Tucked away amongst the many Turkish restaurants on Green Lanes, Ha Noi Pho offers something a little bit different thanks to its Vietnamese menu packed full of tempting dishes. The small restaurant has a wonderfully informal vibe, which makes it the perfect place to come and enjoy Vietnamese food just how it should be - without any sense of pretentiousness.
Thanks to the busy area Ha Noi Pho is located in, particularly in the evenings, you're guaranteed that there'll be a bit of buzz around the restaurant when you visit. The long, thin dining room doesn't seat a huge number of people meaning that it never feels overly busy. The simple décor has a contemporary feel to it while remaining rather minimalist; there is little by way of hangings and ornaments but the bar, which sits in the corner, is backlit in blue and provides a stylish edge.
In terms of the food offering, there is plenty to choose from on the appealing menu. You can expect a wide range of appertisers, including meat, vegetable and crab spring rolls, sweet potato wraps, BBQ spare ribs, and aromatic crispy duck. Main courses range from crispy pancakes stuffed with tofu, chicken or beef, to sweet and sour king prawns, and char grilled goat. There are also a number of vegeterian dishes to choose from, such as buddha steamed aubergine with bean curd, and vermicelli noodles served in a spicy tofu soup.
If you have any space left for dessert, indulgent sweet options include a banoffee cheesecake and a choco fudge cake. Meanwhile the drinks meny features everything from a short list of wines, to Vietnamese beers such as Hanoi and Saigon. On top of this, there are also a number of soft drink options including juices, fizzy drinks and also Vietnamese-style coffee if you're wanting something hot.