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“unassumingly delicious chicken pho”
Review of Pho Lam Nam Ngu

Pho Lam Nam Ngu
Ranked #408 of 2,443 Restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

it was tucked in an alley behind the hotel we were staying in, and we saw lots of locals eating there so it was apparent of its quality. we visited a bunch of other recommended restaurants and this one, though lacking in appearance, had similar signs of greatness (tons of locals, grumpy boss lady sitting in front, don't seem to care too much for your business)

the chicken pho was excellent, namely the broth was very clear but incredibly flavourful. chicken was tender and the noodles were pretty good. 35,000 for a bowl and i'd say its money well spent. if the restaurant is packed, you can also choose to sit in one of the cafes on the opposite and you can order the chicken pho as long as you order from the cafe. imo you get a much nicer seating area and the option of different drinks so it's a good deal.

we travelled as a group and unanimously liked it so much we decided to eat there again the next day.

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Thank Enoch H
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

A local friend of mine recommended this facilities. It is a very typical local home business of Hanoi, small and busy. The space was very small so that my Dutch friend was like the giant in the shop and he could not really fit himself in the tiny seating area. The floor was trashed with tissues and seemed not very hygienic. The owner and the staffs were not very welcoming but we had our order taken safely with the help of my local friend.

Ignoring all the points mentioned above, the chicken noodles (pho ga) was very good with shredded dry lemon leaf, extra meat. The price was reasonable as noodles with extra meat and chewy pastry dough and a soft drink cost only 50,000VND (US$2).

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Thank Annie T
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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

A Chicken or pork noodle is 35,000vnd. I like have a noodle inner shop. I don't like to have
it outside shop paid a same price

Thank 현진 정
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

There was nothing special about the pho and the women working there were not very welcoming. I prefer the places on the street corners that offer more air and excitement. That said, the chicken was of good quality.

Thank Mari T
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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I went doen to Nam ngu to sort out some flight problems and stumbled across this pho shop. Got a bowl and a coffee across the street,,,, what can i say. Was so much nicer than Pho 10 wich everyone said was the best. This place is not in a tourist area, but if it was would be rated the best. Awesome bowl of Noodles

Thank Chris L
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