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Pho Van

2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420 (Downtown)
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Ranked #128 of 1,874 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown
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15 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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Copley, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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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.

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Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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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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Hockessin, Delaware
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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

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Akron, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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Aiken, South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Service was very good, pho was pretty good, The restaurant was clean and uncluttered. While the food was good, it was not transcendent. I would be more likely to try a new restaurant the next time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I've only ever been to one other Vietnamese restaurant in Pittsburgh which was Vietnam's Pho a bit further down the Strip. However, I frequently pass Pho Van and it has always looked nice. Saturday night, why not give it a shot? Upon entering, they were not busy at all yet there were still tables... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went here for dinner with some friends and fairly enjoyed our food. The service we received was a little random but very friendly. This place is small and quite clean. Try the pho, it's very good. The Vietnamese crepe is also very good. We were disappointed that they ran out of dessert.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Nice clean small restaurant in the strip district. Been there twice and food is always fresh. Recently had Pho with brisket. Offered extra limes, basil and bean sprouts for our soup. Also BYOB. Always a plus!

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