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63 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 8679
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the restaurant is less than 200m from Ben Thanh Market and a street away from the hotels around there, we only realized it the second time we ate at "Phuong Cat Tuong" (Cat Tuong Restaurant) - the 1st time, we had ended up there accidentally after visiting the Reunification Palace, coming out by the back and just looking for... More 

Thank Thomas L
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Quick grab n dash. Near the Ben Thanh market place. Eat where locals eat and get the taste of Vietnam. Seems to be famous for Pho with chicken. Order either the part of a whole chicken or sliced.

Thank Andrew H
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I come here for one dish not on the menu - bun cha Ha Noi. My quick bite every time I crave it or cant think of anything else. Probably the closest to what I could have in Hanoi. The place looks average but I like its attentive staff, almost always empty even at peak lunch hour.

Thank Yen V
Saitama, Japan
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54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant is located on the street which runs straight forward from the back entrance of Ben Thanh Market. I felt pho in Ho Chi Minh City was a little sweet but this restaurant's one was not sweet. It had a simple but rich flavor. Additionally, you would not have to wait for long time and the price is reasonable.... More 

Thank lalomanu
Tokyo, Japan
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259 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I visited here for lunch with my friend. We ordered Chicken Pho with vegetable and fresh orange juice. Within a few minutes of ordering our food arrived. It's so quick. Chicken and vegetables are tasty, but I prefer more mild broth.

Thank Ellie_in_Tokyo
Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Father-in-law saw the "kampong" chicken and was interested to give it a try. Mistake! The chicken is dry and not very flavorful. The sticky rice that came with my chicken is so dry that is borders on inedible. The noodle soup is just plain and could easily be outmatched by instant noodles! Honestly... just not worth the 50k Dong they... More 

Thank MaximusCruiser
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I don't know what that other reviewer is saying when they referred to this place as the "best pho ga in the world." He must have been paid for that statement because it is in fact quite disgusting. This place has Hanoi style pho, meaning the noodles are softer and nearly mushy as opposed to "Nam" style of pho where... More 

Thank Nhieny
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147 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This is across the road from blue diamond hotel, where we stayed. After way to many Long Island iced teas we had dinner here... The staff were friendly and helped us pick from the menu....we were a little intoxicated :) The food was yummy and quick. When I got the bill I payed too much and the waiter was very... More 

Thank Miss_Claire_Brisbane
Smithers, Canada
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194 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Within a few minutes of ordering our food arrived. Quick and easy. Filled the stomach but nothing special. Reasonable prices, long hours which is nice but nothing to write home about.

1 Thank Webeetravllingmand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The photos attached to the site are incorrect though it is directly opposite the Kingston Hotel in Dist 1. This place is simple to look at , BUT I have searched far and wide for a better Pho Ga, from Hanoi to HCM, the simply yet complex flavours in this broth, the silkyness of the noodles, you have to taste... More 

Thank Jase37

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3823 8679

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