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Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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0.8 km from Old Quarter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate Pho for dinner the previous night and came back for breakfast today. Enjoying very much. Cold whether and a hot bowl. The taste is very good. One person puts the noodle into the bowl. One person puts the meat into the bowl and...takes the payment. One person pours the soup into the bowl. One person cuts the meat. They all work very fast and skillful and they smile. We bring the Pho to our table ourselves. Very impressed by experiencing this style of self served Pho.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 16, 2022 via mobile

The beef noodles were exceptional. The broth was perfectly seasoned and the meat cooked to exact consistency. Service was quick and the place was very clean.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

Visited May 2019. Touted as having the best pho bo in Hanoi (and therefore, by extension, the world) Gia Truyen is a no-frills eatery with plenty of character where people go to eat pho. And they (quickly) delivered pho bo with a generous portion of...thin, tender beef.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant has been identified as the best pho in Hanoi, couldn’t wait to try as I have become quite a connoisseur over the last month of travels in Vietnam. Unfortunately this restaurant has ceased to operate.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

This was highly recommended by the hotel staff, so we tried it out. The line was long, but we were able to get a table at an adjoining restaurant that also served bowls from Pho Gia. The chicken pho was a bit bland, but their...beef pho was flavorful. Might be best to have the beef instead if you plan to eat here. Very affordable too!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

I am writing this after travelling around Vietnam for nearly a month, and hand on the heart, this was the best (and cheapest) Pho we had during our trip - and we tasted more than we could count. The queue outside the small shop alone...was telling of the popularity of the place. Highly recommended if you are travelling to Hanoi!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

First the good. The pho was the best we’ve had in Vietnam and we’ve been around the country. It was very cheap at 60K VD per bowl. If you are a pho fan then you have to visit this place. Now the downside. They don’t...speak English though there were plenty of customers that do, thankfully. We came in a grabbed a seat and waited to have our order taken to finally find out from a Malaysian family that you have to go order, pay, and get your own food. ??? There’s nothing in English that tells you this. Regardless of the lack of signage we recommend this pho restaurant above any others!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

Quite crowded and busy but if you are patient everything will be ok. The soup tastes so good and noodles are very fresh. One of famous phở soup restaurants from the old time.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

I'm not a fan of noodle soups, but this is different. The broth is tasty and the plentiful meat tender. Twice the price I usually pay for pho, but twice as good too. Try to avoid peak times, the queue can be long and seating...limited, but turnover is quick.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

Place had a line up on multiple times. Best pho so far in Vietnam 🇻🇳. 60,000 x 2 or $3.42 each Cdn. Will be back!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

One of the famous beef pho in town with only rare and well done meat. The soup is sweet and nice. Seasoned it with some vinegar and chill to bring out the flavor. It’s a nice bowl of soup noodle to warm your stomach in...the morning. Love.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Best beef pho! We arrived at 5pm to avoid the long line. There’s 3 choices of beef and you can order a side of fried doughnut to dip in the delicious broth.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

I had Gia Truyen the day after Pho Thin. It was difficult to select which was better. The queue was long but fast. The only issue was finding a seat. Lucky most ate fast and move on. There was some unwritten rule to make way...for others. Nice! I got the Special, the meat cut was better than Pho Thin. Slightly less of those tough beef and more brisket type. Tender and flavorful. The soup was more oily but still sweet and satisfying. I concluded vietnamese really know how to cook beef pho. I tried the soup with a fried dough. That dough soaked up that amazing soup and filled my mouth w it. It was quite an amazing feeling chewing on it and squeezing out the soup. I preferred the pho texture at Pho Thin. But Gia Truyen has better and more beef. It was a tough fight between them. I thk overall i prefer Pho Thin but Gia Truyen is a close second. Very good very good. Must try.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

Best flavoured photon Hanoi..Worth the queue in Old quarter. Ordered Tai Nam ..fatty cut of brisket..also ordered the Chin pho with egg ..whisk that in for additional taste. Place is full of locals & worth the wait.. Worth a visit

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

The queue is long but definitely worth the wait. The broth, the noodle, the beef, everything are good. Try to dip the fried stuff in the soup, it tastes better. Besides, add some hot sauce and a few slices of chilis in the soup make...it taste much better!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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sorry im not quite sure. u might want to check with ur hotel concierge...
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I’m not quite sure about this. Maybe you can try check with your hotel concierge upon booking. :)
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Pho Gia Truyen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5