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Centro Comercial Boulevard Lindora | detras de Scotiabank,sobre Radial Santa Ana, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2203 6969
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Vietnamese food

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice little Vietnamese joint

This is a very small restaurant, but pretty much unique in Costa Rica. This is the only place I've seen that serves pho and other traditional Vietnamese dishes. I don't know how close they come to the real deal, but it's very tasty for sure. The prices are mid-range and the service very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Jorge V
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

During my visit to Costa Rica last year i had the chance to eat at the best Pho restaurant in town!! I'm live in Southern California and we can take our Pho very seriously out here so when i found this place during my trip i was curious to see how it matched up and it did NOT disappoint!! Food... More 

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been here a couple of times. The place is small and nice. Great for a quick lunch or dinner. However, if you expect to get the authentic taste of PHO here, don't keep your hopes high. It is good food, don't get me wrong, but the broth is not what it should be. Rice paper spring rolls are... More 

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to visit us and post a review. Previously we were limited with the spices/products available in Costa Rica, now we import our own spices. This should ensure a consistent high quality PHO. Additionally we are working with some great Vietnamese cooks to improve our product. We hope you give us another chance to... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a very small restaurant, but pretty much unique in Costa Rica. This is the only place I've seen that serves pho and other traditional Vietnamese dishes. I don't know how close they come to the real deal, but it's very tasty for sure. The prices are mid-range and the service very good.

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking time out and giving feedback on the food and service at PHO. Thank you for the complimets. Look forward to welcoming you and serving you again More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

this is the ONLY place to get good pho, not to mention it has some of the best spring rolls i've had. If you're looking for a healthy, exquisite meal that will give you your bang for your buck, you have found the place. Ps. Great place to take a date

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments for Food at Pho! Appreciate your valued patronage. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Vietnamese food is traditionally healthy with tropical ingredients like the ones offered in Costa Rica. They got it right at PHO since the soup's ingredients are balanced without the excess use of sodium. The mango salad is my favorite especially since it comes with a generous amount of pork meat. That said it could easily pass as a main dish... More 

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and hope to continue make you happy with our food. We look forward to wecoming you again. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Upon discovering Restaurante Pho a few years ago, I have since been a repeat customer. This restaurant has consistently provided good, healthy Vietnamese food over the years in a relaxed, laid back environment. The Curry is both savory and light and the Bun, (a grilled Chicken/Pork/Shrimp with cold vermicelli and fresh vegetables dish) is especially refreshing during hot days. The... More 

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

Thank you for compliments on the food at Pho. We are very happy to hear about your pleasent experience and look forward to having you at Pho again! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The PHO soup was so good, made 100% from scratch The shrimp lettuce wraps were good and the sauces and spices to dip were excellent.

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

Thank you for compliments on the food at Pho. We look forward to serving you again! More 

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Small place and one of the few where you can get Vietnamese in Costa Rica. Menu is not that large but what we have tried has been good.

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

We are glad to know your enjoyed the food at Pho. We appreciate your kind feedback. Look forward to serving you again on your next visit! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On rainy days or after workout this place is the best <3 The whole Pho experience is awesome! Good portions, colourful plates, right amount of taste (they don't add sugar or other fake flavours like they do in other places) I recommend the soup (all kinds) & the rolls, very fresh and beautiful

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments. We look forward to having you and your friends at PHO again! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hi. Went to Pho for dinner with my wife. I have never been too much of a fan, but she loves it. The lettuce wraps where done in some soggy leafs filled with holes ( from bugs, it seems) , the Nori was old and smelly on the other "rolls" ( the ones with nori, lettuce and rice paper. The... More 

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DonPrasad, Owner at PHO, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking time out from your schedule to review your experience at Pho. We take the freshness of our products very seriously and we have since spoken to our providers as well as our staff to ensure only the highest qaulity products are served. Please let us know, if you have any further suggestions on how we can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro Comercial Boulevard Lindora | detras de Scotiabank,sobre Radial Santa Ana, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +506 2203 6969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Description

Vietnamese food
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 am

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