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Where to Get Terrific, Soothing Bowls of Pho in Seattle

Brimming with meat, vegetables, and noodles, and available to go, with wonderful broths packaged separately

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The pho at Ba Bar
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While Seattle’s Vietnamese scene extends well beyond pho, that aromatic noodle soup is still one of the more celebrated dishes around town, especially in colder weather. A typical bowl consists of steamy broth — cooked low and slow, usually clear yet infused with fatty richness from animal bones and highly fragrant — brimming with meat, fresh vegetables, and rice noodles. The soup doesn’t really travel well as is, so many places that offer takeout or delivery will serve all the ingredients in separate containers for heat-at-home meals — but the extra effort is worth it. Here’s a list of some of the best places around town to get pho, listed from north to south.

Though all the restaurants on the list over takeout, a number of pho spots have resumed limited outdoor or “open air” dine-in service as well, per the latest guidelines. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the King County’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pho 99 Authentic Vietnamese

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19828 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 542-3634

A hidden oasis in Shoreline, this small, cozy pho shop feels like something likely to be found in the heart of Hanoi. The name is more than a sales tactic; the quality of the pho is evident in the intense aroma and tender meats that Vietnamese patrons swear by. Available for takeout only.

2. Mekong Village

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12020 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 257-1560
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This Bitter Lake restaurant has a fantastic menu of traditional Vietnamese dishes like broken rice plates, fresh vermicelli, and one of the largest banh xeos (savory fried crepes) in town. The pho is refined and jam-packed with umami, and the portions are generous. Open for takeout and delivery via Grubhub, Doordash, and Caviar.

A bowl of pho with spring rolls on the side
Portions are generous at Bitter Lake’s Mekong Village.
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3. Banh Town

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10414 Holman Rd N
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 257-4254
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The banh mi at this Northwest Seattle spot lives up to its top billing, but the pho delivers in the crucial rainy months. This is one of a handful of places serving legitimate oxtail pho, whose tender beef chunks are served with a side of spicy garlic and a savory, oily paste to complement the warm, hearty broth. Available for takeout and delivery via Doordash and Postmates.

4. Pho Viet Anh

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372 Roy St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 352-1881
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This Vietnamese hotspot within walking distance from the Space Needle is a charming, comforting oasis from the tourist traps in the area. Here, one can enjoy perfectly seasoned pho, whether the broth contains meatballs, spicy beef, or a combo. Available for takeout and delivery via Doordash.

5. Ba Sa Restaurant

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101 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 565-3287
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Two Vietnamese siblings — who came to the US as refugees — explore the food of their childhood at this excellent modern Bainbridge Island restaurant. That includes a few different takes on pho, including an aged oxtail Hanoi-style version and a vegetarian-friendly option. It has takeout as well as a covered patio for limited outdoor seating.

6. Meekong Bar

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2525 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 257-1030
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While this Belltown restaurant is mostly known for its fusion snacks such as banh mi burgers, the pho here can’t be overlooked. The standard version comes loaded with shredded meat and vegetables, but one spin includes the satay pho, blending flavors from other southeast Asian cuisines rather successfully. Available for takeout, delivery via Doordash and Postmates, and limited “open air” dine-in.

7. Ba Bar

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550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2030
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This boisterous local enterprise is known for its modern take on Vietnamese cuisine. The pho here, made with local ingredients (such as Draper Valley chicken), is no exception. The Capitol Hill and U Village locations are open for takeout and limited outdoor dine-in service; the South Lake Union outpost is temporarily closed. Delivery is available through Doordash, Caviar, and Grubhub.

8. Dong Thap Noodles

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303 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 325-1122
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Notable for its $50 giant bowl of pho that serves four people, Dong Thap has made a name for itself based on the quality of the pho offering and word of mouth. The appeal isn’t just for the spectacle either, as the broth has a deep earthy taste and the hand pulled noodles soak up the flavors quite nicely. Open for takeout and its own in-house delivery.

A bowl of pho with shortribs sticking out from the broth, next to a separate bowl of basil, sprouts, lime, and other garnishes
Dong Thap has made a name for itself for both quality and quantity of pho.
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9. Pho Bac Súp Shop

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1240 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 568-0882
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The famed Pho Bac Boat’s hipper, younger sibling is still serving the same quality pho the Pham family has been known for over the years. Tenderized slow-cooked beef chunks fall right off the bone for a spiritual pho experience, and it recently added an excellent bun bo hue to the menu. Available for takeout, in-house delivery, and limited “open air” dining.

10. Pho So 1

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1207 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 860-2824
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A staple in the Little Saigon section of the International District, Pho So 1 stands out thanks to its assortment of high-quality meats, everything from beef and well-done flank to fatty flank, tendon, and tripe. Each and every item is a treat to soak in the rich pho broth. Available for takeout and delivery through Grubhub.

A bowl of pho at Pho So 1, next to a selection of garnishes
Pho So 1 has been a staple of the International District for years.
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11. Pho Hoa

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618 S Weller St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-7189
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Inexpensive and convenient for a quick bite, this international chain takes a fairly traditional approach to pho, without too many bells and whistles (although it recently introduced a garlic steak offering). The broths are dark, deep, and so full of flavor it hardly needs garnishing. Available for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

12. Huong Duong

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7136 Martin Luther King Jr Way S #103
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 849-7794
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Extra sauces are nice to have on hand, but the best pho barely needs them. Case in point: This Othello spot has broth that’s rich and well-seasoned but not overpowering. It also has a variety of pho selections not commonly found elsewhere, including seafood pho, curry pho, and spicy lemongrass pho. Open for takeout and delivery via Doordash.

