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Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Restaurant

City Center East
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907 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1805
+1 215-627-8883
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Price is very reasonable and it's one of the best/decent Pho around Philadelphia. The server needs better customer service as an improvement. They have Thai food on the menu, but i did not try it.

Thank Tommy H
Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

No frills place with an expansive menu, just in case you have a hankering for frog. We look forward to returning our quick meal was great and we were stunned at the great prices. Two pork chops with rice for $6, our son approved too.

Thank WilmingtonKen
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

It can't get any better. The line may be long but it goes quickly. Pho and other dishes are served quickly and it's SO delicious! I always order the same pho (rice noodle) (No. 125 - Five Spice Beef Stew Rice Noodles) and my kids order the Choo-Choo Chicken Wings. Really, a must try!

Thank MommyTraveler2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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280 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I would give this place 3 1/2 stars if I could (drives me bonkers Tripadvisor doesn't give this option, though for some inane reason when it averages things, it gives itself the power to bequeath half stars). The food is not exceptionally stand-out tasty, but it is good, with generous portions, and very very reasonable prices. The service is not... More 

Thank VagabundoDeCorazon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very good soups 👍 Not too much expensive We already try the pad Thai, and it was sooooo good as well !!

1 Thank 26JOOL
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

4.5/5. Definitely recommend. The food tasted just like home! I got the rice dish with beef and shredded pork. It was super tasty, especially the beef, very well-seasoned. If they were a little more generous with the beef, I would give a 5/5. But I'm not complaining though, because the price was super affordable. This place is very good for... More 

Thank Asha T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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292 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very authentic Vietnamese pho (rice noodle) place. Order combination of different variety of beef (beef or tendon, well-done or rare). Really good soup base, put additional garnishing such as mint leaves, bean sprouts, hot peppers, lime, etc. Clear skin spring roll pretty good as well. Definitely get the Vietnamese coffee.

1 Thank TravelLily007
College Station, Texas
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

It was my first visit to Philly. To explore the city, I walked to the City Hall for sightseeing. I found this restaurant via Tripadvisor and decided to check it out. It is located inside the China Town and surrounded by other Chinese stores and restaurants. The restaurant was small. I had the beef and stripes pho with shrimp spring... More 

Thank minghan68
Timberlake, North Carolina
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Sooooo many noodles! You will not believe the amount of noodles that you get in this ginormous bowl of PHO!! Chunks of seafood here and there if you order the Seafood pho.

Thank Laurie L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Found the place average at best. The spring roll is definitely not recommended as there is nothing inside but noodles and the sauce it came with was way too heavy on the fish sauce. The Pho i had was a good but nothing outstanding.

1 Thank cag25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 907 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-8883

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