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Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Restaurant

City Center East
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907 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1805
+1 215-627-8883
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It can't get any better. The line may be long but it goes quickly. Pho and other dishes are served quickly and it's SO delicious! I always order the same pho (rice noodle) (No. 125 - Five Spice Beef Stew Rice Noodles) and my kids order the Choo-Choo Chicken Wings. Really, a must try!

Thank MommyTraveler2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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220 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would give this place 3 1/2 stars if I could (drives me bonkers Tripadvisor doesn't give this option, though for some inane reason when it averages things, it gives itself the power to bequeath half stars). The food is not exceptionally stand-out tasty, but it is good, with generous portions, and very very reasonable prices. The service is not... More 

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very good soups 👍 Not too much expensive We already try the pad Thai, and it was sooooo good as well !!

1 Thank 26JOOL
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

4.5/5. Definitely recommend. The food tasted just like home! I got the rice dish with beef and shredded pork. It was super tasty, especially the beef, very well-seasoned. If they were a little more generous with the beef, I would give a 5/5. But I'm not complaining though, because the price was super affordable. This place is very good for... More 

Thank Asha T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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282 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very authentic Vietnamese pho (rice noodle) place. Order combination of different variety of beef (beef or tendon, well-done or rare). Really good soup base, put additional garnishing such as mint leaves, bean sprouts, hot peppers, lime, etc. Clear skin spring roll pretty good as well. Definitely get the Vietnamese coffee.

1 Thank TravelLily007
College Station, Texas
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

It was my first visit to Philly. To explore the city, I walked to the City Hall for sightseeing. I found this restaurant via Tripadvisor and decided to check it out. It is located inside the China Town and surrounded by other Chinese stores and restaurants. The restaurant was small. I had the beef and stripes pho with shrimp spring... More 

Thank minghan68
Timberlake, North Carolina
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Sooooo many noodles! You will not believe the amount of noodles that you get in this ginormous bowl of PHO!! Chunks of seafood here and there if you order the Seafood pho.

Thank Laurie L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Found the place average at best. The spring roll is definitely not recommended as there is nothing inside but noodles and the sauce it came with was way too heavy on the fish sauce. The Pho i had was a good but nothing outstanding.

1 Thank cag25
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Authentic Vietnamese soul food. Located at the corner of Chinese town in Philly, this place is great for those who love authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Happily recommend.

Thank Anan2012
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is my number one spot in Philadelphia. The food is amazing and it's really inexpensive. The dining is definitely a tight fit and sometimes you are sat next to other groups but it's never been an issue for me. On the second floor they have a round table with a lazy susan for larger groups. All their food has... More 

Thank Stephanie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 907 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-8883

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