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Beef brisket and meatball pho from Quang.
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Where to Find Pho in the Twin Cities

Ring in the start of soup season the right way

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Beef brisket and meatball pho from Quang.
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Summer is officially over, and with falling temperatures and fall foliage far as the eye can see, all signs point to one thing: soup season has returned.

Pho is undeniably one of the heartiest options around, and the Twin Cities and its suburbs luckily have plenty of places to sample the Vietnamese soup. Traditional bowls feature a bevy of rice noodles and various cuts of beef or other proteins drowning in a rich and savory beef-bone broth, flanked by flavorful garnishments like basil, sliced jalapeños, and bean sprouts.

Here are 31 spots for fine pho that crisscross and touch most corners of the Twin Cities.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed in geographically.

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Best Taste of Pho Saigon

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Located in Blaine, Best Taste of Pho Saigon has 11 different pho options to choose from. But it’s their Ultimate pho that truly has all the beef one could stomach, complete with short ribs on the side.

New Mandarin Restaurant

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Located off Coon Rapids Boulevard, New Mandarin might boast a spectacular lunch buffet, but their pho is where it’s at. And if one is feeling quite carnivorous, go for the Pho Ga Hap La Chanch, which throws a whole half chicken into the mix to go along with a rich and flavorful broth.

Thai Twist Restaurant & Banquet Hall

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While one may think St. Paul and Minneapolis have all the pho one can seek, the ‘burbs are presenting some serious competition. Exhibit A: fragrant and tasty pho from Thai Twist in Blaine.

Reuan Thai Restaurant

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Reuan Thai has been serving patrons in Osseo with their numerous Thai offerings, however, their Combination Pho is a standout with beef meatballs, shrimp, crab, and squid. Along with accoutrements like jalapeños, basil, sprouts, Thai chili oil and hoisin, this pho is more of a meal than it is a pregame starter.

Kim Anh Pastery & Deli

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With a motto like “come for pho, stay for boba tea,” the combination pairing at Kim Anh in Brooklyn Park is known for its flavorful versions of both.

The King's Thai Cuisine

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While the King’s Thai in Fridley specializes in a plethora of Thai cuisine, their “Pho King Good” tastes exactly as it sounds.

Hip Sing BBQ

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While you might see king crab and roasted duck take center stage at Hip Sing, there’s also seven types of pho made with over 27 different spices.

Pho 400

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Delectable and savory pho is not confined to Twin Cities proper, and Pho 400 off of Old Highway 8 in New Brighton proves that by offering steamy bowls with pick-your-own proteins.

Chow Thai Restaurant

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St. Paul and Minneapolis are not the only spots to find fabulous pho. Whether it’s a secret, urban legend, or otherwise, the ‘burbs such as Columbia Heights is where one can find some great and enriching pho at Chow Thai Restaurant.

China Chef

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Located over in North St. Paul, China Chef may be better known for its Chinese-American fare, but they do offer a sizable pho selection with a tasty and fragrant broth.

Que Viet Village House

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Known for a broth that packs the meanest of punches, this family-owned establishment in the heart of Northeast has served slurp-worthy pho to the masses for a minute.

Pho Mai Dinkytown

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While Dinkytown is trying to find its soul amidst the numerous student highrises and rising prices, standby spot Pho Mai is here to help all with delectable pho.

I Heart Pho

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Located in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, this emphatically named spot for pho serves a rich and aromatic broth known to warm any cold heart.

Located within a stone’s throw of Energy Park, Pho 79 provides wanting patrons a top secret family broth for its pho that warms up hungry locals during Minnesota’s bitter cold months.

Lotus Restaurant

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Located in the heart of Loring Park, this family-owned establishment is known for awesome service and serving countless bowls of fantastic pho.

Eastside Thai Restaurant

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Served with chicken or brisket beef, the pho at Eastside Thai is served in three different sizes. They also offer a combo pho, which adds pork belly along with meatballs and beef brisket.

Pho Pasteur

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This much talked-about and revered place for pho off University and Snelling near the Midway area of St. Paul is known for its sizable space and some of the best pho in the Twin Cities.

Pho Hoa Noodle Soup - Minneapolis

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A longtime staple on Eat Street, Pho Hoa also has the distinction of being one of the sole spots on this list that is part of a chain with locations across the U.S. and Canada. Whether it’s their hot-n-sour seafood pho or traditional steak and meatball pho, there’s flavorful pho for every taste bud.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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Boasting fresh and local ingredients such as making its broth out of Thousand Hills grass-fed knuckle and marrow, Ngon Bistro in the heart of Frogtown is providing all of its wanting patrons that travel through their doors with a pho experience unlike any other one in the Twin Cities.

