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Pho Van

2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420 (Downtown)
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Ranked #128 of 1,882 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

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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

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Copley, Ohio
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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

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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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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