Pho is a staple in Vietnamese cuisine, and delicious any time of the year. It’s the comfort food of all comfort foods, and the perfect dish to help with a hangover. We rounded up some spots in the area to grab a bowl of pho year-round.


CO Restaurant (340 King St)

Vibe: Late night feels
When to go: In the evening
Who to go with: A group of friends, but better to take a date or your significant other
Bonuses: Pair it with some specialty cocktails or beers

Little Miss Ha (1503 King St)

Vibe: A lively place within the Workshop food court
When to go: At night is when you’ll see the most people, but if you’re not into that, go in the middle of the day
Who to go with: Because it’s in Workshop, it’s a great place to bring a group of friends who might not want chicken pho
Bonuses: Can be gluten-free if you need it


Mi Xao (1055 Highway 41)

Vibe: Casual, lunch spot
When to go: Lunchtime, of course
Who to go with: Catch up with an old friend, or meet a co-worker or employer
Bonuses: They do takeout!

Pho Saigon (1739 Maybank Hwy)

Vibe: Very casual and family friendly environment
When to go: In the middle of the afternoon for a late lunch
Who to go with: By yourself, with friends, or your family
Bonuses: There’s always the perfect amount of people in there — never too busy, never too quiet

Phuong’s Vietnamese Restaurant (5634 Rivers Ave)

Vibe: Quiet and casual
When to go: They close between 2:15 and 5 p.m., but it’s a good place for lunch or dinner
Who to go with: Catch up with an old friend or take your significant other when you’re not up for cooking
Bonuses: They open at peak rush hour, so you can avoid the traffic and stop in to grab a bite


Pho No. 1 (5300 Rivers Ave)

Vibe: Very casual — dress like you’re going shopping because chances are, you might be
When to go: The middle of the day if you don’t feel like waiting
Who to go with: Alone or with family, (depending on if you’re going to shop)
Bonuses: It’s inside H&L Asian Market, so you can kill two birds with one stone by grabbing a bowl of pho, while also shopping for snacks and ingredients for when you want to cook at home

Riso Noodle House (1890 Sam Rittenberg Blvd)

Vibe: Casual as they come
When to go: For lunch or dinner
Who to go with: With a handful of friends or visiting family
Bonuses: Pair it with some bubble tea

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