Pho—the delicious Vietnamese soup served with noodles, herbs, and meat—is a food worth tracking down. Quite simply, it’s the comfort food of the Vietnamese diaspora. Thankfully, Las Vegas has its fair share of pho spots and restaurants to choose from.
They even have enough pho joints to comprise a list of the best pho in Las Vegas; a wonderful treat for your palate. If you’ve got a craving for warm, comforting Vietnamese pho when in Sin City, fear not. Here lies all the secret gems you need to know about when on your pho search. This collection of the best pho in Las Vegas will set you off on the right path for your next pho adventure.
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1) Pho Sing Sing
Pho Sing Sing does classic pho in an unpretentious, but refined way. Choose from beef pho that includes a variety of cuts such as flank, well-done brisket, and beef balls. Pair your pho with sides that include a deep-fried fish cake, fried tofu roll, or fried rice flour cake. Pho comes in at $14.99, which is reasonable considering the large serving portions. Also, check out the popular udon soup with crab, shrimp, and pork, for $15.99. Pho Sing Sing is currently available for dine-in, carry-out, and no-contact delivery.
2) Sidestreet Pho & Grill
Sidestreet Pho & Grill offers fresh Vietnamese-style street food, with a make-your-own pho menu. The small-size pho runs for $8.99 and the larger version is a mere $9.99, each with three choices of rare steak, tripe, flank, brisket, tendon, or beef meatball. All pho comes with a topping of cilantro and green onion and a side of bean sprouts, basil, jalapeno, and lime.
The rest of Sidestreet Pho & Grill’s menu is quite extensive with egg & rice noodle soup, vermicelli rice noodles, and udon noodle soup. Sidestreet Pho & Grill specialties include a Vietnamese crepe stuffed with shrimp and pork as well as two banh mi (french banquette stuffed with meat and topped with cilantro and cucumber) variations.
3) Pho Kinh Do
Pho Kinh Do serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine, including pho dac biet (rare round eye beef, beef meatballs, and brisket), pho tai (beef, charred onions, ginger, and warm spices), and pho ga (chicken pho). All pho bowls come in for an affordable $9.95 and less.
Also on the menu is hu tieu, which is a sister soup to pho, but with a thinner rice noodle. Delicious and straightforward, Pho Kinh Do is currently open for a 50% seating capacity, as well as delivery and takeout. Do note, the online menu posted on the website is only in Vietnamese.
4) Viet Noodle Bar
Viet Noodle Bar is situated in Chinatown and offers affordable pho, vermicelli, porridge, and udon noodle soup. Pho options include pho bo, beef pho with the option of brisket, flank, fatty flank, tripe, tendon, or rare steak; pho tom, shrimp pho, or pho rau thap cam, the vegetarian version of pho.
Add on side orders of noodles, tripe, or additional beef to make your pho go the extra mile. All pho options are $14.95 or less. Large portions, a helpful staff, and later hours (open 10 am – 10 pm) make this a Vegas favorite with locals and visitors alike.
5) Pho Kim Long Restaurant
Pho Kim Long Restaurant is open 24/7, making this a winner on the availability front. Thankfully, Pho Kim Long’s pho is also noteworthy, with rich flavor and options that include beef, chicken, and vegan options.
Beyond pho, Pho Kim Long Restaurant has an extensive menu that can satisfy any late-night (or early morning) appetite. Opt for pho or choose from braised pork in a clay pot, pan-fried noodles, and a large seafood menu. Even if there’s a wait to get seated, things move quickly at Pho Kim Long Restaurant, and it is worth it.
6) Pho Saigon 8
Pho Saigon 8 isn’t fancy, but sometimes the best restaurants are unornamented in a good way. Pho Saigon 8 is open daily from 9 am to 10 pm, making it possible to eat pho for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are actually three Pho Saigon 8 locations in Las Vegas, each offering 15 different variations on pho! Order a traditional beef pho, or go for the veggie or seafood option.
There’s no pho option on the menu over $10, making Pho Saigon 8 easy on the budget. Pho Saigon 8 also has a vast menu of vermicelli, rice plates, and rice noodle chicken soup. Save space for dessert, as Pho Saigon 8 has an interesting list of Vietnamese specialties like red bean dessert and a durian smoothie drink.
