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Pho Y1 Noodle House

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1660 E Capitol Expy, San Jose, CA 95121-1839
+1 408-274-1769
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best Pho in San Jose. Located in a strip mall near 101 and Capitol Expwy, this is a very popular place with locals. I've been going here for a couple of years now and what differentiates their Pho from those of other restaurants is their broth. It's flavorful without being too salty or dark. I... More 

Thank SOHT77
San Jose, CA
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is our go to place for pho. I swear it helps speed recovery when suffering from a cold! They only serve pho and variety of non alcoholic drinks so limited menu. The place is always crowded so I am not the only one who loves this place. The service is great, fast. Pho is a salty food so beware.... More 

Thank obdocSanJose
San Jose
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This place is probably the cheapest but has the most tasty broth in our area. They have fast service and they have my favorite avocado smoothie with pearl nade from real avocado - not powder. Their serving for a small bowl is just right for me - with enough beef meat, white noodles, and fresh vegetables. We come here once... More 

Thank 731shirleyi
San Jose, CA
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Exclusively pho and teas, shakes and other drinks. The place is always packed. It is favorite pho place for me and my husband. Great on a cold day or when you have congestion and sore throat. I love the pearl taro shake too!

Thank obdocSanJose
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

It was a month away from home and my Asian heritage started to kick in. Los Angeles is not particularly known for their Asian cuisine, and what they do have is mostly fried, dried goods (banh pho, hu tieu, mi etc). So after searching high and low, my cravings was pleased when we arrived at Pho Y1. The broth is... More 

Thank Samme-Omoshiroi
Prunedale, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Pho Y 1 is one of the best places to get Pho. The reviews do not lie the broth here is delicious. They have a dozen combination of beef cuts and one chicken. If you don't like fat or tendons then #12 is for you. I also tried their avocado shake. I know it sounds gross but it was pretty... More 

Thank Valerie R
Richmond Hill
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322 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were recommended this place out of all the Pho places in San Jose. We ended up quite disappointed. The Pho was OK but the soup was not the tastiest of all; normally I would have drunk all the soup before starting on the noodles, but this time I gave up half way. It was just missing something. The portion... More 

Thank MARK L
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

A must go when you're in San Jose. Their bowls of Phố are slightly smaller than those served at other restaurants, however, their phố broth is clear and is very low in MSG, something that is unfortunately often found in many phố restaurants.

Thank Desmond T
San Francisco, California
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345 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Pho (pronounced "fuh") is a Vietnamese staple for breakfast or lunch with either beef or chicken broth, tons of meat, and thin rice noodle soup dish. Norcal's South Bay, along with the city of Westminster and Garden Grove down in SoCal, are the mecca for ethnic Vietnamese cuisine so we were fortunate to have tried many Vietnamese Pho noodle shops... More 

Thank toga1k
Clovis, California
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

It doesn't matter what time I go to Pho Y1; there is always a good amount of diners. And understandably so. Service is fast, the soup is piping hot, servings are very generous, and prices are equally reasonable. Nothing fancy about the soup.. simply straightforward, great Vietnamese fare. Sometimes when I am rushed for time, I order soup-to-go and when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1660 E Capitol Expy, San Jose, CA 95121-1839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-274-1769

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?