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Nov 10, 2011 12:04 PM

Best pho in Houston?

I'm staying in the medical center and looking for great pho. Any recs for places nearby- I have a car and don't mind driving 15-20 mins or so, even to bellaire if needed. Thanks!

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  1. Pho Binh Trailor on Beamer. Its 15-20 minute drive. Rich broth, ask for extra beef fat.

    Pho Binh
    2021 Mangum Rd, Houston, TX 77092

    1. Wow that place sounds amazing but they close at 4pm and I am looking for pho for dinner tomorrow. Any other recs?

      1. Really like Pho One off of Westheimer. Nice light broth, good noodles, little light on the meat but that's OK.

        Pho One
        11148 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

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        1. re: wompa164

          Pho One is my place, (just five minutes from my house), but it's quite the schlep from the Med Center.

          Hopefully someone will remind me of the place in midtown that would be just a hop skip and jump...

          Pho One
          11148 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

          1. re: DoobieWah

            Look up Cafe TH formerly Thiem Hung, and see if they serve pho at dinner time. Used to be a lunch only place, but I think they do dinner now. owner is a super nice guy, and its a great place to eat.

        2. Cafe th looks good but they don't have pho ga (chicken) on their menu. All of the pho is beef combinations only. Looks like I'm out of luck.

          1. The one I was thinking of is Pho Saigon at Milam and Tuam.

            I've only been there once, but I thought it was pretty good. You have to look for it, but it's there.

            Pho Saigon
            2808 Milam St Ste D, Houston, TX 77006

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            1. re: DoobieWah

              Thought I'd bump this post too - any new input on favorite Pho, without geographic or meat restrictions?

              (I should say my expectations are high, because my formerly houstonian friend would turn up her nose in disdain to our favorite pho place in St Louis. This place actually included OXTAIL in their 'deluxe pho'...)

                1. re: Jaymes

                  this is a rec from my vietnamese friends.

                  Thien An in midtown.

                  I am allergic to MSG, so as soon as I have a sip of beef broth that has MSG, I can tell.

                  I haven't yet tried Pho Binh, but I can say that many of places in town use MSG to get that flavor. Thien An doesn't use MSG. (at least not the amount that I can detect)

                  Pho Ngon on Bellaire is not bad either.