Hanoi Old Quarter is obviously home to some of the best Pho bo (beef pho) in the city, but the French Quarter is also proud to have its own destinations. Especially, these restaurants have been serving this only-one-dish since the French was still colonizing the country.
Scattering across the French Quarter neighborhood, these best pho bo restaurants share similar characteristics with the best pho bo in Hanoi Old Quarter, which are the rich and flavorful broth, soft but firm rice noodles, fine and tender beef cuts.
Here are our best pho bo restaurants in Hanoi French Quarter.
1. Pho Tu Lun
Not as popular as other Pho bo restaurants in the city, but Pho Tu Tun is proud to hold its family tradition of three generations selling Pho bo. Probably, the older people in the city know more about this reliable Pho restaurant than the younger generations. That speaks a lot about their quality.
From a quick look, fresh beef is smashed before laying on the top of their Pho, which is impressively full of chopped scallion. Then we find some yellow onion, and chopped mint with cilantro in the green. A combination of these ingredients go supper well with the sweet pho broth, making every bite into its tender beef and fresh noodles a truly rapture!
When you go for a Pho Tu Lun, if you find their pho a bit salty, add one or two lime wedges to change that. Also, order extra some Vietnamese fried bread sticks to eat with Pho, you won’t regret it!
- Address: 23C Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 5h30 to 15h00
2. Pho Tung Lien Tri
We don’t think many locals know about Pho Tung Lien Tri, let alone travelers looking for the best pho bo in Hanoi from Google apps. But this humble Pho place perfectly qualifies this top list on our quest for the best pho bo in Hanoi French Quarter, we believe Pho Tung Lien Tri would hit all Pho connoisseurs’ bars for the best pho.
Though hidden in a narrow lane between tall buildings, this unmarked Pho restaurant offers some of the best pho in the neighborhood. The first thing you will when you walk inside would be an open kitchen, where you can order your favorite beef cuts. It comes out quickly, and will definitely help with whatever ails you.
- Address: 2 Lien Tri Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 6h00 to 10h00
3. Pho Thin
There might not be any restaurant in Hanoi as famous as Pho Thin, a somewhat old-style Vietnamese restaurant at the southern edge of Hanoi French Quarter, where local homes built around some of the most beautiful French houses. And yet, many Hanoians have been eating Pho Thin or heard of this beef noodle soup at least once.
A bowl of Pho Thin is topped with a farm of spring onion, stir-fried beef (the main different between Pho Thin and other best pho in town, which either use fresh or cooked beef parts). A bite into Pho Thin exposes a distinctive smoky taste from its stir-fried beef, light ginger flavor and charred shallots aromas.
- Address: 13 Lo Duc Street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 6h00 to 20h30
You’re now ready for some real serious pho adventures in Hanoi French Quarter. Learn more about Pho and how to order Pho in this post. So, have fun on your pho outing. It would be nice let us know how you make out.
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