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501 Main St, Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118-1055
860-569-3700
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Pho in New England

Everyone into Pho in this area considers Pho 501 the standard to compare other bowls of Pho to. I visit as often as possible and have never had better broth. Most days the line is out the door during lunch but it's worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Tim M
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Everyone into Pho in this area considers Pho 501 the standard to compare other bowls of Pho to. I visit as often as possible and have never had better broth. Most days the line is out the door during lunch but it's worth the wait.

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Kensington, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We arrived around noon on Sunday and discovered an almost full parking lot and packed restaurant. Not sure how to order, we approached the counter and were told they were out of pho gia (chicken noodle soup), a Sunday-only special, to seat ourselves and that someone would would be with us shortly to our order. Shortly turned out to be... More 

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Lorton, Virginia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You don't have to hesitate over a long menu, because they basically server two pho soups and an appetizer roll. Now, that being said the few things on the menu are really worth eating. The pho was excellent, served quickly and hot. Noodles were flavorful and tender and beef was tender. Appetizer shrimp roll was good too.

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Pho was as tasty as any I have had. Came quickly and hot and was deliscious. The problem we had was the VERY LIMITED menu, having said that we knew it was limited HOWEVER, we arrived at 11:30 am on a Sunday for a quick lunch, to find that they were already out of Chicken Pho which is the... More 

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East Hartford
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a little nondescript restaurant that serves one soup each day. It is always packed. Just delicious soup! Never have had any reason to be disappointed. Would recommend Pho 501 to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place packs them in. Heard that some even park across the street since lunch crowds are large. Service is quick and brisk. Pho is great and even a small is filling.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Extensive pho soup menu with other options available. The soup is excellent. The only problem is parking is limited.

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Colchester, Connecticut
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had a cold recently and a friend advised me to try Pho's soup, and I'm so grateful for the advice. The fresh bean sprouts and basil leaves are in a separate package which when added to the hot broth and noodles, make for a real dining pleasure experience. It's unlike any Asian soup I've ever had, and it's the... More 

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Connecticut
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The service is great. The owner knows her customers. I always feel welcomed. I was hooked from the first time I tried it!

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went to this place on a whim. Basically, all they offer is beef or chicken soup. There are usually two soups per day. If you want spring rolls, go during the week. I had beef noodle soup. Everyone gets a dish of sprouts, some basil, lime wedges and chili pepper. Grandmom and uncle were untangling dried noodles at the... More 

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Additional Information about Pho 501

Address: 501 Main St, Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118-1055
Phone Number: 860-569-3700
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Main St, Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118-1055
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-569-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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