Int'l Food Washington DC

5 D.C. Restaurants with the Best Pho Around

As new pho restaurants keep popping up around D.C., it can be tough to find the right  one for you. Luckily, you don’t have to look much further! Here is a list of the five best pho restaurants in D.C. for any pho lover.

1. Pho Viet
Location: 3513 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Price: $10 or less
Popular Dish: Spicy Lemongrass Pho
Contact: (202) 629-2839
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pho Viet is a fairly new restaurant in D.C. but has quickly become many a pho lover’s favorite. It serves 14 different bowls of pho, ranging from vegetable to meats such as beef, chicken or shrimp. The best part is that none of their bowls exceed $10! You’ll want to make sure you get there early because their lunch and dinner shifts are packed. This authentic Vietnamese pho restaurant also serves vermicelli bowls, rice plates and  special Vietnamese dishes. Pho Viet is the first one you should try on your next trip to D.C.

2. Pho 14
Location: 1436 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010
Price: $10 or higher
Popular Dish: Create your own
Contact: (202) 986-2326
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pho 14 is a great restaurant to try out for pho beginners. Here you can create whatever type of pho bowl you’d like! You start with your broth, then pick the type of meat you’d like, and then add toppings! This restaurant is perfect for picky pho lovers too. If you have a specific order, then Pho 14 is the place for you. It can be a little pricier than other restaurants, so if you’re worried about it hurting your wallet, you’re still in luck. Pho 14 has $5 pho every Friday! Now who could pass up a deal like that? You get to create your own pho dish for only $5? Count me in.

Pho 14: Credit: Pho 14 / Facebook

3. Pho 88 Noodles and Grill
Location: 608 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Price: $10 or higher
Popular Dish: Pho 1 Pho Dac Biet Dinner
Contact: (202) 735-5282
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pho 88 Noodles and Grill is a great pho place to visit if you want great food and great customer service. It’s a family-run restaurant so the staff focuses heavily on the needs of the customers. You’ll also find that the food is seriously delicious. Pho 88 Noodles and Grill only uses fresh ingredients for their pho bowls. The staff wants to make sure their customers are well fed and taken care of. On top of great food and service, you’ll find a wide variety of pho bowls. You can choose from beef, chicken or seafood for starters and then add toppings. Pho 88 Noodles and Grill will quickly become one of your favorites just after the first visit.

4. Thai and Pho Bistro
Location: 2153 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Price: $10 or higher
Popular Dish: Vietnamese Pho
Contact: (202) 506-3508
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thai and Pho Bistro focuses its cuisine on the infusion of Thai spices and flavors into its pho. Here you’ll get to try a different twist to some of your favorite pho dishes. But if you don’t want to give up your traditional pho, it does offer traditional-Vietnamese style. Another great part about Thai and Pho Bistro is that it’s vegetarian and vegan friendly. The staff is happy to adapt special pho bowls to fit your dietary needs and preferences. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Thai and Pho Bistro, so go as soon as possible!

Thai and Pho Bistro: Credit: Thai and Pho Bistro​

5. Noodles on 11
Location: 1100 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Price: $10 or higher
Popular Dish: Pho Combo
Contact: (202) 408-3377
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Noodles on 11 combines flavors from Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand into their delicious noodle dishes. Here you can get traditional Vietnamese pho or try something from Hong Kong or Thailand. At Noodles on 11 there’s an endless supply of noodles for you to try. But by far one of the coolest dishes at Noodles on 11 is the Pho Combo. It’s a combination of four other beef pho bowls into one. Also, if you’re looking for a great pho place to bring all your friends, Noodles on 11 is the spot to do it. You can book a reservation by calling their main number. Head to Noodles on 11 for a delicious friends gathering and a delicious meal.

All five of these pho restaurants offer a wide variety of options for all pho lovers. So, pick your favorite and head on out to eat some delicious pho.

About the Guest Contributor

Hannah Parker
Hannah is a writer for trekbible and dreams of being an investigative journalist, or maybe a world traveling videographer, or perhaps the next voice of NPR; basically Hannah wants to be a multimedia journalist. Her voice is too big for her small body so she likes to stand on tall surfaces and shout very, very loudly. Hannah has many passions (some including poetry and the occasional chicken nugget or two) but is always searching for her next hobby.