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Dakao Restaurant & Bar is known for its chicken pho.
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13 Essential Pho Destinations in Houston

Where to find the city’s best brothy noodle bowls

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Dakao Restaurant & Bar is known for its chicken pho.
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There is perhaps no dish more signature to Houston than a steaming bowl of pho. A fixture of the city’s Vietnamese restaurants and a testament to the city’s diversity, there’s pretty much nothing — not a hangover, not a stomach bug — that a bowl of pho can’t fix.

Whether you’re in search of a perfect bowl of beef pho (pho bo) laden with meatballs, brisket, and tripe, or rich chicken pho (pho ga), these 13 Houston establishments serve up the perfect bowl of noodles every single time.

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1. Pho Thanh Long

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21542 TX-249 # 1
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 376-3677
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A family-owned establishment on Houston’s quickly growing northwest side, Pho Thanh Long has been serving flavorful pho for 17 years and is still in its original location. The friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere will help even the seasoned pho fanatic pick a delicious bowl from a large menu filled with options, as well as standout side dishes like classic spring rolls with peanut sauce. Order takeout or delivery through Uber Eats.

2. Pho Houston

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10961 North Fwy #108
Houston, TX 77037
(281) 999-1113
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Now in its fourth year of operation, Pho Houston certainly lives up to its name. High quality cuts of meat and affordable prices make a trip to this low-digs strip mall spot an essential destination just off I-45. They’re clearly doing something right since they’ve already opened a second location near Jersey Village. Call (281) 999-1113 for takeout or order delivery on Seamless.

3. LES BA’GET

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1717 W 34th St Suite 800
Houston, TX 77018
(832) 548-1080
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This Heights fast casual Vietnamese café serves bánh mì, Vietnamese iced coffee, and French-influenced pastries in addition to pho made with 24 hour simmered rich, dark beef broth. Guests can choose up to three toppings — including quail eggs — for a regular bowl of pho from a menu of seven or pay an extra $3 for every topping. Additional menu perks include the lemongrass-grilled bone marrow and the beef tendon chicharron, and for just $3 you can order the chef a beer. Order online through the restaurant’s website.

4. Pho Saigon

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2808 Milam St D
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-3734
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A Houston classic, Pho Saigon has a large menu and loyal customer base for very good reason. This is a stripped down strip mall joint still in its original location serving generous portions of pho with delicate yet flavorful broths. Order delivery through Doordash.

5. Dakao Restaurant & Bar

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11778 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 879-5899
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Unlike a lot of Houston’s other pho establishments, Pho Ga Dakao specializes in chicken pho. Exceptionally friendly service and modern decor also help this restaurant stand out. The restaurant does close between 3 and 5 p.m. every Thursday for a deep cleaning, which is especially appreciated during the pandemic, so plan accordingly if you want to try a chicken bone broth pho. Order delivery through Postmates.

6. Pho Ngon

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10780 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 564-8887
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This Bellaire Boulevard standalone spot has dozens of pho options, ranging from chicken and beef to seafood combination bowls. The service here is friendly and welcoming, making it easy to navigate the large menu. Also fun is the palatial atmosphere of the restaurant, coupled with an old school tin ceiling. Delivery available through Grubhub.

7. Pho Dien

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11830 Bellaire Blvd #C
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 495-9600
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Notorious for long lines at peak mealtimes, Pho Dien has earned a shining place in Houston’s pho landscape. The marinated steak is consistently adored by patrons as well as the fresh squeezed lemonade. Order delivery through Grubhub.

8. Pho A Hung by Night

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11900 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 498-8899

Pho A Hung by Night is a no-frills, cash-only shop that specializes in pho tai be, proudly advertising it from a neon sign in the window and displaying a big bowl of it on their menu’s front page. Tai be, which is rare veal, is extremely tender and gently cooks in the heated, rich pho broth. Open until midnight, this is a perfect place for a late night snack.

9. Pho Ve Dem Restaurant

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13030 Bellaire Blvd D
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 983-0599

This cash-only Bellaire Boulevard strip mall restaurant is open from evening until early morning, making it the perfect pho spot to take home after a long day. Pho Ve Dem has now been open for 14 years and attributes its success to the quality of the ingredients and attention to details. Known for its flavor-packed broths and real durian ice cream, this is the pho joint your out-of-town friends will be glad you showed them.

10. Pho Duy

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6968 Wilcrest Dr
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 879-9899

Nestled in a strip mall near Bellaire Boulevard, Pho Duy serves flavorful pho in contemporary decor. The broth is known for its light, slightly sweeter taste and aromatics. Although only offered as a large bowl, the #1 Pho Dien comes with every cut of meat — rare steak, flank, beef tendon, tripe, and meatballs — for just $10.95. Delivery available through Doordash and Grubhub.

11. Pho Tan Loc

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11603 S Texas 6
Sugar Land, TX 77498
(281) 980-3460
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Pho Tan Loc’s emphasis on fresh, high quality ingredients emphasize the importance of paying attention to detail and making food every day from scratch. The result is delicious bowls of beef, chicken, and seafood pho options, as well as bánh mì and vermicelli. Get it for delivery through Grubhub.

12. Pho Thanh Vietnamese Noodle House

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1221 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 494-1992

This Sugarland pho establishment has been serving generously portioned pho for over ten years now. Takeaway options can easily feeding two hungry guests. Order on Grubhub and Doordash.

13. Pho Binh Trailer

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10928 Beamer Rd
Houston, TX 77089
(281) 484-3963

This quaint, cash-only pho trailer on Houston’s southeast side is the quintessential roadside restaurant that continually impresses with rich broths, fresh meats, and affordable prices. This Pho Binh location closes up shop in the early evening, making it a fantastic and unassuming lunch spot off the beaten path.

