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"Hey West End! WTP is on the scene and we got the goods! Stop by for your fix!"
April 23, 2014, 10:31 am

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What The Pho Food Truck Type Food Truck

Very fast service, and very tasty soup. Each of the local Pho trucks is a bit different...for me a toss up between this truck and Pho Junkies with Ph

Apr 10, 2014 by Mark
What Did You Order?: Beef Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $10 

Very fast service, and very tasty soup. Each of the local Pho trucks is a bit different...for me a toss up between this truck and Pho Junkies with Phonation 3rd (though all good).

Two pluses for this truck is the packet of bean sprouts, lime, peppers they give you (Pho Junkies does not include bean sprouts) and the Sarachi bottles for us (where Pho Junkies has the sauce in pre-done containers).

Well seasons, lots of beef, noodles...any Pho day is a good day.


I was skeptical to try the pho from WTP after reading several reviews. However, I was craving pho and decided to give it a try. Final verdict was that

Feb 05, 2014 by Shannon
What Did You Order?: Beef Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: It's up there, but not #1 • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $10 

I was skeptical to try the pho from WTP after reading several reviews. However, I was craving pho and decided to give it a try. Final verdict was that it was quite good and deserves better reviews. My one complaint matches many of those I read- very, very skimpy meat portion. Fortunately, they give you a lot of noodles to keep you from feeling hungry, but I would much prefer more meat. The broth was good and the noodles were much better than Phonation's. I've now tried 3 pho trucks in DC in the last two months. This one ranks 2nd after Pho Junkies (my favorite) and before Phonation.


for almost ten bucks there should be more than 3-4 small pieces of beef. It was overcooked and chewy. Could not taste any of the main flavor character

Oct 18, 2013 by Brian
What Did You Order?: Beef Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $9.90 

for almost ten bucks there should be more than 3-4 small pieces of beef. It was overcooked and chewy. Could not taste any of the main flavor characteristics in pho broth either (star anise, bone marrow, ginger, fish sauce...etc). Maybe I should have stuck with the bahn mi instead. Probably won't be back though.


great flavors! excellent quality and quantity! went back to get another one for my wife for dinner- she loved it too!

Oct 02, 2013 by Keith
What Did You Order?: Beef/rice bowl • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 10 

great flavors! excellent quality and quantity! went back to get another one for my wife for dinner- she loved it too!


Tried Vietnamese food for the first time with this truck. Bahn mi was good and flavorful but too much lemongrass overpowered my pilot. Summer rolls we

Sep 25, 2013 by Sweet
What Did You Order?: Pho, summer rolls and bahn mi • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 20 

Tried Vietnamese food for the first time with this truck. Bahn mi was good and flavorful but too much lemongrass overpowered my pilot. Summer rolls were not my favorite. and Pho broth was good, meat was chewy and noodles were disappointing.


I ordered the Bahn Mi Chicken Bowl, and while it was tasty had a few drawbacks. The bowl had lots of rice and chicken, but was VERY light on the slaw

Sep 20, 2013 by GAJ
What Did You Order?: Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Bowl • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: 1st time trying • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8.80 

I ordered the Bahn Mi Chicken Bowl, and while it was tasty had a few drawbacks. The bowl had lots of rice and chicken, but was VERY light on the slaw and basil. It was disappointing. Also, the bowl was very dry, no "sauce". The menu mentioned the bowl comes with a side of lettuce. I had to specifically ask for it though. It was a HUGE portion of lettuce. Way more than I could use for the bowl. Overall, it was tasty because I love the flavors of bahn mi, but I doubt I'll revisit this truck if Lemongrass Truck is around.


Would have been nice to know that tax wasn't included in prices listed since it is for all other food trucks I've been to. Food was quickly prepared a

Jul 09, 2013 by A
What Did You Order?: Grilled Lemongrass Pork Tenderloin Bahn Mi • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8.80 

Would have been nice to know that tax wasn't included in prices listed since it is for all other food trucks I've been to. Food was quickly prepared and tasted fine, but I found a strand of hair in my sandwich...


Wonderful. Summer rolls were outstanding and that is not easy to find. Not terribly expensive either.

May 07, 2013 by Rosa Crussiah
What Did You Order?: Summer rolls & Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $4-10 

Wonderful. Summer rolls were outstanding and that is not easy to find. Not terribly expensive either.


I wanted so badly to give this truck 5 stars. The name What the Pho is clever but they really should switch to their strong point: the Bahn Mi. It w

Feb 15, 2013 by Michele
What Did You Order?: Beef Bahn Mi and Beef Pho • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: YES 

I wanted so badly to give this truck 5 stars. The name What the Pho is clever but they really should switch to their strong point: the Bahn Mi. It was *STELLAR*. I stole as much as possible from my boyfriend, which was hard cus he eats a lot, but I managed a couple of bites. This sandwich is huge, sloppy, deliciousness from end to end. The meat is fabulous and the kimchi slaw... oh, the kimchi slaw. When your eyes roll back in your head every bite, you know you've hit gold. I will definitely be returning for this gem.

The pho, on the other hand, was disappointing. So the flavors are fantastic, and you're sipping the broth, and the meat is tasty, but then you go for a mouthful of noodle and... ick. Not my favorite moment, especially when everything else was so good. I think I would have been happier with just a container of broth, which really shines. But the noodles are too many and are missing something. They just don't pick up any flavor at all from the broth. If I had only tried the pho this would have been 2 stars.

Verdict - Get the Bahn Mi and bask in the glow. Skip the pho.


Chicken Pho Rating: 2 StarsShrimp Summer Rolls: 5 StarsI just had the "Pho Wheels" truck 2 days ago and they were EXCELLENT!!! What the Pho? E

Feb 13, 2013 by FB
What Did You Order?: Chicken pho, shrimp summer rolls • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Negative 

Chicken Pho Rating: 2 Stars
Shrimp Summer Rolls: 5 Stars

I just had the "Pho Wheels" truck 2 days ago and they were EXCELLENT!!! What the Pho? Eh ... The noodles are wider than average but okay, i usually season with plum sauce and sriracha and have an exact amount i use but couldn't seem to flavor it up the way i like it, chicken to noodle ratio was perfect and i like that they included bean sprouts, which Pho Wheels does not (but they are still hands down the best pho truck around). This pho was the "good enough" bowl - not great but good enough. would get it again though - but definitely nothing to write home about. The Summer Rolls were DEELISH! Perfect in every way and the peanut sauce was good too. Overall, not bad but not great either.


3.1 5.0 15 15 Very fast service, and very tasty soup. Each of the local Pho trucks is a bit different...for me a toss up between this truck and Pho Junkies with Phonation 3rd (though all good). What The Pho Food Truck

What the Pho? launched in DC on June 28, 2012.  The menu includes chicken & beef pho as well as pork bahn mi and lemongrass chicken bahn mi.


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