7) Pho Bistro
Pho Bistro offers fast pho without compromising on ingredients. This east-side pho joint also specializes in khai vi (appetizers), banh mi (sandwiches), and pho, mi/hu tieu (pork). Branching out to also include Chinese cuisine, you’ll find chow mein and egg drop soup on the menu as well. Open every day but Sunday, from 11 am to 8:30 pm, Pho Bistro is accessible and great for a quick bite.
8) Pho Thanh Huong
If you’re staying on The Strip, Pho Thanh Huong is probably the closest pho restaurant. Enjoy seven different varieties of pho such as vegetarian (pho chay) and seafood options in addition to the traditional beef-based pho. Their banh Mmi tau hu (tofu banh mi) is another specialty.
Check the menu for extra-spicy options like the banh mi pate ga a baked chicken with pork pate sandwich. Did we mention sandwiches come in at an affordable $5.50 and pho averages at a reasonable $12? Great for vegetarians and flexitarians alike, everyone will enjoy the fresh taste of Pho Thanh Huong’s cooking.
9) Pho Aimie
Pho Aimie now has two locations in Las Vegas for all your pho needs, including their newly opened location in North Las Vegas. Pho Aimie’s owners were born in Vietnam and raised in Las Vegas and they bring their expertise in Vietnamese cooking to their American home. Classy and cozy, Pho Aimie cooks Saigon-style with dishes that include pho, vermicelli, rice dishes, spring rolls, and Vietnamese coffee.
Open every day from 10 am – 10 pm, you can rely on Pho Aimie to get your pho cravings satisfied. Formerly known as Pho Annie, the colorful and welcoming restaurants of Pho Aimie are worth visiting.
10) Pho King Vietnamese Kitchen
A favorite for pho lovers of all varieties, Pho King Vietnamese Kitchen serves up traditional pho as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Grab the spicy pho with rare steak, or opt for one of the Pho King’s bun dishes. Even at peak times, Pho King Vietnamese Kitchen moves quickly and efficiently, getting everyone seated and fed. Huge portions and an attentive staff add to the charm of Pho King Vietnamese Kitchen.
11) District One Kitchen & Bar
District One Kitchen & Bar is currently suspending any in-house dining but you can still order this amazing Vietnamese food by pick-up or delivery. Named after the heart of Saigon’s 12-districts, District One offers pho, with a variety of options, most notably though is the pho served with a 1.5 pound Maine lobster.
Though the prices may be slightly elevated in comparison to other pho restaurants in Las Vegas, District One ensures the highest quality ingredients, which is worth the cost and makes the difference in taste.
12) Pho 90
If you’re looking for a casual pho spot that’s off the strip, check out Pho 90. Open daily, Pho 90 is a great choice for steaming hot pho, at a wonderful price point. Located in Chinatown some claim that this little spot has the best pho in Las Vegas. Large portions come with fresh basil and bean sprouts, and a rich soup broth. Fresh spring rolls and a variety of banh mi sandwiches are other notable items on the menu.
13) Pho T
Another hole-in-the-wall pho restaurant off the strip, Pho T is worth the journey. Committed to quality ingredients, Pho T’s house special is pho made with rare steak, brisket, tendon, and beef balls for a modest $8.99. Huge portions may mean you can take this pho home for a second round, stretching your dollar even further. Hidden in a strip mall, you might blink and miss it if you don’t know where you are going.
14) Pho So 1
Pho So 1 has lightning speed service and pho with deep flavor. Like many of its pho counterparts, Pho So 1 is located in Chinatown. With pho done right, Pho So 1 also has some of the freshest eggrolls and spring rolls in Vegas. A recently renovated restaurant is reenergized and ready to serve you for all your pho needs.
15) Da Lat Vietnamese Restaurant
Dat Lat Vietnamese Restaurant is currently open for delivery and pick-up, serving their famous pho which includes a build-your-own pho. From traditional beef pho to seafood pho, there is a pho for every palate at Da Lat Vietnamese Restaurant. You can also find vermicelli and udon soup on the menu, and all soups come in at around $10. A crusty-breaded banh mi might give your pho desires a run for their money.
Clearly, there is no shortage of pho options when in Las Vegas. With Asian-Americans being the fastest-growing demographic in Las Vegas, this is reflected in the amount of pho and Vietnamese dining options available. This list of the best pho spots in Las Vegas will steer you in the right direction when you need to let your belly lead the way!