First look at Pho King 247 in the former Chick’N Pop space

A lot of shuffling has taken place in the restaurant scene. First off, Chick’N Pop at 3233 E. Harry closed as did Pho King ICT at 4857 E. Harry. In a quick turn of events though, Pho King ICT took over the former Chick’N Pop space and reopened as Pho King 247.

If you’re confused. Let’s break it down in the simplest of terms. Two restaurants closed and a new one called Pho King 247 is now open.

And not to confuse you anymore, but this restaurant isn’t open 24 hours a day.

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3233 E Harry St., Wichita, KS 67218
316-201-4395

Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 3am

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Pho King 247 had some lofty goals of staying open 24 hours a day. But they were quick to shift to 10 p.m. closing hours on the weekdays and 3 a.m. on the weekends when they realized 90% of Wichita is in bed by 9 p.m. The last statement is totally an assumption but certainly some truth to the joke.

I’ve been to Pho King ICT multiple times when they were at the original location. That itself has had quite the history already. From opening, then temporarily closing to changing the menu to just chicken and getting rid of pho, to closing, and reopening with pho back on the menu. With the move and rebrand, Pho King 247 has kept much of the old menu, and added Hu Tieu and Bun Rieu (both noodle soup dishes).

So let’s just get over the past and all the confusion and move on to the present day Pho King 247 and the food. I stopped by with some other bloggers, and we started with egg rolls, spring rolls and dumplings. The egg rolls and dumplings had that frozen pre-made taste to it. It wasn’t bad, but the dipping sauces it came with certainly helped. I didn’t mind the spring rolls as they were probably the favorite appetizer by default.

Moving on to the main entrée, I went with the spicy miso soup with pork dumplings and chicken. I’ve had good luck with it at the previous Pho King ICT spot and figured why not try it again at Pho King 247. The broth was my favorite part of the soup, it was rich and really flavorful. Unfortunately, the chicken was very tough, chewy, and difficult to bite into. It got to the point that I just stopped messing with the chicken. But then it got worse…..

My noodles were clumpy and mushy. It was not good and very unappealing. After eating through the mush, I drank more of the broth and just called it quits all together and pushed my dish to the side.

I’ve had mixed results with Pho King ICT on previous visits and my first stop to Pho King 247 wasn’t the most delightful one. It was so underwhelming I don’t even have the energy for Pho King puns in this blog.

Here’s the menu:

Happy Dining
Eddy


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