The Best Pho in Houston
Houston boasts a terrific Vietnamese food scene
In you case you didn’t know, Houston is also home to some of the best Vietnamese restaurants in the country. But if you’re new to this type of cuisine, we recommend first diving into pho, an aromatic broth with rice noodles, herbs, and meat. Here, the three best pho restaurants in Houston.
Since 1998, this midtown restaurant has been faithfully doling out one of Houston’s best phos. To keep prices affordable the family-owned business does as much in-house as possible – like toasting and grinding spice for their extra-fragrant broth. (Pro tip: request some pickled onions on the side.)
Pho Binh Trailer
Opened in 1983 and located in a renovated trailer, Houston’s oldest pho shop is snug, and seating is limited. (Meaning: be prepared to wait, and share a table if necessary.) But once you’re presented with your piping hot, affordably-priced bowl, you’ll know what the fuss is all about.
The perpetual lines out at this unassuming joint in a strip mall in the Saigon Houston Plaza should alert you that this is one of the city’s best spots for the beloved noodle soup. Owner Dien Pham credits the popularity of his version to his slow-simmered bone broth, which takes a minimum of 12 hours to prepare.