HOME > Chowhound > Houston >
What have you made lately? Get great advice

Pho in downtown Houston

Cookie Baker Mar 5, 2010 05:06 PM

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.

  1. d
    dexmat Mar 6, 2010 07:45 AM

    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. o
      odcaapshs Mar 27, 2010 11:33 AM

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

      1 Reply
      1. re: odcaapshs
        Jaymes Mar 31, 2010 11:27 AM

        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. Jayro Mar 31, 2010 03:33 PM

        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

        Show Hidden Posts