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“Best food in town for the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pho Lena

Pho Lena
Ranked #46 of 870 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
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“Best food in town for the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

I'm very picky about resteraunts in general, and thai/vietnamese in particular. After spending time in Thailand, I have consistently been disapointed with Thai/Viet resteraunts here in Anchorage...until I discovered Pho Lena. Now I don't bother with any other Thai/Viet places. Pho Lena is top notch and consistently excellent. I eat there several times a month and recommend it to everyone within my hearing. And for the record, I have never written a review before, but Pho Lena deserves it. They are top notch!

  • Visited January 2012
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Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“What the Pho!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

This place is amazing! The condiments are fresh, the bowls are hot, and there is more food in the basic bowl than we could eat (and there are larger sizes)! Absolutely delicious and just as authentic as homemade. The service was very friendly and it has a sort of home atmosphere. The only downside? In the winter if you get a table near the door, you may have to deal with people holding it open too long and feeling the cold draft!

  • Visited November 2011
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

Me and my girl friend went here for dinner. We had the pad thai and green curry, both were amazing and authentic Thai food. The service was wonderful and the food was made quickly. Also, they had lots of choices for vegetarians.

  • Visited September 2011
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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pho Lena's is Pho Licious!! Best Pho in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2011

This is one of our family's favorite restaurants in Anchorage. The Pho is hands down the best bowl of heaven in town. It smells incredible and is the best pick me up on a blustery winter evening or rainy day. The "Superbowl" is just that - an incredibly large bowl that will satisfy any hunger. I can't order anything else there, but my family is a fan of the noodles, curries and stir fries that fill Pho Lena's menu as well.

The service is also great, with 2 or 3 very professional and competent servers that are always attentive and responsive to diners.

The great thing about Pho Lena's is that the prices are not ridiculous and they will make a smaller size of any menu item for the kids.

We have only visited the restaurant on Spenard, but it is a small little hole in the wall kind of place. As soon as you pull into the packed parking lot you can smell the incredible food. Very clean on the inside.

  • Visited March 2011
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“Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

Large selection of delicious SE Asian food at reasonable prices. Try a lunch special first and then branch out to more exotic dishes. Parking can be tight, so you may want to park at the DMV.

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