April 14, 2017

The 8 Best Bowls of Pho in Cleveland

It's that satisfying, steamy slurp you crave over and over, especially on chilly days. Thankfully, the Cleveland area is home to a couple dozen pho joints to keep your cravings at bay (many of them in Asia Town, of course). Here's our list of the 9 best you should try now.

It's that satisfying, steamy slurp you crave over and over, especially on chilly days. Thankfully, the Cleveland area is home to a couple dozen pho joints to keep your cravings at bay (many of them in Asia Town, of course). Here's our list of the 9 best you should try now.

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 Minh Anh
5428 Detroit Ave., (216) 961-9671
Small, casual and friendly, this family-owned Vietnamese restaurant serves cinnamon-scented pho, colossal crêpes and an assortment of tasty noodle bowls, along with plenty of vegetarian options.
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Minh Anh

5428 Detroit Ave., (216) 961-9671
Small, casual and friendly, this family-owned Vietnamese restaurant serves cinnamon-scented pho, colossal crêpes and an assortment of tasty noodle bowls, along with plenty of vegetarian options.

Photo via thedyingbirds/Instagram
 Minh Anh
5428 Detroit Ave., (216) 961-9671
Small, casual and friendly, this family-owned Vietnamese restaurant serves cinnamon-scented pho, colossal crêpes and an assortment of tasty noodle bowls, along with plenty of vegetarian options.
Photo via bmeerman/Instagram

Minh Anh

5428 Detroit Ave., (216) 961-9671
Small, casual and friendly, this family-owned Vietnamese restaurant serves cinnamon-scented pho, colossal crêpes and an assortment of tasty noodle bowls, along with plenty of vegetarian options.

Photo via bmeerman/Instagram
 Saigon Restaurant and Bar
2061 E. 4th., (216) 344 2020
Nestled into a relatively small storefront on downtown's bustling East Fourth Street, the room is cozy, comfy, and contemporary. The best bets here are the meal-sized phos — fragrant beef-broth soups featuring rice noodles and several different styles of beef. On the side, an array of condiments — Asian basil, fresh lime wedges and bean sprouts, sliced jalapeños, earthy hoisin sauce, and peppery sriracha — allows diners to customize the dish to their preference.
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Saigon Restaurant and Bar

2061 E. 4th., (216) 344 2020
Nestled into a relatively small storefront on downtown's bustling East Fourth Street, the room is cozy, comfy, and contemporary. The best bets here are the meal-sized phos — fragrant beef-broth soups featuring rice noodles and several different styles of beef. On the side, an array of condiments — Asian basil, fresh lime wedges and bean sprouts, sliced jalapeños, earthy hoisin sauce, and peppery sriracha — allows diners to customize the dish to their preference.

Photo via veganeatingcle/Instagram
 Saigon Restaurant and Bar
2061 E. 4th., (216) 344 2020
Nestled into a relatively small storefront on downtown's bustling East Fourth Street, the room is cozy, comfy, and contemporary. The best bets here are the meal-sized phos — fragrant beef-broth soups featuring rice noodles and several different styles of beef. On the side, an array of condiments — Asian basil, fresh lime wedges and bean sprouts, sliced jalapeños, earthy hoisin sauce, and peppery sriracha — allows diners to customize the dish to their preference.
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Saigon Restaurant and Bar

2061 E. 4th., (216) 344 2020
Nestled into a relatively small storefront on downtown's bustling East Fourth Street, the room is cozy, comfy, and contemporary. The best bets here are the meal-sized phos — fragrant beef-broth soups featuring rice noodles and several different styles of beef. On the side, an array of condiments — Asian basil, fresh lime wedges and bean sprouts, sliced jalapeños, earthy hoisin sauce, and peppery sriracha — allows diners to customize the dish to their preference.

