Indulge in Authentic Vietnamese Flavors at Pho House

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Kathy Dang and her husband own Pho House DC in Shaw. Photo Courtesy Pho House DC.

Colorful lanterns and art adorn the dining room at Pho House DSC at 634 Florida Ave. NW. Located adjacent to Shaw’s Howard Theatre, the Vietnamese eatery features fresh noodle soups, gourmet sandwiches, specialty drinks and more.

After moving to DC in 1996, owner Kathy Dang opened her first restaurant in Maryland. She and her husband opened Pho House DC in 2023 to bring Vietnamese culture and cuisine to the community.

The recipes are inspired by Dang’s mother, who would cook for her whole family. The restaurant team has worked to adapt her creations with their own unique flare over the years. “We learn from them and then we just play around and get our own recipe,” Dang said.

The menu is simple and features several varieties of pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) including beef, chicken, shrimp, tofu and more options. In addition, fresh egg rolls, vermicelli and rice dishes and bánh mi sandwiches highlight the menu. Diners can pair these dishes with the restaurant’s specialty boba teas, Vietnamese coffee and Thai tea.

“Customers are very nice and supportive,” Dang shared. “They say don’t change the recipe. They love our pho.”

In addition to the food, customers enjoy the eatery’s warm and welcoming atmosphere. Dang said they hope to continue expanding across the District and are considering opening a third location near the H Street corridor.

Pho House DC is open Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit phohousedc.com to learn more and place an order.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.