Where to Find the Best Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pho Hoa on Pasteur Street
Pho Hoa on Pasteur Street | © Akos Kokai/Flickr
Photo of Matthew Pike
Writer30 October 2017

To many around the world, it’s pho. In its homeland, however, it’s phở. Regardless of how you say it, phở is a steaming bowl of slippery noodles in a broth of herbs and spices, popular with either beef or chicken. Here’s where you can find the best phở in Ho Chi Minh City.

Pho Dau

Restaurant, Vietnamese, $$$
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You won’t be blown away by a posh interior or lavish amenities, but Pho Dau is still worth a visit because it makes really good phở. You’ll need to wake up early to get a taste, because it closes at noon.

Pho 2000

Restaurant, Vietnamese, Asian, Soup, $$$
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What to expect at Pho 2000
What to expect at Pho 2000 | © Marco Ooi/Flickr

This place became famous is 2000 when American President Bill Clinton stopped by for a couple bowls of phở. It’s walking distance from the Ben Thanh Market, so you won’t need to go on a huge adventure to find it.