Pho Basil

177 Massachusetts Ave, Boston
(617) 262-5377

Recent Reviews

Aaron Patel

Absolutely phenomenal. Lunch portions absolutely massive. Really good quality too.

Vivian Cheng

I liked it so much I forgot to take photos, but you can take my word that it was out of this world delicious. It was so good I didn't even need to add hoisin.

Chihiro N

So clean.Food was great.Good price.

Jacob Swe

Had the Goi Cuon for an appetizer and was very happy. The Pho Sate was also great, not too spicy, and definitely lots of meat and noodles. The broth was also very tasty. Busy place, and for good reason.

Tyler G.

Cutest little spot with great food and service. I ordered the Tom Yum Rice with crispy chicken and it was GREAT! I don't know what I was expecting it to taste like, but it exceeded my expectations. The portions are huge, you could definitely share this meal with 2-3 people. Would highly recommend this place and can not wait to go back

Twee V.

Delicious as always! Friendly, fast and clean. All the tables are 6+ feet apart. My husband and I used to wait in line for a table prior to Covid-19. Today, we are the only two people sitting inside the restaurant. It is 7:30pm, prime time for dinner. They have a consistent flow to people coming for takeout, but it wasn't as busy as it used to be. Come and support your local business!

Archie Shockley

From the first moment you arrive in that restaurant the personel give you a great feeling. Very congenial waiters, it is a kind restaurant to hang out with friends or with your date. very good cooking, specialist chef, decent pay and excellent service. Warmly recommended.

Diane Z.

I love getting take-out from here as I always have a reliably good experience: the food is delicious, orders are ready quickly, and staff is friendly. I usually order through UberEats and I've never had any mistakes in my orders.I love noodles in general, and my favorites from this restaurant are duck noodle soup (excellent soup flavoring and duck meat texture) and Pad See You (very delicious, not too oily like some other places I've had this dish at). I'm not usually a huge fan of rice dishes, but I do like a couple of them here: the Com Chien fried rice is my go-to if I've been having noodles too much lately, and I've also enjoyed the Com Heo rice plate as the pork is especially juicy. Pho is always a safe option as well; my boyfriend always gets pho tai.I discovered this place after the pandemic started so I haven't yet dined in, but I've seen a few customers dining in since the recent reopening allowed it, and they all look very happy. When I feel safe and comfortable enough to do so, this is one of the first places I would love to dine in at!

Justin Liu

Every time I visit Boston, I always make it a plan to stop by here because it has never let me down. The first time I came, I got Pho as I was craving it and it was really good, almost as good as NYC. Then the next time I visited Boston, I came and got Thai food and my god was it so good. I’ll definitely stop by here again the next time I’m in town! Recommend!

Cindy H.

Sadly, I must lower my rating to two stars after a handful of more visits over the past year. First off, the wait times are usually awful and the staff doesn't do much to make the experience any better. I've been told it would take 15-20 minutes to get seated when it usually took 30-45. Try to avoid this place during peak hours or else you will probably have to wait half an hour minimum. Now that's not why I am leaving a bad review... really, it comes down to the food for me. I've ordered a lot of kinds of plates yet none have been really tasty. What really disappoints me is their pho. The soup doesn't taste nice, light, and fresh as I'd expect, it tastes thickened and unpure... This goes for pho and the other special noodle soups - bo kho, pho sate, bun bo hue.. etc. In addition, I usually order yellow egg noodles and it's almost always overdone! There is nothing worse than soggy noodles for me :(. Not to mention, getting extras always results in sadness... Extra meatballs = one or two extra whole meatballs! I've also had the curry and rice plates, which were pretty solid but nothing special. Onto the drinks... Their Vietnamese coffee can be quite good - you should tell them if you like it more bitter or sweet. The bubble tea is OK but the portion is small and the boba is sometimes hard. In a gist: OK: Fried rice and curry dishes, bubble tea, Vietnamese coffee, most appetizers Bad: Noodle soups, chili oil For unimpressive food and drinks, the prices are high. Cheap for the area? Yes, because Newbury is around the corner.. but not compared to that of other Vietnamese restaurants. And why did they have to go and get rid of the banh xeo?! At this point, I'd rather go to Beantown Pho or opt for another kind of food in the area.

Sara C.

My go-to Thai place in Boston. We ordered delivery from here and got the drunken noodle, pad Thai, papaya salad, and beef curry. All the dishes were pretty sizeable and very well prepared. I ordered drunken noodle with crispy chicken and the crispy chicken usually comes with a separate container of sauce. The drunken noodle itself came with wide noodles and was a little spicy with the perfect amount of basil. The pad Thai had thinner noodles and was a perfect blend of salty and sweet. I was looking for the mango sticky rice for dessert but I didn't see it on the menu. They might not offer this anymore? Or at least not for delivery. Overall, I really love the quality and quantity of food at Thai Basil and always come here when I'm in the mood for some Thai.

E L.

Pho was bland, lacking taste. Bun had mushy noodles, the veggies weren't fresh ( I had to pick out what was ok and toss out a lot), sauce was lacking in flavor. not great. won't order delivery from there again.

Angela S.

Quarantine Eats: The pho is wonderful. Decent portion size and a good amount of meat given. I really, really loved the soup. I thought it was pretty authentic. The avocado smoothie is also good. Not super sweet, but just enough and yet really smooth and creamy. Had to dock 1 star for the summer rolls. The summer rolls were the worst ones I've ever had in my life. It didn't even reach mediocre levels. The rice paper was way too thick, leaving the summer roll opaque. The shrimps were super small and I basically was eating mouthfuls of lettuce. Basically 4.5/5 !

Jonathan A.

This review has been long overdue as I've been to this restaurant countless of times while in Boston. Today I ordered some takeout from Pho Basil for the first time and it did not disappoint. The food here is always amazing and the value is great. My gf and I ordered their drunken noodles and grapow fried rice and they were delicious. The portions were also humongous! I highly recommend this place as the food is always wonderful.

Vathana B.

I have been living out of the hospital with my 6 month old baby and with the limited hours in the hospital cafeteria or limited selections I have been having to order delivery several times a week (sometimes several times a day). Yes, it gets expensive but there is no way to cook or store food here. So, I have ordered a lot of different foods from surrounding restaurants on UberEats. This is the first time I have been so wowed I am taking the time out to write a Yelp review. Today, I ordered the Dac Biet with extra meat and hot chili oil on the side if possible. They gave me an extra order of eggrolls and put the hot chili oil on the side as requested but omitted the sriracha sauce which is fine. Every thing was packaged great especially the Vietnamese iced coffee - they taped the straw hole through with two pieces of scotch tape crossed over in an X. The coffee was delicious perfection - perfect balance of strong and sweet and creamy. The eggrolls was fresh, perfectly fried crispy and good. The dipping sauce was what I expected and did not disappoint. Perfectly sour-sweet with some heat. The Dac Biet was wonderful and satisfying. The broth tasted like a traditional slow cooked broth with a hint of cinnamon. The meats were thinly sliced and a perfect ratio. Thw onions were thinly sliced and the cilantro ans green onions were fresh. The basil leaves were fresh as were the bean sprouts but I dont eat those. The noodles were a lot and I usually dont eat them but they appeared to be cooked well. Some self proclaimed credibility: As a Southeast Asian I feel like I know my foods from this region. I cook it often and I eat it often.

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