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Pho Basil

#193 of 2,356 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Fenway / Kenmore
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177A Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Pennsylvania, USA
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the service left a bad taste in our mouths! I visited with a group of 3 adults and 4 children and we ordered quite a bit of food to share family style. The portions were pretty large so with the small table it was hard to fit all the food plates in addition to our individual small plates. I... More 

Thank BornToTravel79
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection, authentic dishes, affordable prices, friendly service. What more are you looking for. This isn't the place to dress up and have an event. It's the place for every other day of the year.

Thank NicMant
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a week in Boston, we needed some good Vietnamese comfort food. As a Vietnamese myself, I had high expectations. I ordered bun bo hue (Viet), the hubbs ordered tom yum noodle soup (Thai). While it wasn't as good as home cooking (not sure anything could be), it wasn't bad and felt good in our tummies. Pricing was definitely reasonable.

Thank Skye N
Plymouth, Minnesota
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212 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food there is flavorful and delicious - no doubt about that. However, as it was quite busy service was very slow (and not overly enthusiastic and welcoming) and I saw the table next to us being served before us although they came in after us.

Thank Aeneken
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little spot in Boston, especially for lunch. Love the food here, lots of flavor and an absolute steal in price compared to everywhere else in Boston. Highly recommend.

Thank Adam H
Canfield, Ohio, United States
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169 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I starved my wife by accident - we soured up for a 4pm lunch. We shared the spring roll. She loved the vegetarian yellow curry. I liked my seafood madness - but spicier would have been better. I loved my wonton soup.

Thank memki
Seville, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice jetlagged dine chance....Won ton soup, papaya salad and dumplings..all tasty and adequate portions

Thank Jesus B
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We were three guys and ordered three main courses and an appetizer. Veg Triangles were amazing, also the drunken noodles, yom tum fried rice and Penang curry. Penang curry was definitely one of the best I have had and I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

Thank ronakjethwa
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is our favorite place to enjoy noodle soup, we have tried different options and they were all tasty and good, the steam gyosas were really good too! I totally recommend this place, portions sizes are very generous, the service is good, it have a lot of different options in their menu and good price, just be prepared to wait... More 

Thank AdriVS
Kennebunk, Maine
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Came highly recommended but alas food was not great. Waiter made countless mistakes and I would never go again. There are so many great restaurants in Boston I should have stuck to China Town. Oh well

Thank Alexandra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177A Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: 617-262-5377

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

Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

Neighborhood Profile
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.