FUUD: Mama Pho in Aina Haina

Finally.

We have pho.

A few of us living in East Honolulu have been waiting waiting waiting for Mama Pho to open in the Aina Haina Shopping Center. To the point where we’d pass by the shopping center just to see if the new eatery was open.

It’s our first Vietnamese restaurant (that I can remember) in our ‘hood — and we didn’t wait to try it.

I had been craving phở — pronounced “fah,” people! — mostly because I was sick and this traditional Vietnamese noodle soup dish is what I like to eat when I’m sniffing and sneezing.

But this eatery, right across from Encore! Espresso (which will be neighbors soon with a Dave’s Ice Cream), has more than just pho. Its menu features rice plates, grilled meats, cold noodles and desserts that aren’t served every day. (We know.)

Here’s what we ate this week:

Outside Mama Pho

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We have been waiting for this eatery to open in Aina Haina. The nearest restaurant serving pho in East Honolulu is Kaimuki — and on some weeknights, even that's too far to drive.

Mama Pho, Aina Haina Shopping Center, 820 West Hind Dr. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: (808) 373-8887

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6 Responses to “FUUD: Mama Pho in Aina Haina”

  1. M October 28, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    Hello Cat!
    Happy fuud pixs Friday!
    I gotta check this place out for sure. I love Bun and my wife loves Pho.

    • Catherine Toth October 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

      Bun is great. I might like that more than pho. Maybe.

  2. dy October 28, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    There is a new Pho restaurant that just opened in Hawaii Kai near the Shack. I just saw it this morning.

    • Catherine Toth October 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

      REALLY?!? I’ll check that out! Thanks for sharing!

  3. rayboyjr October 28, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Hey Cat … that looks good … I love pho … but chicken is my soup of choice …

    … my personal fave restaurant is this place called Pho Saigon in the Sam Sung Plaza across Walmart … and I love the Garlic Shrimp dish they make … not sure why it’s called “garlic” because you hardly notice it in there … it’s more of a sweet tangy marinade … that I can’t get enough of!!! …

    • Catherine Toth October 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

      Chicken soup — I wonder if restaurants actually sell that anymore. It’s such a homemade dish…

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