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29 S Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801-3830
+1 626-289-0239
09:00 - 21:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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574 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This place was crowed during lunch hour. Pretty good traditional Pho for reasonable price. Servie was slow. The Pho came out hot, which is a must. I seldom dine at Vietnam restaurant. When I go there, I just order Pho and that's it.

Thank Tom Y
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I've been coming to this place for pho for years. The phos are decently sized with large portions of meat. The egg rolls are great.

Thank leep116
Acre, Israel
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Went there with friends on a lunch break from work. We've ordered a mix of rise, noodle and Pho dishes. I went only for the Pho soup as it was looking delicious! I didn't regret my choice as it was one of the best soups I had (with beef and inner parts)/ Authentic looking restaurant that had a lot to... More 

Thank JamalMousa
Pasadena, California
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371 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

The majority of the waitstaff at this restaurant do not speak English: that is a positive sign of the restaurant's authenticity. The pho here tastes great, and arrives minutes after you order it. The spring rolls are also delicious. There is ample public parking in the back.

Thank JackandResh
Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

I know the place is known for pho but I'm not a pho person so I ordered my usual vermicelli with charbroiled pork, shrimp paste and egg roll (#103 on the menu). I asked for some coconut milk on the side to pour over the dish and it was absolutely phenomenal. The bowl was filled with vermicelli with some vegetables... More 

Thank Wei-Li S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Needed a bowl of hot soup, and, despite the 90 degree weather in LA, the pho here did the trick. I liked the broth, lots of lean chicken meat and the noodles. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for pho!

Thank hilohattie999
Annapolis, Maryland
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

I've eaten at many Vietnamese restaurants. I would rate this as being a very excellent restaurant. Crispy roll had the authentic skin on it. Very tasty. Food came out quick.

Thank albertthedentist
Pitt Meadows, BC
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202 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

There's plenty of Pho's around so go elsewhere. Service was exceptionally poor. The food is OK. Beef soup and noodle tasted average but passable. Street parking available. Bathrooms are OMG dirty. Try elsewhere first and when ALL pho's are exhausted, then go here.

Thank mjbcmjbc
Los Angeles
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151 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Been here a few times but just barely got around to writing a review. Parking in the front (street) and in the back (structure). I ordered pho with the the brisket and tripe. The meat was very tender! However very stingy with the tripe. It was few and far in between :( The broth is rather unique, with a nice... More 

1 Thank cuetxpie
Los Alcazares, Spain
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

This place looks like a llittle hole in the wall, not very appealing at all. When we went inside, it was very croweded, so I assumed they must be doing something right. Well, the service was prompt and the food was delicious! I would definitely tell people do not judge a book by it's cover because this place is fantastic.

Thank christinamcneely

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese, Fast food
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 S Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801-3830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: +1 626-289-0239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?