Now that we are officially in December i.e. cold, dreary, and rainy weather, I always find myself craving a piping hot bowl of pho. It’s the Vietnamese equivalent to noodle soup for the soul. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods that’ll warm me up on bitterly cold days, when I’m sick, and is a perfect cure for hangovers 😀
I’m sharing some of my favorite Dallas pho restaurants along with recommendations from friends who definitely know their pho. Every time I see a list of “best pho restaurants in Dallas,” the list always fails to include some of these hidden gems that have been serving locals for decades. I’m personally not a fan of American renditions of pho. It never fails to disappoint me in both flavor and price. What should cost you no more than $7-$8 will go for $13. Yeah…not about that life. These are classic hole in the wall restaurants with lots of character and no frills. Most of them don’t even have websites.
If you want a taste of real pho and dare to venture into Asia town, I’ve got five spots to get your pho fix plus two honorable mentions. I’m a fan of the sliced beef and meatballs in mine with lots of Sriracha. How about you?
1. Noodlelicious inside the Saigon Mall in Richardson.
Address: 3212 N Jupiter Rd, Garland TX 75044
Biz Hours: 9am – 8pm
2. La Me Vietnamese Restaurant
Address: 9780 Walnut St #140, Dallas, TX 75243
Biz Hours: 8am – 8pm (closed Wednesdays)
3. Pho Bang
Address: 3565 W Walnut St, Garland, TX 75042
Biz Hours: 9am – 10pm
4. Pho Apple
Address: 5930 W Park Blvd #400, Plano, TX 75093
Biz Hours: 1030am – 930pm
Pro tip: Take advantage of their combo meal which includes a bowl of pho, an appetizer and a drink for less than $10.
5. Pho Empire
Address: 3591 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062
Biz Hours: 10am – 10pm
Address: 1342 E Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
Biz Hours: 9am – 9pm
Address: 153 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
Biz Hours: 8am – 9pm
What is your favorite Dallas pho restaurant to grab a hot bowl? Am I missing a great pho place on my list? Comment below and let me know!