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Jan 6, 2009 07:42 PM

Pho in Chinatown on a weekday?....for lunch

So, a handful of coworkers and I are going to hit up Chinatown for some wonderful, steaming, tasty, and comforting Pho.
I think there will be about 8 of us or so, and we've got an hour (perhaps more!), but want to go somewhere that moves tables pretty quickly, and can serve all 8 of us. I know, a tall order!

I do love me some Xinh Xinh, and Pho Vietnam, and Pho Pasteur (is it still called that?),....thoughts? Any other great suggestions, especially for people who have never had Pho before? again, we'll be a large-ish group, and sure we can split up, but it would be lovely to have us all together!


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  1. I would go to Pho Pasteuer on Washington. Can't go wrong. It's the best. I'll be going there for lunch before a movie on Sat. Love it-- especially when it's cold. Brrrr.

    1. I think Pho Hua might be able to handle a group of 8. I don't like it quite as much as Xinh Xinh, but it's still very good.

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      1. I want to recommend Pho Thien Thien at 8 Kneeland St. I go there all the time. They have a few very large tables off to the side. The food is great.

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        1. re: TheScribe

          Hello! Thanks for your recs everyone!

          We ended up at Pho Hoa, on Beach St. I called in advance, since there were 12 of us coming. with just 15 minutes notice, they were able to give us a 4 top and 8 top, right next to each other. of course, service was quick, friendly, and everything was tasty.
          for many of my friends who never had Pho before, it was a perfect intro!

          :) and now back to the end of the work day.....