500 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67202, USA
phone: +1 316-262-5452
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepts Apple Pay: No
Good For: Lunch, Dinner
Parking: Private Lot
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Good for Groups: Yes
Noise Level: Average
Outdoor Seating: No
Has TV: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes
Author: Mark S.
Haven't been to My Tho in quite some time now that I live in Kansas City and visit Wichita once in awhile but this is one place that is also ranked in my top 5 list of great Vietnamese restaurants.
The staff is always friendly and the food is very indulging more the reasons why people would want to come back to this place anytime. Their pho is amazing and the broth always has a great flavor to it in which I could eat at that place any day if I still lived back home.
Author: Brianna E.
Hands down best pho in town. Their food is fantastic, and cheap! I love the sandwiches but I always find myself ordering the pho each time I go in. I can't get enough! I've had pho at several other restaurants in town, always searching for a restaurant that could make it as good or better, and have yet to find one. They are cash only so make sure you stop at an ATM first. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. The parking lot behind the restaurant is small and can be very difficult to get out of so I recommend parking in the street. $6-$7 for a huge bowl of pho and a side of bread makes it a cheap and amazing lunch/dinner. The drip coffee is pretty amazing too.
Author: Al X.
OUTSIDE: It's on the corner of the street. From the outside, it looks like your standard hole-in-the-wall restaurant.
AMBIANCE & DECOR: It's super chill! One of those places where you just sit down, order, and eat! It's not dirty but it's also not Mr. Clean's shiny bald head either. Some might say it's 'ghetto' but I like it just the way it is. It has 'character.' Anyways, you've got an assortment of table shapes and adequate cushioned chairs to sit on. The tables are already set up with the menu so you don't have to wait for it. Their menu is a double sided laminated page of a good selection of noodles. And the table is stocked with your standard pho amenities (siracha, hoisin, etc.). Also, our utensils were neatly wrapped in our napkins. There's a divider in the middle of the room with some plastic flowers weaved through it, some might say it's tacky, I'll call it character. I didn't get a good look at the other side of the restaurant and I don't remember if there was music, but I do recall the high ceilings.
SERVICE: It was awesome! Maybe because it was about 1:30 pm? But it was quick, friendly, and they're easy to approach if you need or want something. My uncle wanted me to try their Bánh mì even though I was already enjoying my pho, and it came out with a quickness. I wasn't able to try it in the restaurant so our server kindly wrapped it up in foil and bagged it for me.
FOOD: To drink, I ordered the limeade... which they gave to me in addition to ice water! (With straws--I didn't even have to ask!) I think it's neat because some places don't give you both your drink and water. Dude, that limeade was hella good. Super fresh, and I know because I make my own limeade the same way! Btw, I prefer limeade over lemonade any day!
To eat, I had a delicious bowl of pho at the restaurant and had the Bánh mì that I took home for dinner. Along with the pho is your typical tray of bean sprouts, basil, and lime. They were particularly generous with the bean sprouts, which I love to see. I love my mom's pho the best, but this one was pretty damn good too. I've had my share of plain and poor pho, but this was goood (with emphasis). I ordered my pho with the meat balls, tendon, and steak. They thinly slice their large meat balls so they were easy to eat and they were yummy. I believe these are handmade meat balls, not the kind in the vacuum sealed bag (ya know what I'm talking about?). And the tendon was melt-in-your-mouth tender--that's the best way to have them! I finished the whole bowl even though I was already pretty full. You know it's good when you keep eating even though you don't have to! And that's the reason why I had to take my Bánh mì to go (even though it also looked so good).
Since I had the Bánh mì not fresh, but later that day out of the fridge, my expectations weren't high but when I had it, it was still pretty damn good too! There was a good amount of meat and pickled veggies and slices of pepper throughout the sandwich all nicely packed so that you'll get a little bit of everything when you take a bite. And their bread was buttery (or was that just the mayo that soaked into it and I've confused it with buttery because I attempted to retoast it in the oven?). I wonder if they make their own bread... The sandwich was good!
OVERALL: The service is great, the food is delicious, and the prices are fabulous: $6 for a regular sized bowl of pho with any of the various meats you want and $3 for a well made Bánh mì! I'm a fan!