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Pho Van

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

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  • 15
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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
Better than Tan Lac Vien. Great food, nice atmosphere.

Nice atmosphere, clean, good waitstaff. Good-tasting pho and other Vietnamese food. Good spring rolls and dumplings. Check your Entertainment and/or Enjoy books for coupons before going. This is a pretty good place...up there with Tram's Kitchen and way better than Tan Lac Vien in Squirrel Hill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere, clean, good waitstaff. Good-tasting pho and other Vietnamese food. Good spring rolls and dumplings. Check your Entertainment and/or Enjoy books for coupons before going. This is a pretty good place...up there with Tram's Kitchen and way better than Tan Lac Vien in Squirrel Hill.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A great hole in the wall place with good Vietnamese food. Food is simple. No picture menu. Served and prepared by Vietnamese people. The price is average.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is my second time to try pho at Pho Van, most of their prices are $8.95 plus taxes per meal. Its a little bit expensive for my budget. The portion size was ok. I was a bit worried at first because we were the only patrons, but the food tasted good, and other diners came in after us. A... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a small place in the Strip but it is clean and service very fast. Pho is above the average and the price is very reasonable.

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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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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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