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Pho Lena

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3311 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3707
+1 907-277-9777
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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426 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us went for lunch and really enjoyed it. The dining area accomodates quite a few people. They had a list of lunch specials as well as an extensive menu of dishes (Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, etc.) The lunch specials included soup, a fresh or spring roll, and the main item. A good value for $9.95. I tried the yellow... More 

Thank John H
Manchester, Vermont
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing, this restaurant does not have any alcholic beverages. Didn't know that ahead of time, but not really a reason for this review. Ordered papaya salad to start and panang curry for the main. The salad came either with peanuts (Thai) or crab (Laos). I chose crab. Never have I had crabs served, in pieces, hidden in a salad... More 

Thank Dr_JCO
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed our first outing to Pho Lena. Our server was particularly helpful to us as we navigated the huge menu. My daughter is pretty particular about Thai food, and she was delighted with her dinner. The appetizers were just okay, but our dinners were knockout. We will definitely return often, as it is close to our apartment... More 

1 Thank Casey R
Marianna, FL
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently moved to Anchorage and was on the hunt for a great Thai place. After seeing the highly positive reviews decided to give this place a try solo. Very satisfied! Friendly staff, fast service but not rushed, and ample seating. Wide variety of sauces/spices on each table. Very large menu with Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes. I had the Lao... More 

Thank AuburnPilot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Our office orders pick up from here regularly as they are conveniently just down the road. The Tom Yum chicken lemongrass soup is unbeatable, I like to order extra spicy if I'm feeling frisky ;)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Anchorage. We love pho. We stumbled on this treasure. Not just wonderful pho but other delicious curries and soups. We went twice on our one week trip!

Thank Gene R
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Pho Lena was an "Unexpected Surprise" My husband and I were searching for some Alaskan flavor. I noticed the Pho Lena sign and passed by. After a while we decided to give Pho Lena a try. The facade is unassuming. We were seated. My eyes nearly popped when we each were given a book, which was actually the menu. There... More 

Thank eppieedwards
Anchorage, Alaska
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

They used to be on the corner of benson and spenard, but have moved to a much larger facility with great parking, just down spenard road. Lots of menu items, great Pho!

1 Thank CubbyKnubbins
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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512 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I am a regular to Anchorage and this restaurant is on my list of places I eat every time I am in town. I usually get food to to-go so I cannot comment on the service. But the pick up service is very sharp. Food is ready in about 15 minutes and ready for me to pick up. I usually... More 

1 Thank Shanker B
Brentwood, California
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I visited with a coworker and a customer for a business lunch in December 2016. This is a modest place, but very clean and with a great menu. I greatly enjoyed the curry and my compatriots enjoyed the Pho. Lunch for 3 with drinks was under $40 so this is a tremendous bargain by Anchorage standards. I look forward to... More 

1 Thank BrentwoodBear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3311 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3707
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-277-9777

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