Phat Pho is another quality restaurant from the Abaca Group, a reputable company behind some of the must-go resorts and dining spots found in Cebu (and even in other parts of the country); particularly A Cafe, Maya Mexican Restaurant, and Tavolata. Classic Vietnamese flavors and ingredients are what you will find in Phat Pho's Vietnamese menu. According to Abaca's website, the restaurant is a “street style noddle shop with casual counter style quick service in a hip environment”. It is known for its rich and flavorful broths, sauces, and toppings.
This Vietnamese restaurant currently has 2 branches in Cebu namely, Crossroads in Banilad and Robinsons Cybergate near Fuente Circle, with an estimated capacity of about less than 30 pax. The interior is composed of few tables and a common counter that everyone can share and where they can enjoy an interesting view of the chef and the open kitchen. Some of the tasty specialties that can be eaten here are the following:
- Vegetarian Salad (Php185)
- Chilled Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls (Php185)
- Special Noodle Soup Pho (Php365)
Know though that prices may change without prior notice. For a full menu, you may check out their official FB page. Roughly, 500 pesos per head will be an ideal budget when dining here.
Phat Pho doesn't take reservations and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Their operating hours for lunch fall from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, while dinner's from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on weekdays and up to 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. For more details, call +220.127.116.1125 for the Cybergate branch and +63 32 416-2442 for the Crossroads branch. How to get there? Ride any Jones-bound jeepney from downtown or uptown area and tell the driver to drop you off at Cybergate (which can be easily seen from the Fuente Circle). To reach Crossroads, on the other hand, ride 62c, 62b, 13b, and 13c jeepneys. (See complete PUJ routes here.)