5 Pho places you may not have tried, but should
Pho Cyclo (Capitol Hill) If you’re looking for a great brunch on Capitol Hill that doesn’t involve pastries, coffee and long lines; Pho Cycle is just the place you’re looking for.

5 Pho places you may not have tried, but should

On a drizzly day in Seattle, nothing warms you up quite the way a perfect bowl of pho can. The Vietnamese comfort food is a rich broth with noodles, meat or veggies, and a delectable array of garnishes usually including green onions, basil, jalapenos, bean sprouts, lime, cilantro, chili sauce and hoisin. It’s really hard (and unadvisable) to find a bowl of pho that costs more than ten bucks, so it’s also a cheap way to fill up. Here are five pho restaurants that will make you feel comforted any day of the week.

Moonlight Café. This unassuming restaurant is located next to a convenience store in the Central District. Don’t be fooled by the sign that says “Karaoke and Dancing,” you’ll actually find an extremely laidback, friendly atmosphere once you get inside. Moonlight Café has one of the most extensive vegetarian menus in Seattle, but the meat dishes are also incredibly delicious. The chicken pho is to die for, just make sure to add a little of the chili sauce you can find on the table.

1919 S Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98144
Neighborhood: Central District

Julie’s Garden. Tucked away in Pioneer Square, Julie’s Garden attracts a lot of tourists and folks working at startups looking for a cheap lunch. That means there are also a lot of down times where you can get a great bowl of pho within about three minutes. The rare beef pho is absolutely perfect and is great for onion lovers. If you’re lucky, Julie herself will stop by your table to check up on you.

81 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

Bamboo. Bamboo is another restaurant that is absolutely fantastic for vegetarians, but don’t worry meat lovers, it is wonderful for you too. Bamboo is known for interesting pho combinations, like well-done beef with shiitake mushrooms. If you want an appetizer before your pho, try anything that comes with their peanut sauce. (It has fried shallots!) Bamboo is also super kid-friendly if you’re looking for a family outing.

345 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Pho Ba. Your mouth will water when you see and smell the deep, russet-colored broth at Pho Ba. The beef is razor thin and the garnish plate is heaping. If you’re feeling adventurous, wash down your pho with their avocado milkshake or salted plum soda.

415 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: International District

Pho Cyclo. One of the best parts about the pho at Pho Cyclo is the tangy ginger dipping sauce served on the side for your meat and vegetables. Order a Vietnamese iced coffee and you’re suddenly having one of the best brunches on Capitol Hill.

406 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Did we miss your favorite pho place? Let us know in the comments!
 

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