Pho Chu The - Interior

Pho Chu The - Interior

Hello world! Come have a bowl of pho with me. Not just any bowl of pho, but one from Pho Chu The in Melbourne, Australia: possibly one of the most hipster pho restaurants you’ll ever step into. This place is overflowing in cool, with a young waitstaff well uniformed in cute “What the Pho?” tees and a black lacquered painted wall filled with quirky line art, I kept thinking “this is a Vietnamese pho joint?” But being in the heart of the Vietnamese precinct of Melbourne, this place is guaranteed authentic.

We ordered the usual. I generally get the rare beef and tripe pho, but my mind was a bit lost that day and I ended up ordering the rare beef with tendon. We also got the pho dac biet, which is what I recommend anyone new to pho to order. It basically just has everything in it: beef, beef balls, tendon, and tripe. I also wanted to try their avocado smoothie (a must try!), but unfortunately, they were all out.


Medium Pho Dac Biet (House Special) - $9

Medium Pho Dac Biet (House Special) - $9

We ordered two small bowls, but they made a mistake with the order and gave us a free upgrade to a medium. That was pretty nice! The presentation was lovely, and we were given an ample amount of sprouts, basil and lemon on the side. The pho itself was also very nice! Authentic broth that didn’t taste too sweet or too salty (a problem I’ve been having finding a good pho place in Sydney). The noodles were extremely soft and bouncy, perfectly cooked. The beef was the way beef should be when served with pho, thin thin slices that kind of fall apart. Mmm just like mom makes… well, almost! Yup, that was some good beef noodle soup.


We chose to go to Pho Chu The because it was the top rated Vietnamese pho restaurant in Melbourne. It lives up to its reviews, serving up pho in a very hip joint. Good value with pho at $8 for a small, $9 for a medium and $10 for a large. Definitely a cute place to visit.

Food: 4
Ambiance: 5
Service: 5
*Our scoring system is out of 5. With 5 being the highest score.

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270 Victoria St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

  • Brian Lee

    How does it compare to Pho in Vancouver?

    • Sami

      This one was particularly good. They ARE known by many as the best pho in Melbourne. I haven’t had “the best pho in Vancouver” so I’m not too sure. But I have to say their noodles are way better than anything I’ve had back home. I do have a biased towards our Canadian beef back home though! So it’s a tough one!

  • Melissa

    havent been back for ages. miss the pho. but people keep saying the owners moved shop and someone else is operating under that name? can someone confirm?

    • camerascuisines

      Unfortunately we’re not in the area, so I can’t confirm this. Though I did hear rumours that the original owners have only moved a few shops down the road.