffee (Cafe Sua Da) - $3.50

Hot or iced

Espresso Black Coffee (Cafe Den) - $3.50

Hot or iced

Egg Milk Soda (Soda Sua Hot Ga) - $3.50

A sweetened beverage made from condensed milk, egg yolks, and soda water mixed together with ice.

Coconut Juice (Dua Tuoi) - $3.50

With slices of coconut meat

Freshly Brewed Hot Tea (Tra Nong) - $0.95

Soybean Milk (Sua Dau Nanh) - $2.95

Lemon Iced Tea (Tra Da Chanh) - $2.95

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BUZZ

THE WORD AROUND COLORADO

 

AWARDS

TOP OF THE TOWN

5280 The Denver Magazine

BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

Denver Dining Guide 2006

BEST OF 2007: BEST REALLY INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST

Some people are willing to take a chance on unfamiliar cuisines at dinner, some will risk it at midday. But for Denver's true gastronauts, breakfast is when you earn your stripes. And there's no better (or more delicious) international wake-up call than Pho 79. At any time of the day, the only thing on the menu is pho -- but there are three sizes (the small is huge, the large big enough for a family) and countless DIY options (from simple meatballs and flank steak to the stronger and tastier tripe and tendon), and the tangled jungle of basil, lime, chiles and sprouts that comes with every order is all you need to construct the perfect breakfast. Throw in a tall glass of iced Vietnamese coffee that's like the second cousin of nitromethane, and you'll never look at a plate of eggs and bacon the same way again."

Denver Westword Restaurant Guide

BEST OF 2006: BEST ASIAN BREAKFAST

"Soup is good food -- especially for breakfast -- and there's no better place to start slurping than Pho 79. There are three local links in this short Vietnamese chain, and any of them is an ideal spot for an eye-opening bowl of hot pho and a cool glass of coffee that delivers like a fix of crystal meth. Our favorite outlet, though, is Aurora's Pho 79, which is cramped, bunkerish and full at nearly all hours with neighbors and wanderers, Vietnamese families and solo adventurers. At the start of each day, servers prepare dozens, maybe hundreds of coffee setups on sheet trays that are kept in a service area just off the kitchen, then devote the rest of their energy to making wonderful pho, the only other thing the restaurant serves, in all its variations, from squeaky meatball bo vien to the more esoteric tripe and tendon options"

Denver Westword Restaurant Guide

BEST OF 2005: BEST BREAKFAST SOUP

"Pho -- that beef-broth-and-rice-noodle soup that's the most ubiquitous offering in Vietnamese cuisine -- is always eaten for breakfast. It's always eaten for lunch, too, and dinner on the streets of Da Nang, and as a midnight snack by drunken scooter kids in Saigon trying to sober up for the long ride home. But as a breakfast dish, pho is unsurpassed, and no one in town does it better than Pho 79. With one broth and a million different combinations of meats, herbs, spices and noodles, breakfast at Pho 79 can be a never-ending journey through the flavors of the Far East. But by nine in the morning, the Aurora outlet, at least, can be so packed full of hungry neighbors coming from the Japanese-Korean-Viet-Thai neighborhoods surrounding Havana Street that there's no space left for the casual culinary tourists."

Denver Westword Restaurant Guide

BEST OF 2005: BEST VIETNAMESE COFFEE

"When you order Vietnamese coffee at Pho 79, the waiter warns you that it's strong. When he brings it to the table, he warns you again that the house makes it powerful, and to be careful. And after waiting for the peaceful drip-drip-drip of the tin filter to finish and the hot coffee to bleed down through the ice to the layer of sweetened, condensed milk on the bottom of the glass, you taste it and know that the waiter had only your best interests in mind. This stuff is like drinking sweet, coffee-flavored crack: It's addictive, it's cheap, and one glass will pin your eyelids back to the top of your head for twelve hours. So take your waiter's advice and be careful: This stuff ain't for amateurs."

Denver Westword Restaurant Guide

 

REVIEWS

"One of the original houses of pho in town, Pho 79 was serving pho before it was hip. The Vietnamese soup is quietly elbowing its way into the mainstream of American-ethnic cuisine (like chow mein and sushi before it), but when the first location of this local chain opened up on S. Federal in 1996, pho (pronounced "fuh") wasn't as commonly known among non-Vietnamese. Pho 79 quickly built a following with the neighborhood's big Vietnamese community -- a good sign for any ethnic restaurant's degree of authenticity. Over the years, the large, high-ceilinged dining room has remained busy but become increasingly more diverse as pho earns a larger pho-anbase. Soon, 79 expanded to locations in Westminster and Aurora. For the uninphormed: Pho is an often clear broth that's prepared by simmering chicken or beef bones for the better part of a day, and then combined with herbs, spices, vegetables and noodles. The soup has a relatively short history even in its own country. It was first developed in the early 1800s, incorporating French and Chinese influences, but didn't become widely popular in Vietnam until 1954. Pho 79 serves 16 varieties of the soup, including versions made with chicken, steak and meatballs."

Konstantine Simakis of AOL Local.

"Lunch is busy, dinner can be worse, so breakfast may be the time to try the bunkerish Pho 79. All they do here is pho -- the slow-cooked broth-and-noodle soup served in shacks and noodle houses all over Vietnam -- with about a dozen different varieties on the menu. Strange as it may seem to get a big heaping bowl of rice noodles and beef tripe at nine in the morning, it can become a habit. And it’s certain that you won’t leave Pho 79 hungry."

Denver Westword Restaurant Guide

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Locations

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Denver

Address
781 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219

PHONE NUMBER
(303) 922 - 2930

MONDAY - SUNDAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Westminster

Address
3049 W. 74th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

PHONE NUMBER
(303) 412 - 0428

MONDAY - SUNDAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Downtown Denver

Address
1600 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80202

PHONE NUMBER
(303) 825 - 3137

SUNDAY - FRIDAY
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

SATURDAY
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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