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Pho Van

Strip District
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2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
+1 412-281-7999
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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216 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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433 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 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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203 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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200 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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730 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 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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215 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Really good and authentic Vietnamese food. I love the noodle dishes and soups because they have many layers of flavors.

Thank zepaman
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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262 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

Nice atmosphere, clean, good waitstaff. Good-tasting pho and other Vietnamese food. Good spring rolls and dumplings. Check your Entertainment and/or Enjoy books for coupons before going. This is a pretty good place...up there with Tram's Kitchen and way better than Tan Lac Vien in Squirrel Hill.

Thank Scalea05
Nairobi, Kenya
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

A great hole in the wall place with good Vietnamese food. Food is simple. No picture menu. Served and prepared by Vietnamese people. The price is average.

Thank Sam W
Anchorage, Alaska
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231 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time to try pho at Pho Van, most of their prices are $8.95 plus taxes per meal. Its a little bit expensive for my budget. The portion size was ok. I was a bit worried at first because we were the only patrons, but the food tasted good, and other diners came in after us. A... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a small place in the Strip but it is clean and service very fast. Pho is above the average and the price is very reasonable.

Thank Hoangng53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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: +1 412-281-7999

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