Pho Basil
No-frills Thai & Vietnamese dining
Vietnamese · Fenway/Kenmore · $
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
3.6
Decor
4.1
Service
 
This “tiny” Fenway/Kenmore joint specializing in “large” Vietnamese and Thai plates is “popular for a reason” : the “flavorful and healthy” menu offers an “economical” way to get “your pho fix” ; “long lines” suggest “the secret is out” , but “pleasant service” manages to “turn tables quickly” , and that “counts for a lot.”
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
location 177 Massachusetts Ave A, Boston, MA 02115, USA phone +1 617-262-5377 website www.phobasil.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of Pho Basil
Google Reviews
4.4
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This is an ideal location for the intersection of good food for a low price. Wait times are usually short during the week and off-times; however, it is quite popular on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. If you plan to wait, you might be stuck outside as the inside waiting area can only accommodate 6-8 people. Dress accordingly! The service is minimal but adequate (takes order quickly and checks back after arrival of food). The food comes out very quickly after ordering, and I have never had a problem with a dish. Overall, this is my favorite go-to restaurant in the area.
Patrick Sheedy · February 13, 2018
Stopped in for lunch with the family before our flight back home. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. The bowl of Pho was very good, and a good portion. The wife’s noodle curry dish was quite tasty, and not very spicy- she was hoping for more spice. All in all, a nice spot for pho. Good service and a clean place.
Charles Signaigo · January 1, 2018
A rather ho-hum Vietnamese/Thai affair. Good-sized portions but the food was fairly mediocre. A two-chili (their highest hotness rating) fried rice dish was not spicy (despite mentioning that I preferred my food very spicy). While perfectly edible, the meal was far from the sublime high offered by a truly good Vietnamese restaurant.
Jussi Mononen · January 22, 2018