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Hoan Kiem

Map & Directions 727 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted


LA Weekly's Description

After gallery openings on nearby Chung King Road, a certain percentage of the art crowd drifts down to this one-dish restaurant, a specialist in pho ga, Vietnamese chicken-noodle soup. When you order, or rather nod, the massive bowl of soup is on your table in about 15 seconds, yellow and chickeny, seasoned with nothing more elaborate than a sprig or two of cilantro and a handful of chopped scallions, with soft rice noodles cooked about a hundred steps past al dente into near gelatinousness, soup that makes the meager offerings of Junior's or Nate 'n' Al's seem like so many bouillon cubes dissolved in tepid tap water.

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  • sgv.food.dood wrote a review for Hoan Kiem
    on 07/08/10

    click here to see pictures: http://sgvfooddood.blogspot.com As a Los Angeles native, my perception of Chinatown was that it tourist location with clusters of lame, dirty, and run down restaurants that easily impress tourists and foreigners with their sub par food— not really a place where the locals would eat. However, my experience at Hoan Kiem restaurant begs to differ as it... More >>

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  • Ed L. on 02/05/12

    Lemonade, chicken pho, banh cuon. Oh yes.

  • Cecilia G. on 01/28/12

    Selection is limited :)

  • Luan P. on 10/25/11

    Hoan Kiem rice crepe!

  • Ben G. on 08/12/11

    Get the lemonade it's the best I've ever had. Their chicken noodle soup is amazingly simple and delicious as well!

  • Cathy C. on 06/04/11

    thr iced milk coffee was so good I took another one to go. add liver to your chicken pho to add more yum.

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