~Review by Chuck Bradley
Super Pho is located in the elegant old spot which housed Pomeroy and Keene Jewelers (a place that had almost mystical qualities to a country boy) when I was a lad and occupied most recently by Soba Asian Bistro. The décor is much the same as it was when operated by its most recent predecessor.
I entered around 1:30 PM and was the only patron in the place. My friendly server seated me with a smile. I knew, from past experiences at their Lancaster location, that their Garden Rolls are an adequate lunch all by themselves. She told me that they now offer them with meat options and suggested Pork. I told her that sounded good. And boy was it! She served them with a light dipping sauce and a creamy Peanut Sauce as well. Several other tantalizing sauces were in bottles on the table.
I love the blend of flavors created by the fresh vegetables and the spicy meat and the texture of the chewy rice wrap and rice noodles. Two of these crisp, refreshing treats are just right for a light lunch. The rest of the menu looked much like the one at their Lancaster location. I have no doubt that all the dishes on it are equally as good. A word of caution: When I’ve ordered full meals at their other location, I’ve had to share with a companion or tote a goodly portion of it home. (Not a bad thing, mind you. But thought you should know!)
I have no doubt that when the word gets out on this new location, they’ll have all the business they can handle. It’s that good!
383 State Street
Salem OR 97301
Mon - Fri: 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 7:00PM