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763 Holcombe Ave, Mobile, AL 36606-4239
251-478-5814
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Vietnamese Pho

I have traveled to Saigon several times in the last 5 years and Yen Restaurant has the best Pho in town. Be sure to get the Satay version with spices and peanuts. Ask the owner what is good on the menu and he will suggest dishes that match your taste. Always a good experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Mark R
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Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have traveled to Saigon several times in the last 5 years and Yen Restaurant has the best Pho in town. Be sure to get the Satay version with spices and peanuts. Ask the owner what is good on the menu and he will suggest dishes that match your taste. Always a good experience.

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Thank Mark R
Coastal Alabama
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

First the negative - it's in a could be scary part of Mobile - bars on most of the windows, some shady looking people walking the streets, but nothing to be too scared of.... Service is sometimes slow - it's often one or two servers for the entire restaurant - when they aren't full it's no big deal, when they... More 

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Thank TravelbugLeana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you are looking for authentic Vietnamese food, this is the place. From the outside it is just a well groomed cinder block building. But inside it is charming place run by a gentleman who will go out of his way. Everything is prepared fresh with the most wonderful sauces. The wontons melt in your mouth. Really delicious

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Thank Cindy W
Shreveport
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Hidden secret! Don't let the location scare you. Found by accident. Was greeted immediately. Ordered quickly, Good food! Will come back!

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Thank oliya d
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I had stopped going to Yen when it was under the previous owners due to the slow service and the length of time it took to get our food at lunch. After hearing that there's new owners, I decided to stop in and check out their menu. Pho Yen has quite an extensive selection of dishes. The one that caught... More 

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1 Thank TheCuriousQuokka
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The restaurant got new ownership by end of 2014. They have lots of menu selections unlike what it used to be with older ownership. We went several times after new ownership, and haven't gotten to try everything yet. Everything was good from rice dish, to pho, to spring rolls so far. My favorite was the satay pho soup noodles. Really... More 

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2 Thank Julia H
Saint Charles, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Yen's is a great little restaurant that serves fresh food made to your order. My favorite is the crepe and their yogurt is wonderful.

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Thank GJaspering
Sullivan
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We arrived at Yen about 3pm, between lunch and dinner, and were the only guests. Our server was very helpful and nice. I had a curry dish and my husband had noodle soup and both were extremely good. We enjoyed our meal, but the restaurant was located in a neighborhood that made me uneasy.

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1 Thank Elizabeth S
Akron, Ohio
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife read that this was one of the favorite restaurants of the chef of True Kitchen in Mobile so we tried it. The atmosphere is nothing special, but the dishes are quite tasty. I ordered a shrimp dish and it was very large and good. My son and his girlfriend are vegatarian so they ordered dishes without meat and... More 

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1 Thank Amease
MOBILE
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Great service, really good food, nice people, never too crowded, though it should be. We'll go back often.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 763 Holcombe Ave, Mobile, AL 36606-4239
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: 251-478-5814

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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