Pho is a traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup, and is probably one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes in San Diego. Who doesn’t love a big steamy bowl of pho on a rainy day? Or any day for that matter. With so many Vietnamese restaurants and pho places around the city, how can you know which is the best?
Well, you could go around to each of them and try what they offer. But that’s a lot of pho and a lot of tabs. We’ve done you a favor by narrowing it down to the top ten best pho restaurants in San Diego. Each of them are critically acclaimed, traditional (with hints of contemporary flavors), priced right and waiting for you to take a seat. When your craving for noodles arises, look no further than our list of the most delicious pho in the county.
Discover San Diego’s top ten best pho restaurants.
Pho Hoa in City Heights
Pho Hoa serves pho with rich, savory broth, perfectly cooked noodles and the best seasoning. Much of the clientele has been faithful to the restaurant for years, and it never disappoints. With super fast service, authentic flavors and a lively environment, Pho Hoa is known to be the “OG” of traditional beef pho in San Diego.
Pho Ca Dao in Mira Mesa
Pho Ca Dao is one of San Diego’s best pho joints, and customers rave about it. Rated “#1 Vietnamese in San Diego by 10 News A-List, Pho Ca Dao never disappoints. With a wide variety on the menu, not limited to pho but including spring rolls and rice dishes as well, this place hits the nail on the head for everything. Fast, friendly service is the cherry on top.
Pho Convoy Noodle House in Clairemont Mesa and Chula Vista
Pho Convoy has two locations, and is considered one of San Diego’s best places for Vietnamese Cuisine. This family-run restaurant provides fresh, traditional pho made to order. Pho Convoy was even featured in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles in 2009, and is admired by all of its faithful customers. Learn more at phoconvoy.com.
Pho Hoa Hiep in Linda Vista
Pho Hoa Hiep provides this classic Vietnamese meal with fresh, wholesome ingredients. With delicious broth, fresh noodles and hearty beef, Pho Hoa Hiep serves up a nice bowl of satisfaction. This family owned restaurant also offers other Vietnamese dishes, but pho is always a safe and comforting bet.
Pho Van in City Heights
Pho Van serves up super large portions of delicious Vietnamese beef and noodle soup for a great price. Your meal is always served fresh and hot, and doesn’t take long at all to get to your table. If you’re feeling extra hungry, Pho Van also serves dishes like spring rolls, tofu, vegetable and rice dishes and more. You’re sure to fill your belly and still have leftovers to take home.
Pho T Cali in Clairemont
Pho T Cali offers a relaxing atmosphere and delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Fresh broth, noodles and meat come together to make a wonderful bowl of pho. Pho T Cali uses only fresh ingredients, and is committed to serving the healthy, traditional food of various regions in Vietnam. For more information, visit photcali.com.
Pho Sao Bien in Pacific Beach
Pho Sao Bien offers an authentic menu, lively and friendly atmosphere and a great dining experience for a great price. With a wide variety of different pho dishes, there is even a tofu pho and a meatless pho option. Though these dishes stray from the traditional beef, they are all still equally delicious and satisfying. For more information, visit ieatpho.com.
Pho Saigon Star in Grantville
Located just east of Friars Road on Mission Gorge Road, Pho Saigon Star offers the best Vietnamese dishes in the neighborhood. With a unique yet authentic broth, perfectly textured noodles and fresh beef, Pho Saigon Star shines. Add more to your meal with fresh egg rolls, spring rolls, rice dishes and more.
Pho King in City Heights
Pho King takes the crown when it comes to this Vietnamese soul food. With a nice atmosphere, friendly service and great prices, it’s hard to beat it. Pronounce Pho King correctly and you might get a bit of a giggle, but rest assured the food is no joke.
Pho Cow Cali Express in Mira Mesa
Pho Cow Cali Express is one of Mira Mesa’s greatest pho joints, and is a family run restaurant. With its traditional beef soup, Pho Cow Cali Express emphasizes authenticity, freshness and flavor. For fast, friendly service and a never disappointing bowl of pho, check it out. For more information, visit phocowcali.com.
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