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501 Main St, Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118-1055
860-569-3700
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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  • English first
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English first
East Hartford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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5 restaurant reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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