Pho Thin – 13 Lo Duc, Ha Noi
When you are in Hanoi, pho is a must. Why? Hanoi is the birthplace of this complex dish. You can find pho in almost every corner of this city, either in small mom and pop shops tucked away in small alleyways, on mobile carts decorating sidewalks, or in high-end restaurants that serve it with a fancy twist. What makes Pho Thin stand out? Pho Thin is the first local brand to have gone international, having launched its first restaurant outside of Vietnam in Japan. Having operated for over 40 years, they have perfected their recipe, and diners know this, as they come back time and time again. You’ll find queues going beyond the doorsteps during meal times, and when the restaurant is full, you’ll find diners perched up on their motorbikes slurping away. This is how you know the recipe is what takes Pho Thin far, far beyond the borders of Vietnam.
Address: 13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Hours: 6 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 9 pm
Phone: +84 98 2522866
Price range: 65,000 VND ($2.83) / bowl
Vibe: Casual and not at all fancy