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Pho Lena

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3311 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3707
+1 907-277-9777
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our office orders pick up from here regularly as they are conveniently just down the road. The Tom Yum chicken lemongrass soup is unbeatable, I like to order extra spicy if I'm feeling frisky ;)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Anchorage. We love pho. We stumbled on this treasure. Not just wonderful pho but other delicious curries and soups. We went twice on our one week trip!

Thank Gene R
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pho Lena was an "Unexpected Surprise" My husband and I were searching for some Alaskan flavor. I noticed the Pho Lena sign and passed by. After a while we decided to give Pho Lena a try. The facade is unassuming. We were seated. My eyes nearly popped when we each were given a book, which was actually the menu. There... More 

Thank eppieedwards
Anchorage, Alaska
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They used to be on the corner of benson and spenard, but have moved to a much larger facility with great parking, just down spenard road. Lots of menu items, great Pho!

1 Thank CubbyKnubbins
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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500 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am a regular to Anchorage and this restaurant is on my list of places I eat every time I am in town. I usually get food to to-go so I cannot comment on the service. But the pick up service is very sharp. Food is ready in about 15 minutes and ready for me to pick up. I usually... More 

1 Thank Shanker B
Brentwood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

I visited with a coworker and a customer for a business lunch in December 2016. This is a modest place, but very clean and with a great menu. I greatly enjoyed the curry and my compatriots enjoyed the Pho. Lunch for 3 with drinks was under $40 so this is a tremendous bargain by Anchorage standards. I look forward to... More 

1 Thank BrentwoodBear
Homer, Alaska
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I had never noticed this restaurant until this weekend. I am glad I finally found it ! I started off the meal trying something new to me, a Lao Pork Bun, a steamed bun with pork, mushrooms, egg & sausage. It had a nice flavor. My main dish was the Lao Yellow Curry Pumpkin on the vegetarian menu, you can... More 

Thank Todd_in_AK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

You'll probably find Lena busy taking orders, helping her servers or welcoming you to her new digs on Spenard Road. For years, she and a small family group served good spicy food in a tiny little house a few blocks north of her new location. The move to a spacious new place has been a good one. Always a lot... More 

Thank AKbuckle
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This is the best Pho in Anchorage. Conveniently located near my house, this little establishment is always busy. The food is always fresh and tasty, and the Thai tea is a strange but welcome addition. The #33 Pho Kai (Chicken) is Ronda and my favorite.

Thank Ra6907
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm from Texas and was craving pho really bad. After asking around Pho Lena was recommended. We had pho, pad see ew, potstickers, and egg rolls. It def hit the spot. The soup broth was really good and the egg rolls reminded me of my fav place back home. When I'm back in town I will be back.

Thank linzraye00

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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
Average prices
$15 - $20
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3311 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3707
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-277-9777

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