Aloha! These Vietnamese Restaurants In Honolulu Are Sure To Bring All The Delight!

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On the island of Oahu’s south shore is the capital of Hawaii and the key to the U.S. island chain, and that’s Honolulu! Honolulu is known for being the centerpiece of hot spots to shop, dine, and sight see. Whether you’re there to enjoy the white sand and clear blues of the ocean, or taking in the beautiful pieces of nature at every corner, Honolulu is one of the biggest and brightest places to visit in the whole world. 

While you’re out exploring your appetite is sure to grow, and you came here specifically for the best Vietnamese restaurants in Honolulu. So let’s take a journey through the valleys, and find some delicious Vietnamese dishes in Honolulu!

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Phở Bistro 2

A casual and no-frills Vietnamese bistro serving up classics for dining in or out!

Cooked and seasoned to perfection, exactly how it should be! Image courtesy of the Pho Bistro 2 Yelp Photo page.

1694 Kalākaua Ave # C | Honolulu | phobistro2.com 

A local small business, Pho Bistro 2 is one of the top rated Vietnamese restaurants in Honolulu. It’s been around for a long time, serving loyal customers the best of the best when it comes to Vietnamese classics. And the best part? You can dine in the warm ambience of the interior or get exactly what you want from the menu and bring it to your hotel/home! Pho Bistro 2 makes for a great weekend meal at the end of a long hard week of work or something a little different to add to your vacation routine!

Pho Bistro 2 has a HUGE menu, with appetizers, rice dishes, noodle soup, Vermicelli, vegetarian, specials, extras, and drinks! And going through everything on the menu may be a bit…much at the moment. So let’s give you a sneak peek into one item from each section of Pho Bistro 2’s menu:

“Food is always good.  Takeout is really easy. They have a parking person to help you with parking which is a huge plus since my take out orders are always big.” -Yelp Review 

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The Pig and The Lady

In this lively setting you’ll be served the best modern Vietnamese cooking!

Trendy and delicious, that’s how Pig and The Lady makes their stuff! Image courtesy of The Pig and the Lady Instagram page

83 N King St | Honolulu | thepigandthelady.com 

The Pig and the Lady, another highly acclaimed Vietnamese restaurant in Honolulu that serves tasty meals to all those who are craving something with many rich flavors. Offering private dining, catering, good ol fashion regular dining, (and even some merch) The Pig and the Lady has it all! 

This award winning restaurant is headed by Chef Andrew Le, who carries the principles of his Vietnamese immigrant family through every twist and turn of running a restaurant business. With that, ever since 2013 when The Pig and the Lady opened it has been a hit with everyone who comes on through!

The Pig and the Lady has a lunch and dinner menu, the lunch menu has Cured Salmon Skin Rolls, Pho Noodles, Ahi Toast, Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi, and more. While the dinner menu has dishes like the lunch options and Smoked Chicken, Burmese Tea Salad, Seasonal Tomatoes, Grilled Garlic Steak, and much much more! Plenty of classic and modern Vietnamese meals to enjoy while you enjoy the scenic joys of Hawaii!

“Absolutely love this place! In the middle of Chinatown, this place gets quite busy. Be sure to snag a reservation in advance though they do offer walk-in seating if available. Highly recommend getting the Vietnamese iced coffee and the French dip pho. Incredibly yummy!” -Yelp Review 

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Pho Old Saigon

Authentic Vietnamese cuisine served in this restaurant that’s open daily!

A bowl filled with flavor brimming on the surface! Image courtesy of the Pho Old Saigon Yelp Photo page

567 Kapahulu Avenue Units 1B & 2 | Honolulu | phooldsaigon.com 

In 2001, Dan and Sue created a local small business in Waikiki, with challenges throughout the years, from menu changes and a location change, Pho Old Saigon has established itself anew in Kapahulu with a smaller venue in size but the heart still the same. With a warm welcome to old returning customers from their previous location and a new one to those who find Pho Old Saigon now, this restaurant is serving up food that’s hot and ready to serve.

