In sunny Sacramento, you’ll find delicious bowls of pho, bursting with flavor and packed with aromatics. There is something for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, topped with tender slices of beef, chicken, or tofu. Whether you’re a pho aficionado or a curious first-timer, these eateries are sure to captivate your taste buds and leave you craving more.
1. Phở Xe Lua
Phở Xe Lua is a little slice of Vietnam in Sacramento. Super fast service makes this a perfect place to stop for lunch and gobble up some spicy goodness. It’s very authentically Vietnamese so, alongside broth topped with meatballs or steak, you can also opt for tripe or tendon. With sixteen options available, you might not know what to try first but this isn’t a great spot for vegetarians.
📍5331 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820
Phở City Vietnamese Cuisine is another place with a vast menu. There are plenty of options to choose from, from chicken to rare steak and meatballs. Nothing for vegetarians though (sorry veggies). The signature dish is topped with a bit of everything – flank steak, meatballs, tripe, and much more.
📍6175 Stockton Blvd #200, Sacramento, CA 95824
3. Pho SACTO
Pho SACTO does cater to vegetarians – going above and beyond to offer a great vegetarian menu. Friendly servers are more than happy to offer recommendations and the chefs will cater to any dietary needs. It’s the perfect spot to bring family and friends, especially if you’re a mixture of veggies and meat eaters.
📍6434 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823
Phở Saigon Bay takes pho seriously. So seriously, in fact, you can order bowls of it in different sizes with ‘large’ being one of the smaller bowls. The ‘pho challenge’ sized bowl is colossal so arrive hungry if you’re going to attempt to eat it. It’s a family-run spot and friendly servers really make this place special.
📍1537 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
Pho Bac Hoa Viet South Sac certainly doesn’t skimp on the meat. Their generous portions are laden with the stuff but there are also plenty of vegetarian options. Pair your meal with some grilled pork spring rolls and you’re sure to leave satisfied.
📍6645 Stockton Blvd #300, Sacramento, CA 95823
Coriander is definitely one of the best pho spots in Sacramento, even though they only serve two kinds – beef and chicken. Make sure not to miss the spicy chicken wings if you’re a meat eater – they’re pretty addictive. If you’re vegetarian then there’s still plenty on the menu for your too.
📍1899 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
7. Bốn Mùa
Bốn Mùa is another standout spot. The pho tai is an absolute must-try, with tender, rare New York Steak. Bring your appetite because the portions are more than generous and if you’re craving something a bit different, try the grilled pork and eggroll vermicelli too.
📍6835 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823
Sacramento’s pho scene is absolutely thriving – with plenty of fantastic Vietnamese restaurants in the area serving up this delicious dish. So, next time you’re on the hunt for pho, check out these incredible spots and you might just discover your new favorite restaurant.