December 02, 2020

20 metro Detroit restaurants to fill up on piping hot pho

Winter is here, and so is our Seasonal Affective Disorder. Yeah, that's right. We're S.A.D. But another three-letter word might be hot, flavorful, and filling enough to turn this frown upside down and warm us from the inside out. Of course, we're talking about the Vietnamese staple, pho. In other words, we are going to sip and slurp our way out of this winter bullshit thanks to these 20 metro Detroit restaurants specializing in the brothy-goodness known as pho, or ph?, or as we lovingly refer to it, our next meal.

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Que Huong Restaurant
30820 John R. Rd., Madison Heights; 248-588-0998; facebook.com/QueHuongRestaurant
Described by long-time customers as being fresh and flavourful, Que Huong Restaurant in Madison Heights offers up big portions, especially when it comes to bowls of pho. 
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Que Huong Restaurant

30820 John R. Rd., Madison Heights; 248-588-0998; facebook.com/QueHuongRestaurant
Described by long-time customers as being fresh and flavourful, Que Huong Restaurant in Madison Heights offers up big portions, especially when it comes to bowls of pho.

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Dalat Restaurant
2216 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-487-7600; dalatrestaurantannarbor.com
Having been in business for more than 30 years, family-run Dalat Restaurant knows a thing or two about delicious pho. The menu is vast and home to fresh spring rolls, rice plates, stir-fries, and pho, lots of pho. 
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Dalat Restaurant

2216 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-487-7600; dalatrestaurantannarbor.com
Having been in business for more than 30 years, family-run Dalat Restaurant knows a thing or two about delicious pho. The menu is vast and home to fresh spring rolls, rice plates, stir-fries, and pho, lots of pho.

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Pho Lucky
23838 Joy Rd., Redford Charter Twp. | 39777 Grand River Ave., Novi | 28308 Telegraph Rd., Southfield | 3111 Woodward Ave., Detroit; pholucky.net
No luck needed when dining at this growing chain, which achieves a near-perfect balance of spices in its broth because, yeah, pho is what they do. Want more than pho? Pho Lucky offers vermicelli bowls, rice plates, and the ultimate energy booster, Vietnamese iced coffee, which offers a stealthy kick of caffeine and sweet condensed milk.
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Pho Lucky

23838 Joy Rd., Redford Charter Twp. | 39777 Grand River Ave., Novi | 28308 Telegraph Rd., Southfield | 3111 Woodward Ave., Detroit; pholucky.net
No luck needed when dining at this growing chain, which achieves a near-perfect balance of spices in its broth because, yeah, pho is what they do. Want more than pho? Pho Lucky offers vermicelli bowls, rice plates, and the ultimate energy booster, Vietnamese iced coffee, which offers a stealthy kick of caffeine and sweet condensed milk.

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Pho Tai
30577 Dequindre Rd., Madison Heights; 248-397-8333; photaimi.com
This family-restaurant offers fresh Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Pho is, of course, a highlight of Pho Tai’s menu and comes in steak, brisket, chicken, seafood, and vegan varieties, and packs a punch with the flavorful broth and fresh ingredients.
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Pho Tai

30577 Dequindre Rd., Madison Heights; 248-397-8333; photaimi.com
This family-restaurant offers fresh Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Pho is, of course, a highlight of Pho Tai’s menu and comes in steak, brisket, chicken, seafood, and vegan varieties, and packs a punch with the flavorful broth and fresh ingredients.

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Ima
32203 John R. Rd., Madison Heights | 2015 Michigan Ave., Detroit | 4870 Cass Ave., Detroit; imanoodles.com
With locations in Corktown, Midtown, and Madison Heights, you can get your Ima fix very readily and steam-ily. OK — that may not be a word, but Ima has an eclectic yet refined menu with things like spicy fried chicken — and tofu — sandwiches, Asian-inspired tacos, ramen, and pho. Oh, and yes, Ima offers vegan and gluten-free pho options.
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Ima

32203 John R. Rd., Madison Heights | 2015 Michigan Ave., Detroit | 4870 Cass Ave., Detroit; imanoodles.com
With locations in Corktown, Midtown, and Madison Heights, you can get your Ima fix very readily and steam-ily. OK — that may not be a word, but Ima has an eclectic yet refined menu with things like spicy fried chicken — and tofu — sandwiches, Asian-inspired tacos, ramen, and pho. Oh, and yes, Ima offers vegan and gluten-free pho options.

