Pho Shop, a Vietnamese restaurant, has leased space at 141 West 72nd Street (where Japanese restaurant Izakaya Ida recently closed).
We reached out to the owners of Pho Shop on the Upper East Side, and they did confirm they’d be opening an Upper West Side restaurant. But they haven’t told us when it’s likely to happen.
Pho Shop specializes in banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) and pho (Vietnamese noodle soup).
The soup is made with beef broth, rice noodle, scallions, onions, cilantro, bean sprouts, jalapeno, basil, lemon and lime. Prices range from $13 to $17 and you can add beef short rib for $5.
Pho Shop’s menu names their “# 1 favorite” noodle soup the Pho King – made with beef eye round, brisket, omasum, tendon and beef meatball. But in the same noodle soup section, the “most popular” is the Curry Noodle. So I guess they like them both.
Here’s their curry shrimp pho:
Their most popular sandwich on Seamless is the Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Sandwich with Mayo, pickled daikon, carrot, cucumber and cilantro. Their classic sandwich also sounds interesting; it’s made with Vietnamese ham, bacon, pate, mayo, pickled daikon, carrot, cucumber and cilantro.
The item most ordered on Seamless is their dumpling appetizer, which can be chicken, shrimp & pork or vegetable.
This pork, shrimp & sesame beef with vermicelli looks pretty great:
Pho Shop also has a beverage menu with items including Vietnamese iced coffee and tea, lychee nut iced coffee, and “rainbow ice” – coconut milk, red bean, mung bean, palm seed and mixed fruit jelly.
Desserts include Vietnamese banana pie and cassava pie.
To learn more about Pho Shop, and to view their full menu, check out their website. And feel free to check out their UES location at 1716 1st Avenue (between 88th and 89th Streets).
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