It’s on cool days and nights like we’re having that the need for a hot steaming bowl of Pho really makes the difference. If you are not familiar, Phở, is pronounced “fuh,”. It’s usually a beef bone broth, rice noodles, sliced beef, sprouts and other things. Walk into any Vietnamese restaurant and you’ll find at least 10 different variations on the basic recipe.
So we got to wondering who has…
The Best Phở in Phresnở?
Sorry for that! We tried. Seriously. We won’t do that again.
Yelp suggests these as being the most reviewed in the area. You can extrapolate that “most reviewed” might also mean “most popular“. It’s a start but we want your opinion too!
Huong Lan Sandwiches
4965 N Fresno St Fresno, CA 93726
591 Reviews that average out to a 3.5 rating.
Cecilia wrote, “Took my family so some of them could experience pho for the first time and they loved it! Their prices are so good for their portions, the food comes out fast and piping hot, and the service was great. My aunt had never tried Vietnamese food before so she was lost as to what to order, but the waitress was more than patient with her, recommending different dishes that might interest her and asking what type of food she likes.“
Pho 75-2 Oriental Restaurant
3127 E McKinley Ave Fresno, CA 93703
479 Reviews with a 3 Star average.
Linda wrote, “I love the pho they serve here! The way it’s prepared and the flavor that comes from the bowl feels authentic and homemade AND tastes so delicious! I love their pork and shrimp spring roll! Also the chicken fried rice is phenomenal! I am a regular and will recommend you try it!“
Mamas Asian Noodle House
4787 E McKinley Ave Fresno, CA 93703
468 Reviews yielding a 4 star average.
Careena wrote, “My sister was craving pho and we like to share our food so I wanted to find something else which gravitated me towards their Yelp. I saw the crispy pork and as a fan of pork, I knew I wanted something like that (I got the pork belly bok choy). I’m happy it came with a side of rice because not every place does that anymore. My sister got the (XL) big mama pho bowl since we were sharing. And I have to say.. we both really enjoyed our food!“
1468 Clovis Ave Clovis, CA 93612
368 Reviews with a 4.5 star average.
Nicholas wrote, “I’ve tried multiple Pho places in town and I always find myself coming back to this place. I’ve been coming here since 2014 and the taste hasn’t changed since. It’s a small little restaurant and is nice and cozy for those cold and wet days. The service is always great and the food comes out pretty fast. The spring rolls with the peanut dipping sauce is also delicious.“
760 W Shaw Ste 101 Fresno, CA 93704
340 reviews and a 3 star average.
Nicole wrote, “My boyfriend and I were looking to get Pho last night and we stopped here because they were open till 10 and we were both so impressed! We are both from SoCal so we are used to good Pho places so we were so excited to find a place that lived up to our standards!”
Pho Phuong Nine Restaurant
4903 E Kings Canyon Rd Ste 107 Fresno, CA 93727
4.5 stars on 255 total reviews.
Barbara says, “This is the best pho I’ve had in Fresno. Good prices, good portions, very rich broth, high quality meat. Usually I doctor up pho with sriracha and oyster sauce but I didn’t need to.“
Pho Le 777
1365 N Willow Ave Ste 100 Clovis, CA 93619
239 reviews and a 3.5 star average.
Lia says, “Our favorite pho place in Clovis. Every time we get an order dropped off the #P6 (Pho Tái Chín Rare and Well Done Beef) is piping hot, the meat is perfect, the flavor is amazing, the add-ons veggies are plentiful and the soup size is enough for a my husband, oldest child and me to share!“
Sizzle n’ Steam
3111 N Maroa Ave Fresno, CA 93704
Just 36 reviews but a solid 4.5 star average.
Kanlaya writes, “I ordered the veggie and tofu pho. Broth tasted amazing and the bowl was filled to the top with assorted vegetables. I love how the tofu was cut into small cubes! It made the dish look so pretty. The only problem was I can’t eat a lot so I had so much left over! Nice staff, clean restaurant.“
3141 E McKinley Ave Fresno, CA 93703
127 Reviews with a 4 star average.
Barbara D. says, “This is my favorite pho restaurant in Fresno. I always order the small seafood pho. I don’t understand why but whenever I order a large pho, the pho doesn’t taste as good. -weird I know. It has to be a small size for me. Trust me, it’s plenty of food. Now for the pho, their broth is really on point in which it’s not too salty or too sweet. I’ve been to so many pho joints with their broth tasting too sweet and it throws it off. For any kind of noodle places whether it’s ramen or jam pong, it’s all about the broth. If you can’t master the broth, the dish just won’t taste good. This place has the right flavor for the broth.“
Which One is Right Phở You?
We’ve got a short and easy poll below. Let us know which is your favorite and if it’s not listed, you can add it via the “other” option.