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The 8 Best Pho Places In Oakland

Updated: May 2, 2022

Rain or shine it’s always the right weather for a bowl pho ga at these epic pho spots in Oakland! We assessed diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites and to determined the best pho restaurants in Oakland. Treat yourself to an aromatic bowl of broth, noodles, sprouts, and a variety of proteins at the pho venues below.

Find the perfect Pho spot

Pho Vy Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese, $, MerrittVietnamese, $Oakland, Merritt
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    Oakland's 5 best spots to score cheap Vietnamese fare

    Hoodline
  • TimeOut

    15 best bowls of pho in San Francisco and Oakland

    TimeOut

Pho King

Vietnamese, $, MerrittVietnamese, $Oakland, Merritt
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut

    15 best bowls of pho in San Francisco and Oakland

    TimeOut
  • Eater

    The 13 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Oakland

    Eater

Pho 84

Vietnamese, $$, DowntownVietnamese, $$Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    Best Pho in San Francisco

    Zagat, 2017
  • Zagat

    Best Asian in Oakland/Berkeley

    Zagat

Monster Pho

Vietnamese, $, MosswoodVietnamese, $Oakland, Mosswood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Oakland

    Three Best Rated
  • Eater

    The 13 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Oakland

    Eater

Phosho Dough

Vietnamese, BushrodVietnameseOakland, Bushrod
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Monster Pho 2

Vietnamese, $$, LongfellowVietnamese, $$Oakland, Longfellow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar

Vietnamese, $$, Civic CenterVietnamese, $$Oakland, Civic Center
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    The 13 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Oakland

    Eater

Co Nam

Vietnamese, $$, MosswoodVietnamese, $$Oakland, Mosswood
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater

    The 13 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Oakland

    Eater
  • Infatuation

    San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best Pho spots in Oakland can take way too long. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 26488 Oakland restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 2325 top lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Zagat and Eater. Yes, we even looked at Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings, Zagat - Best Asian in Oakland/Berkeley and Eater - The 13 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Oakland to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Pho

  • The ideal drink pairing for tofu pho

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for tofu pho can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, dry, pink wine balances the sweet, salty and earthy tofu pho.

  • The perfect match for seafood pho

    When ordering seafood pho, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Guava Collins and chili garlic noodles


    A cocktail and some nice, tasty chili garlic noodles - specifically a Guava Collins - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the spicy in your food, trust us!

Interesting facts about Pho

  • The United States's National Noodle Day

    Grab your noodle to celebrate National Noodle Day! Don’t forget, it’s on October 6.

  • Think you can handle some pho?

    6 pounds of pho is the crazy amount that Jesse Freeman ate in3 minutes.

  • 2,996 pounds and 1 ounce of noodle soup

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest noodle soup. Coming in at 7 feet in diameter there was more than enough serving’s to go around!

Parking info

Oaklandis notorious for tricky parking. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Pho spot.

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