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Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Restaurant

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City Center East
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907 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1805
(215) 627-8883
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic food

Authentic Vietnamese soul food. Located at the corner of Chinese town in Philly, this place is great for those who love authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Happily recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Anan2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Found the place average at best. The spring roll is definitely not recommended as there is nothing inside but noodles and the sauce it came with was way too heavy on the fish sauce. The Pho i had was a good but nothing outstanding.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Vietnamese soul food. Located at the corner of Chinese town in Philly, this place is great for those who love authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Happily recommend.

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Thank Anan2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is my number one spot in Philadelphia. The food is amazing and it's really inexpensive. The dining is definitely a tight fit and sometimes you are sat next to other groups but it's never been an issue for me. On the second floor they have a round table with a lazy susan for larger groups. All their food has... More 

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Thank Stephanie J
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a wonderful Thai Viet resterant in Chinatown in Philly about a 10 minute walk from city hall square. Small but clean with great service. I was trying to pick a shrimp meal but was informed by the waiter that my first two choices were shrimp in the shells with heads attached. I like craw dads that way but... More 

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Thank Vicki C
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Here in February this year. The place was busy. The food was wonderful and the service was great. Will be back next time I'm in Philly. Dress is casual. Enjoy.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I think I found my new go-to pho spot in Philly Chinatown! I always tend to frequent Pho Cali when I'm in town because it was right around the corner from the Greyhound bus station. But I've come to find that they're getting a bit expensive for the quantity and quality of their food. This time around, I was determined... More 

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Thank Michele Q
Waterloo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love pho and this place didn't disappoint. Having lived in Asia for a bit, I felt like I was back overseas, as the atmosphere is very distinctly different. The food is great, in great portions and cheap.

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Thank TravelinRobT
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We have limited opportunity to get sour soup back home in Pittsburgh. So, when visiting other cities we search it out. I had eaten their sour soup about 5 years ago and thought it was the best yet. However, when we ate here recently, we thought it was very good but not quite as good. After lengthy discussion, we are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Small place, uncomplicated menu, fast and friendly service and great food! Go for the Pho, that's their speciality, I have tried different ones in a lot of cities in North America, and this is one of the best! (sorry, Montreal beats anything)

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Thank Sergio M
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

You walk in and are greeted by dying fish, crabs, etc. not the most inviting scene. The place is steady with traffic but not so much that it's crowded or cramped. The service is good and quick. I would stick to beer, their mixed drinks are not that great. The pho on the other hand is amazing. Good prices on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 907 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 627-8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?