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One Bowl Asian Cuisine
1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-747-7006; facebook.com/SouthCampusUofM
One Bowl Asian Cuisine is all about the art of Asian fusion. This Ann Arbor restaurant offers a cozy vibe while serving creative appetizers like seafood pancakes, as well as more traditional dishes like pan-fried noodles, hot pots, kimchi, and, duh, pho.
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One Bowl Asian Cuisine

1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-747-7006; facebook.com/SouthCampusUofM
One Bowl Asian Cuisine is all about the art of Asian fusion. This Ann Arbor restaurant offers a cozy vibe while serving creative appetizers like seafood pancakes, as well as more traditional dishes like pan-fried noodles, hot pots, kimchi, and, duh, pho.

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Tomukun Noodle Bar
505 E. Liberty St. Suite #200, Ann Arbor; 734-995-8668; noodlebar.tomukun.com
This unique restaurant serves pho with a twist. Tomukun Noodle Bar offers pho with king crab, lobster tails, and crab legs. Tomukun Noodle Bar makes their bone broth fresh daily, and you can also indulge in their Korean BBQ offerings because they have a menu for that, too. 
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Tomukun Noodle Bar

505 E. Liberty St. Suite #200, Ann Arbor; 734-995-8668; noodlebar.tomukun.com
This unique restaurant serves pho with a twist. Tomukun Noodle Bar offers pho with king crab, lobster tails, and crab legs. Tomukun Noodle Bar makes their bone broth fresh daily, and you can also indulge in their Korean BBQ offerings because they have a menu for that, too.

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Detroit Pho & Crab Restaurant
26680 Dequindre Rd., Warren; 586-486-4290; detroitphocrab.com
If a bowl of unpretentious pho is your bag, look no further than this destination pho and crab leg spot in Warren. Specializing in Vietnamese seafood in a bag (that’s king crab, snow crab, lobster tail, crawfish, shrimp, scallops, and more), Detroit Pho & Crab also has pho, which can absolutely be ordered with lobster tail. In fact, it’s recommended. 
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Detroit Pho & Crab Restaurant

26680 Dequindre Rd., Warren; 586-486-4290; detroitphocrab.com
If a bowl of unpretentious pho is your bag, look no further than this destination pho and crab leg spot in Warren. Specializing in Vietnamese seafood in a bag (that’s king crab, snow crab, lobster tail, crawfish, shrimp, scallops, and more), Detroit Pho & Crab also has pho, which can absolutely be ordered with lobster tail. In fact, it’s recommended.

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Pho House
2224 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti; 734-961-8253; facebook.com/PhoHouse
Located in Ypsilanti, Pho House is the perfect place for affordable and traditional pho.
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Pho House

2224 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti; 734-961-8253; facebook.com/PhoHouse
Located in Ypsilanti, Pho House is the perfect place for affordable and traditional pho.

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Flowers of Vietnam
4440 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-2085; flowersofvietnam.com
Tucked inside the Vernor Coney Island, Flowers of Vietnam is a high-end and experimental Vietnamese eatery and a strong contender for top pho within the city limits. Pair it with some sticky and sweet caramel chicken wings and a specialty cocktail and suddenly it’s a perfect date night. 
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Flowers of Vietnam

4440 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-2085; flowersofvietnam.com
Tucked inside the Vernor Coney Island, Flowers of Vietnam is a high-end and experimental Vietnamese eatery and a strong contender for top pho within the city limits. Pair it with some sticky and sweet caramel chicken wings and a specialty cocktail and suddenly it’s a perfect date night.

Photo via Flower of Vietnam/Facebook