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Pho Cali Vietnamese Restaurant

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1000 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3002
+1 215-629-1888
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered a Rare Beef with Tendon Pho. Arrived quickly piping hot. Pho was nice. The broth could be a bit more flavorful. Staff were courteous. There's a clean bathroom. Cash only.

Thank Dawn L
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144 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped here after visiting the Flower Show. It isn't a huge place but there are enough different table arrangements to work for any size group. We were seated immediately at a small table for two and given our menus..........plenty to choose from. We started with spring rolls........we ordered 8 (we were hungry!) and they were brought very quickly. Very... More 

Thank MLKen
Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were in the city to see the Christmas Mart around City Hall. After doing some shopping, we decided to grab a bite before some of our group headed back to Virginia. I suggested Pho Cali and everyone was fine with that. Most of the group ordered the various renditions of Pho. Great food, great service. Very accommodating of large... More 

Thank Bill L
London, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Nothing spectacular about Pho Cali, but definitely worth a visit. Seems like a family owned and run kind of place, offers tasty food, and at good prices.

Thank TheRunawayFound
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237 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a casual family restaurant. Our dinner was ok. I would have expected the summer rolls to have mint, as previously tasted in other similar places. Overall it was an ok experience. The place was full on Saturday evening, which is always a good sign.

Thank Ina_31
Level Contributor
112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

For something that is at the corner, it definitely gets the college and white crowd who want the Vietnamese food. But for its seeming monopoly, its quality is not that great. The broth in the pho is too bland and the crowd here are mostly Americans and people who clearly don't visit Chinatown in depth to know that the locals... More 

Thank Sandy J
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313 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Food is great but restaurant is nothing special. Looks like a café. Service is fast . The servers don't speak English well so have to point out what you want on the menu

Thank paragkarania
Cleveland, Ohio
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Excellent pho. Quick in and out. Service was quick and soup was hot. Would recommend. Good spring rolls too.

Thank margieg912
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

3 of us ate dinner here prior to the Philly Flower Show. None of the dinner options exceeded $9. Soup dishes are huge and come with side of fresh vegetable ingredients that you can use as desired. I ordered the grilled pork (Item #45). Very small meat portion. Pork had good char but very little seasoning. Meat looked pathetic sitting... More 

Thank bluejay377
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Good portions for the price (10 or less per person) but taste is average quality. Pork chop needs more seasoning, only could taste the char, and soups had a plain broth. Standard, but nothing special.

Thank Ymellz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-1888

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