We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pho Van

Strip District
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
412-281-7999
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Get the Pho

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
ZiggyPG
,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copley, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hockessin, Delaware
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Pho Van is a small but nicely decorated restaurtant. I thought that the atmosphere was nicer than its cousing a few blocks down the street (Vietnam's Pho). I also thought that the menu was a bit different as well. Pho Van had excellent pho. They offered chicken pho on their menu which Vietnam's Pho did not. Overall, I would try... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, OH
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We ate here the Saturday before Easter. This is located towards the end of the Strip district. It was fairly busy. Although we were able to get a table right away, the wait for the food was probably about 1/2 hour. The food was delicious. We ordered variations of the beef flank Pho and my husband got the spicy pho... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pho Van also viewed

 

Been to Pho Van? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pho Van staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?