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Pho 1 Vietnamese Restaurant

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1500 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109-1508
610-432-1218
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great authentic soup

Love coming here. Grew up eating many different authentic Asian foods. Majority of the time its spot on. Once in a great while they might have an off day if someone different is i the kitchen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Love coming here. Grew up eating many different authentic Asian foods. Majority of the time its spot on. Once in a great while they might have an off day if someone different is i the kitchen.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Just recently ate at a soup and noodle bar on a cruise ship so I was excited to enjoy these dishes again. I should have realized this was not the place to do that the second I parked in the lot. Forging ahead without an attitude we sat at a table and the elder waitress signaled she was ready to... More 

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Bethlehem
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have been visiting Pho #1 for several years. Yes, there have been some changes in broth quality and service, since the ownership changed hands, but things seem to be on an upswing. There's a steady stream of dine-in customers every time we stop. Tonight we enjoyed #10 pho as a take out order. The broth was savory, add-ins plentiful,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Their food is mediocre: Lack of flavor (too much oil & MSG) in soup and cheap on extras so I have to keep asking for them!! :(

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Schnecksvill, PA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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3 reviews 3 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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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: 610-432-1218

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?