Just a stone's throw from Hackney's London Fields, Ha Noi Pho is a delightful little Vietnamese restaurant on Mare Street serving a wide range of traditional dishes in an unpretentious setting. Offering a huge array of different options, Ha Noi Pho also provides a take away service meaning that you can choose whether to enjoy the food at home or in the comfortable dining room. Next time you're looking for Vietnamese food in East London, Ha Noi Pho could be just the spot you're looking for.
The restaurant may look rather understated from the outside, but once you head inside the space has a contemporary feel to it. Stripped wooden floors contrast with the exposed brickwork on one side of the dining room, while greenery hangs from above and a fish tank sits in the corner. Ha Noi Pho undeniably provides the ideal ambience to enjoy a filling Vietnamese banquet.
The food menu begins with a range of appetisers; you can expect everything from the classics such as crispy Vietnamese spring rolls, and satay chicken, to more unusual items including chargrilled quail with honey, and beef wrapped in betel leaves. There are also a number of different soups on offer too if you're wanting something a little lighter.
When it comes to larger dishes, there's also plenty of choice at Ha Noi Pho. The main course menu features standards such as sweet and sour chicken, sizzling beef, and lamb curry. However, look more closely and you'll find a few dishes you might not be as familiar with. Hanoi pho grilled monk fish and sticky steamed pork rolls are particularly worth a try. Meanwhile desserts include lemon cheesecake and ice cream-filled pineapple skin.
Drinks-wise, you can bring your own booze at Ha Noi Pho, or choose from the variety of soft and hot drinks on offer.