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“YUM”

Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Restaurant
Ranked #481 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Neighbourhood: City Center East
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: City Center East
Delaware
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“YUM”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

If your in the mood for authentic thia Pho and your really hungry this is the place for you. It's located in China Town in the city. Easy to get to and spot on, delish! Nothing fancy just great service and top notch food. Just don't tell too many people, I still want to be able to grab a table when I'm around.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Paris, France
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372 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Have the pho and rice dishes here”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

They also serve Thai food but Vietnamese dishes are their main thing.

For starters, we had the shrimp on sugar cane and the shrimp rolls, which were both quite good.

For mains, we've had the pho with medium rare beef, tendon and tripe. The lemon grass chicken and pork chop on rice is quite good too.

The soursop and jackfruit drinks are sublime.

Service is unfriendly but fast.

Dinner for two with drinks, tax and tip rarely exceeds $45.

  • Visited May 2014
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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This is more like a cafe, lots of locals, great buzz and busy! I rolled up on a week night about 10 mins before they were dues to finish serving. They sat me down, made me feel welcome and didnt rush me. Great fresh, zingy vibrant food in similar surroundings. Huge portions, I would definitley reccommend

Visited March 2014
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fresh food, good portions, great value”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My family of picky eaters - one vegetarian, one gluten free, one who mostly eats beige food, and one carnivore - were perfectly happy with our meal from Pho Xe Lua. We called to order take out for dinner and it was ready 10 minutes later. We had vermicelli with grilled pork, a vegetable soup, a mixed vegetable dish, stir fried beef and spring rolls. They were all good. The accompanying bean sprouts, mint and other condiments were all fresh and plentiful. Lots of tasty Vietnamese food for the money.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank CambridgeMike
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Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Tasty and tender”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Our son, who lives in Philly, brought us here for lunch, saying it was the best in the city. Can't disagree after having a wonderful chicken and rice with lemon grass. Our son got the large bowl of pho with sausage and some pretty hot peppers, and my wife's mashed shrimp and ginger was a succulent marriage of sweetness and gentle spice. Only downside was the fresh but typically mundane salad greens.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank LikeLivingThere
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