Pho Ca Dao

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Along with Eat Street, Frogtown in St. Paul can boast the most pho spots per capita. Pho Ca Do, located near the State Capitol, serves a simplified and flavorful pho.

Trieu Chau Restaurant

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Trieu Chau is not only known for having some of the most delectable pho in Frogtown, but they also have a seafood pho that is equally flavorful.

iPho by Saigon

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Located within five minutes of Allianz Field, Midway’s own iPho by Saigon offers tasty and savory pho, with a jumbo size designed to cure the hangry in one (or several) people.

Quang Restaurant

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A longtime family institution on Eat Street, Quang serves quintessential pho no matter the protein of choice, complete with plentiful amounts of accoutrements.

My Huong Kitchen

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A small family home dining room is the setting for My Huong Kitchen, where one can get delicious bowls of pho, and if one feels like cooling down, maybe some bubble tea too.

Pho Tau Bay

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While the amount of pho spots spotted while driving along the Nicollet Avenue stretch will have anyone salivating, Pho Tau Bay is definitely one of the staples of Eat Street.

Phở #1 Vietnamese Restaurant

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Located in the heart of Downtown St. Paul, Pho #1 has long served pho to the working crowd in a sleek and simple family-style setting.

Saigon Uptown Restaurant

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Located in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood, Saigon Uptown is not only known for its wide array of American-Chinese and Cantonese offerings, but their Pho Ga and Pho Bo house specials are the known stars of the show.

IndoChin Vietnamese Restaurant

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Grand Avenue is a treasure trove of awesome Asian-owned and operated establishments such as IndoChin. This popular place offers a flavorful pho to warm one’s mind, body, and spirit on a Minnesota winter day.

Vo's Vietnamese Restaurant

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Located near Five Watt Coffee on Lyndale, Vo’s has long been a staple of Uptown for its countless Vietnamese dishes. But their pho served with either beef or chicken is truly memorable, especially if meatballs are added.

Viet Hoa Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant

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Located about 30 minutes from the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Viet Hoa serves a wide array of pho options with different proteins to choose from. Think: different cuts of beef or a seafood pho variety.

Co Tu Oriental Cuisine Restaurant

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Located a stone’s throw from both the MSP Airport and the Mall of America, Co Tu Oriental has several pho options, but their ox tail pho is the way to go.

Best Taste of Pho Saigon

Located in Blaine, Best Taste of Pho Saigon has 11 different pho options to choose from. But it’s their Ultimate pho that truly has all the beef one could stomach, complete with short ribs on the side.

New Mandarin Restaurant

Located off Coon Rapids Boulevard, New Mandarin might boast a spectacular lunch buffet, but their pho is where it’s at. And if one is feeling quite carnivorous, go for the Pho Ga Hap La Chanch, which throws a whole half chicken into the mix to go along with a rich and flavorful broth.

Thai Twist Restaurant & Banquet Hall

While one may think St. Paul and Minneapolis have all the pho one can seek, the ‘burbs are presenting some serious competition. Exhibit A: fragrant and tasty pho from Thai Twist in Blaine.

Reuan Thai Restaurant

Reuan Thai has been serving patrons in Osseo with their numerous Thai offerings, however, their Combination Pho is a standout with beef meatballs, shrimp, crab, and squid. Along with accoutrements like jalapeños, basil, sprouts, Thai chili oil and hoisin, this pho is more of a meal than it is a pregame starter.

Kim Anh Pastery & Deli

With a motto like “come for pho, stay for boba tea,” the combination pairing at Kim Anh in Brooklyn Park is known for its flavorful versions of both.

The King's Thai Cuisine

While the King’s Thai in Fridley specializes in a plethora of Thai cuisine, their “Pho King Good” tastes exactly as it sounds.

Hip Sing BBQ

While you might see king crab and roasted duck take center stage at Hip Sing, there’s also seven types of pho made with over 27 different spices.

Pho 400

Delectable and savory pho is not confined to Twin Cities proper, and Pho 400 off of Old Highway 8 in New Brighton proves that by offering steamy bowls with pick-your-own proteins.

