Pho the Love of Noodles: Vietnamese joints and pho bars alike are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong, though Pho Dle Bar stands out by offering both piping hot broths as well as specialty drinks, and a small selection of cocktails.
Look & Feel: Located at the Elements mega mall in West Kowloon, Pho.Dle.Bar has a modern, simplistic look. It adjoins Cafe Deco Pizzeria, a sister restaurant run by the same dining group.
On the Menu: Good ol’ Vietnamese favorites like pho with thin-sliced beef ($84), deep-fried spring roll with pork, vermicelli and vegetables ($68) and butter garlic chicken wings ($68). There are also house specials like beef short rib with spices, papaya salad, herbs and crispy shallots ($168), baked salmon in banana leaf with curry coconut paste ($148), and pork ribs with plum and tamarind with salad and wild rice ($158). Aside from Southeast Asian-inspired drinks like Vietnamese drip coffee ($58) and longan sugar cane soda ($58), take your pick of boozy creations like ginger whisky ($68) and infused gin sa ($68), made with homemade lemongrass-infused gin.
Great For: A quick lunch break for the worker bees in West Kowloon, tired shoppers and travelers from the Airport Express downstairs in need of sustenance, or cinema-goers looking for a quick bite — Pho.Dle.Bar sits near Premiere Elements.
FYI: There’s a daily happy hour that gets you 30 percent off wines by the glass, draught beer, bottled craft beer and house spirits, available from 3 to 8pm.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.