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16 Vietnamese Restaurants Obsessed With Puns

This trend in L.A. restaurant names is getting Hannoi-ing.

1. SIMPLY PHO YOU

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Good.

2. PHO-NOMENON

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Would have gotten bonus points if it were "Pho-nomnomnom" but this will have to do.

3. PHO' EVER

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Not bad... but there has to be a way to make this a little more cloying...

4. PHOever YUM

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Nailed it.

5. 9021-PHO

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For the record, this restaurant is located in Glendale, CA, which is actually ZIP code 91210 (sorry, I mean 9121-"Pho").

6. ABSOLUTELY PHO-BULOUS

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Because nothing says "traditional Vietnamese food" like a cult '90s Brit-com about drug abuse and alcoholism.

7. PHORAGE

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You know, like "forage" -- meaning to find / scavenge food, like an animal does.

8. PHO-NOMENAL

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But wait! What's that on the wall inside? It looks like... it looks like...

YES! TWO "PHO" PUNS IN THE SAME RESTAURANT!

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UnPHOgettable, indeed.

9. BUN ME!

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Oh great, now the banh mi guys are getting into it. Stay out of this, banh mi guys!

10. PHO SHOW

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That's better.

11. GOOD PHO YOU

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Good for you. You came up with yet another "pho" pun.

12. PHO KING WAY

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Their website would lead you to believe they are not, in fact, in on the joke...

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But don't worry...

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They get it.

13. SO PHO, SO GOOD

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OWNER #1: We need a mediocre pun for our business. Help me brainstorm. Remember, it HAS to be mediocre!
OWNER #2: Ok. How about "Pho-Tosynthesis"?
OWNER #1: Too nerdy. "Pho-skin?"
OWNER #2: Gross. "Pho-bidden Zone?"
OWNER #1: "Friend or Pho?"
OWNER #2: Not mediocre enough!
OWNER #1: "Homo-PHO-bia"?
OWNER #2: What?
OWNER #3: Hey guys, how's the brainstorm coming?
OWNER #1: So far, so good!
ALL THREE OWNERS: Heeeeeeey.....

14. iPHO

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Because every year there is a meaningless cosmetic redesign and people are forced to line up around the block to get in.

15. PHO KING DELICIOUS

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See? If you've got a solid pho-king pun on your hands, then why not commit? Go pho-king big or go pho-king home.

But the best / worst "pho" pun isn't in LA at all.

It's up in Renton, Washington.

You ready?

16. PHO SHIZZLE

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(Honorable mention: This one is not a pun, just an unfortunate choice of name.)

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Apparently it's pronounced "me-yoon." Judging by the Yelp reviews, the name is bringing in a decent amount of business... and a dollar spent ironically is worth the same as one spent in earnest, so maybe the owners of My Dung know exactly what they're doing.

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