The Vietnamese have nailed it with many things in the culinary world. We’re not sure if it’s skill, luck, quality produce, or if they’re just showing off, but the fact is, Vietnam is the birthplace of some seriously good dishes. Fresh rice paper rolls. Bahn mi. Green papaya salad. Vietnamese coffee.
But the dish that they have absolutely killed it with is, of course, pho. Originating in the north of Vietnam, pho is a rice noodle soup made with broth and spices, topped with meat and vegetables, and typically finished with bean sprouts fresh mint, chilli, lemon, hoisin and chilli sauce. Sound delicious? That’s because it is.
So here are our tips for where to find some of Perth’s most unforgettable pho.
Brought to us by Masterchef alumni Jenny Lam (and her entire family), the banh mi might be the star attraction at Bunn Mee, but their pho is killer too. Why not get both?
This place should not be called ‘Okay Vietnamese’. It should be called ‘Friggen Amazing Vietnamese That’s So Good I Want To Go Every Night’. That probably won’t fit on the sign on their door though… If you try this place out, expect a big bowl of delicious, hearty, traditional pho. Oh, and it's only $11.50.
We love a restaurant with a quirky name, so Subiaco’s Phoever gets our vote. These guys have five different types of pho to choose from—our tip is the pho trio, which has beef, chicken and pork.
Northbridge And Peppermint Grove
The masters of Vietnamese, the team at Lido have pho down to a fine art. You will not be disappointed with your bowl here.
Don’t be fooled by this fairly non-assuming suburban restaurant—they dish up some seriously good pho. So good in fact that non-locals drive to Girrawheen specifically for a bowl of the hot tasty goodness. Definitely some of Perth's best pho.
This place has been delivering delicious Vietnamese to the people of Perth for a long time, and they will not let you down with their hearty soup. It's definitely some of the best pho in Perth.
Fee Fi Pho Fum
This place has 13 different types of pho on the menu, including gluten-free and vegan options.
This family-run Vietnamese restaurant has been serving up traditional dishes for 30 years, and their pho is not to be missed.
Joondalup And Perth
While it might be a bit more hip and modern than other Vietnamese joints, Mama Tran dishes up some delicious, authentic pho. They've even got menus dedicated to vegan, vego and gluten-free peeps.
Pho 447 Asian Kitchen
The team who ran Dao Vien Vietnamese in Northbridge for over 23 years decided it was time for a change and relocated to Floreat. The space is tiny, but the pho is as good as ever.
Ever had that late night pho craving? Well U&I Cafe has got your back being open 24 hours (or "twenty-pho hours" as they say) so you can get your pho fix whenever your heart (or stomach) desires.
Phu Vinh Noodle House
With eight different types of pho to choose from, Phu Vinh Noodle House will not disappoint all you chicken and beef lovers.
Little Grill Vietnamese Cafe
From chicken to beef to prawn, the Little Grill Vietnamese Cafe offers pho. But they aren't the only great items on the menu—save room for dessert.
Tra Vinh is all about the beef pho, but they keep it different with seven different options. There's everything from combination beef to beef ball pho.
Want more? Check out Who's Dishing Out Perth's Best Vietnamese Food.
Image credit: Elle Borgward