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Pho Bistro 2

1694 Kalakaua Ave, Ste C, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2454
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Ranked #190 of 1,917 restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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93% Recommend
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English first
Centerville, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a medium walk from Waikiki beach and it's not a walk I would make in the evening. But for lunch or early dinner this is a place for good food at an great price.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not a novice to pho, I'm always on search of a good Vietnamese pho place. The restaurant is located in a neighborhood which concerned me at first, the establishment being next to a curtained massage business. Not sure what that was all about. As soon as I walked in, I saw that the tables were completely full. The wait wasn't... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The restaurant is not targeting the tourist crowd from Waikiki. There is a side parking lot with an attendant overseeing the lot. When my family and I went, the diners were heavily local with a casual dining atmosphere. The staff were extremely friendly throughout our dining time. The menu's section had the staple of Vietnamese food: appetizers, rice plates, pho... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great location and friendly staff who chatted away to us. My first ever Pho and I'm addicted. It's a little off the beaten track but so easy to get to. Well worth it to get away from the chain restaurants in Waikiki. Hubby had the grilled meats and it was a huge portion. Food was delicious and very reasonable price... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We really enjoy finding new places to eat one of our favorites PHO noodles and etc. Within walking distance from Kapiolani and Kalakaua Avenues in Honolulu/Waikiki is a welcomed treat for us after a workout at the gym. This small, but very clean and quite a pleasant atmosphere within, truly has it all. We liked the fact that we were... More

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Seattle, Wa
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been there twice. The first time was very good, which is why we went back. On our second visit we each got a large serving whuch is more than you can normally eat at 1 meal, but it was only a $.70 difference between the regular and large bowl. My wife had chicken and I had the steak... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I am a Pho freak, and Honolulu is paradise for Pho freaks, but I found one of my all time favorites at Pho Bistro 2. The soup is full of flavor but seems to have less salt than I am used to so you don't feel like you have had gallons of liquid afterward. The noodles are served firm enough... More

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Palo Alto, California
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524 reviews 524 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was our first pho experience, so maybe we don't have the most discerning pho palates, but we loved it here! They were fast and inexpensive-- but most importantly, we asked if they could do a vegetarian pho and they said yes! They could do one with tofu or just with vegetables. We got it with tofu and it was... More

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The door to this restaurant is actually located on Fern, a side street off of Kalakaua. There is a small parking lot, otherwise look for street parking... Small and not fancy, but worth a visit. The pho is good, with a tasty broth. The ox tail soup, a favorite local dish, comes with a generous serving of ox tails mixed... More

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Went for dinner one night after checking Yelp. All four of us had different varieties of pho, broth was nice, not murky or too salty, noodle and veg were good. Owner came out to see us and say hello. If I lived there I would go all the time!!

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