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Fantastic pho can be found all around the Twin Cities.
Fantastic pho can be found all around the Twin Cities.
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The Ultimate Pho Finds of the Twin Cities

Where to find deep, steaming bowls of rich, clear broth and all the mix ins

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Fantastic pho can be found all around the Twin Cities.
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Pho has been building into a full on national obsession, but we already know that some of the best brothy bowls are found right here in the Twin Cities. Because Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to an abundant Vietnamese immigrants, the cities have an abundance of pho varieties. Each labored over broth, with its perfume of star anise and other warm spices makes for a distinct flavor unique to the chef. Whether looking for a modern variation or traditional served with tasty offal bits, there is a simmering bowl to fit every craving.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lotus Restaurant

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113 W Grant St
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 870-1218
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Slightly unconventional, Lotus' “stew pho” is a combination of potatoes, carrots, choice of meat, rice noodles and broth.. Lotus also has traditional choices like beef or meatball pho.

2. Pho Tau Bay

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2837 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 874-6030
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This nondescript restaurant is just steps away from the back end of Kmart on Eat Street. Pho Tau Bay banks on its low prices and amsubdued diner atmosphere. The restaurant’s most popular pho has a strong beefy broth with traditional ingredients like tripe and fishballs. If offal doesn't appeal, Pho Tau Bay also can whip out 20 different varieties of pho.

3. Quang Restaurant

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2719 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-4739
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Always bustling with people, Quang’s is a great restaurant for people watching. Open since 1989, the stone age of Twin Cities Vietnamese cuisine, Quang’s has survived in no small part because of their big bowls of hot pho. The generous portions of meat, vegetables, and noodles come with just the right amount of hot seasoned broth. First timers to this legendary establishment should stick to the classics like pho tai or beef pho.

4. My Huong Kitchen

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2718 Nicollet Ave #101B
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 872-2323
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This quaint restaurant on Eat Street has an extensive menu of Vietnamese favorites, including the quintessential soup. This bowl of pho is the kind a mother, grandma, or auntie used to make at home. It has a simple but rich broth, fresh noodles, and lots of love. The exuberantly friendly customer service makes this stop all the more welcoming.

100 S 5th St #210
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 910-2317
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The sleek and stylish Bep Eatery can be found in two skyway locations now. The build-your-own bowl you choose what proteins, vegetables and herbs go into your pho and the counter-service crew tops it off with broth and noodles.

6. Phở 79

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2233 Energy Park Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55108
(651) 644-2327
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The rich, sweet broth of Pho 79’s signature dish doesn’t skimp on the greens or the meat. Order the Special Pho 79 that comes with rare lean beef, well done flank, fat brisket, soft tendon, tripe, and meatballs.

7. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 222-3301
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This upscale fusion bistro in St. Paul strives to use local and sustainable products whenever possible. While drawing inspiration from around the world Ngon also excels when serving classic Vietnamese fare, including pho. You might as well splurge on Ngon’s $11 ribeye variation, which has broth derived from grassfed oxtails. Ngon means delicious in Vietnamese, and the name is apt.

8. iPho-Saigon

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Don’t let the pop culture iconography of iPho by Saigon fool you. The broth is a classic mixture of spices like cloves and star anise, boiled for hours to reach its savory perfection. With fifteen different options, including seafood and vegetarian options, as well as three different sizes--regular, x-large, and jumbo--iPho by Saigon will never freeze and crash on you like the technology that bears its name.

9. Trieu Chau

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500 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 222-6148

Located on a small hill along University Avenue in St. Paul, Trieu Chau is a mecca for lovers of Vietnamese food, including pho. The restaurant's broth is clear and slightly sweet with hints of star anise and the service always friendly.

10. Pho Ca Dao

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439 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 222-4615
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The broth at Pho Ca Dao is as clear enough to see to the bottom of the bowl and instead of cilantro on the side, Pho Ca Dao offers culantro, an aromatically stronger cousin of cilantro. Plan accordingly, Pho Ca Dao only serves pho and eggrolls and is cash only.

1. Lotus Restaurant

113 W Grant St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Slightly unconventional, Lotus' “stew pho” is a combination of potatoes, carrots, choice of meat, rice noodles and broth.. Lotus also has traditional choices like beef or meatball pho.

113 W Grant St
Minneapolis, MN 55403

2. Pho Tau Bay

2837 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

This nondescript restaurant is just steps away from the back end of Kmart on Eat Street. Pho Tau Bay banks on its low prices and amsubdued diner atmosphere. The restaurant’s most popular pho has a strong beefy broth with traditional ingredients like tripe and fishballs. If offal doesn't appeal, Pho Tau Bay also can whip out 20 different varieties of pho.

2837 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Quang Restaurant

2719 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Always bustling with people, Quang’s is a great restaurant for people watching. Open since 1989, the stone age of Twin Cities Vietnamese cuisine, Quang’s has survived in no small part because of their big bowls of hot pho. The generous portions of meat, vegetables, and noodles come with just the right amount of hot seasoned broth. First timers to this legendary establishment should stick to the classics like pho tai or beef pho.

2719 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

4. My Huong Kitchen

2718 Nicollet Ave #101B, Minneapolis, MN 55408

This quaint restaurant on Eat Street has an extensive menu of Vietnamese favorites, including the quintessential soup. This bowl of pho is the kind a mother, grandma, or auntie used to make at home. It has a simple but rich broth, fresh noodles, and lots of love. The exuberantly friendly customer service makes this stop all the more welcoming.

2718 Nicollet Ave #101B
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Bep

100 S 5th St #210, Minneapolis, MN 55402

The sleek and stylish Bep Eatery can be found in two skyway locations now. The build-your-own bowl you choose what proteins, vegetables and herbs go into your pho and the counter-service crew tops it off with broth and noodles.

100 S 5th St #210
Minneapolis, MN 55402

6. Phở 79

2233 Energy Park Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55108

The rich, sweet broth of Pho 79’s signature dish doesn’t skimp on the greens or the meat. Order the Special Pho 79 that comes with rare lean beef, well done flank, fat brisket, soft tendon, tripe, and meatballs.

2233 Energy Park Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55108

7. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

This upscale fusion bistro in St. Paul strives to use local and sustainable products whenever possible. While drawing inspiration from around the world Ngon also excels when serving classic Vietnamese fare, including pho. You might as well splurge on Ngon’s $11 ribeye variation, which has broth derived from grassfed oxtails. Ngon means delicious in Vietnamese, and the name is apt.

799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104

8. iPho-Saigon

Saint Paul, MN 55104

Don’t let the pop culture iconography of iPho by Saigon fool you. The broth is a classic mixture of spices like cloves and star anise, boiled for hours to reach its savory perfection. With fifteen different options, including seafood and vegetarian options, as well as three different sizes--regular, x-large, and jumbo--iPho by Saigon will never freeze and crash on you like the technology that bears its name.

9. Trieu Chau

500 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Located on a small hill along University Avenue in St. Paul, Trieu Chau is a mecca for lovers of Vietnamese food, including pho. The restaurant's broth is clear and slightly sweet with hints of star anise and the service always friendly.

500 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55103

10. Pho Ca Dao

439 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103

The broth at Pho Ca Dao is as clear enough to see to the bottom of the bowl and instead of cilantro on the side, Pho Ca Dao offers culantro, an aromatically stronger cousin of cilantro. Plan accordingly, Pho Ca Dao only serves pho and eggrolls and is cash only.

439 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55103

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