Chow Thai Restaurant

St. Paul and Minneapolis are not the only spots to find fabulous pho. Whether it’s a secret, urban legend, or otherwise, the ‘burbs such as Columbia Heights is where one can find some great and enriching pho at Chow Thai Restaurant.

China Chef

Located over in North St. Paul, China Chef may be better known for its Chinese-American fare, but they do offer a sizable pho selection with a tasty and fragrant broth.

Que Viet Village House

Known for a broth that packs the meanest of punches, this family-owned establishment in the heart of Northeast has served slurp-worthy pho to the masses for a minute.

Pho Mai Dinkytown

While Dinkytown is trying to find its soul amidst the numerous student highrises and rising prices, standby spot Pho Mai is here to help all with delectable pho.

I Heart Pho

Located in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, this emphatically named spot for pho serves a rich and aromatic broth known to warm any cold heart.

Pho 79

Located within a stone’s throw of Energy Park, Pho 79 provides wanting patrons a top secret family broth for its pho that warms up hungry locals during Minnesota’s bitter cold months.

Lotus Restaurant

Located in the heart of Loring Park, this family-owned establishment is known for awesome service and serving countless bowls of fantastic pho.

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Eastside Thai Restaurant

Served with chicken or brisket beef, the pho at Eastside Thai is served in three different sizes. They also offer a combo pho, which adds pork belly along with meatballs and beef brisket.

Pho Pasteur

This much talked-about and revered place for pho off University and Snelling near the Midway area of St. Paul is known for its sizable space and some of the best pho in the Twin Cities.

Pho Hoa Noodle Soup - Minneapolis

A longtime staple on Eat Street, Pho Hoa also has the distinction of being one of the sole spots on this list that is part of a chain with locations across the U.S. and Canada. Whether it’s their hot-n-sour seafood pho or traditional steak and meatball pho, there’s flavorful pho for every taste bud.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

Boasting fresh and local ingredients such as making its broth out of Thousand Hills grass-fed knuckle and marrow, Ngon Bistro in the heart of Frogtown is providing all of its wanting patrons that travel through their doors with a pho experience unlike any other one in the Twin Cities.

Pho Ca Dao

Along with Eat Street, Frogtown in St. Paul can boast the most pho spots per capita. Pho Ca Do, located near the State Capitol, serves a simplified and flavorful pho.

Trieu Chau Restaurant

Trieu Chau is not only known for having some of the most delectable pho in Frogtown, but they also have a seafood pho that is equally flavorful.

iPho by Saigon

Located within five minutes of Allianz Field, Midway’s own iPho by Saigon offers tasty and savory pho, with a jumbo size designed to cure the hangry in one (or several) people.

Quang Restaurant

A longtime family institution on Eat Street, Quang serves quintessential pho no matter the protein of choice, complete with plentiful amounts of accoutrements.

My Huong Kitchen

A small family home dining room is the setting for My Huong Kitchen, where one can get delicious bowls of pho, and if one feels like cooling down, maybe some bubble tea too.

Pho Tau Bay

While the amount of pho spots spotted while driving along the Nicollet Avenue stretch will have anyone salivating, Pho Tau Bay is definitely one of the staples of Eat Street.

Phở #1 Vietnamese Restaurant

Located in the heart of Downtown St. Paul, Pho #1 has long served pho to the working crowd in a sleek and simple family-style setting.

Saigon Uptown Restaurant

Located in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood, Saigon Uptown is not only known for its wide array of American-Chinese and Cantonese offerings, but their Pho Ga and Pho Bo house specials are the known stars of the show.

IndoChin Vietnamese Restaurant

Grand Avenue is a treasure trove of awesome Asian-owned and operated establishments such as IndoChin. This popular place offers a flavorful pho to warm one’s mind, body, and spirit on a Minnesota winter day.

Vo's Vietnamese Restaurant

Located near Five Watt Coffee on Lyndale, Vo’s has long been a staple of Uptown for its countless Vietnamese dishes. But their pho served with either beef or chicken is truly memorable, especially if meatballs are added.

Viet Hoa Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant

Located about 30 minutes from the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Viet Hoa serves a wide array of pho options with different proteins to choose from. Think: different cuts of beef or a seafood pho variety.

Co Tu Oriental Cuisine Restaurant

Located a stone’s throw from both the MSP Airport and the Mall of America, Co Tu Oriental has several pho options, but their ox tail pho is the way to go.

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