Where to Find the Best Pho in Calgary?
Where will you find the best pho in Calgary? With lots of Vietnamese restaurants open for business in nearly any area of the city, it can be challenging to find one that consistently serves up finger lickin’ good noodle soup every time.
Here’s a list of Calgaryism’s favourite Vietnamese restaurants found all over the city. Let us know which ones you like below and we’ll add them to our list of best pho in Calgary!
Pho Chu The
Located around 46th Avenue and Macleod Trail SW, Phu Chu The serves up some of the best Vietnamese cuisine on Macleod Trail South.
Serving sizes are always hefty and the food is mouth-watering good every time. This place is a must try if you find yourself near Chinook Mall!
- Address – 4633 Macleod Trail SW
- Phone Number – 403-457-3455
Van Son Vietnamese Cuisine
If you’re in love with good peanut sate soups, then you’ll love Van Son’s take on this popular pho bowl. Make sure to add beef balls as an extra; they use high quality beef balls with no gristle that are a good size and soft to eat.
Van Son’s consistency has me coming back again and again. You should check this place out for yourself!
- Address – 308 16th Avenue NW
- Phone Number – 403-276-9990
Co Do Vietnamese Restaurant
One of the best things about Co Do is the late hours it’s open ’till every day of the week. Okay, not that late (10pm), but it’s still open an hour after most other pho restaurants close in Calgary.
I know I’m not the only one with a late-night pho craving now and then. If you’re in the inner city, this is your spot for some of the best late-night pho in Calgary.
- Address – 1411 17th Avenue SW
- Phone Number – 403-228-7798
Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House
Pho Hoai is not only one of the best pho restaurants in Chinatown, but also in the entire downtown area.
You’ll have to head indoors to find the storefront, however. Pho Hoai is located in a shopping plaza just off 1st Street and 3rd Avenue SE on the east end of downtown, adjacent to the Harry Hays building.
- Address – 132 3rd Avenue SE
- Phone Number – 403-264-8174
Pho Binh Minh
You simply cannot ever go wrong with Pho Binh Minh. If you live near International Avenue (17th Avenue SE), this Vietnamese restaurant is one of your best bets for the best pho in Calgary’s east quadrants.
Be sure to try the beef pho sate soup with extra spice (if you can handle it!).
- Address – 4710 17th Avenue SE
- Phone Number – 403-235-2521
Pho Dau Bo
Of all the Vietnamese pho noodle houses I’ve been to in the southeast, Pho Dau Bo is definitely one of the best!
Located in an unsuspecting strip mall off of 17th Avenue between 48th and 50th Street SE (south side of the block), Pho Dau Bo offers delicious peanut satay beef soup as well as bun and traditional rice dishes for you to indulge in, all for a very affordable price!
- Address – 4909 17th Avenue SE
- Phone Number – 403-272-5160
Nho Saigon has one of the best peanut beef sate soups in the city, hands down. This dish comes with a spicy broth loaded with crunched peanuts and raw beef strips that are cooked in the broth.
Sometimes the beef doesn’t cook all the way, which I find is a part of this delectable pho bowl. Head on down to its location in Marda Loop if you’re in for some of the best pho in Calgary!
- Address – 2111 33rd Avenue SW
- Phone Number – 403-246-1388
Quynh Vietnamese Cuisine
For some of the best pho in Calgary’s northeast, be sure to stop in at Quynh for your favourite Vietnamese dish.
If you’re looking for something new, I highly recommend trying the hot and sour chicken soup and / or the yellow chicken curry dish. Absolutely delicious!
The atmosphere at Quynh was also renovated somewhat recently and is a delight to dine in!
- Address – 2555 32nd Street NE
- Phone Number – 403-291-2099
Pho Huong Viet is one of those Vietnamese restaurants in Calgary that’s always busy – a telltale sign of just how good it is.
People head here to indulge in some of the best pho in Calgary at all hours of the day. Be prepared to wait, even during downtimes, and more so during the lunch or dinner rush.
NOTE: this place is closed on Monday!
- Address – 3855 17th Avenue SW
- Phone Number – 403-686-3799
Pho Huong Viet Crowfoot
Pho Huong Viet’s second location in Crowfoot is just as adept at serving up some of the best tasting pho bowls in the city. You must try the peanut pho sate! (right)
With a smaller venue than it’s sister location in the southwest, you’ll want to head in between peak times to be seated quickly.
- Address – 1829 Ranchlands Boulevard NW
- Phone Number – 403-239-3388
Bagolac Saigon is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Calgary near Chinook Mall. This place has been open for several years, a true testament to it serving up some of the best pho in the city!
Inside you’ll find a contemporary atmosphere and large seating area which can get filled during peak times. But the seating area is so large that your bound to get a seat because of the high turnover rate.
- Address – 6130 1A Street SW
- Phone Number – 403-252-5588
Always get great food with quality tasting ingredients at Golden Bell Saigon on 17th Avenue SW.
I highly recommend trying the coconut beef sate soup. It truly is one of a kind in the city and is definitely one of the best sate bowls with added flavour you’ll find!
- Address – 1112 17th Avenue SW
- Phone Number – 403-452-880
Pho Kim Restaurant
If there’s anywhere on Centre Street North to get a good bowl of pho, this is it! Pho Kim has been open for many, many years, a testament to the delicious Vietnamese cuisine it serves.
It has ample seating space with a two-floor layout, meaning you won’t have to wait (if at all) to indulge in some of the best pho in Calgary.
- Address – 1511 Centre B Street NW
- Phone Number – 403-276-7425
Saigon Thai Restaurant
Located in the south end of the city, Saigon Thai Restaurant is a relatively new pho spot with raving reviews.
We loved the fact that they offer gluten-free pho soups on most favourites like the beef sate and the beef / beef ball and brisket specials.
This restaurant needs to get itself on Zomato!
- Address – #110, 8835 Macleod Trail SW
- Phone Number – 587-353-5247
Pho Houz Vietnamese Kitchen
Sometimes new is better. In the Kensington District, that is true when it comes to Pho Houz.
Inside this recently opened Vietnamese restaurants you’ll find one of the most contemporary ambiances for its genre. You’ll also find delectable pho and bun dishes that will keep you coming back for more.
Pho Houz doesn’t even have a Zomato profile. They need to get on that!
- Address – 411 10th Street NW
- Phone Number – 403-229-0215
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