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2082 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95132-1015
408-946-2181
Today
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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125 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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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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calif
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161 reviews 161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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