Photo via azchen14/Instagram
 #1 Pho
3120 Superior Ave., (216) 781-1176
While many old-school Vietnamese restaurants make their dishes saltier than the Atlantic Ocean, #1 Pho makes liberal use of cilantro and tangy fruit sauces to keep your taste buds entertained (like the vegetarian pho above). Inside the restaurant's green Victorian building, the ambiance is fresh and dramatic, with blond wood floors and long red curtains hanging all the way to the floor.
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#1 Pho

3120 Superior Ave., (216) 781-1176
While many old-school Vietnamese restaurants make their dishes saltier than the Atlantic Ocean, #1 Pho makes liberal use of cilantro and tangy fruit sauces to keep your taste buds entertained (like the vegetarian pho above). Inside the restaurant's green Victorian building, the ambiance is fresh and dramatic, with blond wood floors and long red curtains hanging all the way to the floor.

Photo via Facebook
 #1 Pho
3120 Superior Ave., (216) 781-1176
While many old-school Vietnamese restaurants make their dishes saltier than the Atlantic Ocean, #1 Pho makes liberal use of cilantro and tangy fruit sauces to keep your taste buds entertained. Inside the restaurant's green Victorian building, the ambiance is fresh and dramatic, with blond wood floors and long red curtains hanging all the way to the floor.
Photo via itsessince/Instagram

#1 Pho

3120 Superior Ave., (216) 781-1176
While many old-school Vietnamese restaurants make their dishes saltier than the Atlantic Ocean, #1 Pho makes liberal use of cilantro and tangy fruit sauces to keep your taste buds entertained. Inside the restaurant's green Victorian building, the ambiance is fresh and dramatic, with blond wood floors and long red curtains hanging all the way to the floor.

Photo via itsessince/Instagram
 Superior Pho
3030 Superior Ave., (216) 781-7462
The Asia Town mainstay — an absolute favorite for quick lunches, group meals, and dates — also dishes up a great banh mi, bubble tea, and other Vietnamese appetizers and entrees. Try them, but do yourself a favor and get the pho first. 
Photo via burklehagen/Instagram

Superior Pho

3030 Superior Ave., (216) 781-7462
The Asia Town mainstay — an absolute favorite for quick lunches, group meals, and dates — also dishes up a great banh mi, bubble tea, and other Vietnamese appetizers and entrees. Try them, but do yourself a favor and get the pho first.

Photo via burklehagen/Instagram
 Superior Pho
3030 Superior Ave., (216) 781-7462
The Asia Town mainstay — an absolute favorite for quick lunches, group meals, and dates — also dishes up a great banh mi, bubble tea, and other Vietnamese appetizers and entrees. Try them, but do yourself a favor and get some pho first. 
Photo via jeffsobieraj/Instagram

Superior Pho

3030 Superior Ave., (216) 781-7462
The Asia Town mainstay — an absolute favorite for quick lunches, group meals, and dates — also dishes up a great banh mi, bubble tea, and other Vietnamese appetizers and entrees. Try them, but do yourself a favor and get some pho first.

Photo via jeffsobieraj/Instagram
 Pho Thang Cafe
815 Superior Ave. E., (216) 291-7115
Pho Thang’s pho is delicious, with 10 different varieties ranging from lean to a combination bowl with round steak, brisket, tripe and meatballs. Chicken varieties are there, too. Soups come in only one size and are served with usual accompaniments of bean sprouts, cilantro, jalapeno and lime. 
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Pho Thang Cafe

815 Superior Ave. E., (216) 291-7115
Pho Thang’s pho is delicious, with 10 different varieties ranging from lean to a combination bowl with round steak, brisket, tripe and meatballs. Chicken varieties are there, too. Soups come in only one size and are served with usual accompaniments of bean sprouts, cilantro, jalapeno and lime.

Photo via agirlaboutchicago/Instagram
 Pho Thang Cafe
815 Superior Ave. E., (216) 291-7115
Pho Thang’s pho is delicious, with 10 different varieties ranging from lean to a combination bowl with round steak, brisket, tripe and meatballs. Chicken varieties are there, too. Soups come in only one size and are served with usual accompaniments of bean sprouts, cilantro, jalapeno and lime. 
Photo via t_nguyen16/Instagram

Pho Thang Cafe

815 Superior Ave. E., (216) 291-7115
Pho Thang’s pho is delicious, with 10 different varieties ranging from lean to a combination bowl with round steak, brisket, tripe and meatballs. Chicken varieties are there, too. Soups come in only one size and are served with usual accompaniments of bean sprouts, cilantro, jalapeno and lime.

Photo via t_nguyen16/Instagram