Fodor's Expert Review Pho-To Chau
Those people lined up on River Street know where to get bowls of steaming pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) with all the best trimmings. This divey storefront was the go-to pho spot long before hipsters and foodies found Chinatown. Many Vietnamese restaurants have since opened and surpassed To Chau's quality—it's all in the broth—but eating habits die hard in this city. It's open only until 2:30 pm, but you may be turned away if the food runs out earlier.
1007 River St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA
- A local institution with long lines
- When they run out, they close, regardless of the time
- Large pho can be easily shared