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Reviewed November 11, 2019

There's no menu but why would you need one? On our first day, we sat at a table, indicated "two" and that's all that was needed to order. A plate piled high with fragrant fresh herbs and a dish with banh pate chaud (a meat-filled...pastry) were set on the table, followed a few minutes later by steaming bowls of excellent pho bo. Taste the broth before adding any lime juice, chilis, herbs, etc - it's amazing! The "standard" bowl of pho bo will have slices of tender, still-pink beef that will "cook" in the hot soup. But by the second day, I managed to order my favorite kind: pho gun bo (beef tendon). Or try asking for pho dac biet (special) which might include a bit of all the cuts they have available. Regardless of what you get, it's all delicious! They're open by 6:30am so get there early and get your day started in the most delicious way.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

The pho was very good, but I did not find much difference compared to pho eaten in other places around Vietnam.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

After having read a few convincing reviews about this restaurant, I decided to try it out myself. Not easy to find the place. It is located in a small alley in Pasteur. Walking up Pasteur (in the direction of the traffic), the alley is on...your left hand side right next to Liberty Central. Eating at Pho Minh feels like you are eating where locals do! The restaurant setup was expectedly very basic and the place was filled by Vietnamese people. I ordered a Pho, two beef buns (see photo) and a Viet coffee with condensed milk. The waiters were very kind and everything was delicious. The bill was 109,000 VTD (~4.68 USD). Give it a try and you won’t regret it! :)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

If you want something local and authentic then I would highly recommend Pho Minh at 63/3 Pasteur street D1 in the alley next to Liberty hotel , it's taste way different and way authentic incomparision to Pho 2000, Pho Ong Hung or Pho 1954. They...never need any sort of online recommendation from tourists or marketing campaign but the family business has been carried on for few generations and their Pho always sold out before 10:00 AM in the morning. They also offer homemade yogurt and of course you should not miss it out as a dessert.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This Pho has been around for over 50 years across different generations in family which is interesting...

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Tucked down an alley next to Liberty Central Hotel on Pasteur. Keep walking and you’ll find it. We’ve visited several times. For foreign visitors, a few things: no menu, no English, and they often sell out by 10am. Go for breakfast. The Pho is more...northern style (less spices and less sweet). I sometimes eat two bowls it’s so good. I’ve hesitated to write a review before since the owners are very happy with their long-time locals business but it seems the secret is out. There are many styles of Pho so who can say what’s best. For me, I crave a bowl at Pho Minh more than any other.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

It's tucked away in a small alley and takes a little effort to find, but here you'll find a delicious bowl of pho for breakfast. When we were there, it was mainly locals and we were the only tourists.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

There's no menu. Just walk in, sit down, and tell them how many you want. They'll bring you two delicious pastries, and the pho of day. The broth is nice and light, the beef is tender, and the noodles are perfection. Make sure you go...early! They're only open till noon, but usually sell out before 10am. That's right, they only buy enough ingredients for the day and when they run out, they're done. The place is full of locals, which is a good sign, but that also means don't expect them to speak any english. Definitely worth trying, maybe even twice. P.S. It's down an alley, then another alley.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

While stumbling around trying to find the place, a helpful woman figured out my plight and pointed me down a small alley. Had heard this was one of the best bowls of pho in HCMC. They only serve one thing, beef pho. It comes with...pate chaud, a Vietnamese meat turnover. The pho is tasty, as is the turnover. They also give you nice tea at the end. Definitely worth the explorationMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

This tiny restaurant is located down a small laneway across the road from a Family Mart Store which is onPasteur St. One needs to go down the laneway and then turn right past a small coffee shop and you are there. The place is painted...a pale art deco green. The place serves only one dish which is Pho Bo (pronounceed Fur Bo) which is a beef noodle soup. You can get some tea there. They also serve on some days with the Pho Bo some yogurt ( which I didn't try but looks good) and on another day they had some small chicken pies which were delicious. It is for breakfast or brunchMore

Date of visit: January 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4