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Black Pepper Pho

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28th and Pearl, Boulder, CO
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

It's a small restaurant, good for casual dinner. We had the pho and a japchae, both were delicious! The ingredients seemed fresh, service was good.

Thank Marina V
Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for lunch and had the pho soup with brisket beef. Nice staff, very fast service and delicious! Well done

Thank FishingForGopas
Barrington, Rhode Island
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327 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Delicious pho - we had the roast pork in beef broth. The fried egg rolls were a delight, too, as were the fresh spring rolls (nime chow) served with a tamarind sauce.

Thank RhodeScholar123
Boulder, CO
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Black Pepper Pho is my go-to lunch, I love this place. The ambiance is casual, and it can be cold/drafty in the winter, but totally worth it because the food is so amazing. I am addicted to the steak Pho, it's incredible. I could eat it daily. I also love the entree-sized salad bowl with shredded chicken with that delicious... More 

Thank AJWBoulder_CO
Boulder, Colorado
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247 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

It seems that someone knows how to cook decent food but forgot to learn how to run a restaurant... Food was decent but not overwhelmingly so - portions are large but the price also reflects the portion size - they definitely need a smaller size, especially for lunch. On a lunch visit, it was rather cold inside - not the... More 

Thank DanM320
Henderson, Nevada
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120 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The pho tai is not the best I have had but it was still good. Broth is not very complex but the fixings were fresh. The beef in the pho tai however was some of the best I have had in pho. Not only was it tender there was plenty of it. I kept thinking I was done with the... More 

Thank Carol Sue G
Stamford, Connecticut
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015

I eat a lot of pho at restaurants around the country. This one is not one of the best; indeed, the pho is tasteless and very average. And the prices are high for what you get. The staff definitely was not from any Asian country, and the cooking shows a lack of knowledge of how to make good pho. Worth... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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906 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

At first the price seemed a bit steep for a bowl of noodles, but because of their no tipping policy, it brought the bill down to reasonable. Nice outdoor patio, cozy inside. Pho was as good as most any pho, and perhaps a bit better. Wait staff friendly and efficient.

Thank Miriahm D
Longmont, Colorado
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The pho at Black Pepper is very good. The broth is light with just the right blend of spices. The service is good. Place gets busy at meal times and space is limited.

Thank Kayakbarb
Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2015

With a shortage of good ethnic food in Boulder I have frequented Black Pepper Pho since they first opened. But sadly I have decided to no longer eat there because I've found pieces of meat in my food twice recently and too many times to forgive them in the past. In addition the service as of recently is extremely poor!... More 

Thank Becca G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28th and Pearl, Boulder, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
near starbucks and wahoo fish taco in a strip shopping center

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