Boston’s Best Pho

October 31, 2010 7:03 PM

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A traditional Vietnamese staple, this noodle soup has traveled far from its place of origin. Now, you can get this cheap and hot dish in almost every metropolitan area of the country. Don’t want to spend a lot of money on a meal? At most pho joints, you definitely won’t be spending more than $8 for a bowl. Here are a few that will satisfy your appetite.


Pho Hoa

1356 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02122

Though Pho Hoa is the largest Vietnamese restaurant chain in North America, they can still manage to serve up an authentic bowl of pho, just like smaller restaurants. Go to the Dorchester location and see for yourself!

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Xinh Xinh

7 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111

This Chinatown hole-in-the-wall not only serves healthy portions but, of course, is within a stellar price range.



Le’s Vietnamese Restaurant

(three locations)
300 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

137 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02124

36 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

This is a great lunch place where pho is often served within a matter of minutes. Many dishes also offer multiple sized bowls, so you can adjust for your appetite as necessary.



Pho 2000

198 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

It’s no surprise that Fields Corner in Dorchester, home to a large Vietnamese population, boasts some of the best Vietnamese food in the city, especially at Pho 2000. The restaurant is famous not only for its pho but also for its seven courses of beef special.



Pho and I

267 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Visit Pho and I before a big night out. Located near Symphony Hall, the restaurant’s menu includes a wide variety of both Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Choose from one of the eight pho options and then treat yourself to a delectable dessert like mango cheesecake.

Amie Ninh is a Northwestern University student and aspiring journalist. She spent a summer sharing her passion for writing with the CBSBoston digital media team.