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Pho 97

Downtown Honolulu
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1120 Maunakea St Ste 176, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5198
+1 808-538-0708
08:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were in Chinatown and happen to walk by this place. It was busy with mostly locals. We tried a couple of dishes. They were good. Good value and decent service. Not the comforting place decor wise, if you want a quick meal and tasty, this is the spot.

Thank Dave R
Guam, Mariana Islands
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Whenever I fly back into Oahu, I always stop by here for lunch. The spicy beef soup is onolicious! I also love that they give a lot of vegetable garnishes for the soup dish. I would recommend arriving before lunch time to get lucky with street parking, otherwise you pay quite a bit at the municipal parking. In addition to... More 

Thank Shikataganai73
Spring Hill, Florida
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176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is an out of the way little restaurant that serves outstanding Vietnamese food! I am not an expert on this food but I've tried several of their dishes and enjoyed them all. My favorite was the giant omelette dish as big as a frisbee! The restaurant is small and definitely not chic or fashionable but the service is good... More 

Thank Yessyhara
Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My family went there twice for mainly pho and variety of dishes. The price was absolutely reasonable. The service was very good. The outside of this restaurant was not very obvious and appealing. But we did not judge by the look of it, we went in and found out the food was excellent.

Thank Vince H
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191 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My local friend brought me to this restaurant which locates at the middle of china town. Meals are quite soft and comforting my stomach after eating heavy foods in US. This says that this restaurant will be good for daily lunch but in my view lacks "punch" at special occasions. I would suggest to stay with simple food such as... More 

Thank gehararigo
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Pho 97 for lunch. We had pho special combination, which is basically a mix of the different types of beef that goes into a typical pho. We also had spring rolls. All the food was very good. You can tell the food would be good here because it was full of people when we got there, and... More 

Thank gcvsd-cy
Singapore, Singapore
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122 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Chinatown and got there after 2:00pm so most places were closed. We were first excited as Pho 97 was very crowded with locals. When the food arrived, it was really flavorless. I travel to Vietnam frequently and know the proper taste. This was not it - on top of it, the quantities were so big you loose... More 

Thank Tripwarriors_com
Honolulu, Hawaii
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114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

They of seemed angry that I was there. I went for lunch on a strong recommendation. Ordered a Vietnamese pancake but was simply told "cook can't." Kept telling me to order the pho. I didn't feel like eating what they wanted me to eat because it's convenient for them when it's busy. That was my perception anyway. I'm staying away... More 

Thank scottofhawaii
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115 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Located in the center of Chinatown, great Vietnamese food at very reasonable prices, lunch is always busy with a casual and friendly atmosphere. Very fast service so the wait is usually less than 10 or 15 minutes even at rush time.

Thank Peter T
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Right next door to Maunakea Marketplace. Food not bad. Servings generous. Place is clean and air conditioned. Service is good. There were 10 of us, and they accommodated us all.

Thank megan1282015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Maunakea St Ste 176, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5198
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-538-0708

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