Review: Pho Tai

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Introduction: Holiday Trip to Galveston Island
Review: Courtyard Marriott Galveston
Review: Cajun Greek
Review: Sunflower Bakery
Review: BLVD Seafood
Review: Pleasure Pier
Review: Jimmy’s on the Pier
Review: Pho Tai
Review: Gypsy Joynt

At this point in my Galveston experience, I was not impressed by the seafood offering in the city. I searched around for a bit and then came across Pho Tai.  It looked very local and aged, to say the least, from the pictures on Google.  I did not care about that, we were going.

Pho Tai was located on the east side of Galveston, much like every other restaurant.  It was about a 15 minute drive from the Courtyard Marriott. There was parking on the street and on the side of the building.  If you park on the street, please be careful because cars are zooming by without regard for anything.  The owner’s home is above the restaurant so be prepared to hear children running around during your meal.

Pho Tai

The restaurant is one big open room.  There is not a hostess so you can sit anywhere that you choose.

Pho Tai
Pho Tai Seating
Pho Tai
Pho Tai Seating

I made the mistake of sitting in the middle of the restaurant next to a couple of rude women. They were condescending, borderline racist, to the staff so we moved to a different seating area in the restaurant. Menus were delivered and orders were taken at the first table.

Pho Tai
Pho Tai Menu
Pho Tai
Pho Tai Menu

The food was delivered 20 minutes after we ordered.  It was definitely worth the wait.  My cousin order a tofu stir fry, which is the healthiest thing that you will see on this site, while I went with the combination pho and spring rolls.  The combination consisted of pork, beef, and tendon.  I am not quite sure where the tendon originated but it all was delicious.  The spring rolls were delicious as well.

Pho Tai
Pho Tai Tofu Stir Fry
Pho Tai
Pho Tai’s A7. Brisket, pork, and tendon pho.
Pho Tai
Pho Tai Shrimp and Pork Spring Roll

Final Word

I do not care how aged Pho Tai looked, the place was cool and the food was good.  Pho Tai reminded me of your typical local restaurant.  It was no frills or gimmicks, just delicious food. If you are ever in Galveston, you HAVE to try Pho Tai.

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