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Pho Gia Truyen

#43 of 1,541 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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49 Bat Dan | Old Quarter, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Must have when you are in Hanoi ! It is the best Pho I have ever had and I understand the reason why all people tell you about this restaurant when you ask about Pho. The Pho broth is wonderful with softer rice noodle and beef. You should put a piece of chilies and lemon from the table. It is... More 

Thank Duong2711
Chino Hills, California
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Worthy of four stars. They are cheap on the beef as you don't get very much and the bowl is small. The beef if is also not that tender. The noodles are very good though, nice and soft. The broth had great flavor. Probably second best pho place I've visited in Vietnam. Pho xua in hoi an was the best... More 

Thank Nathan N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Delectable beef pho and fast service! Authentic style of eating by the road side too - truly Vietnamese culture. The customer has to carry his/her own bowl from the counter to his/her own seat but no trays are provided and the bowls of pho are burning hot - they could improve on this by providing trays to carry the bowls... More 

Thank wonghmc
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We didn’t know this when we went but each region of Vietnam has its own way of making Pho. The type we ate in North America is Southern-style Pho. In the north, the Pho broth is much more clear and light. The rice noodles are softer and wider. If you ask anyone in Hanoi for a place to eat Pho,... More 

Thank Felicity Y
American River, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

It is good "Pho" for travellers who would like to have a Vietnamese traditional "Pho" and it is really tasty but dense and waste of time for waiting to be serviced

Thank trupianodausa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This was the most authentic pho I've had. The first long queue I came across with many locals in the queue. This place really did not disappoint! Rmb to request for a raw egg in your beef pho as it enhances the flavour. The fried dough sticks go really well with the soup base too as they were freshly fried... More 

Thank lmllll
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited this shop as part of the street food tour. According to our tour guide, the broth is cooked for 10 hours. It is a crowded place, filled with locals and the pho was the best that I had in Hanoi!

Thank Kate L
Durham, England
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Really gives you an experience of eating where the locals do, arrived at a good time as while we were in the queue outside was massive, must be good!

Thank goafishing
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We have had Pho in south, central and north Vietnam now and we thought this was the best of the trip. Authentic spot that is clearly popular with the locals. Bring your own water/beer because they only serve Pho and bread from what we could see. Loved it!

Thank Matthew T
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I'd like to preface this with the fact that although I enjoy eating when traveling (and sometimes travel to places just to eat), I can’t say my palette is particularly refined. But here’s a few thoughts when I visited Pho Gia Truyen. One of the reasons I traveled to Hanoi over a long weekend was to eat pho. Almost every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Bat Dan | Old Quarter, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: 043800126

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