1. Pho Thanh Long

21542 TX-249 # 1, Houston, TX 77070

A family-owned establishment on Houston’s quickly growing northwest side, Pho Thanh Long has been serving flavorful pho for 17 years and is still in its original location. The friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere will help even the seasoned pho fanatic pick a delicious bowl from a large menu filled with options, as well as standout side dishes like classic spring rolls with peanut sauce. Order takeout or delivery through Uber Eats.

21542 TX-249 # 1
Houston, TX 77070

2. Pho Houston

10961 North Fwy #108, Houston, TX 77037

Now in its fourth year of operation, Pho Houston certainly lives up to its name. High quality cuts of meat and affordable prices make a trip to this low-digs strip mall spot an essential destination just off I-45. They’re clearly doing something right since they’ve already opened a second location near Jersey Village. Call (281) 999-1113 for takeout or order delivery on Seamless.

10961 North Fwy #108
Houston, TX 77037

3. LES BA’GET

1717 W 34th St Suite 800, Houston, TX 77018

This Heights fast casual Vietnamese café serves bánh mì, Vietnamese iced coffee, and French-influenced pastries in addition to pho made with 24 hour simmered rich, dark beef broth. Guests can choose up to three toppings — including quail eggs — for a regular bowl of pho from a menu of seven or pay an extra $3 for every topping. Additional menu perks include the lemongrass-grilled bone marrow and the beef tendon chicharron, and for just $3 you can order the chef a beer. Order online through the restaurant’s website.

1717 W 34th St Suite 800
Houston, TX 77018

4. Pho Saigon

2808 Milam St D, Houston, TX 77006

A Houston classic, Pho Saigon has a large menu and loyal customer base for very good reason. This is a stripped down strip mall joint still in its original location serving generous portions of pho with delicate yet flavorful broths. Order delivery through Doordash.

2808 Milam St D
Houston, TX 77006

5. Dakao Restaurant & Bar

11778 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

Unlike a lot of Houston’s other pho establishments, Pho Ga Dakao specializes in chicken pho. Exceptionally friendly service and modern decor also help this restaurant stand out. The restaurant does close between 3 and 5 p.m. every Thursday for a deep cleaning, which is especially appreciated during the pandemic, so plan accordingly if you want to try a chicken bone broth pho. Order delivery through Postmates.

11778 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072

6. Pho Ngon

10780 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

This Bellaire Boulevard standalone spot has dozens of pho options, ranging from chicken and beef to seafood combination bowls. The service here is friendly and welcoming, making it easy to navigate the large menu. Also fun is the palatial atmosphere of the restaurant, coupled with an old school tin ceiling. Delivery available through Grubhub.

10780 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072

7. Pho Dien

11830 Bellaire Blvd #C, Houston, TX 77072

Notorious for long lines at peak mealtimes, Pho Dien has earned a shining place in Houston’s pho landscape. The marinated steak is consistently adored by patrons as well as the fresh squeezed lemonade. Order delivery through Grubhub.

11830 Bellaire Blvd #C
Houston, TX 77072

8. Pho A Hung by Night

11900 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

Pho A Hung by Night is a no-frills, cash-only shop that specializes in pho tai be, proudly advertising it from a neon sign in the window and displaying a big bowl of it on their menu’s front page. Tai be, which is rare veal, is extremely tender and gently cooks in the heated, rich pho broth. Open until midnight, this is a perfect place for a late night snack.

11900 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072

9. Pho Ve Dem Restaurant

13030 Bellaire Blvd D, Houston, TX 77072

This cash-only Bellaire Boulevard strip mall restaurant is open from evening until early morning, making it the perfect pho spot to take home after a long day. Pho Ve Dem has now been open for 14 years and attributes its success to the quality of the ingredients and attention to details. Known for its flavor-packed broths and real durian ice cream, this is the pho joint your out-of-town friends will be glad you showed them.

13030 Bellaire Blvd D
Houston, TX 77072

10. Pho Duy

6968 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77072

Nestled in a strip mall near Bellaire Boulevard, Pho Duy serves flavorful pho in contemporary decor. The broth is known for its light, slightly sweeter taste and aromatics. Although only offered as a large bowl, the #1 Pho Dien comes with every cut of meat — rare steak, flank, beef tendon, tripe, and meatballs — for just $10.95. Delivery available through Doordash and Grubhub.

6968 Wilcrest Dr
Houston, TX 77072

11. Pho Tan Loc

11603 S Texas 6, Sugar Land, TX 77498

Pho Tan Loc’s emphasis on fresh, high quality ingredients emphasize the importance of paying attention to detail and making food every day from scratch. The result is delicious bowls of beef, chicken, and seafood pho options, as well as bánh mì and vermicelli. Get it for delivery through Grubhub.

11603 S Texas 6
Sugar Land, TX 77498

12. Pho Thanh Vietnamese Noodle House

1221 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77478

This Sugarland pho establishment has been serving generously portioned pho for over ten years now. Takeaway options can easily feeding two hungry guests. Order on Grubhub and Doordash.

1221 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land, TX 77478

13. Pho Binh Trailer

10928 Beamer Rd, Houston, TX 77089

This quaint, cash-only pho trailer on Houston’s southeast side is the quintessential roadside restaurant that continually impresses with rich broths, fresh meats, and affordable prices. This Pho Binh location closes up shop in the early evening, making it a fantastic and unassuming lunch spot off the beaten path.

10928 Beamer Rd
Houston, TX 77089

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