13. Renton Bistro

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212 S 3rd St
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 523-5413
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Pho enthusiasts in the south end rave about this spot, and with good reason. The options here are simple, delicately flavored, and loaded with umami, and there are other Vietnamese soups available — such as canh chua — for those who want to mix it up. Open for takeout only.

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1. Pho 99 Authentic Vietnamese

19828 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

A hidden oasis in Shoreline, this small, cozy pho shop feels like something likely to be found in the heart of Hanoi. The name is more than a sales tactic; the quality of the pho is evident in the intense aroma and tender meats that Vietnamese patrons swear by. Available for takeout only.

19828 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

2. Mekong Village

12020 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
A bowl of pho with spring rolls on the side
Portions are generous at Bitter Lake’s Mekong Village.
Mekong Village/Facebook

This Bitter Lake restaurant has a fantastic menu of traditional Vietnamese dishes like broken rice plates, fresh vermicelli, and one of the largest banh xeos (savory fried crepes) in town. The pho is refined and jam-packed with umami, and the portions are generous. Open for takeout and delivery via Grubhub, Doordash, and Caviar.

12020 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

3. Banh Town

10414 Holman Rd N, Seattle, WA 98133

The banh mi at this Northwest Seattle spot lives up to its top billing, but the pho delivers in the crucial rainy months. This is one of a handful of places serving legitimate oxtail pho, whose tender beef chunks are served with a side of spicy garlic and a savory, oily paste to complement the warm, hearty broth. Available for takeout and delivery via Doordash and Postmates.

10414 Holman Rd N
Seattle, WA 98133

4. Pho Viet Anh

372 Roy St, Seattle, WA 98109

This Vietnamese hotspot within walking distance from the Space Needle is a charming, comforting oasis from the tourist traps in the area. Here, one can enjoy perfectly seasoned pho, whether the broth contains meatballs, spicy beef, or a combo. Available for takeout and delivery via Doordash.

372 Roy St
Seattle, WA 98109

5. Ba Sa Restaurant

101 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Two Vietnamese siblings — who came to the US as refugees — explore the food of their childhood at this excellent modern Bainbridge Island restaurant. That includes a few different takes on pho, including an aged oxtail Hanoi-style version and a vegetarian-friendly option. It has takeout as well as a covered patio for limited outdoor seating.

101 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

6. Meekong Bar

2525 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

While this Belltown restaurant is mostly known for its fusion snacks such as banh mi burgers, the pho here can’t be overlooked. The standard version comes loaded with shredded meat and vegetables, but one spin includes the satay pho, blending flavors from other southeast Asian cuisines rather successfully. Available for takeout, delivery via Doordash and Postmates, and limited “open air” dine-in.

2525 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

7. Ba Bar

550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

This boisterous local enterprise is known for its modern take on Vietnamese cuisine. The pho here, made with local ingredients (such as Draper Valley chicken), is no exception. The Capitol Hill and U Village locations are open for takeout and limited outdoor dine-in service; the South Lake Union outpost is temporarily closed. Delivery is available through Doordash, Caviar, and Grubhub.

550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Dong Thap Noodles

303 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
A bowl of pho with shortribs sticking out from the broth, next to a separate bowl of basil, sprouts, lime, and other garnishes
Dong Thap has made a name for itself for both quality and quantity of pho.
Dong Thap Noodles/Facebook

Notable for its $50 giant bowl of pho that serves four people, Dong Thap has made a name for itself based on the quality of the pho offering and word of mouth. The appeal isn’t just for the spectacle either, as the broth has a deep earthy taste and the hand pulled noodles soak up the flavors quite nicely. Open for takeout and its own in-house delivery.

303 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

9. Pho Bac Súp Shop

1240 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144

The famed Pho Bac Boat’s hipper, younger sibling is still serving the same quality pho the Pham family has been known for over the years. Tenderized slow-cooked beef chunks fall right off the bone for a spiritual pho experience, and it recently added an excellent bun bo hue to the menu. Available for takeout, in-house delivery, and limited “open air” dining.

1240 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144

10. Pho So 1

1207 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144
A bowl of pho at Pho So 1, next to a selection of garnishes
Pho So 1 has been a staple of the International District for years.
Jay Friedman/Eater Seattle

A staple in the Little Saigon section of the International District, Pho So 1 stands out thanks to its assortment of high-quality meats, everything from beef and well-done flank to fatty flank, tendon, and tripe. Each and every item is a treat to soak in the rich pho broth. Available for takeout and delivery through Grubhub.

1207 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144

11. Pho Hoa

618 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98104

Inexpensive and convenient for a quick bite, this international chain takes a fairly traditional approach to pho, without too many bells and whistles (although it recently introduced a garlic steak offering). The broths are dark, deep, and so full of flavor it hardly needs garnishing. Available for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

618 S Weller St
Seattle, WA 98104

12. Huong Duong

7136 Martin Luther King Jr Way S #103, Seattle, WA 98118

Extra sauces are nice to have on hand, but the best pho barely needs them. Case in point: This Othello spot has broth that’s rich and well-seasoned but not overpowering. It also has a variety of pho selections not commonly found elsewhere, including seafood pho, curry pho, and spicy lemongrass pho. Open for takeout and delivery via Doordash.

7136 Martin Luther King Jr Way S #103
Seattle, WA 98118

13. Renton Bistro

212 S 3rd St, Renton, WA 98057

Pho enthusiasts in the south end rave about this spot, and with good reason. The options here are simple, delicately flavored, and loaded with umami, and there are other Vietnamese soups available — such as canh chua — for those who want to mix it up. Open for takeout only.

212 S 3rd St
Renton, WA 98057

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