24 Trung Yen, Dinh Liet, Hoan Kiem
VND35,000 to VND80,000
Located in a tight alley off Dinh Liet, this eatery is comprised of two dining spaces, both opposite each other. Pho Suong stands out as the only joint using a meat slicing machine however, they fall down on the broth, which has a tough taste and a decided hint of MSG — we all marked it around 5 or 6 out of 10. In contrast, the meat is excellent. The brisket is rich and moist, and there are a range of other beef options, too. If you go for the ‘special’ bowl at VND80,000 you get the full kit and caboodle. Another nice addition are the spring onion bulbs placed on top of the pho.
The taste here is mediocre when compared to its price and the eatery isn’t too clean. Because of the alley location, diners with bikes will have trouble parking during rush hour.