Seattle With Kids: Cheap & Good Eat @ Pho Than Brothers

Seattle With Kids: Pho Than Brothers restaurant

My family can confirm my love of Pho and all things Vietnamese food. So during our visit to Seattle, it was not a surprise that one of our favorite meal (at least for me) was an unplanned dinner at Pho Than Brothers.

Yes, most of the time I tried to plan where we want to eat each day or at least have done some research. It was a must because there are so many places to eat in Seattle. But that day we were on our way back from Mount Rainier and it was late. Many restaurants I had in mind were already closed. Well, thanks to my Urbanspoon & Yelp iPhone app, we found our new destination.

Pho Than Brothers restaurant is a quite popular Vietnamese eatery with many locations throughout Seattle. We settled in at the Broadway location. It might be quite difficult if you don’t have a car to go there from downtown. It’s doable but not as easy.

Seattle With Kids - Pho Than BrothersThe restaurant is in a lively neighborhood with many options for food and drinks. For us though, our main goal was food and more specifically steamy, huge bowl of Pho.

There is no frill at this restaurant. With a few decoration, it reminds me of how most of restaurants in Thailand look. It’s all in the taste of the food. Since it was quite late in the evening, we were seated right away. The menu is quite simple with different types of Pho (various varieties of meal) and sizes.

Seattle With Kids - Custard PuffBut above all else, we enjoyed the Banh Choux a la cream – a custard puff that was served before the meal. We couldn’t get enough of this dessert that we had to order more for our dessert after the meal.

Seattle With Kids - PhoThe pho has 4 sizes from small, medium, large and extra large. I ordered the medium size and I think I might have been even happy with small size. Kids loved their noodle which they shared a small size bowl. It’s the universal food even for the most picky eater will enjoy.

The best part, this meal costs less than $20 for the 4 of us including dessert!

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Pho Than Brothers on Urbanspoon

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Amy is the owner & author of The Q Family Adventures Travel blog, family blog chronicles her family trips, tips and tricks. She hopes to inspire family to travel with kids one adventure at a time. Connect with Amy on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Dessert before the meal? Now that’s a tradition I can get behind!

  2. I’m curious about the Banh Choux – sounds delicious. Is it normally served before a meal? Is it very sweet?

    • I don’t know if traditionally they are served before the meal. I wonder if it’s a marketing ploy for us to taste this little scrumptious bun and want more after the meal which worked really well in our case. :)

      It’s not too sweet. A perfect combination at the end of the meal or even before the meal!

  3. Love Pho Than! We usually eat at the Ballard location. Love reading your posts about Seattle:)

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