7 Best Pho Restaurants in Connecticut!

Vietnamese cuisine features a wide range of light, healthy dishes often filled with meats, rice noodles, and fresh herbs. One of the most popular of all Vietnamese dishes is pho, a warm noodle soup packed with meat and veggies, coming with an array of seasonings and toppings to be mixed into the already flavorful broth. Eat up the delicate noodles drenched in broth and flavor at one of these delicious pho spots in Connecticut.

Pho Hong Thom, Bridgeport, CT

Practice your chopstick wielding with a massive bowl of steaming pho at the Pho Hong Thom. A packed restaurant come lunchtime is always a good sign, and Pho Hong Thom is a favorite among Bridgeport locals as well as those in Connecticut seeking high-quality Vietnamese food. Pho options here include beef and chicken, both of which are packed with flavor. If you are seeking something spicier than pho, you might want to try the bun bo hue, which is a spicy noodle soup with beef and lemon grass. 

Pho Saigon, Bridgeport, CT

Pho Saigon is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant located in an off-the-beaten-path spot in Bridgeport. This popular Vietnamese restaurant comes highly rated for their fried spring rolls, tender salad rolls, and of course, their pho. The pho options on the menu are plentiful, with beef, chicken, shrimp, seafood, and vegetarian options. Wash the delicious meal down with a bubble tea made in a variety of different flavors.

PhoLy, Vernon, CT

With exciting daily specials plus a huge menu, PhoLy is a great option for diners new to Vietnamese food, but seeking authentic flavors. In regards to pho, you’ll find seven different options on the menu including soups made with beef, chicken, and shrimp. Vegetarians will be happy to hear that there are two meatless options—vegetable and tofu. 

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Pho 170, Middletown, CT

Open from Monday until Saturday, and staying open late, Pho 170 is a great pick for Vietnamese and Thai food. On the menu, you’ll find dumplings, fried spring rolls, edamame, and eight different pho options. Served with sides of bean sprouts, basil, and lime to flavor to your liking, opt for the traditional pho beef, pho chicken or vegetable. Fusion flavors like pho tom yum and udon are also available on the menu. 

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Pho 501, East Hartford, CT

This mom and pop eatery in Connecticut is a family-run affair serving delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Pho is the ultimate crowd pleaser off their menu, with chicken, beef, and shrimp options. Other menu favorites include tender vegetables and shrimp wrapped in rice paper as well as bun bo hue.

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Pho Viet, Newington, CT

Enjoy Vietnamese comfort food at its finest with a steaming bowl of pho from Pho Viet. The two house specialties here are pho sate, which is pho with beef tenderloin, brisket, and flank, and bun bo hue, which is a spicy noodle soup with beef and pork. There are also 16 other flavors of pho on the menu, so you’ll surely find an option that suits your taste buds.

Mecha Noodle Bar, Norwalk, CT

Mecha is an Asian fusion restaurant taking inspiration from Japanese, Vietnamese, and American kitchens. Their pho menu offers four options—pho tai, pho bo vien, pho king, and pho ga—all customizable with additional add-ons like tofu, shrimp, and meatballs. Cocktails, sake, and bubble tea are all crafted to go perfectly with your order of comforting pho.

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