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Pho 501

501 Main St, Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118-1055
860-569-3700
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English first
Colchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'm a pho fanatic. I would travel 500 miles for a bowl of pho!! We had to walk out of PHO 501! They were going to serve us bean sprouts that were...dead!!!....I mean brownish smush...dumpster looking...!! I told our waiter and he said..."Well, its summer so its hard to keep them fresh"!! What???? So i looked around at the other... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been going to Pho 501 for years now and have always loved their food :) Take out was always the best option during lunch, but now that they have expanded (and doubled in size!), you can almost always find a place to sit. Completely worth the wait! :)

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Its a small place, but don't let that fool you, its one of the best I've had. Its inexpensive and a great lunch or dinner.

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Plainville, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My companion and I drive from Plainville up to East Hartford once every other week on average to eat at Pho 501. We pass pho places on Route 4 in Farmington and Pho Boston to get there, and that is not an error. First, it's true that it used to often be crowded and there would sometimes be a wait... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I have been to Pho 501 twice. Once a long time ago before they opened the other room to the right. I just went recently with a co-worker for lunch. She had never had Pho before. We decided to go a bit early not to have to deal with lunch traffic. We arrived at 11:45 and the place was already... More

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Friendly and welcoming. We went around 3:00 p.m on a Sunday . We try 4 different plates. The chef and owner took the time to explain the dishes and gave us information about the ingredients. I was not feeling well so he prepared a light soup specially for me since all the ingredients are fresh cook on the premises .... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

So I was in the area and saw that there was a pho restaurant so decided to try it out. When I walked in I felt very welcomed staff was friendly took our order we ordered shrimp spring rolls and two small medium pho with beef and shrimp literally 3 minutes after our food was done I was impressed fastest... 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
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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