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Pho Van

Strip District
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2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
+1 412-281-7999
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a taste for Vietnamese food, this place will satisfy you. Good pho in a simple atmosphere where it seems a number of local people eat. Not expensive, but I don't think you can get a beer to go with your dinner.

Thank David R
New Haven, Connecticut
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

One of the worst dining experiences I've had in Pittsburgh. The food itself isn't bad, but the service is terrible. I went with my parents on a Tuesday for lunch and waited at the door for 10 minutes for the host to speak to us even though there were several empty tables. We waited a long time for food and... More 

Thank Donna S
Johnstown, PA
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Excellent. Although not an expert on Pho, i thought this compared well to what I've eaten in Baltimore. Also liked the vinegar onions.

Thank Anniie325
Andover, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The environment inside is surprisingly pleasant in comparison to the general feel of the neighborhood. Loved the oil paintings. The food was also satisfying, and I really enjoyed the broth of the pho. Will definitely return if I ever stop by the neighborhood, although that's very unlikely because I was disappointed by the orderliness of the district.

Thank Annie Z
Huntington, West Virginia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I had heard about pho and was interested. The chicken salad was excellent, but pho, while good was rather bland. Enjoyed the limeade and the shrimp roll. The establishment was quite busy with several regulars from what I could tell. So, this reviewer may not have the full story on Vietnamese food.

Thank aicamper
Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Had egg wanton soup but the wanton is a little tough though. Coffee was excellent but a tad sweet. Service was excellent :) Thumbs up.

Thank onevonne
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is my first visit to a Vietnamese restaurant in Pittsburgh and I am very impressed. The beef pho is great!

Thank Sam S
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Stopped by this place during the Fermentation Festival b/c the food trucks were out of food choices and I really did not want a hot dog. I got take out pho and the service was FAST! The food was delicious, just wish they had the Banh mi! The limeade was delicious also, but a bit sweet for me. I like... More 

Thank SGcvn69
Austin, Texas
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409 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We found this place on a cold and rainy day! And honestly what is better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold and wet day! This place was packed on a Monday afternoon and most people were having the Pho. Everyone in our group did! The broth was very simply but very flavorful for all the types of... More 

Thank SteelCity13
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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192 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

My husband and I ate here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pho and the service. The restaurant was not crowded. I had the vegetarian pho and he had the bun thit nuong. Both very good, reasonably priced, fast service. The food was not very spicy but you could augment with condiments. Perfect for a... More 

Thank RickyBobbie

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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
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighbourhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: +1 412-281-7999

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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?