10 Vietnamese Restaurants That Are Pho Real Around Bangkok
“What do you want to eat?”, a question which probably gets the least straightforward answers of all time. But when forced to choose, the things that pop into your mind usually are Japanese, Korean, Italian, or steak. No, we are not mind-readers, but that is exactly how our brain works too - so we feel your pain. If only there were more and better options…but there is!
Other than your typical choices, why not try and give Vietnamese food a chance to fill you up? Often admired for its exceptionally fresh ingredients, minimal use of fatty products like dairy and oil, and heavy usage of herbs and vegetables, Vietnamese cuisine has long been showered with praise. If done right, the balance of fresh herbs, meats, and spices can genuinely create a great taste bud party in your mouth. It is unsurprising then, why Vietnamese food is so often considered to be one of the healthiest, yet tastiest, cuisines in the world.
For those looking to make Vietnamese food an option the next time you are looking for a bite that will comfort your mind a soul - especially after a hangover, you may ask where one would need to head to with so many choices littered around town. Here are the 10 Vietnamese restaurants that are pho real (excuse the pun) in Bangkok!
Comfort food is best when served in a welcoming setting, and Zoulviet does that with class. The restaurant’s modern open-space area, which relies heavily on greenery and industrial-look lighting, makes Vietnamese food look hip and accessible. To complement the decor, Zoulviet’s food is also as good as it gets with a full Vietnamese menu ranging from your typical Pho to Bánh Hỏi.
Do not let the rustic walls and minimal designs fool you, Tonkin Annam’s food comes from family recipes that were only shared with the public to enjoy in 2016. With a focus on serving honest, healthy, and fun Vietnamese food, the restaurant located near the Chao Phraya river has become a favorite spot for many. Prepare yourself to be blown away in their small shophouse restaurant.
Pho 54 takes the concept of your typical Vietnamese Pho and takes it to another level in the form of hotpot. Located in the Ladprao Wanghin area, this fascinating restaurant stands out when you walk past it, from its bright colors to aromatic food. You will see that the place is often full of people coming in to stuff themselves with fresh meats and veggies that they cook themselves.
Wanida Vietnamese Restaurant
Call it a hole in the wall right along the Ladprao main road, but Wanida has opened since 1987. Operated by a family of Vietnamese immigrants living in Thailand, the food can be nothing but authentic. Their very casual restaurant not only serves Vietnamese food, but cakes made to order that is also very popular among the clientele.
Happy Endings Eats & Bar
A newcomer to the Vietnamese food scene, Happy Endings Eats & Bar makes it their mission to offer excellent food together with good strong drinks from their full bar. The only place of its kind to provide the combination in Bangkok, the restaurant is located above a steak joint called The Meatchop Butcher & Spirits and is the perfect place to hang out with friends and colleagues alike.
When you think of Vietnamese food, you'd probably imagined eating it in a place like Le Dalat. Nothing like porcelain plates and antique looking furniture to complement the myriad of vegetables that accompany all of your dishes. Everything here is just fancy. Even the Pho is served with your meat on the side so you can cook it yourself in a small heated bowl to your liking.
When thinking about Vietnamese food, PHO’ty Nine is a fan favorite. Many swear by this spot for their Vietnamese cuisine fix, and it is not surprising that they do. The restaurant serves up authentic Vietnamese food at very reasonable prices. Choose to enjoy it within the confines of the main building, or sit outside in their beautiful garden that offers you the chance to experience nature.
Le Mai Anh
At first glance, Le Mai Anh looks like a small Vietnamese restaurant. Upon entering you will quickly realize that this little gem has multiple floors for service. Located deep in the “old Bangkok” near the Chao Phraya River, making the trip here may just be worth it to experience the traditional Vietnamese food made with vegetables from the restaurant’s farm.
Pho Van Vietnamese Restaurant
Pho Van focuses on Northern Vietnamese cuisine and is often visited by Vietnamese people when they miss home. As the restaurant’s name suggests, they take pride in replicating and preserving the original Pho Bac (Pho of the North) which takes an intensive 18 hours of simmering broth to prepare and ingredients have to be added at the right time to achieve the rich complex flavors.
Saigon Recipe Restaurant
Saigon Recipe Restaurant invites anyone who loves to enjoy their vegetables and healthy foods to try their menu items out. Perfect for family gatherings or any other social gathering, the restaurant is a casual eatery that is very welcoming on all fronts from the vibe, to pricing, to taste of their food. Come any day of the week as they are ready to serve you and your party every day!