From Pho King Awesome to Pho Lovers, Orange County's 10 Best-Named Pho Shops

Might as well go all the way, right? Just add that "no" already!EXPAND
Might as well go all the way, right? Just add that "no" already!
Christopher Toland

In everyone's long quest to find the best pho in Orange County (and hence, the world outside of Vietnam and maybe Paris), the names inevitably stick to you. There are the numerically inclined classics, of course—Pho 88, Pho 76, Pho 54—along with powerhouses like Pho Thanh Lich, Pho Quan Trung, and Pho Dakao. But as 1.5- and second-generation Vietnamese-Americans have entered the business, they've upped the competition dramatically, nearly all riffing off their namesake dish to groan-inducing or hilarious results. Behold, then, a list of 10 shops whose pho name game is unabashedly strong.

If we've missed out on some of your favorite  names, leave it in the comments below. Enjoy!

USA! USA! USA!EXPAND
USA! USA! USA!
Christopher Toland

10. Pho America

This one is for all you patriots out there—'Murica, pho yeah!

Pho America, 1826 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, (562) 218-0204.

iPho, do you?EXPAND
iPho, do you?
Christopher Toland

9. -iPho 

Korean pho for all you Apple fanatics out there. You now have the perfect restaurant to stare at your cell phone in. Now, where can we download the iPho app?

iPho, 1072 S. Brookhurst Rd. Fullerton, (714) 525-4444.

That mascot though!EXPAND
That mascot though!
Christopher Toland

8. Pho Licious 

Pholicious, we pray your bowls be as delicious as your name implies.

Pholicious, 10585 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley,  (714) 378-9923.

Pho-lovers of pho.EXPAND
Pho-lovers of pho.
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7. Pho Lovers 

I love pho. You love pho. Will we all fall in love with your pho? 

Pho Lovers, 9325 Bolsa Ave. Westminster, (714) 592-3393.

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The service better be pho-tastic.
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6. Pho Tastic

Regardless of how the soup tastes, we hope you all have a pho-tastic day.

Pho Tastic, 1156 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. Placentia, (714) 524-5088.

Pho-ever young. I wanna be pho-ever young.EXPAND
Pho-ever young. I wanna be pho-ever young.
Christopher Toland

5. Pho Ever 

While they haven't officially opened, we hope they make it past the two-year period that most restaurants close in and truly last pho-you-know-what.

TBA, Beach Blvd, Westminster

It's tasty, we get it...EXPAND
It's tasty, we get it...
Christopher Toland

4. Flavor Pho 

You've got to love a pho shop that doesn’t mess around and just gets right to the point about their broth—yes, Cerritos!

Flavor Pho, 11444 South St. Cerritos, (562) 402-0909.

Something like a pho-nomenon...EXPAND
Something like a pho-nomenon...
Christopher Toland

3. Pho-nomenon 

Is it just me, or are we all hoping that Pho Nomenon has got LL playing in the background on a loop?

Pho-nomenon, 5295 E 2nd St Long Beach, CA 90803, (562) 434-8950 

Might as well go all the way, right? Just add that "no" already!EXPAND
Might as well go all the way, right? Just add that "no" already!
Christopher Toland

2. Pho King Way 

Pho King Way, you’re just a “no” short of taking the top spot…but kudos to you for pissing off losers!

Pho King Way, 24000 Alicia Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92691, (949) 472-5464


1. Pho King Awesome

SAVAGE!!!

Pho King Awesome, Long Beach, (562) 292-7812, phokingawesome.weebly.com

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