are about as prevalent as bus stops here, but pho is just a minor player in Hanoi Kitchen's lineup. It's a family-run operation: Mom is at the stove, and the daughters run the spacious and immaculate front-of-house. They seem to know they're a bit of a secret, and come over a bit giddy when they learn it's your first time—like they're excited for you. They should be, because Hanoi Kitchen's menu, distinguished by unique dishes, fresh ingredients, fair pricing, and a heartiness that makes it feel like home cooking, merits them far more buzz than they get.
Hanoi Kitchen offers a wide-ranging menu that showcases fresh meats and vegetables, generous portions, and strong value. Family pride and integrity result in Vietnamese food of excellent quality and—if a dining room consistently full of Vietnamese patrons of all ages is any indication—authenticity.
This Vietnamese spot on Glisan offers a variety of noodle and rice dishes, chock full of (primarily)pork and shrimp. Take a group and share some chow.