Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) is the quintessential dish in Hanoi that you may taste to know the great flavour of cuisine in this city.
Also, it is not difficult for you to find yourself a pho restaurant here. But where are the delicious Pho restaurants?
Here are 6 famous noodle soup restaurants in Hanoi to find the correct taste.
1. Pho Gia Truyen Restaurant
- Address: 49 Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 am and 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Price: 30,000 – 55,000 VND
Pho Gia Truyen (Traditional Noodle Restaurant), also called Pho Bat Dan because it is at 49 Bat Dan Street, is one of the famous places to eat Pho in Hanoi, which has been in existence for more than 70 years. If you have the opportunity to visit the capital, you should visit this pho shop to discover the unmistakably different taste of Pho Bat Dan.
Pho Gia Truyen features with soft, fragrant, and sweet beef. The broth is flavorful and typical without the sweet taste of MSG. That’s something that a few restaurants in Hanoi Old Quarter can do. The noodles are soft, many people may think they are easy to break, but in fact, it is more tender than in other stores because the noodles here does not use borax.
The restaurant also attracts many foreign tourists. Everyone who wants to eat Pho must queue in order, pay, carry a pho bowl, and find a place to eat. But it’s okay. It is worth tasting a delicious bowl of Pho.
2. Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su Restaurant
- Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening time: 6:30 am – 10:30 pm
- Price: 50,000 – 70,000 VND
As a famous brand in Hanoi, Ly Quoc Su Noddle has become an ideal place for foreign residents and visitors alike to enjoy the taste of this traditional dish. Pho here is very fragrant and has different flavours and many types for customers to select, including rare beef pho, well-cooked beef noddle, mixed noddle.
From an old noodle shop in Hanoi at 10 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, this band has expanded and developed into a chain of Pho shops presenting throughout Hanoi.
The best taste is still enjoying the pho bowl at the original address. A bowl of Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su has a special aroma of fish sauce that makes each piece of noodle taste more flavorful, served with crunchy fried cake to create a perfect combination.
3. Pho Vui Restaurant
- Address: 25 Hang Giay Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Price: 20,000 – 50,000 VND
Pho Vui shop owns a unique pho in Hanoi, specializing in beef noodle soup with various types, such as rare beef noodle, well-cooked beef noodle, beef pho with wine, and beef tendon. The soup here has a strong taste and somewhat fatter than the others.
The blow of Pho Vui has soft noodles, a lot of meat, onions, scallions, lemon, and chilli. This restaurant has always received high appreciation from the people of the old town, who are famous gourmets.
4. Pho Bung Hang Trong
- Address: 1 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening time: 15h00 – 20h00
- Price: 30,000 – 60,000 VND
Every day, every day around 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, the beginning of Hang Trong Street connecting with Hang Bong Street becomes bustling. Slow down and look closely, you will discover a small inn of Pho with no signs, no tables, no shops.
This place has only a few sellers by the pot of broth, a basket of noodles, and more than a dozen chairs for customers to sit. When eating the noodle soup, the diners have to hold the Pho bowl because of no table service, so people call it Pho Bung (means holding the bowl of noodle soup).
However, this store never rests from the opening until the closing. Many local people know this store because its broth has a delicious taste, richness, sweet broth, fragrant, and noodles are sticky and soft.
Eating the noodle soup here is very miserable. You have to make a queue and carry a bowl of hot noodles from beginning to end because of no table service. But the guests who came here are happy to enjoy that suffering. Its way to taste the noodle soup is different from other shops, making it a unique and exciting experience.
5. Pho Thin Restaurant
- Address: 13 Lo Duc Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
- Price: 40,000 – 60,000 VND
Pho Thin Restaurant does not locate near the centre of Hanoi Old Quarter, but many people still come every day just to enjoy a bowl of pho here.
If other noodle shops focus on the clarity and sweetness of the broth, Thin Pho has a fat taste, but not greasy. A bowl of Pho Thin has soft beef, fragrant garlic, ginger, and moderate sweetness make diners afraid of fat also feel delicious.
Thin Pho restaurant has appeared and existed in Hanoi for more than 30 years, up to now, there is still only a re-pan-fried beef noodle dish. The fatness in the broth of Pho Thin is a strong difference compared to other types of Hanoi Pho. Although the broth of Pho Thin is fattier, its flavorful taste is not inferior to any restaurant.
6. Pho Suong Restaurant
- Address: 36B Mai Hac De Street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
- Opening time: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Price: 30,000 – 100,000 VND
Pho Suong Restaurant is one of the first and most famous pho brands in Hanoi. This shop also has contributed to the Hanoi Pho brand name for a while and still retains the traditional delicious taste of the ancient noodle in Hanoi.
Pho Suong has a sweet taste, the aroma of meat and bones. This restaurant is also one of the top shops owning the best beef in Hanoi. The meat is cooked just right, soft, fragrant, and not dry, making diners love it.
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