Pho Element

Vietnamese, Noodles
$ $
2216 S El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 212-1166
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:30pm
11:00am - 9:30pm
11:00am - 9:00pm


  • Good food. Tried the beef pho and chicken pho. Both were good. Excellent broth and the meat was delicious. 3 color drink also good, not too sweet
  • 5 Spice Chicken with Noodle Soup
  • Try the chicken pho. One of the best pho in San Mateo.
  • Northern Vietnamese pho (flat noodles, no basil leaves or bean sprouts, more savory broth ) and Hainan chicken make this a great place to grub in San Mateo.
  • Imperial roll not good, five spice chicken very good, vermicelli ok
  • Shrimp spring roll good, oxtail soup average
  • Hainan chicken was good, Thai ice tea was too watery , cheese butter clams good
  • Chicken bun was on point.
  • Parking can be crazy; be ready to park on streets, in neighborhood, or behind the store. Line can be long, but very worth the wait.
  • The Hainanese chicken rice is really good; probably one of the best I've had in the area. They serve with dark soy sauce and ginger/oil/scallions sauce, so feels very authentic.
  • Best pho ga I've had! Chicken is juicy and broth is good. They use kuey teow (flat rice noodles) instead of vermicelli in their soup. Served with fish sauce, lime, and jalapenos.
  • Really disorganized service. 15 people waiting for a table yet the restaurant was half empty. Needs to get into the groove of things.
  • Ox tail soup
  • Vietnamese-Chinese fusion?
  • Chicken noodle soup, Hainan chicken rice
  • Pho good, hainan chicken above average, clams ok. Service very good. Will come again.
  • Sugerencia. Spring roll de camarn y Pho de Brisket!

Nearby places

60 31st Ave (at S El Camino Real)
1956 S El Camino Real (at W 20th Ave)
153 S B St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)