49 Bát Đàn, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Strongly recommended, tasty and affordable pho. Delicious meat and soup. 3 options on the menu are all beef but all great and fresh! (Might have to watch out for those not used to less hygienic conditions.)
A flaw in their business model where one person has to order 1 bowl. A group of people intending to share a bowl and leave quickly is not a option as you'll be chased out aggressively. Time saved by sharing a bowl allows the group to finish faster and vacate asap would have gotten them better bang for their buck and would also have gotten a good review at the end. They however chose the former hence this review. They could have earned 4 stars but the pho was good yet pedestrian. They really lack a business mindset in my opinion. Fair bit of warning for the next group of people intending to get just a taste of this place.
Great place for amazing Pho. It was recommended by our hotel concierge and it did not disappoint! We were told that it was very traditional, you pay for a bowl, eat and go. Sitting outside on the little plastic chairs was an experience in itself. The line is always long, particularly in the morning, but it moves pretty fast and it is very much worth it. Definitely recommend this place!
Worst service. Got chased out angrily by the owner because we got one bowl for a group?? What a joke. Uncourteous. Sad to experience such a thing. Overpriced. Too expensive for mediocrity. Will encourage people to avoid this stall if so. There are many better stalls nearby.
Best Pho. I saw a couple of recent reviews complaining that you can’t order a bowl for a group to share. I mean hey, Seriously? If you have been there you must have seen how busy it gets with many people lining up and looking for a spot to sit for a bowl. One person one food policy is not uncommon for busy places like this one and it is understandable with a valid reason. The owners and staffs are decent and not rude and they serve amazing food that they are specialised in. If you want nice customer service with one staff per one table allowing a dish to be shared between a group, expect to be disappointed at here and maybe head to somewhere else.