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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Sunnyvale, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

It's all in the broth - before you add any hoisin or Sirachi sauce, try their soup as is. It's clear and very tasty, none of this running/diluted soup. You're paying for the great food and quality, not the ambiance. Sure, it's a "hole in the wall", but for great food with quality, it's the best value. I like how... More 

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San Jose, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

I made a to go order with them today as we wanted to eat at home. I looked up their phone number through Yelp and called in my order. When they first picked up, I told them I wanted to call in my order and one person put me on hold and told me to wait. Then somebody else picked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

I don't get why this place is always crowded. Their Pho is not bad, but the rest of their stuff are only so-so. In terms of cleanliness and service, I would say this is on par with most Pho places, so don't expect too much. I can see that they have ox penis on their menu (no kidding)....could be interesting... More 

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Additional Information about Pho Kim Long

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

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