On their takeout menu, Pho Old Saigon has a variety of foods to enjoy, like Shredded Pork + BBQ Pork (or Chicken), Broken Rice Deluxe w/ Egg Meatloaf, Garden Delight Rolls, Lemon Beef Salad, Sauteed Fried Tofu, Hue’s Spicy Beef Noodle Soup, and many many more. With over 100 items to choose from, you might need to take a look at the menu before you head over to place your order as deciding what tasty thing to get at Pho Old Saigon may take more time than you think!

“About a 15min drive out of Waikiki. Very tasty food. We tried the vegetarian papaya salad, chicken pho and beef pho. The salad was great and the broths of the pho were tasty. Parking is limited so we parked in a residential area about a 5 min walk away. No wait at 5pm on a tues afternoon. I'd come back.” -Yelp Review

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Cuu Long ll Vietnamese Restaurant

A hip Vietnamese restaurant that serves creative noodle dishes and more!

Plenty of things to enjoy in this hand-crafted dish! Image courtesy of the Cuu Long II Instagram page.

175 N Hotel St #2 | Honolulu | cuulong2.com 

Specializing in authentic Vietnamese cuisine, (specifically Phờ and beef noodle soup), Cuu Long II is here to bring the very best of every Vietnamese dish, highlighting flavors every fan of the cuisine knows. Since Phờ is Cuu Long II’s most famous dish, on their website they talk about the health benefits it has and what you can expect from the fresh and nutritious ingredients it uses like their light-boiled broth and home cooked rice noodles with added spices like basil and cilantro. Now that’s not all they carry, Cuu Long II has plenty of food to provide to everyone.

On the menu you can expect a mix of starters, pho noodles, Vermicelli, rice, desserts, and beverages! Some starters include Spring Rolls (vegan option available), Green Papaya Salad, and Banh Mi Sandwiches. Seafood Pho, Beef Combo, and Vegetarian Pho are all under the “pho noodle” section. There’s Vermicelli dishes that you can get spicy or regular, plus an array of rice platters chocked full of protein and vegetables. There’s more to explore at Cuu Long II, so head on down and check out what they have!

“Excellent service & exceptionally clean! Waiter made a nice suggestion as to what is most popular. I ordered a BBQ pork & shrimp vermicelli bowl. Everything in the bowl tasted fresh & there was more shrimp & BBQ pork than I expected. Give this place a try, I'm sure you'll love it too.” -Yelp Review

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Ha Long Pho Noodle House

A colorful and contemporary spot full of tasty flavorful Vietnamese favorites!

A beautiful table presentation makes for a beautiful meal! Image courtesy of the Ha Long Pho Noodle House Yelp Photo page.

1414 Dillingham Blvd STE 101 | Honolulu | halongnoodle.com 

Siblings Janice and Paul Nguyen grew up in the Kalihi neighborhood in Honolulu, with journeys taking them through different paths, they eventually found their way together in what they believed to be their true path, owning and creating Ha Long Pho Noodle House that makes the very best pho in Honolulu. Seeking the wisdom and knowledge of their uncle Thomas who is a self taught and has many unique family restaurants, Janice and Paul mastered their own style to make what everyone knows now at Ha Long Pho Noodle House!

What’s great about this restaurant is the care brought into every aspect of the space. Paul and Janice consulted a team of leading designers Pia Boone and Tim John to create a fresh and modern take on the regular restaurant “look.” But you’re not here to just talk about the ambience, you’re here to take a look into the food! From Beef Noodle Soup, Steak and Brisket Phở, Plain Phở, Fresh Summer Rolls, BBQ Chicken Vermicelli, and many more!

“Last minute for comfort food but we were able to get a good seats. The wait time for the food could've been a lot more faster but the food itself is great and I literally did finish all my food. Got a combination pho with sides of veggies like Bean sprouts and mints” -Yelp Review 

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

You can never go wrong with Vietnamese food, from the Phở to the Vermicelli, each dish is full of flavors that you can’t find anywhere else. Each of these restaurants offer a unique blend of foods that will fill you up perfectly after a day out in the sun! These Vietnamese restaurants in Honolulu, plus a few others out there are the perfect places to get some tasty comfort food!

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