Pho 14

pho #1 at pho 14 in paris | parisbymouth.com

You can quibble over whether it’s the best Vietnamese spot in Paris, but it’s undeniably one of the most popular, with perennially long lines snaking out the door. Turnover is fast and you’ll be your eating steaming bowl of #1 (our favorite pho) soon enough: thinly sliced strips of raw beef, meatballs, and (optional) stomach. The selection of starters is limited, but the pork nems (spring rolls) are always a good bet, as are the chewy banh cuon (steamed pork & mushroom dumplings with slices of ham on top). A great option when you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful surly.

-Catherine Down, January 2015

Practical information

Address: 129 avenue de Choisy, 75013
Nearest transport: Tolbiac (7)
Hours: Open every day, 9am-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 45 83 61 15
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vietnamese
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Reviews of interest

Sugared & Spiced (2013) “Pho boeuf special (€8.50/large €7.90/small) is for those who want a bit of everything: rice noodles with slices of rare steak, well done flank, tripe, and beef balls in soup. Mmm, perfect on a chilly day… It’s been half a year since I ate at Le Kok so I can’t exactly say which one is better in terms of food – both places make delicious pho – but the wait at Pho 14 is longer and its pho doesn’t come with free meat, so perhaps I’d still go for Le Kok next time.”

Time Out (2013) “Vietnamese canteen Pho 14 is the place to come for delicious Pho soups, filled with noodles, meat-balls, beef, or chicken, all served with fresh mint and basil. Other specialties worth testing are the crispy pork spring rolls (nems) and squidgy ravioli vapeur (steamed dumplings).”

 

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