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“Pho-tastic pho-sure!”

Pho Real (Fu Min Road)
Ranked #1,797 of 16,909 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
Indiana
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Pho-tastic pho-sure!”
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and loved it! Great atmosphere, sunny and bright with pop music playing and Vietnamese fishing baskets hanging from the ceiling. They have a great set menu...generous bowls of pho with fried spring rolls and a soft drink for only 60 or 70 RMB (depending on size of pho bowl; small was pretty big)

The pho broth was PRETTY decent, considering we aren't in Vietnam. Spring rolls were massive and stuffed with goodies. The place got crowded after 12 pm, so get there before then if you can. Bar looked well-stocked for the after-work diners.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tasty Vietnamese pho and spring rolls, but getting too pricey and too busy”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We have been going to this place for the past couple years and we always enjoyed the dishes we order there. Lately, however, we noticed that the dishes seemed to be getting smaller and the bill, strangely, getting larger. On our last occasion, upon ordering their spring rolls, they brought us the accompanying lettuce and bean sprouts, but the lettuce looked old and withered and the bean sprouts looked like they also had been sitting out too long. The lime was too dried-up to squeeze anything out of it.

Not sure if we'll go back, since there is always a wait when we go. There are too many other Vietnamese joints to go to instead, where you don't feel like you're sitting at a table with strangers because they position them so close together.

  • Visited April 2013
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Cosy place, good prices”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Pho Real is a small and cosy restaurant of Shanghai.. Around 15 people can sit in the restaurant at once, it is that small :) and they are having fantastic spring rolls (maybe the best that we tried ever) and rolls with duck is also nice and tasty. They are making great lime soda as well..

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Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Probably the best...”
Reviewed 1 December 2012

I've been there many times and always enjoyed it. For a change on December 1st I tried out the Pho Asia (also on the same Fumin Lu) and it was not as good as the Real one - pun intended. Conclusion? Next time I'll go back to the original although the seating is a bit cramped.

  • Visited May 2012
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Excellent Pho and Vietnamese food!”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Last time I visited Shanghai in 2011, I visited Pho Real. The food was exceptionally good and the atmosphere was very cool and comfortable. Before our stay in shanghai was over we had to go back for seconds. We met Fred, the friendly charismatic chef and had to buy a Pho Real tshirt to remember his great place!

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Tom S
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