PHOTOS: Super Bowl Pho Celebrates Grand-Opening in Des Moines

(R to L) City Manager Tony Piasecki, City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage, Mayor Dave Kaplan, Owner Kevin Ho

As Summer days go, Friday was a great day to have soup for lunch. And with the grand-opening of Super Bowl Pho, you don’t even have to leave Des Moines to track down a tasty bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup!

Located on Marine View Drive right next to the QFC, Super Bowl Pho offers a wide variety of traditional soups as well as selections from the grill and wok. Not to mention bubble tea!

In attendance for the official ribbon-cutting were Mayor Dave Kaplan, City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage and City Manager Tony Piasecki.

“Instead of having to go elsewhere, now we can get a great bowl of Pho right here in Des Moines,” said Mayor Kaplan, “I’ve got friends who are Pho-Natics and this gives them a reason to visit our city.”

“We looked at surrounding cities before we decided on Des Moines,” said owner Kevin Ho, “With no other Vietnamese cuisine and this great location, Des Moines was a good business opportunity.”

Super Bowl Pho is located at 21831 Marine View Drive South in Des Moines. They’re open daily from 10 AM until 10 PM.

WLB photog Michael Brunk attended the grand-opening and shot the following photos.


2 Responses to “PHOTOS: Super Bowl Pho Celebrates Grand-Opening in Des Moines”
  1. Matt Moeller says:

    Hi, my name is Matt …and I’m a Pho-Aholic

    Just finished another great bowl of pho @ Super Bowl. Sure is nice to have Pho in downtown! Excellent food, sweet and attentive staff, and they somehow managed to make the old building look great! Git down their and support this new DM business, no doubt they poured A LOT of $$$$ into this shiny new restaurant.

  2. M.Do says:

    Hello. I was really excited about a Pho restaurant opening in our community and couldn’t wait for it to open. I made my first visit today and the restaurant was nice, clean and staff were very friendly; however, I was pretty disappointed with the food. We ordered spring rolls, a special Pho and the rice vermicelli noodles with shrimp/pork (Bun thit tom nuong) and everything was just ok. The Pho barely had any noodles or meat in it. The waitress forgot to bring out the bean sprouts, basil, and lime. The vermicelli was the same, barely any meat and the shrimp was dry and the fish sauce was bland.

    Being Vietnamese myself I guess I expect a bit more from a Vietnamese restaurant. Hopefully the food gets better because I’d eat there several times a week with it being so close. I’ll probably give it another try and hope for a better meal.

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