The 14 Most Punny Pho Restaurant Names in Pho-king History

Pho King Delicious

Pho, a Vietnamese dish, has become huge in the world of not only noodle soups, but also pho-netics. Probably one of the best things about it, other than the ridiculously boss flavors, is how creative you can get with the name. We dug around Yelp and came up with a list of some of the creative pho restaurants from all over the U.S. Not gonna lie, it was pretty pho-un (sorry that’s my last one).

Sound off in the comments though if you think there’s a winner we might have missed.





490 N Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Picthx: satoriie



Absolutely Phobulous

Absolutely Pho Bulous

350 N La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Picthx: Amanda B.



What the Phở

What the Pho

10680 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

Picthx: David N.



Phở – King Delicious

Pho King Delicious

9350 Corbin Avenue

Northridge, CA 91324

PicThx: Lauren T.





5825 Stetson Hills Boulevard #100

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Picthx: Kim N.



Pho Show

Pho Show

4349 Sepulveda Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90230

Picthx: Sharlene W.



PHOever Yum

Pho Ever Yum

425 S Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90020

PicThx: Phoever Yum



Phở Shizzle

Pho Shizzle

1314 Union Avenue NE #8

Renton, WA 98059

Picthx: Lay Y.



Pho Real

Pho Real

13876 Old Columbia Pike

Silver Spring, MD 20904

Picthx: David H.



Phở Kim Long

Pho Kim Long

4029 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Picthx: Nelson Q.



Simply Pho You

Simply Pho You

698 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Picthx: Aryf H.






66 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202

Picthx: Erin A.




Pho Natic

229 E Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80203

Picthx: Victoria T.



Good Pho You

Good Pho You

10648 Balboa Blvd
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Picthx: Aaron L.



By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

12 replies on “The 14 Most Punny Pho Restaurant Names in Pho-king History”

unfortunately, Pho-nominal is not as good as the name would indicate. There are 2 others in Colorado Springs that I would go to that are farther away and Pho-nominal is in walking distance to my home.

No, I know that. I said that Pho-King was awesome (epic, really). I’m talking about the very first one… the 9021Pho. Like the 0 in 90210 is pronounced “oh”. But it’s not because Pho is pronounced “fuh”. So 9021FUH makes no sense.

Unless the owner doesn’t know how to pronounce pho correctly.

Exactly. That’s what I’m talking about below, that the 9021Pho doesn’t make any sense. Even though the author of this article put a 0 in there, the sign on the restaurant clearly has none. Therefore it’s just… well, stupid.

Quite possibly. The fancier, more decked-out Chinese places in our city are… well… typical Americanized Chinese food restaurants. But there are two places that serve authentic Cantonese – one is just a little hole-in-the-wall type place and the other is old style decor (Chinese lanterns, they serve the food in silver cake-stand type dishes, etc) that’s looked pretty much the same way inside since I was a kid. Some (mostly newer generations that are spoiled on ‘hipster’ type places) think the decor is rather creepy. But I’ll tell you what, the food is outstanding. And they’re two of the few Chinese restaurants in our city where you actually see Chinese people eating there.

I mean, think about it…. when’s the last time you saw Chinese people in a Chinese restaurant, other than the people who work there? Well in these restaurants I speak of, especially the little hole-in-the-wall gig, there are times I’m the ONLY American in the entire place. An Asian friend of mine says it’s the only Chinese restaurant she’ll eat at, adding that it’s the closest thing she’s found to the food she eats when she goes back home to Guangzhou for family visits.

I mean, when’s the last time you saw Xi’an Cold Noodle, duck eggs, fish balls and Siu Mei Platter on a Chinese menu? And that’s only a tiny portion. There’s other stuff on that menu that I’m actually afraid to try, LOL

Puns depend too much on familiarity with English idioms, which usually means the targeted customer base doesn’t really have the same pallet as those familiar with traditional Vietnamese cooking. It’s not to say that it’s not good, but it often isn’t the same.

Near my work is Pho-nomenon. It’s good, but it’s overpriced compared to Pho 54 in Little Saigon.

Stephen! Lovely post, but I will need a forklift to have the same pallet..I hope your palete enjoys Pho! Also..Taiwan/Thai restaurants ala ‘Taiwan on’..Bow Thai and etc..

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