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Mar 5, 2010 05:06 PM

Pho in downtown Houston

I work downtown (Main and Mckinney area) and would like to find a place within walking distance to have good Pho. Either within walking distance or within walking distance from the rail.

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  1. From the local reference site - Vietnamese restaurants downtown, a couple in easy walking distance.

    An area of Midtown used to be called Little Saigon; these will be 4-5 blocks from the rail line at most:

    I have heard good things about Pho Saigon and Pho Tau Bay but have never been. I've been to the Givrals on Milam but only for banh mi; there are several Givrals around town but I don't know if they're all related. Also have eaten at Thiem Hung on Pease but that is a very long walk from where you are or the rail.

    1. I'll add that pho saigon (midtown on milam) is delicous. it's my favorite place for pho anywhere close to downtown.

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      1. re: odcaapshs

        Another vote for Pho Saigon. Also, their grilled pork dinners are delicious.

        A great place.

        We go to the one in Katy at least once a week.

      2. We like the Pho at Thien An Sandwiches, 2905 Travis... in a new-ish strip mall. It's walking distance from the light-rail McGowen stop. I get the Pho with sliced brisket. I like this one the best. I think it's awesome! But don't take my word for it... My husband, who spent some time a few years ago in Vietnam, says it's definitely a "worthy" dish. Try getting there a little on the early side for lunch though, the place is small and gets packed in a hurry. Also, I personally like their Banh Xeo ( A.K.A. Vietnamese Pizza) and their egg cakes.

        Thien An Sandwiches
        2905 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006