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Pho Van

Strip District
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2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
412-281-7999
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Flavorful Pho

I've been dining at Pho Van on weekends for over 3 months. It's located in the Strip (across the street from Wholey's Fish market). The summer rolls, Pho (chicken, BBQ pork or beef), Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and Vietnamese drip coffee are authentic. And their pho soups tend to be flavorful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
EvanL
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I've been dining at Pho Van on weekends for over 3 months. It's located in the Strip (across the street from Wholey's Fish market). The summer rolls, Pho (chicken, BBQ pork or beef), Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and Vietnamese drip coffee are authentic. And their pho soups tend to be flavorful than those at Vietnam's Pho, a block down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I ate here for lunch today (June 7th) and it was wonderful. We were in the Strip shipping and wanted a good lunch. We have passed this place often and finally decided to try. What a great experience. Our waitress was polite, and very helpful in making suggestions. The restaurant was very clean, and busy. My husband... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I was sent here by a Vietnamese friend who told me to get the Pho. I order the rare beef Pho and it arrives as thin slices of beef that is cooked when you put it into the steaming Pho. With the veggies, noodles, and fresh herbs, this is really good. In the winter, I will crave this. It is... More 

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Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A friend brought me here on a cold day, and I was ready for a hot bowl of pho! It's clean and spacious. The interior is comfortable, and quite peaceful too. Our waitress was very polite and the food came on time. Coming from a town filled with authentic and strong-tasting pho, I was disappointed in the bland soup base... More 

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughter's family has raved about Pho Van for months and finally introduced us to this Vietnam cuisine for a Sunday lunch. I didn't quite know how to order, so my choice (a pho bowl of seafood and rice noodles) was not my best because I don't really like cilantro, but adding the mint leaves, bean sprouts and sirachi made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped in and it was clean,cheap and amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food! Would eat again

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Copley, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My daughter and I were walking around the Strip District and were in the mood for something different and I'd been looking for a great bowl of Pho. This was the place. I had the eye of round pho and it was phenomenal. My daughter (8-year-old) got the chicken fried rice and said it was the best fried rice she'd... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We been eating at Pho Van for few months and the food remain outstanding. I love the beef noodle and pork over rice. A great place and good price, keep up the good work.

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Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I’ve been to Vietnam twice and I’ve been eating Pho for years. This place is legitimate authentic Pho. I recommend trying all the different versions of Pho. However, their Bo Kho, beef tomato soup, was not quite right. Overall it’s a great dining experience. Pittsburgh doesn’t have the most diverse Asian cuisine scene but this place is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My fiancee and I eat Pho at least once a month and this is by far the best Pho we have had. We went on a Saturday afternoon and there were only a couple other tables. We waited maybe 10 min for our food. It was awesome. Best Pho broth I have ever had. Plenty of meat and noodles for... More 

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Additional Information about Pho Van

Address: 2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
Phone Number: 412-281-7999
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: 412-281-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?