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Pho in/near New Haven?

JohnSmith2 Mar 23, 2009 08:43 AM

Hi there... Anyone know of a good place to have pho in/near New Haven? I'm not a big fan of Pot au Pho -- it's OK but nothing special. Anywhere better? THANKS.

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    baobao RE: JohnSmith2 Mar 23, 2009 09:39 AM

    Haven't personally been myself, but there's a pho restaurant in Danbury:

    Has anyone been? I've been meaning to try since I can't seem to find any other Vietnamese place around the Danbury area except this one...

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    1. re: baobao
      hungrykids RE: baobao Apr 24, 2009 05:44 PM

      We used to go there when it was Thang Long and then it changed owners (and decor). The place looks like a dive...prices to match (thankfully)...but the food is good. There's nowhere else to go in the area for Vietnamese, so maybe we're not so discriminating these days...but we've never had a bad meal there. Good value for the price. If it's not overwhelmingly gourmet Vietnamese, it's still a decent meal. Don't bother dressing up!

      Also decent but farther afield - we've also enjoyed dinners at Pho Mekong in Westport (on the Post Road - almost in Fairfield) - which is a combination of Vietnamese and Thai. A little more expensive (given the comparison of neighborhoods between this and Danbury, not surprising), but still a good value.

    2. JohnnyCT RE: JohnSmith2 Mar 24, 2009 11:28 AM

      There used to be a cart serving Pho during the warmer months outside of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Ask around, see if they are still there.

      Pho Saigon in Bridgeport is good.

      I've heard good things about the Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Middletown.

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        louds911 RE: JohnnyCT Apr 3, 2009 03:59 AM

        I think the place in Middleton is Pho Mai on Main St. pretty good but not as good as pho Saigon in Bridgeport..

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        SeoulQueen RE: JohnSmith2 Apr 26, 2009 06:44 PM

        About 42 miles north of New Haven in West Hartford is Pho Boston - excellent pho. It's much better than Pot au Pho. It's off exit 41 on I-84, so about 30-40 minutes depending on how fast you drive.

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