Pho Please

One of the best

Located in an unassuming shopping center, Pho Please appears to be nothing too special. But two things bring customers through the door: word-of-mouth (that’s how we found it) and a long line that snakes throughout the waiting area, causing onlookers to wonder what all the fuss is about. The fuss is about excellent Vietnamese meals.

Ordering at the counter, we start with an order of crab rangoon that turns out to be superior to most. They’re impossibly crunchy and stuffed with soft cream cheese, bits of fresh green onion, and flavorful imitation crab meat. The only possible improvement is a dunk in Pho Please’s tangy sweet and sour sauce.

Egg rolls are served hot and crisp, packed full of fresh ingredients such as pork, carrots, taro, clear noodles & eggs. Again, sweet and sour sauce is their best friend.

When the bowls of pho arrive, we grab chopsticks and soup spoons and dive in. They are made with rich broth, rice noodles, and your choice of fresh protein, if desired. (We were delighted with rare steak and brisket.) They’re topped with juicy red & white onion slivers, fresh cilantro and diced green onion . Each bowl is also served with a side of bean sprouts, jalapeños, basil, and lime to be mixed in as you like it.

When you enter, the restaurant feels laid-back and comforting, sporting warm wood tones throughout, dangling soft lights, and pure white tables.

Pho Please brings freshness to your table and leaves you feeling full and satisfied. It’s a comfortable, laid back restaurant sporting warm wood tones, dangling soft lights, and pure white tables. Needless to say, we’ll definitely be back (and spreading the word to our fellow Austinites).

What to Eat
Pho Please, Crab Rangoon
Crab Rangoon
Blissfully crunchy crab rangoons include hot cream cheese inside.
Pho Please, PHO Brisket
PHO Brisket
Tender brisket swims in beef broth with rice noodles and vegetables.
Pho Please, PHO Rare Steak
PHO Rare Steak
Steak turns from pink to brown in scalding beef broth.
Pho Please, Eggrolls
Egg Rolls give satisfying crunch with each bite.
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden

    Austin, Texas

    Banger’s is a Rainey Street hotspot offering more than 200 beers on draft and over 30 varieties of house-made sausage.

  • Hula Hut

    Austin, Texas

    Austin’s Hula Hut is a tropical-themed lakeside restaurant serving such Mexican-restaurant staples as tubular tacos, enchiladas, and margaritas.

  • Ranch 616

    Austin, Texas

    Ranch 616 offers Southwestern dining with ranch-house / old-school diner atmosphere in Austin’s downtown bar district.

  • Cold Cookie Company

    Austin, Texas

    Cold Cookie Company is an Austin, Texas, bright blue food truck serving unique ice cream and fresh-baked cookies.

  • Spicy Boys

    Austin, Texas

    Thai fried chicken is king at Spicy Boys brewery food truck. Tater Tots, dusted with spice, are a must-eat, as is cool Napa slaw.

  • High Note

    Austin, Texas

    High Note of Austin, Texas, serves health food, 3 meals a day, in a modern & airy atmosphere. Don’t miss: Boozy Juice.