Mama Pho

Restaurants, Vietnamese Deptford
  • 5 out of 5 stars
(13user reviews)
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This Vietnamese occupies the original site of Café East, which has since moved to larger premises near the Surrey Quays Leisure Centre. Run by members of the same family who own Café East, the menu has stayed true to the original; as its name suggests, pho (noodle soup) is a mainstay.

Mama Pho is slicker than its predecessor. The noodle dishes can be meals in themselves and portion sizes in general are very large. Douse it all in a sweetly piquant nuoc cham dressing for a real thrill. 


Venue name: Mama Pho
Address: 24a Evelyn St
Transport: Tube: Canada Water/Surrey Quays Overground
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
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Emily B

Best Vietnamese in London. Reasonably priced, amazing food - particularly the pho, grilled chicken dishes, spring rolls and chicken wings! The decor is also great and the staff lovely. All round winner!

Gary W

Truly authentic pho made with deeply flavoursome stock. The best place to get your chilli kick locally.

Rosie A

I live just a two minute walk away from Mama Pho and I'd heard about it long before I moved into the area. On a sporadic evening, my old housemate and I headed down there for a meal. Summer rolls are fantastic, Pho is good but I'd say eat-in, when I got the Pho-to-go it arrived home a bit lacklustre and cold (even though I live right nearby). Nice staff, good prices, Mama Pho's is overall a goodie, just don't expect glamour - it's a straightforward, Deptford caff. 


As Mama Pho is a small Cafe, the soups and flavours seems to be specially made (Not like the bigger franchises where they make it in bulk batches and flavourless, e.g. if you go Westfields or even Cafe East in Surrey Quays Complex). This makes a big differncein flavours as Mama Pho tastes 'home made' and is definately value for money and large American size portions, with easy to access to parking on the side roads. Definately 5 stars+


The soups are fantastic - proper fragrant tasty broth and decent amount of herbs and chillis are brought to table to go with it. The vietnamese pancake is really tasty too. The soups are the best vietnamese soups I have had in London.


This is definitely the best and freshest Vietnamese/Oriental/Asian food I've had in London. Generous sized portions and by far my favorite fish sauce in town wish i could buy it and stock at home to have with rice, salad, and chicken even. I've had this sauce in many Chinese/Asian restaurants in town but this one is the one. Their chicken cooked to perfection, Not dry but juicy and crispy if with skin, and their noodle soups full of flavor and character. They also have great and friendly staff/service and very busy at times get their first ;) i will definitely be back for more.