Pho Hoa is an international chain. Their restaurant on Eat Street is fairly large and can accommodate many people. Pho Hoa has a fairly simplistic menu and due to its chain nature, you know what you’re getting when you order. It’s one of David’s favorite pho places on Eat Street, and it appears many other Vietnamese people agree with him as Pho Hoa is full of Vietnamese customers. One amazing plus to this restaurant is their large parking lot!
We started off with the Chả Giò (Fried Roll with Minced Pork and Vegetable). The spring rolls were meaty and fried well. For other starters we’re also tried the fresh spring rolls, which we quickly devour with the peanut dipping sauce.
I’ve ordered the pork banh mi, $4, before and even though the menu doesn’t say it, it’s stuffed with tripe as well!
This is the tofu and vegetable pho. It’s got a surprisingly aromatic and flavorful broth for a tofu and veggie soup. I would definitely order this one again.
The noodles with tofu and veggies were also great. Huge, filling and great toothsome noodles.
I got the small Phở Tái (Noodle soup with eye round steak) and David got the large Phở Tái, Nạm, Gầu, Gân, Sách (Noodle soup with steak, flank, tendon, tripe, and fatty flank). We both enjoyed our meals and could barely finish the large soups. The Eat Street area boasts a large number of Vietnamese restaurants and Pho Hoa has a variety of advantages that the others don’t- such as a large, open dining area, no wait time, and a spacious parking lot.
Best Bets: Beef pho, tofu and vegetable pho, tofu and vegetable noodles, fried spring rolls
Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten-Free: Yes / No / Yes
Entree Range: $4-10
Waiter Service: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Credit Cards: Yes
Parking: Private lot, Free Street
Good for Groups: Yes
2450 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404