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Pho Ao Sen

1139 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606-4322
+1 510-835-5588
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pho” (7 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
1139 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606-4322
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Came here a couple of times and always got their BBH. I've noticed their portions have gotten smaller and smaller.. Other than that, the broth is still delicious and beef is tender. Their spring rolls are a must try too with their special dipping sauce!...More

Thank jensung07
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Love the Pho Tai, and the XO sauce and fresh shrimp rolls. Tasty and good. Only the ice Vietnamese coffee disappointed us as it seemed to be instant coffee, rather than drip? Atmosphere is fine, they've made some attempts not to be blah! It's usually...More

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Usually go here for our "pho Fridays"... good soup and good cuts of beef. Some days when they are super busy, the quality isn't as great but I forgive them every time. Service can be so - so, they don't speak much English but that's...More

Thank WinnisTravels
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant really makes authentic Vietnamese food, their pho is fantastic; I recommend ordering a house special. Their rice plate is also amazing, they make broken rice which is hard to find in restaurants because it is expensive. Also, there are Vietnamese drinks that are...More

Thank Andres A
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We ate here one night as we were staying in a nearby hotel. I ordered an extra large Pho #1 beef soup and it was excellent. Prices are reasonable and great customer service. Spring rolls were delicious as well. Secure parking area for customers. I...More

Thank lazvi01
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was rather expensive and was basic Vietnamese food. I would say I wouldn't go here again. Maybe I'm just expecting more than I should for the pho. I ordered the Pho Ga and my husband ordered a traditional cold beef noodle dish. The broth...More

Thank Beedo
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Good broth. Clean tables. Fast and friendly service. Delicious fresh spring rolls. Chicken phô was perfect for someone who has a hangover. Next time I'll get their Bun Bo Hue. Don't get intimidated by the long line outside the restaurant. When they say 15-20 minutes,...More

Thank 62faridar
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I could eat the bun bo hue here at least every week. In fact, there was a period of time when I did that. I've had a few other dishes here, but why stray when you have a good thing going? This is a no...More

Thank Kristen L
Reviewed 27 May 2016

You know you're in the right Asian restaurant when you're the only caucasian in the whole place. Ao Sen is very popular with families from all over Asia and they really know where to go. There is often a wait, but it goes pretty fast....More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Great clean Vietnamese restaurant. Restaurant service takes a little longer than ther pho spots, but the food is very good. The wings are extra crispy and delicious, and the beef pho is great! The beef stew isn't my favorite, but everything else so far has...More

Thank Dianah R
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1139 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606-4322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-835-5588
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