Where to Get That Pho In Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

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When it comes to Vietnamese cuisines, we definitely cannot leave out Pho. Regarded as the essence of Vietnam food, a bowl of Pho combines the most unique ingredients to offer eaters a deep, lingering taste. Do you want to know where you can get the best Pho, with well done toppings and delicious broth? Check out our article below to see our top recommendations!

Pho is a must-try food when coming to Vietnam

1. Hanoi Pho: Pho Bat Dan

  • Address: 49 Bat Dan street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • In existence since 1960s and often get crowded. Renowned among locals and tourists.

  • Traditionally served through a queue and self-serving, buffet like-style

  • Clear and tasty broth with bone marrow. Soft beef. A unique recipe passed down from older generations. Pho is best used with “quay” and sauce.

  • Price: VND 50.000 to 70.000 ($2.5 – $3.5)

2. Hanoi Pho: Pho Suong Nguyen Hong

  • Address: No 1 Alley 26 Nguyen Hong, Dong Da, Hanoi

  • Open from 6.30am to 9.30pm.

  • One of the traditional pho stalls in Hanoi.

  • A bowl of Pho with homemade Pho and succulent sliced beef. Light and sweet broth.

  • Price: VND 40.000 to 80.000 ($2-$4)

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3. Hanoi Pho: Pho Ly Quoc Su

  • Address: no 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

  • Well loved by Hanoi residents and foreign tourists.

  • Open from 6.30am to 10.30pm

  • Diverse menu of Pho: medium rare beef with pho, pho with well-done flank or brisket, fatty brisket,…

  • Used with hot crispy homemade quay.

  • Price: 50.000VND to 80.000VND ($2.5-$4)

4. Hanoi Pho: Pho Thin

  • Address: No.13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

  • Well-known among the residents in the Old Quarter area for more than 30 years.

  • Often gets crowded

  • Serves only one type of Pho which is different than most as it is stir-fried beef rather than raw beef in a fatty broth.

  • Price: VND 40.000 to 60.000 ($2-$3.5)

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5. Hanoi Pho at vendor of Hang Trong street

  • Address: no 1 Hang Trong street, Hanoi

  • Open at 4pm and often sold out at 8pm.

  • Known as “Pho bung” by the locals. Customers eating pho on the pavement full of plastic chairs. Self-service.

  • Light, flavourful broth and tender beef.

  • Price: from VND 25.000 to 30.000 (around $1.5)

6. Saigon Pho: Pho Dau

  • Address: Alley 228 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3, HCMC

  • Open in the morning only, from 6am to 11am.

  • Always crowded so you may have to wait for your turn

  • Has been known as the most authentic Northern pho in HCMC for more than 50 years.

  • Still retains the original taste of Hanoian style with lots of beef, no sprouts and herbs or black sauce which are common in the Southern style.

  • Solely sells beef noodle but you can either choose sliced well done beef noodle, sliced medium-rare beef noodle or oxtail noodle.

  • Price: start from 65.000VND per bowl Pho. (around $3.5)

7. Saigon Pho: Pho Hoa Pasteur​

  • Address: no 260 Pasteur, District 3, HCMC

  • Open from 7am to 10pm.

  •  Special recipe passed down by Hoa who used to sell pho on a tuk-tuk.

  • Big-sized bowl, suitable for a mega meal.

  • More of a Southern style with lots of noodles, herbs and sprouts, sweet broth, and a bowl of Chinese cruller served as a side dish.

  • Price: 60,000vnd/ regular bowl and 70,000vnd/big bowl, excluding size dishes. ($3-$3.5)

8.Saigon Pho: Pho Le​

  • Address: 413-415 Nguyen Trai, District 5, HCMC

  • Open from early morning to midnight. Cleaner appearance than other Pho. Noted as a “crowd-pleaser” by the Wall Street Journal.

  • The broth is made from cow’s bones with cinnamon, cumin, and cilantro. Sweet and flavorful broth.

  • Interesting story about the owners and pho, which you might take your curiosity in.

  • Price: around 60.000VND (around $3)

9. Saigon Pho: Pho Tau bay

  • Address: 433-435 Ly Thai To street, District 10 (opposite Nhi Dong hospital)

  • Open from 6am to 11am. Often gets crowded during the weekend.

  • Opened in 1954 when  it was one of the top 3 Pho stalls

  • A bowl is full of noodles and beef. The chef doesn’t add vegetables, bean sprouts, and black sauce into the soup. The only spices served at the restaurant are chili sauce, fish sauce, and limes.

  • Price: VND 60.000 per regular bowl, VND 70.000 per big bowl ($3 – $3.5)

10. Saigon Pho: Pho Cuong

  • Address: 149 Cao Dat street, District 5, HCMC

  • Open from 10pm to 5am the next day, suitable for late-night eaters.

  • Serving the authentic Nam Dinh’s pho.

  • A bowl of pho has noodles, beef, onions. Flavorful broth.

  • Price: 30.000VND to 50.000VND per bowl ($1.5-$2.5)

Pho is the most famous food in Vietnam and becomes a must-try for tourists when coming to Vietnam. You never feel disappointed about this delicious cuisine.

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