70 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DP
- Hoxton Station (0.2 km)
- Shoreditch High Street Station (0.7 km)
- Shoreditch High Street Rail Station (0.7 km)
- Contact us:
020 7729 8293
The Balcony Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7GF
“Pho opened in Clerkenwell in June 2005 as London's first Vietnamese street food restaurant. We're small, informal and serve great value, deliciously healthy and authentically prepared Vietnamese food. At Pho we keep it simple. The short menu means...” more...
11 reviews of Viet Hoa in English
The swanky interior cannot make up for the mediocre food. The portions are big and the food is cheap but the quality is poor. I've recently only been to one other Vietnamese place on Kinglsand Rd and I've got to say that the food in both of these places tasted identical. Salty bland broth that's a substitute for flavour. Tough overcooked meat. Soggy noodles. The whole affair would have made me sad had I not been in good company. I'd be more content and tasted buds satisfied getting a bagel off of Brick Lane when in the area. This is a place for convenience not the connoisseur.
I ate there two weeks ago and I dont think it compares to Loong Kee in terms of food. The atmosphere was nice now that they have upgraded the interior. I guess they are trying to compete with Viet Grill a few doors down. In terms of food my favourite is Prawns in tamarind sauce. I just learned about their delivery service MySalivation.com.
I will try them tonight and review them separately.
The jury of Vietnamese food lovers that I know is still well and truly out; mine came in last week and delivered a positive verdict.
A few months into a complete transformation of a renovation has left the upstairs restaurant with all the feel of a 1970s Bond set: bump against the wrong door and you may swiftly slide through the revolving door, down a chute and end up strapped to a chair facing a charming villain threatening you with an elaborate, sophisticated but painful end. Obviously not, but that's how it feels. The downstairs bar area is equally immense, a low-lit and most swanky zone with a stunning central seating area.
So, our last two visits were consistently impressive. The service was excellent, particularly for Kingsland Road. The beef in betel leaf was a perfect blend of tender and fresh, the chicken satay supremely fragrant and succulent and the stir-friend pork in lemongrass, though nothing that's going to re-write the record book, still adequately appetising.
I have friends that aren't convinced, but there's nothing that would stop me coming back for another bout.
The renovation is complete! With clean, modern furnishings and improved service, this is fast becoming one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants in the area. Prices are still low and the food is still fresh and tasty - there's absolutely no reason not to go back over and over again.
I’ve been here several times. My friend brought me to the vietnamese place and it’s very nice. The staff are very pleasant. The menu is simple I often go for the soup noodles. Deco is basic but simple very spacious and often very busy so I reckon it’s a very popular place to eat cos often when I go it’s busy. Also you can bring your drinks ie. wine, booze, they make a small charge for bringing your only alcohol. Prices is quite reasonably. It’s a bit of a walk from Liverpool street but when you get your food it makes it worthwhile. Very clean and of course I reccomend it.
I tried this restaurant bout 4 years ago, It was much better than now. Everything they make is not authentic vietnamese food anymore. It seems like chinese people is working in the kitchen .
Do not come here… really bad experience…!!!
You can bring your own drinks.
They’ll make what you want. I usually opt for a chicken and green veg with noodles.
All my friends are addicted to their spicy beefy noodle soup.
Summer rolls are also a favourite. Plus, its really cheap!
Viet Hoa is an exceptional restaurant and well worth a trip of nearly any length. Of particular note are their yummy spring rolls. Generally, I’m not a big fan of springrolls, but these deep-fried morsels really hit the spot with Viet Hoa’s distinct and subtle mix of flavours. Their sizzling pork dish is a winner too!
Viet Hoa is a huge but very humble restaurant. Service is adequate but nothing special. It should also be noted that Viet Hoa gets packed to the rafters practically every night - rather amazing considering the abundance of Vietnamese restaurants within earshot on Kingsland Road. Still, I must recommend Viet Hoa even if there’s a wait involved; a few years back, I tried one of the nearby competitors, an act which left me feeling like a traitor and regretting that I had eaten a sub-excellent meal when I was so close to phenomenal Viet Hoa. Also, many of the regulars are night prowling Hoxton hipsters. So if you go on the early side of the evening (note: they close after lunch and open again around 5:30pm), you might have the place to yourself.
One of my favourite Vietnamese places in London. Run by father and son they always recognise me and give me extra prawn crackers!
Menu has not changed for ages and they don't have any specials, so not great as a regular eatery. Never had a bad experience there and I've been loads of times.
I tried the restaurant opposite - sorry can't remember name but it is next to the former job centre. Please DO NOT eat it there. Cockorach in my crispy seaweed - Spring 07. No apology from waiter or manager. They were reported to Hackney envronmental health and were visited and cautioned.
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