Pho 99 Closes In Irvine; Replaced By Lao Dong Beef Noodles

The beef noodle at 101 Noodle Express
The beef noodle at 101 Noodle Express
Edwin Goei

Pho 99, the lone Vietnamese restaurant in a shopping mall that was becoming predominantly Taiwanese in flavor, has folded and ceded to...wait for it...another Taiwanese restaurant. Lao Dong Beef Noodles specializes in Niu Rou Mian (Spicy Beef Noodle Soup), a dish that just about every restaurant in the 99 Ranch-anchored plaza serves.

Like 101 Noodle Express and Liang's KitchenLao Dong is SGV-tested, but is also said to have come from the old country.

Let the slurp-fest begin!

5414 Walnut Ave Irvine, CA 92604 (949) 653-5728

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