Pho Shop, a Vietnamese restaurant, will be opening at 141 West 72nd Street in September. We first got word that they’d be opening this soon from our reader, Marianne Tatum, who was recently informed by a manager of the restaurant.
We reached out to Pho Shop and they told us they plan on opening during the first week of next month. The last occupant at this address was Japanese restaurant Izakaya Ida.
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.
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