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28th and Pearl, Boulder, CO
11:00 - 21:00
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coloradan gal
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About once a year, I eat here. It's good, but it's not authentic the way Vina Pho on 30th is, or any of the numerous places in Broomfield or Denver are. And that's fine. The broth is good, but seems to be missing an extra bit of magic. The other ingredients are generously apportioned, but watch out for over-cooked noodles.... More 

Thank momo-colorado
Blacksburg, Virginia
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

It's a small restaurant, good for casual dinner. We had the pho and a japchae, both were delicious! The ingredients seemed fresh, service was good.

Thank Marina V
Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for lunch and had the pho soup with brisket beef. Nice staff, very fast service and delicious! Well done

Thank FishingForGopas
Barrington, Rhode Island
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340 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious pho - we had the roast pork in beef broth. The fried egg rolls were a delight, too, as were the fresh spring rolls (nime chow) served with a tamarind sauce.

Thank RhodeScholar123
Boulder, CO
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Black Pepper Pho is my go-to lunch, I love this place. The ambiance is casual, and it can be cold/drafty in the winter, but totally worth it because the food is so amazing. I am addicted to the steak Pho, it's incredible. I could eat it daily. I also love the entree-sized salad bowl with shredded chicken with that delicious... More 

Thank AJWBoulder_CO
Boulder, Colorado
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246 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

It seems that someone knows how to cook decent food but forgot to learn how to run a restaurant... Food was decent but not overwhelmingly so - portions are large but the price also reflects the portion size - they definitely need a smaller size, especially for lunch. On a lunch visit, it was rather cold inside - not the... More 

Thank DanM320
Henderson, Nevada
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122 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The pho tai is not the best I have had but it was still good. Broth is not very complex but the fixings were fresh. The beef in the pho tai however was some of the best I have had in pho. Not only was it tender there was plenty of it. I kept thinking I was done with the... More 

Thank Carol Sue G
Stamford, Connecticut
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I eat a lot of pho at restaurants around the country. This one is not one of the best; indeed, the pho is tasteless and very average. And the prices are high for what you get. The staff definitely was not from any Asian country, and the cooking shows a lack of knowledge of how to make good pho. Worth... More 

1 Thank Nutmeg06878
Boulder, Colorado
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909 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

At first the price seemed a bit steep for a bowl of noodles, but because of their no tipping policy, it brought the bill down to reasonable. Nice outdoor patio, cozy inside. Pho was as good as most any pho, and perhaps a bit better. Wait staff friendly and efficient.

Thank Miriahm D
Longmont, Colorado
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The pho at Black Pepper is very good. The broth is light with just the right blend of spices. The service is good. Place gets busy at meal times and space is limited.

Thank Kayakbarb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28th and Pearl, Boulder, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
near starbucks and wahoo fish taco in a strip shopping center

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