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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nice mom and pop Vietnamese

I have traveled to Southeast Asia four times and seek out food that reminds me of my trips. A friend recommended I try Pho 1. I had summer rolls which were very fresh with a great doing sauce. I also had the noodle chicken bowl which was also good. One needs to ask for utensils if one does not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I have traveled to Southeast Asia four times and seek out food that reminds me of my trips. A friend recommended I try Pho 1. I had summer rolls which were very fresh with a great doing sauce. I also had the noodle chicken bowl which was also good. One needs to ask for utensils if one does not use... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place used to be awesome. I've been here a few times. It seems like it has changes owners. Just went back today to give it another shot. It was better than expected, but not like it used to be. Although, when you have a craving for Pho there are not many choices here in the valley. The veggie pho... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We should've known by the horrible customer service that we should've just left... sadly we waited it out. Bowls of hot beef boullion, 5 noodles and a sprinkling of meat. We'd never eat here again and could throat punch ourselves for not walking out.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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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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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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?