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171 Hindley Street Adelaide 5000 SA Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 3PM | Sunday – Thursday: 5PM to 10PM | Friday – Sat: 5PM to 11PM 08 8410 8868

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    Address

    171 Hindley Street
    Adelaide 5000 SA
    08 8410 8868

    Open hour

    Day
    Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 3PM
    Night
    Sunday – Thursday: 5PM to 10PM
    Friday – Sat: 5PM to 11PM
    Contact us for function and catering services


    • Cool new Vietnamese diner a funky find, pho sure! There are other contenders for the title ("best pho in Adelaide"), but we happily return to Phonatic for pho and the whole funky restaurant package.It’s fun. The industrial decor is very cosmo-cool with lots of exposed brick, timber and metal and a giant central bar. There is a bit of Asian fusion but it’s mostly Vietnamese food very nicely done. Read full review
      Dianne Mattsson - The Advertiser
    • The website declares “we make the best pho in Adelaide”, and it is possible. A pho feast or a little less for $11.90 with beef, brisket, beef balls, chicken or spicy beef and pork that will send any Vietnam holiday memories flooding into the food compartment of your brain. Read full review
      The Advertiser
    • The whole experience was an absolute joy; the atmosphere was vibrant, young and full of energy and the staff were passionate and eager to make us feel at home as we ate and enjoyed the experience of Adelaide’s own little slice of Vietnam. See full review
      Isobel Marshall - The Adelaide Set
    • Simple, tasteful and personal touches throughout the entire venue hint at the love of this Australian-Vietnamese fusion of cultures. A love that is strikingly evident through completely mouth-watering food and great service! This is one west end restaurant that is definitely un-pho-gettable! You should go check it out, pho sure. Read full review
      Madeleine Broadbridge - EVENTalaide
    • Second place in BANH MI ADELAIDE CBD ROUNDUP - THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT PORK ROLL Read full review
      THE CHOPPING BOARD
    Pho originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam, apparently southeast of Hanoi in Nam Dinh Province.

    DisacoverOur Story

    Pho originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam
    Because pho’s origins are poorly documented, there is significant disagreement over the cultural influences that led to its development in Vietnam, as well as the etymology of the word itself.

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    There are two prevailing theories on the origin of the word phở and, by extension, the dish itself.
    Many Hanoians explain that the word phở derives from French soldiers’ ordering “feu” (fire) from gánh phở, referring to both the steam rising from a bowl of pho and the wood fire seen glowing from a gánh phở in the evening.
    Some scholars argue that pho (the dish) evolved from xáo trâu, a Vietnamese dish common in Hanoi at the turn of the century. Originally eaten by commoners near the Red River, it consisted of stir-fried strips of water buffalo meat served in broth atop rice vermicelli.