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DC - Metro Center

"Happy Halloween Metro Center. Treat yourself a Pho or Banh Mi to end your work week. We guarantee there will be no trick. See ya @ 11:15"
October 31, 2014, 9:59 am

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Phonation Food Truck Type Food Truck

I ordered chicken Pho and I think they gave me BBQ Chicken Pho. It was awesome! Loved the spices and chicken. Would order it again!

Jul 22, 2014 by Rockie
What Did You Order?: BBQ Chicken Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 9 

I ordered chicken Pho and I think they gave me BBQ Chicken Pho. It was awesome! Loved the spices and chicken. Would order it again!


They gave me plenty of meat so I think they heeded the reviews! Thanks Phonation!The broth: pretty good, though PhoJunkies still takes the cake.

May 30, 2014 by Asor
What Did You Order?: Beef pho #7 • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Only tried a few times • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 9 

They gave me plenty of meat so I think they heeded the reviews! Thanks Phonation!

The broth: pretty good, though PhoJunkies still takes the cake.
Toppings: I like the amount of bean sprouts, basil I get! I think this is more than any other DC pho truck I've tried. Awesome!
Meat: The right amount! They have three options for beef, which is better than WhatThePho's one option, but less than PhoJunkies' many options (forgot the exact number).
Noodles: Thin and plenty. I didn't experience the sogginess some other reviewers posted about, at least not any more than any other pho food truck. I liked their noodles!


Co-workers eat Pho every week smell good so I decided to try it from Pho Junkies the taste were good and they give you so much meat. Ok I decided to t

May 19, 2014 by Frances
What Did You Order?: Pho Beef & Brisket I think • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: First time • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $9 

Co-workers eat Pho every week smell good so I decided to try it from Pho Junkies the taste were good and they give you so much meat. Ok I decided to try phonation Pho excellent taste but no meat three small pieces of meat no will not go there again Pho Junkies yes a lot of meat. That's my opinion.


I used to hit the Pho Junkies truck on Wednesdays with several people from my office. I read the reviews for Phonation and was a bit apprehensive abo

Apr 09, 2014 by Michelle
What Did You Order?: BBQ Chicken Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Working its way there • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $9. 

I used to hit the Pho Junkies truck on Wednesdays with several people from my office. I read the reviews for Phonation and was a bit apprehensive about going with some of the reviews, but apparently, Phonation truck also reads the reviews and they have improved from what I can tell. The food is spicy, the broth is amazing and the noodles are cooked perfectly. I have the perfect amount of meat as well. Impressed. I am not 100% sold yet, but I will be going back. Thank you for continuing a tradition that started when I was at FEMA.


Today my friend and I tried Phonation after being in the mood for Pho all week--we were excited to try it! I had the steak and brisket, she had the st

Oct 17, 2013 by kiki
What Did You Order?: Steak and brisket • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Not yet • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 9 

Today my friend and I tried Phonation after being in the mood for Pho all week--we were excited to try it! I had the steak and brisket, she had the steak. The good news--the broth is flavorful and nearly perfect! The bad news--there were NO sauces in the to-go baggy! What?? How in the world do you expect me to make the perfect blend of spicy Pho soup without Sriracha?? So that's a big head shaker for me.
One other thumbs down item for both of us is the skimpy amount of meat--too much noodle, way way too skimpy on the meat. So, for $9 bucks of my hard-earned money, could a lady get a little more meat please Phonation?
Overall, the Phonation food truck is convenient and the broth is good but please, give us some more meat and include the sauces in the to-go baggy. Thanks!


Tasty Broth. So far, my favorite Pho truck. I have only ordered the Pho, so I can't comment on the other food. In comparison to the competitors I h

Oct 08, 2013 by CM
What Did You Order?: Steak Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $9 

Tasty Broth. So far, my favorite Pho truck. I have only ordered the Pho, so I can't comment on the other food. In comparison to the competitors I have tried, the broth has much more flavor.


Broth was very good. However, the beef was very fatty, not good chewey but thick hard fatty. Also, they put noodles directly in the steaming hot brot

Sep 26, 2013 by aimee
What Did You Order?: Beef pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 9.00 

Broth was very good. However, the beef was very fatty, not good chewey but thick hard fatty. Also, they put noodles directly in the steaming hot broth so by the time you get back to your office, the noodles are mushy.


The pho broth was very flavorful; however, I thought they skimped on the meat. I also think their mechanism for pouring the broth over the noodles an

Aug 12, 2013 by Pam
What Did You Order?: Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $9.00 

The pho broth was very flavorful; however, I thought they skimped on the meat. I also think their mechanism for pouring the broth over the noodles and meat might have been a bit too hot as the noodles got over-cooked quickly. I'll try them again, but not for the pho. Sorry, I'll stick with Pho-Junkies for my pho.


pretty good sandwich. nice crisp french bread is a good start. The bbq pork was tender and well seasoned...delicious

Aug 07, 2013 by Jim
What Did You Order?: Pork bon mi • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: Under $10 

pretty good sandwich. nice crisp french bread is a good start. The bbq pork was tender and well seasoned...delicious


What kind of pho truck runs out of soup by 1:00. C'mon! Really??Not everyone can be out there at 11:15. Get a bigger pot, or add another one.
Aug 06, 2013 by PapaSmurf
What Did You Order?: Nothng because they ran out by 1:00 • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Not yet • 
How Much Did It Cost?: Nothing 

What kind of pho truck runs out of soup by 1:00. C'mon! Really??

Not everyone can be out there at 11:15. Get a bigger pot, or add another one.


3.9 5.0 23 23 I ordered chicken Pho and I think they gave me BBQ Chicken Pho. It was awesome! Loved the spices and chicken. Would order it again! Phonation Food Truck

Rachel (of a former DC Pho truck), launched a new truck, named Phonation! Not only has she brought back the usual pho menu, but she offers a new menu item: the Burrito Banhmi.

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Photo courtesy of Phonation

October 31, 2014 Food Truck Tracker

Updated: 10/31/2014