FUH is fast and casual. There are various broth options (chicken, beef, and vegetable) . The owner, Quan, will give the entire rundown and history of pho, he really ensures a great meal experience and alters each bowl depending on what you like (and any dietary restrictions). The best part is the portion sizes and the fact that they offer To Go containers to take leftovers home with you.
Address and telephone number: FUH, 2218 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (773) 270-4418
In Lakeview, Pho’s Spicier Thai Cuisine is noted as the place to go for pho takeout. It also has a sit down area and BYOB is an option. If you forgot the booze, then there is a bar conveniently located next door. This unassuming spot will catch you by surprise with their level of spice. The sweet broth in the pho balances out the spicy heat, but we highly recommend starting with level 1 of spice if you’re not a hot food lover. Overall, Pho’s Spicier Thai deserves more than ‘pho’ stars.
Address and telephone number: Pho’s Spicier Thai Cuisine, 3332 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1(773) 755-1995
In the West Loop, Saigon Sisters is known to have some of the best pho, and the most fabulous pho presentation. This location has a modern, swanky vibe with contemporary art and is popular with a young crowd. While the pho is obviously worth noting, the chicken curry (especially the sauce) and the papaya salad are some of the favorites. It’s good to know there are multiple meal options ranging from gluten free to vegetarian. Needless to say, it’s a pho-nomenal experience.
Address and telephone number: Saigon Sisters, 567 W Lake St, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (312) 496-0090
Le Colonial is French-Vietnamese fare in the upscale, trendy Gold Coast neighborhood. Even better, this spot has a romantic ambiance and includes outdoor seating. Hands down one of the nicest pho restaurants in the city. The portions are not large but it is very filling. If you’re looking for something in addition to the pho, the Shrimp Beignets will win you over. You will not regret venturing to this restaurant, especially since the ingredients are so good pho you.
Address and telephone number: Le Colonial Chicago, 937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (312) 255-0088
In Lincoln Park, Simply It is known to be great value. We recommend ordering the XL size because it is enough pho for a few people, or to last a few days. The Chicken Noodle Soup Pho Ga and the Beef Noodle Soup Pho Bo are the standouts on the menu, mainly because of the extremely fresh ingredients. However, there are also a few other dishes that are worth trying, like the pineapple calamari and the spring rolls. This place is definitely not pho-gettable.
Address and telephone number: Simply It, 2269 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1(773) 248-0884