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“Pho-tastic!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pho La Jolla

Pho La Jolla
Ranked #80 of 1,246 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Pho-tastic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Tucked away in a court near UCSD, this place is a hidden gem! Open 7 hours a day 11 am - 11 pm, it serves great Vietnamese food. It is packed starting from 6 pm especially on Friday and on weekends. You may have to wait a little before being seated. Now the food: great selection of pho from traditional to vegetarian. Portions are huge, prices are reasonable. Last I visited, I paid 7,95 for a large size traditional beef stew pho. Very good appetizers and drink choices as well from beer to smoothies. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cheap eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Pho is still hard to find with us in the Uk, The here food was quick and good the restaurant was always busy which can never be a bad sign, service wasn't bad. Portion sizes were good and was cheap for the area.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Nick R
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Victoria
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great vegetarian pho!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were staying a close by hotel in La Jolla and found this unpretentious Vietnamese restaurant filled with university students. We are always happy to find vegetarian options at restaurants and we had delicious vegetarian pho (soup) and tofu salad rolls. There were many other vegetarian options for us and the portions were large.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank stargirl58
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San Bernardino, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tasty with good value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Wide selection of pho. From traditional to vegetarian. Very busy place where you see a variety of people from the college kid to the local. The chicken pho was good even though I had to use all of my additives to have the flavor I am used to.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Tucuxii
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent value - super tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Rare steak pho was excellent, and awesome value considering the size of the portion! Beleive me when I say there is no need to go for the 'larger' portion!

Visited January 2013
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Thank MacFly101
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