REVIEW: Pho Hien Vuong – Greensboro

Over the weekend, I went up to Pho Hien Vuong, a Vietnamese/Thai restaurant in Greensboro located on Spring Garden Street, for a late lunch. It was stellar and some of the best Asian food in a while in Greensboro.

While Pho Hien Vuong is located only a few miles from Super G Mart (the big box retailer of international foods with a focus on Asian cuisine) on Market Street, there are seven or eight different Asian restaurants along the four mile stretch of Spring Garden making the competition for customers fierce. Even with the abundance of Asian restaurants on the street, Pho Hien Vuong’s dining room was still buzzing with customers at 2:30 p.m. during my normal lunch hour.

I ordered the Goi Chon and Bun Xao (or fresh spring roll and street noodle stir fry if you’re like me and have no idea how to pronounce what I just ganked off of the menu). The fresh spring roll (pictured above) was full-flavored and had an incredible texture. Filled with rice, cilantro, bamboo shoots, rice vermicelli and large shrimp, a single roll slathered in the sweet peanut dipping sauce came close to filling me up before the main dish came out.

As I took the last bite of the Goi Chon, the waitress set the plate of street noodle stir fry (pictured below) in front of me which had just come out of the wok. The stir-fried rice noodles were covered with bean sprout, egg, scallions, beef and peanuts. You can get the noodles as a vegetarian dish (which is the lunch special every weekday for only $4.95) or you can add get beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, scallops, calamari or a seafood combination. The waitress suggested beef and seemed like a trustworthy person.

The serving size was more than I expected and probably enough for two people which was a good thing because I hadn’t eaten all day and was ready to grub. After dominating the fresh spring roll and the entire dish of street noodles, I walked out smiling and fully content with the great meal that I had just consumed.

I highly recommend that anyone who is in the Greensboro area and looking for some good Asian cuisine should head up to Pho Hien Vuong for friendly, quick service and great food at a fair price.


If you have been to Pho Hien Vuong, let us know what you think in the comment section below. If there is a negative comment, I will be surprised.

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I am the founding blogger of Eat It, North Carolina. I started Eat It, North Carolina because I am always looking for awesome, local restaurants in different places around North Carolina but have never been able to find one place on the Internet that lists them. I'm a recent graduate from East Carolina University & currently live in Greensboro. I like all types of food but am a sucker for Chinese and greasy spoons.
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9 Responses to REVIEW: Pho Hien Vuong – Greensboro

  1. samdog says:

    Good Lord, man! You can't go to Pho Hien Vuong and not try the Pho–it's fantastic. Probably some of the best I've tasted anywhere. And, yes, the other dishes are outstanding as well, and the portions are more than generous. Also, the place has been there for ages, and it seems to be the choice of Vietnam Vets and many Asians … need I say more?

  2. Charlie Brinson says:

    It was a hot day and I wasn't really feeling a hot soup. I am definitely headed back to get the Pho hear in the next few weeks. Thanks for checking it out, Samdog! Let me know if you have any other Greensboro recommendations!

  3. Kate says:

    If you like Vietnamese food, and you're in Greensboro, you should go get a sandwich from Banh Mi Saigon Bakery on High Point Rd. It looks like a total hole in the wall and the things for sale on the counter look dodgy, but it and Pho Hein Vuong are among my two favorite restaurants ever.

  4. Charlie Brinson says:

    Thanks Kate! I tried Banh Mi about six months ago and got the Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches. I guess I hit them on a bad day because I didn't really enjoy but I do need to give that place another try. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Sarah says:

    You definitely need to go back for the pho! Ph#2 is my fav.

    • Charlie Brinson says:

      Thanks Sarah! I will be partaking in some pho this week and will have to give the #2 a try…yesterday's weather would have been perfect for some…

  6. LW says:

    The fresh spring roll with shrimp is a must have and I get it every time I go to PHV. There is a really simple dish, the sliced pork with rice, that is really good. My other favorite is the beef stew noodle soup. As you can see, I love this place.

  7. KellyO says:

    This is my favorite Vietnamese restaurant in town and I have been to them all. I highly suggest the Pho, the flavor of the broth is incredible. Note to reviewer if you want to be a writer you should proof read your work before publishing it.

    • Charlie Brinson says:

      Thanks for the comment. I do proofread (one word) my posts but I believe that this was the first blog post on the site. I know that there are some errors in this and probably some of the others but I’d rather spend time writing about food than trying to make sure that this blog post follows all the AP Style guidelines. Not trying to discredit my blog or anything but this isn’t a newspaper or magazine with an editorial team who are paid to proofread. However, imagine that… Eat It, America…The Magazine…it would be uber glossy…

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