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Pho Lena

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3311 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3707
+1 907-277-9777
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Brentwood, California
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with a coworker and a customer for a business lunch in December 2016. This is a modest place, but very clean and with a great menu. I greatly enjoyed the curry and my compatriots enjoyed the Pho. Lunch for 3 with drinks was under $40 so this is a tremendous bargain by Anchorage standards. I look forward to... More 

Thank BrentwoodBear
Homer, Alaska
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had never noticed this restaurant until this weekend. I am glad I finally found it ! I started off the meal trying something new to me, a Lao Pork Bun, a steamed bun with pork, mushrooms, egg & sausage. It had a nice flavor. My main dish was the Lao Yellow Curry Pumpkin on the vegetarian menu, you can... More 

Thank Todd_in_AK
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

You'll probably find Lena busy taking orders, helping her servers or welcoming you to her new digs on Spenard Road. For years, she and a small family group served good spicy food in a tiny little house a few blocks north of her new location. The move to a spacious new place has been a good one. Always a lot... More 

Thank AKbuckle
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is the best Pho in Anchorage. Conveniently located near my house, this little establishment is always busy. The food is always fresh and tasty, and the Thai tea is a strange but welcome addition. The #33 Pho Kai (Chicken) is Ronda and my favorite.

Thank Ra6907
Austin, Texas
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I'm from Texas and was craving pho really bad. After asking around Pho Lena was recommended. We had pho, pad see ew, potstickers, and egg rolls. It def hit the spot. The soup broth was really good and the egg rolls reminded me of my fav place back home. When I'm back in town I will be back.

Thank linzraye00
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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472 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is one of my go to places in Anchorage. I visit Anchorage once every 2 months. I always stop here for a dinner - I usually get food to-go and I did the same this time as well. And its always the pho. It is absolutely fantastic - the food has great flavor - the noodles are great and... More 

Thank Shanker B
Wasilla, Alaska
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The dish I had as well as the dish my wife ordered were well prepared and presented. Her Thai dish was delicious. My Vietnamese dish was just as tasty and also had a nice appearance on the plate. Service was quick. My only concern was the fresh spring rolls were a little chewy. This normally happens when the rice roll... More 

Thank cayjr1
Northborough, Massachusetts
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500 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Restaurant has moved a few blocks from it previous location, much better parking, nicer and larger dining room. The food is still outstanding, quick service with large portions at reasonable prices. I had a combination meat and seafood Pho and a Thai Iced tea. Both excellent. What I like about this restaurant is that they provide numerous condiments at... More 

Thank BostonSkier
College Station, Texas
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It was our family's first meal after we arrived Anchorage. We went straight to it from the airport. The place was still busy at 8:30pm on Sunday. We all ordered pho with seafood or beef. The taste was fine but the price was too much. Four normal size phos costed $50 plus tips. Such quality and quantity in Texas will... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Went with my cousin. She ordered a Thai dish, asking for max heat too! I ordered a red chicken curry w/ veggies. During the hour we were there (week night, about 6:30), there was a steady flow of customers coming in, some for takeout, but mostly eat in. Both young & older, Asian to Caucasian, many looked like they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3311 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3707
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-277-9777

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?