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A bowl of Pho Dai Loi's delicious pho with a plate of herbs, bean sprouts and lime in the background (along with bottles of soy sauce and sriracha).

YOUR PICKS
1. Pho Dai Loi
You say, “Food comes out very quick and they don’t skimp on the basil, bean sprouts and lime” and “Tasty beyond words and good service.”

2. Pho Bac
3. Pho #1
4. Lee’s Bakery
5. Dua

A bowl of flavorful pho and garnishes at Ph Xe Lua in Norcross. Photo: Gene Lee

A bowl of flavorful pho and garnishes at Ph Xe Lua in Norcross. Photo: Gene Lee

OUR PICKS
1. Pho Xe Lua
Gene Lee, Food and More blogger on international cuisine, says, “What makes Pho Xe Lua stand out above the rest is consistency. The broth is the most well rounded, and the side garnishes are always some of the freshest of the bunch.  The meat quality is also top notch here, and this Hong Kong Supermarket food stall has a lot of pho combinations to choose from.”

2. Pho Dai Loi 2
3. What the Pho – 2442 Pleasant Hill Road , Duluth , 770-814-9396, $.
4.Lee’s Pho
5. Pho #1

71 comments Add your comment

Charles

November 15th, 2010
2:32 pm

COM in Dunwoody

Sara

November 15th, 2010
2:32 pm

Pho Dai Loi on Jonesboro Rd!

Bryan

November 15th, 2010
3:05 pm

I agree with Sara, Pho Dai Loi on Jonesboro Rd!

FoodFan

November 15th, 2010
3:36 pm

Pho Bac on Buford Highway – best broth of any of these places!

Mr. Ed

November 15th, 2010
3:37 pm

Lee’s Bakery on Buford Hwy.

Liz

November 15th, 2010
3:59 pm

Pho Dai Lao #2

PhoLover

November 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

What the Pho in Duluth or Saigon Cafe in Norcross!

dean

November 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

pho dai loi #2. done.

mike

November 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

Pho Bac on Buford Hwy but their service sucks. You’re lucky if you get your water refilled.

Saigon in Duluth was my favorite but some of their meat has a gamey taste.

Tyrone Biggums

November 15th, 2010
4:34 pm

I just discovered pho last year. What a great meal especially when it’s cold and rainy out.
I like Pho Bac, they have great bubble tea too.

Otis

November 15th, 2010
4:34 pm

What th’ Pho?

Kev

November 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

Pho Dai Lao #2 on Bufurd Hwy. Always busy and always good.

Steve

November 15th, 2010
4:37 pm

Pho Hoang Long on Pat Mell by South Cobb in Marietta/Smyrna is pretty fantastic. They also serve other Vietnamese specialties and even some Thai dishes. There’s also a mini Asian grocery store attached to the restaurant that you can browse while you’re waiting for your food. Good service too.

Matthew F

November 15th, 2010
4:51 pm

I used to work next to a place in Norcross called Phoenix Noodle Cafe — this place had THE best pho in the city. Since they closed, I was devastated and set off on a quest to find the next best. I’ve been to every place on Buford Hwy and the surrounding areas… so far the only place to come close is Pho Dai Loi #2, the Buford Hwy location. BUT there is one caveat: you have to order your soup very specifically.

The trick is this: order the soup with the rare beef (eye of round), and ask for it RAW and ON THE SIDE. They’ll bring it to you on a plate. Having the beef cook IN your bowl, as opposed to being lightly cooked previously, then added in last minute before serving, adds an entirely new depth of flavor. It is the missing link! Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

Buckhead Writer

November 15th, 2010
4:52 pm

Pho #1 on Buford Highway

Buckhead Writer

November 15th, 2010
4:53 pm

Khanh

November 15th, 2010
4:57 pm

Pho Dai Loi was my favorite until “I Luv Pho” in Norcross opened. They are the best in town right now… not to mention they open 24/7.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/i-luv-pho-norcross?rpp=40&sort_by=relevance_desc

Penny B

November 15th, 2010
4:58 pm

The best pho is at VN Pho in Morrow. No question.

SP

November 15th, 2010
5:01 pm

I like Pho Bac on Buford Hwy but if I cant get out of Midtown, Saigon Basil on Piedmont has decent pho.

Ted

November 15th, 2010
5:02 pm

Soba, East Atlanta

James

November 15th, 2010
5:05 pm

Saigon Cafe on Satellite Blvd in Duluth has the best pho!

