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Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Restaurant

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

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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 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Families with children
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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Anan2012
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Stephanie J
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Vicki C
Savannah, Georgia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Thank Michele Q
Waterloo, New York
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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.

Thank TravelinRobT
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank tom g
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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)

Thank Sergio M
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 

Thank DavidHD413
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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: Noodle, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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