Pho Le

Restaurant 413 Nguyễn Trãi, Phường 7, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Published on: 14-11-2015

06:00 AM - 12:00 AM
3.00 - 8.00 USD

Pho Le is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Pho Le is a small restaurant in Ho Chi Minh. Put up for over 30 years, it has become such a familiar place with those who love this traditional dish.

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Why Pho Le is special ?

One of the more popular places in the city to pull up a stool, the giant neon sign over the door doesn’t just say Pho Le, it screams PHO LE! You know you’ve found a good place, too, when the crowd oozes out on the sidewalk and even into the street. Many of the ingredients are made by hand, and it’s what keeps people coming back for more, locals and tourists alike.

At Pho Le, string of Pho is well-done enough. Moreover, soup is specifically made with the owner’s recipe but the dish still maintains the traditional Pho flavor. Coming to the shop, you can enjoy Pho with satisfaction guaranteed.


How to get to Pho Le?

From Nguyen Trai – Tran Phu crossroad, you follow District 11 direction, drive 200 meters more to reach the shop.

Selling points

  • The best pho place in the whole world
  • One of the best in HCMC
  • Great atmosphere, traditional home made pho
  • Excellent Pho and comfortable environment
  • The place for authentic Pho


  • Noise level Loud
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast YES
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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5.0 days
186.98 USD
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Number of places
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413 Nguyễn Trãi, Phường 7, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • Your table will come with a huge plate of vegetable and adds for your soup.
  • Just prepare if you sit closer to the entrance (especially as a westerner) for the occasional begged to stand near you for a few minutes trying to get some money.
    What to know
  • When they ask you what meat you want, just say everything and you'll get a very generous bowl.
  • Be careful how much fresh chilli you add to your Pho - they are extremely spicy.


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Asked my local friends for recommendation of the best Pho in town, and Pho Le was mentioned the most. Took a taxi from the hotel and it was about 20 minutes and VDN70,000 to get there. A big Pho restaurant compared to the others where it featured 2 Floors, with the ground floor full of local people and the 2nd floor mainly catering for tourists and foreigners. There was arconditioning on the 2 Ned floor, and to make our life easier , even English menu was available to help. On recommendation of the wait staff we opted for the Pho with everything " raw beef, stewed beef brisket, beef meat ball, and other things made of the inner organs of the cattle. A big plate of green vegetable was offered with a lot of bean sprouts. I later found out that the vegetable looking green leaves were actually different kinds of spices and herbs to enhance the oral gratification experience. The soup was really nice, beef was full of flavor, meat balls crunchy, with very good rice noodle to go with. Service was quick, and price was on the high side VDN70,000 for a bowl of Pho. Overall the best I had, although I had also eaten good tasted Pho elsewhere randomly, and they costed from 15,000 to 40,000 each depending on area and between small restaurants and road side food hawkers. Worth a special trip to it. But be careful there were a number of outlets with the same or similar name selling Pho of varied qualities.

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