In the same sketchy building on the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Fern Street that I talk about in my Amina Pizzeria post (which, by the way, is still surviving), is Pho Bistro 2. It’s a friendly family-run restaurant serving up pho in a casual atmosphere. It also happens to be situated at the halfway point between my place and Sister in Law 4 (SIL4)’s place, so we often meet there for dinner, as we did the other night.
Chicken Salad ($6.95) on the house – how nice!
An order of Spring Rolls ($5.50). This kind of reminds me of Korean food, the way you wrap it in lettuce with your favorite fixin’s…
SIL4’s Medium Pho Combination ($6.95), a steaming hot bowl of noodles, beef flank, rare steak, brisket, tripe, tendon, and beef balls in a savory broth. Of course it comes with a side plate of fresh bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, peppers and lime wedges to add to the soup as you please. Both our hubbies ordered the same thing, but in the large size ($7.50)
I had the Bun with Shrimp & Grilled Pork ($7.75), a delicious bowl of cold rice noodles, lettuce and cucumber topped with grilled shrimp, pork, peanuts and fried onion chips. I pour the sauce all over and mix it all up.
There are many places to eat pho in Honolulu, but Pho Bistro is one of the more reasonably priced places. It’s open every day and within 2 minutes walking distance from my house, so needless to say I’m a repeat customer. It’s the ultimate comfort food on any night.
PRICE RANGE:$6.50-7.95 for pho, $6.95-7.75 for bun. Click here to view the menu.
MY BILL: $22.00 for two
Pho Bistro 2
(Corner of Kalakaua and Fern, parking lot entrance off Fern Street)
1694-C Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96826