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Pho 1 Vietnamese Restaurant

1500 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109-1508
610-432-1218
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Ranked #73 of 368 restaurants in Allentown
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Schnecksvill, PA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

When the previous owner ran this restaurant, the Pho was outstanding. Currently who ever is managing this restaurant, the Pho is not as good. The clear broth does not have the great taste that the previous owner created. The sides are sadly missing. The day I tried the restaurant recently, there were no bean sprouts, or mint. These two additions... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Clean, authentic, fresh ingredients, affordable prices and simply great tasting food! The Pho is delicious, the rolls are so yummy! Perfect! Portions are nice size too.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My fiance and I recently visited Pho #1 Restaurant in Allentown for a quick, late dinner. I was pleasantly surprised by how good their pho was, considering the look of the place from the outside. The broth was wonderful. It tasted like genuine Vietnamese food as opposed to an Americanized, over-salted version of the same thing. And, the place was... More

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Bath
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We like to go to Pho 1 because there really aren't any other Vietnamese restaurants in the Valley, at least none that I am aware of. The appetizer rolls are delicious. They are rice paper rolls served cold - we got the pork and also the shrimp rolls. They are very refreshing and the sauces served with them are great,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

I love pho ill drive 2-3hrs just for eat pho. this place? It was ok... Soup taste just ordinary pho nothing special. I wouldn't repeat.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The place is easy to navigate, right on the main road. Generous parking space. This a do-it-your-own Vietnamese restaurant. I am giving it a 4 because of the following: 1.) The wait staff demonstrated how to eat the springroll by grabbing on the rice paper and soaking it in water, as well as the veggies and meat, without washing her... More

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

When I wrote my review for this place last year the new owner had just taken over. I have been there three times this year and it has been totaly transformed. The place is now spotless. No more ice skating on the slippery floor. The food is great and the servers are on top of their game. Expect to wait... More

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Bethlehem
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I have been coming to Pho#1 for a few years and the food and service were great and couldn't ask for better. Now that the new owners took over a few months ago the service from the waitress is awful and should find another line of work. The soup we ordered wasn't very hot and almost tasteless and the cracked... More

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This used to be my favorite Pho place to eat, The new owners seem careless in the operation of the place. The soup tasted like beef broth with dollar store spagetti noodles. The young servers seemed nice but lacked taking care of the dinners. I was there about a month ago and noticed the problems. I returned last week hoping... More

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Bethlehem, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place is incredible! I only had the Pho so far, but it is haunting my dreams with how good it was. If you haven't tried this place, go today! I can't put into words how good this is!

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