Bobby

November 15th, 2010
5:06 pm

Pho Bac on Bu Hi…I always get the largest size bowl so I can have a complete second meal the next day. Be sure and get something beef based and with the addition of tendon for an unbelievable unctuousness.

nuthead

November 15th, 2010
5:09 pm

Pho king

November 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

Sen in John’s Creek

Umak

November 15th, 2010
5:15 pm

Wasabi Grill on 14th street in midtown! 2 doors down from Basha Bistro the mediterranean place.

I like pho

November 15th, 2010
5:15 pm

Pho Dai Loi #2

what the pho

November 15th, 2010
5:17 pm

I agree with that pho king guy – Sen in John’s Creek is awesome. The pho is not listed on their dinner menu, but they will make it for you if you ask.

WTPho?

November 15th, 2010
5:19 pm

Pho Dai Loi on Buford.., oh and anyone not nominating something from Buford Hwy should be immediately DQed…. Jonesboro? Midtown? pffftttt! Go eat where the actual Vietnamese people do!

Andrew

November 15th, 2010
5:20 pm

Near atlanta Pho Dai Loi #2 on Buford Highway

The best I’ve had in Georgia was Pho Mimi in Duluth near H Mart

Dave

November 15th, 2010
5:32 pm

Pho Dai Lao #2. Food comes out very quick and they don’t skimp on the basil, bean sprouts and lime.

matt

November 15th, 2010
5:34 pm

Pho Dai Loi on Jonesboro Road. Tasty beyond words and good service.

Mclutts

November 15th, 2010
5:50 pm

Phon Dai Lao #2 no question.

Robert

November 15th, 2010
5:51 pm

WTPho, You need to get out and about a little bit. Dai Loi on Jonesboro Road is usually jammed with actual Vietnamese people.

tony

November 15th, 2010
5:59 pm

I dont know the name of this place but there is a little house behind a Package store on highway 85 in riverdale that is family owned and only open from 1-3pm. that s@#t is so good make you want to slap your momma. A good friend of mine is from Cambodia and took me there a few years ago and I go a least twice a month. I have not had a cold or flu since ive started going there. TRY IT OUT.

Jen

November 15th, 2010
6:13 pm

Pho #1 is #1

food eater

November 15th, 2010
6:20 pm

Can anyone recommend pho restaurants in Atlanta that serve vegetarian pho, i.e., don’t use a meat-based broth?

JV

November 15th, 2010
6:23 pm

Pho Bac I would have to say.

Chernobogg

November 15th, 2010
6:32 pm

Pho Hoang Long in Smyrna is really good (and nearer to home) but Pho #1 on Buford Hwy is hands down my favorite and well worth my 45 minute drive.

R From Athens

November 15th, 2010
6:43 pm

“Pho 96″ on Buford Hwy…definitely the best pho and other great dishes as well. Been my favorite restaurant for over 12 years!

iron_eagle

November 15th, 2010
7:15 pm

Dua on broad steet downtown…. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Jennifer

November 15th, 2010
8:44 pm

I’ve never had it, but after reading this I think I’m going to have to go try it! Buford Hwy here I come!

Vicki

November 15th, 2010
9:00 pm

Pho Dai Loi 2 on buford hwy!! or even Dua Vietnamese downtown on Broad Street.

Allen Paige

November 15th, 2010
9:44 pm

Pho Dai Loi #2

baldeagle

November 16th, 2010
9:47 am

Pho 96 on the Buford is great…..and lots of fun as well.

Chris

November 16th, 2010
10:14 am

Pho #1 on Buford Highway…

Chris

November 16th, 2010
10:15 am

Nam Phoung is pretty good as well…

Frank

November 16th, 2010
10:20 am

These comments are like a broken record, until I saw SOBA. Almost soiled myself.

Try- Thien Thanh, Pho Viet, Quan Ba 9. Ca Dao had decent food until they closed 1 month later.

BIGB

November 16th, 2010
10:29 am

Tyrone Biggums

November 16th, 2010
10:40 am

Also looking for a vegetarian broth pho. Any ideas?

Tiffani

November 16th, 2010
12:15 pm

Saigon Basil on Piedmont Road is one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets! The Pho is great, but they also serve extremely fresh, amazingly good Thai food for a very affordable price!