The best places to eat pho in Hanoi’s Old Quarter area

Phở or Pho [pronounced fuh], Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world. Vietnamese people usually consume it at any time of day. So, unfortunately coming to Hanoi that you did not enjoy this dish. And if you’re traveling in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we will share the best places to eat pho in Hanoi’s Old Quarter area.


49 Bat Dan street

Located at the heart the Old Quarter, this little shop has been here since the 1960s. Selling only beef noodle, A bowl of Pho here still retains the original taste when it was once introduced. The broth is clear and rich with reduced goodness of bone marrow but is not fatty. The beef is tender and soft with a glowing pink hue. It can cost around 40,000 to 50,000 to dine here.

Hang Trong street (at the corner with Hang Gai street)

Selling only between 5 -7pm, this street vendors gather not only frequent locals but also intrigued passerby for an afternoon snack. It only costs about 30,000 for a bowl of Pho.

Pho Suong on 24 Trung Yen alley

Walking off from the lake, wandering into Dinh Liet street where plenty of scarfs, souvenirs and paintings are sold, you can find a tiny alley called Trung Yen where Pho Suong is located. Like many other popular places, this little shop has been here for many years.

10 Ly Quoc Su street

To the foodies, Pho at 10 Ly Quoc Su street (near the Cathedral) means the ultimate stamp of quality. If one only has one chance to eat Pho in Hanoi, it is always recommended to eat it here. The broth, the noodle and the beef are cooked to perfection. There are many different type of beef choice to be had in your bowl of Pho.

65 Lan Ong street

While the traditional Pho is with beef, there are also the modern adapted version with chicken. This shop only opens when the sky is dark as all the tables and chairs are set up on the pavement. Many young and trendy Vietnamese frequent this place as the go to for chicken Pho. You can have the traditional soup type but this place is most famous for its dry Pho where the broth is separated from the noodle. They have a special mixing sauce that is secretly hidden under a good serving of Pho and chicken. This is the perfect substitute for a hot bowl of Pho when you are in a desperate fix for one in a hot summer night.

Hopefully the above suggestions of VietNam Typical Tours, you will choose to get yourself a place to enjoy Pho Hanoi.