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501 Main St, Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118-1055
860-569-3700
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent soups

I never thought a place could survive making just soup!!.I started going here several years ago when I had a cold.I heard they made a homemade soup with fresh ingredients so I gave it a try.The soup is outstanding!! I get it to go and assemble it at home.Broth,noodles,sprouts.basil leaves,and two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
steven s
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Vernon, Connecticut
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Vernon, Connecticut
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never thought a place could survive making just soup!!.I started going here several years ago when I had a cold.I heard they made a homemade soup with fresh ingredients so I gave it a try.The soup is outstanding!! I get it to go and assemble it at home.Broth,noodles,sprouts.basil leaves,and two kinds of seasoning sauces..They make spring rolls during the... More 

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Thank steven s
West Simsbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small family place, come early, parking is limited. Once inside you can't miss the wonderful scents of pho! Not a big menu, but everything is super fresh and tasty. Have a spring roll while waiting for the pho. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Three sizes to the pho -- small, medium, large. The medium is plenty for a hungry person.... More 

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Thank AKFConnecticut
New London, Connecticut
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140 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been trying to get in this restaurant for awhile. Finally, got a parking spot but no seats inside. Smelled yummy, location doesn't work. Not sure I'll try a fourth time.

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Thank CtUSAMom
Colchester, Connecticut
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This my regular place to eat Pho, but their shrimp spring roll is great to start your meal as you wait for your beef soup(Pho).

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Thank 22garylee
West Hartford, Connecticut
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We have been going to Pho 501 for years. The menu is limited to Pho and the staff speaks better english now, but the food is just great. The food is prepared quickly and done well. If you like PHO this is the place to go. Best buy for your dollar for a simply meal at lunch or dinner..

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1 Thank larryt887
Hartford, Connecticut
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I have eaten a lot of Pho and this is by far the best in CT. I usually get the shrimp and beef combo or just the beef. It is amazing! Just talking about it makes me want to go there today! They are getting very popular and they have expanded the restaurant space in the last few years.

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1 Thank Kenneth P
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

At any given day of the week there are only three things to choose from on the menu and two of them are pho. Very friendly people in the restaurant. Always busy during lunchtime so could be hard to find a seat during this time. Three sizes of bowls to choose from, i went with a medium and that was... More 

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Thank Dan H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Everyone into Pho in this area considers Pho 501 the standard to compare other bowls of Pho to. I visit as often as possible and have never had better broth. Most days the line is out the door during lunch but it's worth the wait.

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Thank Tim M
Kensington, CT
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758 reviews
665 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We arrived around noon on Sunday and discovered an almost full parking lot and packed restaurant. Not sure how to order, we approached the counter and were told they were out of pho gia (chicken noodle soup), a Sunday-only special, to seat ourselves and that someone would would be with us shortly to our order. Shortly turned out to be... More 

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Thank westie2
Lorton, Virginia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You don't have to hesitate over a long menu, because they basically server two pho soups and an appetizer roll. Now, that being said the few things on the menu are really worth eating. The pho was excellent, served quickly and hot. Noodles were flavorful and tender and beef was tender. Appetizer shrimp roll was good too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Main St, Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118-1055
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-569-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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