Phodown 5: Pho Jade

Pho Jade
Address: 1208 Bloor Street, Toronto (map)
Date & time of visit: January 25, 2013 + 6:30pm
Price (based on deluxe pho): Small – $6.95; Large – $7.95


Pho Jade Pho

Ratings:

Jason
Broth: 6.5 | Beef: 5 | Noodle: 5.5 | Condiment: 7.5 | Service/atmosphere: 8 | Overall: 6.5

Sierra
Broth: 5 | Beef: 5 | Noodle: 4 | Condiment: 7 | Service/atmosphere: 7 | Overall: 5.6

Anne
Broth: 6.5 | Beef: 5.5 | Noodle: 8 | Condiment: 7.5| Service/atmosphere: 8 | Overall: 7.1

Sean
Broth: 7.5 | Beef: 7.5 | Noodle: 7.5 | Condiment: 7.5 | Service/atmosphere: 8 | Overall: 7.6

Overall Rating: 6.7

Quality per dollar (based on large pho): .84

Write-up from Jason:

In the midst of a classic Toronto snowstorm, the intrepid phodown gang trekked ever westward on Bloor. Our goal: a steaming bowl of redemption. And maybe some summer rolls.

Pho Jade is a mirage.

By night, Pho Jade shines. Like a beacon, people are drawn to it. Sparkling new, with an eager and inviting staff, we were ready to end our pilgrimage and pay homage to the god of Vietnamese beef noodle soup.

Pho Jade is a false idol.

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