Serves meat, vegan options available. Uses tofu, seitan, and wheat gluten meat substitutes in Vietnamese recipes on the dinner menu. Lunch buffet always has at least half meatless dishes, including the soups and crispy spring rolls. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm.

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10 Reviews

First Review by Feenix


Points +84

07 Jul 2023

Great food - no longer buffet only take away

The food here is the same great quality that I remember from years ago! Sadly it is now only take away , the buffet no longer exists. The staff is still welcoming and helpful with the menu options



Points +18

13 Mar 2022

Gotta try the Lemongrass Tofu

There were so many vegan options - most entrees could be ordered with tofu or seitan (like fake duck) and sauces that don’t have fish. Very large portions and affordable! Only downside is that I’ve had long wait times (sometimes longer than mentioned by staff) and the takeout containers are non-recyclable styrofoam.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Inexpensive , Large portions

Cons: Takeout only, Styrofoam containers, Long wait time


Points +21

Mostly Veg
10 Aug 2020

Big selection of Vegetarian Items

I have been frequenting this establishment since 2003 and always had great food and service. There are so many tofu and seitan dishes on this menu to keep coming back for more. A favorite of mine is the Lemongrass Tofu and tofu spring rolls, but I also love tomato tofu, pineapple tofu, roasted seitan and vegetarian vermicelli (Just be sure to request no fish sauce) and hot and sour pho.

Pros: good food, inexpensive , fast service

Cons: atmosphere , small place


Points +16

13 May 2020

Always delicious!

We’ve eaten at Pho Bihn for over 20 years and they literally are THE ONLY Memphis restaurant that is consistently delicious! My husband and I had that discussion right before the lockdown in Memphis and we’re chomping at the bits waiting to be able to return to dine. The vegetarian Pho Bihn rolls are made from scratch so you gotta get them early in the week, that’s the only downside but it never discourages us because we always return.

Pros: Lots of vegan options., The flavors are always spot on!, Literally the most consistently delicious food!

Cons: Tempted by all the amazing food that isn’t vegan., I miss fish sauce., Sadness when they are out of veg. rolls.


Points +30

30 Oct 2019

Huge Portions

This place is really really good. The lemongrass tofu is really great, as are the veggie egg rolls. They have meat options available which is why I can only give 5 stars. Great and friendly service. Speedy as well. Would return but just passed through Memphis on a road trip, if I’m ever back in the area I’ll definitely go back here.

Pros: Huge portions, Tons of options, Friendly service

Cons: Decor is a little sub par but not really an issue


Points +67

19 Apr 2019

Nice buffet

Multiple tofu, veggie and fruit selections on the lunch buffet

Pros: Good vegetarian selection on the lunch buffet


Points +2608

08 Aug 2018

Vegan Options!

My wife & I visited Pho Binh yesterday on our way out of Memphis (we're currently in Oxford) based on their vegan-friendly reviews & we were treated to stellar, personable service, an abundance of flavorful food given the price, & overall, a sense of having occupied our time, money, & stomachs wisely. When we walked in, their lunch buffet was fully & freshly stocked (although it was around 2:30 p.m.), we were greeted by not one but two employees, & their understanding & appreciation for vegan diners is greatly appreciated. We ordered the Vermicelli Tofu & the Lemongrass Tofu entrees; while we waited, we were given large glasses of water. After receiving our order, we were given chopsticks as well as fortune cookies (no, this isn't uncommon--what was was their friendliness & desire to let us know to please help ourselves to their complimentary items). Once we were home, we both noted how generous the portions were, & upon trying our two entrees, we agreed that we've not had a better overall dining experience relative to Memphis. We also believe Pho Binh's cordiality, quality, & quantity would greatly serve many communities. We look forward to visiting often.


Points +25

10 Jul 2013

Do Not Trust The Food!

Recently, my spouse and I traveled to Memphis for a conference. We used the Happy Cow reference to this restaurant as a place to enjoy a meal.

My spouse took advantage of the buffet while I ordered the lemon grass tofu from the menu. It took some time to get my order (meanwhile my spouse finished and was waiting for me) and when it arrived it was piping hot, a good thing.

What made me distrustful was that fact that the tofu was pungent with fish sauce! When the waiter inquired about my hesitancy to continue eating, I mentioned the strong fish sauce flavor. He quickly (really too quickly) denied that it was used in the cooking. My red flag went up immediately. Fish sauce has a very distinct, salty flavor. It is used extensively in Asian cooking. What bothered me is that the waiter insisted that they NEVER use fish sauce in their tofu. Coulda fooled me.

I would not recommend this restaurant if you are a total vegetarian. The food cannot be trusted.

Pros: Ample servings, Reasonably priced

Cons: Not very clean, Cannot trust the ingredients

no whey!

Points +184

18 Aug 2010

Low price, high quality pho

Of the Vietnamese restaurants in Memphis, this one is my favorite. The prices are fair and the food isn't as greasy as many of the similar places around. Supernice family-run business. They're happy to customize your dish.
Pho Hoa Binh lacks in decor, but once the lemongrass tofu was placed in front of me, it commanded my full attention. Amazing.

Pros: price, convenience, omg lemongrass tofu

Cons: not pretty


Points +20

08 May 2010

Excellent Value

Delicious tofu dishes, friendly service, though definitely a casual - almost fast food - feel to the restaurant itself. Tofu dishes could use more vegetables, but all in all a great place.

Pros: Value, Flavor, Staff

Cons: More vegetables, Ambiance

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