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2082 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95132-1015
408-946-2181
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Huge Portions, Low Prices

We had to convince someone who was fond of another Vietnamese restaurant to come to Pho Kim Long, so the stakes were high. Things didn't look promising at first. The waitress led us to a table that wasn't very clean, but let us change tables. We were immediately asked what we wanted to order and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Santa Clara
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This has always been my favorite place to go for beef noodle soup because they are very generous with the meat and the both is very flavorful. This morning it was a big disappointment when I ordered the usual pho. The flavor was off. The broth was both salty and sugary, not a deep rich flavor you get from simmering... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had to convince someone who was fond of another Vietnamese restaurant to come to Pho Kim Long, so the stakes were high. Things didn't look promising at first. The waitress led us to a table that wasn't very clean, but let us change tables. We were immediately asked what we wanted to order and the waitress was disappointed that... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I wouldn't call it the best pho ever but it's decent, portions are large, and the soup is HOT HOT HOT. The place is clean enough, the service is efficient but not friendly. and it's cash only. But besides that, the pho is good and you get enough food for the money. Parking lot is small so it gets busy!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Yelped this place while I was on business in San Jose. Luckily we arrived early as it gets ridiculously crowded. Food comes out quickly as is the case usually at all Pho restaurants. Food is not bad. Not phenomenal. Environment is super loud. Pretty much have to yell when talking.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Truly the best tasting pho with the freshest ingredients I've ever had. Really fast service, and they serve a LOT of tables. Bring cash because they don't accept credit cards. I had a bowl of pho, much too large to finish, and a big pot of tea for less than $7.50.

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San Jose, California, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

this is the perfect place to come and try pho if its your first time or if you eat it all the time. great flavor and texture.. and as you know that is hard to come by. i try to bring at least on person with me to try it!

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calif
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I've tried many other pho restaurants and even tried to make the pho broth but nothing compares to how good Pho Kim Long's broth tastes. It's very satisfying, especially on a cold day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

i was introduced by a friend from the area about the place. The setting is very simple, but the Pho (menu item 3) and the Summer roll was so good. I could taste the asia-ness in the food there. I like the very generous serving bean sprout and mint that comes with the Pho. The service was fast and price... More 

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Cupertino, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This restaurant has the best Vietnamese chicken noodle soup (pho ga) in the Bay Area, bar none. But for the nettlesome cash-only policy, we would give it five stars.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This place is extremely popular. Lots of customers. Pho was so so. You do not have time to peruse the menu. As soon as you sit down, they will ask what you want, ready or not. As in most Vietnamese places they only take cash. Service is non-existent in this place. Find another pho place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2082 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95132-1015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-946-2181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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?