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Pho Van

Strip District
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2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Johnstown, PA
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Excellent. Although not an expert on Pho, i thought this compared well to what I've eaten in Baltimore. Also liked the vinegar onions.

Thank Anniie325
Andover, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The environment inside is surprisingly pleasant in comparison to the general feel of the neighborhood. Loved the oil paintings. The food was also satisfying, and I really enjoyed the broth of the pho. Will definitely return if I ever stop by the neighborhood, although that's very unlikely because I was disappointed by the orderliness of the district.

Thank Annie Z
Huntington, West Virginia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

I had heard about pho and was interested. The chicken salad was excellent, but pho, while good was rather bland. Enjoyed the limeade and the shrimp roll. The establishment was quite busy with several regulars from what I could tell. So, this reviewer may not have the full story on Vietnamese food.

Thank aicamper
Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Had egg wanton soup but the wanton is a little tough though. Coffee was excellent but a tad sweet. Service was excellent :) Thumbs up.

Thank onevonne
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is my first visit to a Vietnamese restaurant in Pittsburgh and I am very impressed. The beef pho is great!

Thank Sam S
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Stopped by this place during the Fermentation Festival b/c the food trucks were out of food choices and I really did not want a hot dog. I got take out pho and the service was FAST! The food was delicious, just wish they had the Banh mi! The limeade was delicious also, but a bit sweet for me. I like... More 

Thank SGcvn69
Austin, Texas
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389 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

We found this place on a cold and rainy day! And honestly what is better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold and wet day! This place was packed on a Monday afternoon and most people were having the Pho. Everyone in our group did! The broth was very simply but very flavorful for all the types of... More 

Thank SteelCity13
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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187 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I ate here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pho and the service. The restaurant was not crowded. I had the vegetarian pho and he had the bun thit nuong. Both very good, reasonably priced, fast service. The food was not very spicy but you could augment with condiments. Perfect for a... More 

Thank RickyBobbie
Grimsby, Canada
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Was in town for a short visit. Walking along the strip, I noticed that many of shops were already closed by 18:00 ?? Why so early? Had a urge for Viet food and load and behold this restaurant appears in front of me. Dumb luck? Not busy at all and the decor was average. All meals were mostly around $8.95-11.95... More 

Thank Glenn A
Sydney, Australia
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607 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Located not far from the Mega Bus stop it was a great chance to grab a late lunch. Some fresh spring rolls (just made) to start with a little peanut sauce followed by a hot bowl of Pho Tai (Beef Soup). Everything was made to order and was very fresh with tasty ingredients.

Thank Kwan_Nyom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: 412-281-7999

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