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Pho Kim Long

2082 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95132-1015
408-946-2181
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Ranked #192 of 1,902 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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California
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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