Bay Area/ San Jose/ Food & Drinks
Published on May 04, 2020
San Jose's 3 best spots for inexpensive soupsPho Bowl | Photo: John D./Yelp

Need more soups in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable soup hot spots in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Pho Long Thinh

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Topping the list is Pho Long Thinh. Located at 1080 Saratoga Ave., Suite 12 in West San Jose, the Vietnamese spot, which offers a variety of soups, is the highest-rated cheap soup spot in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 353 reviews on Yelp. 

On the menu, look for bun bo hue with vermicelli rice noodles and beef, as well as an assortment of pho with add-ons of chicken and steak.

2. Pho Bowl

Photo: John D./Yelp

Next up is Edenvale - Seven Trees's Pho Bowl, situated at 5316 Monterey Highway. With four stars out of 340 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot, which offers soups and noodles, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.

The shop, which doesn't use MSG, offers traditional Vietnamese favorites, including bun bo hue, bun rieu (tomato broth and crab) and pho doc biet (a combination of rice noodles, beef, brisket and meatballs).

3. 7 Stars Bar & Grill

photo: 7 stars bar & grill/yelp

Burbank's 7 Stars Bar & Grill, located at 398 S. Bascom Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the traditional American spot, which offers bar bites and more, four stars out of 264 reviews. 

The Star Wars-themed eatery offers a slew of made-from-scratch soups, including clam chowder, potato corn chowder and chili with ground beef, kidney beans, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. 

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