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2904 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3604
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
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Small place, big menu.

This is a very small venue, but with one of the biggest menus in town. It's not fancy, but it is plentiful, and even better, cheap. Try it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very small venue, but with one of the biggest menus in town. It's not fancy, but it is plentiful, and even better, cheap. Try it.

Thank DebiBye
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place purports to have Chinese, Vietnamese and several other varieties of Asian food. It's a hole in the wall type of place, which could be ok, but the service is so so and the food really wasn't very good. We won't be returning any time soon.

Thank WedgewoodTerry
Anchorage, Alaska
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hands down the best pho in Anchorage. This place can get really busy during peak hours. Parking could be a pain during peak hours. We go here quite often, love the pho and the friendly service. The waiters know our orders when we walk thru the door.

Thank Jay_Hoeft
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Eat here often. Great place in mid town for a quick authentic Loatian/Cambodian meal. The noodles are handmade and the sauces are cooked from scratch.

Thank 5683trip
San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Loved my curry and would highly recommend this restaurant. Many vegetarian friendly options. Around the corner there is an REI and a bookstore too.

Thank lianelau
Pasco, Washington
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143 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little place with a cozy atmosphere and some great tasting Pho. Lots of variety on the menu as well. Prices are very good....you get a lot for your money. Service was quick and I left full and happy.

Thank myklrl
Healy, Alaska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

From the moment I walked in the door I felt like I was visiting a friend. Every server that saw me greeted me with a smile and a hello. It is small and has always been busy when I have gone but the service is quick. They have a great price for lunch specials, their pho bowls are huge even... More 

Thank Jeremy T
Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you like pho, you'll be in the right place at Pho Lena. But even when I go there specifically for pho, I end up with curry. Maybe the green curry, the red curry, the curry with chunks of pumpkin, or thick with broccoli...just go, try the curry, and you'll be happy. Dress warmly in case the door is sticking... More 

Thank mw13
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We visit Pho Lena 1-2x a week & are faithful customers for the past several years since they opened. The staff is pleasant and the Pho is top notch. The restaurant itself is funky old Spenard and very casual. If you get there at peak dinner time expect to wait or share a table (which is fun). Parking can be... More 

Thank Ella S
Boise, Idaho
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

resist the urge to tough the sauces in the center of the table ..... But try them when you have consumed about what you want to eat before placing the heaping left over in the to go box. The food is awesome. the sauce can burn your taste buds to the point you wont care what you are sticking in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2904 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3604
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: 907-277-9777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?