Top pho spots in San Diego


No matter what the weather, it’s always a good time to get a big bowl of pho. If you like slurping and sipping through this delicious Vietnamese dish, check out our top picks for where to get your pho on.

Pho Xpress - Downtown

If you find yourself downtown and in need of a good pho fix, we recommend grabbing a bowl at Pho Xpress. Their Xpress combination, made with rice noodles in homemade beef broth with bean sprouts, lime, fresh than basil and jalapeno, is the go-to here. The reasonable prices and quick service don’t hurt, either.

1125 Sixth Ave., downtown.

Pho Fifth Avenue - Hillcrest

Pho filet mignon is the bowl to order at this pho spot. It’s served with warm noodle soup, rare filet and a side of bean sprouts, traditional basil, lime and jalapenos. A (huge) large bowl will run you about $8.

3807 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest.


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OB Noodle House - Ocean Beach

Craving some noodles in a cozy, beach setting? Head over to Ocean Beach and hit one of two OB Noodle House locations. We love to order up the pho bowl number 3, made with rare steak, well done steak and brisket. They also make a great vegetarian pho, complete with tofu and homemade veggie broth.

4992 Niagra Ave. or 2218 Cable St., Ocean Beach.

Mignon Pho & Grill - Kearny Mesa

Pho’k yeah. We love this little spot in the middle of Kearny Mesa, which boasts a “create your own pho” menu. Choose from choices like meatball, brisket, rare steak, fried tofu, chicken and more. You can also upgrade to brown rice noodles or extra spicy broth for a fresh take on your dish.

3860 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa.

Pho-Ever - Encinitas and Vista

Meat lovers, this one is for you. The dish to try at Pho-Ever is their extra large combo with rare steak, well done steak, well done flank, brisket, tendon and tripe. Yep. It’s full of meat and made with a flavorful homemade broth. Not to fret, veg-heads, they also offer six different vegetarian dishes, including pho.

120 El Camino Real, Encinitas and 485 S. Melrose Drive, Vista.

Pho Hoa - City Heights

If you’re someone who thinks all pho tastes the same, you need to introduce yourself to Pho Hoa - now. Even if you don’t add any of the traditional extras to customize your bowl, the broth at this City Heights hot spot is one-of-a-kind. We can’t make a recommendation on which pho to try because they are all exceptional.

4717 El Cajon Blvd., City Heights.

Source: Discover SD