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Pho Bistro 2

#213 of 1,855 Restaurants in Honolulu
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1694 Kalakaua Ave, Ste C, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2454
+1 808-949-2727
10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Denver, Colorado
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191 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Phad Thai, Spring rolls, and Pho were excellent. Not many tables and no waiting area so plan your visit.

Thank DrBeenThere
Level Contributor
105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It has been 35 years since my last visit to Honolulu. And I was craving for a good oxtail soup! To my dismay, the one good one I frequented no longer exist. Fortunately, PB2 serves an even better oxtail soup! The broth is deep, rich and very flavorful. The meat from the oxtail was falling off the bones! Truly a... More 

Thank ben_c20
Galveston, Texas
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch during a conference, had a great experience! The pho was great, as were the rice paper rolls. The Thai iced tea was also SO good! The service was amazing, despite it being super busy, our servers got us our food (table of 6) in a timely manner and we were able to make it back... More 

Thank lmjbre
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Spring rolls and Pho were amazing. Huge portions, more than enough for two meals. Adding in the sauce mixture of Hoisin, sriracha and roasted garlic and red pepper gave it nice kick.

Thank tiffers2184
Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Not a fancy restaurant but the food is great , the service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. The place was full when we went there on a Sunday evening around 6 :30 pm. If you are in Waikiki and want to try some light and non-Western food, go there. You won't be disappointed

Thank B T
Grande Prairie, Canada
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This family run Vietnamese restaurant is a little walk out of Waikiki not far from the Honolulu convention centre. It is hard to find, and is not visible from the main street, as it is on the side street of the strip mall. However, don't give up and leave as this restaurant is one of the absolute best in Waikiki,... More 

Thank Kim D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews. Not a large menu, but we came for pho and it was delicious! We arrived at around 4:45 pm (it opens at 4:30) and there were already 5 couples enjoying their dinners! Great and friendly service.

Thank Maxine R
British Columbia
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This is a busy little hole in the wall, located off Kalakaua (actually Fern Street, despite its address). A clean, friendly, family run spot with no pretensions, probably catering more to locals than tourists. We dined here twice, on two separate visits to Honolulu. Papaya salad is fresh, plentiful, and beautifully seasoned. Pho broth is flavourful and accompanied by a... More 

Thank BCreviewer25
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a business meeting over lunch at the Pho Bistro 2. The Pho variety was good (seafood, brisket, beef, combination, chicken etc) with a good sized plate full of fresh herbs, chilies and sprouts to season as desired. The base pho stock was very flavourful even before several additions. The restaurant was full (about 15 tables of 2-6 people) but... More 

Thank ThePeriodicTourist
Warner Robins, Georgia
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300 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is an unassuming family restaurant off a side street you would likely miss if you were not looking for it closely. Even on foot I almost did it see it. I ordered the seafood pho and really enjoyed it. Next time I'll try the spring rolls. Tip get the regular pho unless you are super hungry!

Thank Topdiamond

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1694 Kalakaua Ave, Ste C, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2454
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-949-2727

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