I do like a proper meal at lunch and I've eaten at both Pham restaurants. Somewhat predictably, I have to say the main thing that stuck with me, was the dish they're famed for, the crunchy tuna rolls. Having read here and here that they are special, I have to agree. These are pretty decent value too at £7.50 for 8 rolls. I'll definitely be back for more.
On my first visit, I also had the prawn and vegetable tempura soba soup. This had a nice garnish of spring onion, generous amounts of mushrooms and seaweed along with a decent broth. Again, reasonable for £9.50. The tempura consisted of 2 large prawns, some sweet potato and courgette, standard but good.
I had the house special salmon bento last week, which I think is overpriced at £13.50. The box is reasonably large but, aside from the salmon and tuna sashimi, the accompaniments were dull, I'll be sticking to the sushi in future.
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