Pho CONG (Vietnamese: Phở CỘNG) is our go-lớn in Ho Chi Minc City when we are craving a steaming bowl of delicious, homemade pho. Located in District 1, this large, airy restaurant always has plenty of tables available và rarely very many patrons. The wait staff is always friendly và the food comes out fast. You’ll love sầu this spot for a quichồng, inexpensive sầu, và delicious afternoon bite!


As I mentioned, Pho CONG is fairly large considering that we’ve never seen more than a few tables occupied. Granted, we usually find ourselves dining here at random times. And they never seem khổng lồ cthảm bại.

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There are large open windows lining the exterior of the building with tables directly in front of the windows which is great for people-watching but not so great during a torrential downpour. Ceilings are high, bathrooms are clean, & the kitchen is open so you can see one Vietnamese woman constantly stirring a gigantic cauldron of broth.

The Menu

Pho CONG has offerings other than pho, but we’ve sầu never actually ventured outside of our comfort zone. You can also try their bún chả, bánh xèo, or trườn kho.

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We both really love the Australian brisket pho (phsinh hoạt trườn Úc chín) và order it every time we visit. If we are really hungry we’ll also order a massive plate of fried spring rolls (giò lụa chiên). Their beef noodle soup is arguably one of the best bowls of pho that we’ve ever found in Ho Chi Minc City!

The Pricetag

The prices at Pho CONG are a bit more than your average street-side bowl of pho bo, 72k – 120k (~$3 – 5 USD) depending on the cut of meat that you order và the size of the bowl. However, the chất lượng of the ingredients and the restaurant setting make it worth spending a little extra to lớn get your pho fix. The well-done Australian brisket pho that we swear by is 75k VND for a regular-sized bowl và 85k for a large bowl.

Our Recommendation


We would recommkết thúc that you visit Pho CONG on a cool evening in Ho Chi Minh City. Not just because a hot bowl of pho will really warm you up, but also because they don’t have air conditioning.

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Get a regular-sized bowl of the well-done Australian brisket pho and an order of fried spring rolls to chia sẻ (they come 10 per order!). Throw in some of the fresh herbs they’ll bring on the side & enjoy!

Location: 142 Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Phường Nguyễn Tỉnh Thái Bình, Quận 1, TP HCM, Vietnam

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Val Wheatley

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