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Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Restaurant

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907 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1805
(215) 627-8883
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Vietnamese food!

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)

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Sergio M
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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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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

So I was introduced to pho about 15 years ago and have loved it ever since. I've gone to countless different vietnamese restaurants (some extremely nice and some hole in the walls) however, this is hands down my favorite pho spot. I didn't expect much more than a quick bite before heading to my AirBNB pad, I was only in... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There isn't much atmosphere but, service and food are both good. We ordered a bunch of different foods than we had tried before and all were good. The waiters were very attentive. Near the Reading Terminal Market on Race St.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If your in the mood for authentic thia Pho and your really hungry this is the place for you. It's located in China Town in the city. Easy to get to and spot on, delish! Nothing fancy just great service and top notch food. Just don't tell too many people, I still want to be able to grab a table... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

They also serve Thai food but Vietnamese dishes are their main thing. For starters, we had the shrimp on sugar cane and the shrimp rolls, which were both quite good. For mains, we've had the pho with medium rare beef, tendon and tripe. The lemon grass chicken and pork chop on rice is quite good too. The soursop and jackfruit... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is more like a cafe, lots of locals, great buzz and busy! I rolled up on a week night about 10 mins before they were dues to finish serving. They sat me down, made me feel welcome and didnt rush me. Great fresh, zingy vibrant food in similar surroundings. Huge portions, I would definitley reccommend

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My family of picky eaters - one vegetarian, one gluten free, one who mostly eats beige food, and one carnivore - were perfectly happy with our meal from Pho Xe Lua. We called to order take out for dinner and it was ready 10 minutes later. We had vermicelli with grilled pork, a vegetable soup, a mixed vegetable dish, stir... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Our son, who lives in Philly, brought us here for lunch, saying it was the best in the city. Can't disagree after having a wonderful chicken and rice with lemon grass. Our son got the large bowl of pho with sausage and some pretty hot peppers, and my wife's mashed shrimp and ginger was a succulent marriage of sweetness and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the best bowl of pho i've had in years for lunch today. Even had a durian milkshake! (Been craving one for months now)

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?