The best Vietnamese Pho Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pho or Noodle Soup is a famous Vietnamese food that attracts both the Vietnamese people and foreign tourists.

When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you can find Vietnamese Pho everywhere. But it is confused to choose a correct address with good Pho in Saigon to taste. Vietnamdrive will introduce you to the best noodle soup restaurants in this city with great flavor, then you can come to the right places.

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Pho is a favorite food in Vietnam.

The famous Vietnamese noodle soup restaurants in Saigon

1. Pho Dau

  • Address: 288 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh
  • Phone: 0283 8465 866

Pho Dau has the flavor of the noodle soup of North Vietnam. It has been in Saigon for 55 years. The top highlight is its traditional noodle taste still remains.

No bean sprouts, no vegetables, no soy sauce, and no beef roll in ingredients, but Pho Dau charms many eaters because the broth is a clear and sweet taste.

The restaurant is just opened in the morning and always crowded with customers.

2. Pho Hoa

  • Address: 260 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0283 8297 943

Pho Hoa is also a traditional noodle restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city. Pho Hoa with the Southern-style has vegetables, bean sprouts, soy sauce and banh quay (fried tapioca). The bowl of noodle soup is big, so a person eat a bowl and feel full.

This restaurant is listed in the guidebook. Many foreign tourists also come here to taste the great flavor of Pho.

3. Pho Minh

  • Address: 63 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Phone: 0283 8220 345

Pho Minh is located in a small alley, characterized by the taste of the northern style. The restaurant is in a quiet place, it seems separate from the busy life.

However, there are still many eaters coming. Most guests of the restaurant are former eaters. A few curious newcomers also find Pho Minh restaurant to try its taste.

The airy space of restaurant with the old style of typical traditional Pho flavor is familiar with Saigoneers.

4. Pho Cao Van

  • Address: 25 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1, HCMC
  • Phone: 0283 8220 509

The restaurant has opened more than 60 years, since 1952. Pho Cao Van is in the list of the oldest Pho restaurants in Saigon.

It attracts foodies with the own flavor, light sweet broth, less greasy.

The shop owner Mr. Tran Van Phon, over 90 years old, had traveled from North to South Vietnam. He started a noodle shop on the small vehicle to build up a famous restaurant to this day.

5. Pho Le

  • Address 1: 370 Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 8, District 5, HCMC
  • Phone: 0283 9234 008, and
  • Address 2: 303 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, HCMC
  • Phone: 0283 8344 486

The restaurant has established for 45 years with its typical taste of the southern noodle.

At Pho Le restaurant, you can order plenty of variations of Pho, such as beef noodle soup, reared beef noodles, and others.

The shop looks very clean and elegant. It opens all day.

6. Pho Tau Bay

  • Address: 433 Ly Thai To Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Tel: 0283 8345 128

Pho Tau Bay is also a famous noodle shop in the heart of Saigon. The noodle shop has established in Saigon since 1954, belonging to the owner coming from North Vietnam.

Pho Tau Bay becomes an integral part of Saigon because it has lived with the history of Saigoneers. Many people coming back to HCMC often visit this restaurant to taste the traditional flavor of Pho and find out their old memorial time.

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7. Chicken Noodle Soup on Ngo Gia Tu Street

  • Address: Located at the small alley of Ngo Gia Tu Street, District 10

This chicken noodle soup is just on a cart on the pavement. It is at the first alley from 4:00 pm to midnight.

Pho at this place is well-known in Saigon; especially the ordinary workers, middle-class civil servants, and students often come here.

At this shop, you can order a noodle bowl with pieces of chicken legs, skin, heart, neck or wings. Or you can choose a chicken dish fixed with herbs to enjoy with Pho.

8. Chicken Noodle Ky Dong

  • Address: 14/5 Ky Dong Street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone: 0283 8435 630

Always crowded with eaters in the shop, this thing lets us know how the quality and flavor is.

Here, you find chicken noodle soup with different parts of chickens, including chicken meat, chicken liver…

In addition to Pho, the shop also serves vermicelli, porridge, pasta and hard noodles with delicious chicken broth. The restaurant is opened all day.

9. Pho Hung

  • Head Office: 302-304 Vo Van Kiet Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Phone: 1800 1111
  • Address 2: 371 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 3, HCMC
  • Phone: 0383 8204 488
  • Address 3: 243 Nguyen Trai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Pho Hung has a special taste of beef broth and vegetables. The restaurant is big, airy with excellent services.

The delicious broth comes with beef and the soft fresh vegetable, this makes better Pho than other restaurants.

10. Pleiku Restaurant – Dry Pho Gia Lai

  • Address: 298 Tan Son Nhi Street, Tan Son Nhi Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City

Dry Pho Gia Lai is also one of the favorite dishes of people in Saigon.

The dry noodle dish has a typical flavor of the mountainous town of Gia Lai in the Central Highlands Vietnam. It comes to Ho Chi Minh and becomes a famous Pho for eaters in HCMC.

The dry noodle made of rice is dipped in the boiling water, then put in the bowl and covered with pork and fried shallot. Another style is served with rare beef or beef roll combining with onion and black pepper.

In conclusion, these are the top Pho restaurants in Saigon that live with the daily culinary of the local people. Vietnamdrive hopes you can select a delicious bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup in HCMC when you travel to explore this city.

Will you come to one of these famous Pho restaurants to taste the Vietnamese noodle soup?

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