PHO 27

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Service: The service was ok at PHO 27. The staff was very friendly but it took a long time for us to get our pho which was kind of strange since the broth is pre-made each morning.

Food: PHO 27 has the dishes you would expect from a Vietmamese restaurant including Green Papaya Salad, Soups, Spring Rolls, Pho, Vietmanese Sandwhiches on French Bread (these looked very crispy and yummy), Rice Noodles, and other Entrees like Basil Chicken, Lemon Grass Shrimp, BBQ Pork, etc. The Pho was average and we don’t think they used MSG which is always a plus (some Pho places you instantly get a headache after eating your soup from all the MSG they add). The other dishes were ok but not particularly memorable. Next time we will try the Vietnamese sandwhiches which looked pretty delicious!

Favorite Dishes: Spring Rolls, Vegetable Pho, and Beef Pho.

Atmosphere: The ambiance is really nice at PHO 27 on Waialae. The restaurant has high ceilings and cool lamps and artwork. Its bright and colorful inside and very inviting. The owners definitely thought about everything including tables that hold napkins, chop sticks and other items inside of them for easy access by both waiters and eaters! The only negative thing is they have a huge TV inside which is really distracting when your trying to talk to friend and family.

Consistency: So far we have only been one time to PHO 27.

Parking: Parking is free and super easy at PHO 27 as the restaurant is located in the same complex as Times and Longs which have 2 levels of parking located out front.

Price: Low ($7-$13.50) per Entree
No Corkage Fee!
Reservations Not Necessary
Take Out 

3221 Waialae Ave
Suite 21
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 738-0027

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday
Lunch & Dinner
10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

PHO green papaya salad

Green Papaya Salad

PHO Beef

Vegetarian PHO

PHO Toppings

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Mai Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

Overall Rating: CorkCorkCorkCork

Service: The service was pretty good at Mai Lan Vietnamese restaurant in Honolulu. It appears to be family owned (always nice touch!) and our waitress was full of smiles even as she told us they are open 365 days a year…now that’s service! Also the second time we went we brought our own wine and since we ordered the crab (the most expensive item on the menu and worth every dollar) they let us drink our wine for free (normally corkage fee of $8) which is really great service.

Food: Yummmmy is all that we can say about the fresh crab curry with french bread. It is $32 but incredibility delicious and enough for 2 people! I would go back in a heart beat for that crab and its always nice to see them catching your little crustaceans fresh from the tank. Items you can expect to find on the menu include Vietnamese cold noodles, broken rice dishes, curry, soup, specialties, entrees, salads, etc. The restaurant also gives you fresh Ramutan’s for dessert which is really a nice way to finish the meal.
Download Mai Lan Vietnamese Menu in Honolulu

Favorite Dishes: Fresh Crab Curry with French Bread, Ramutan’s (TIP: Don’t order the spring rolls we found to be little mushy inside)

Atmosphere: The ambiance could use some work at Mai Lan. Nothing really is very interesting on the inside and the restaurant has about 14 not to fancy tables plus a special room of to the side for larger parties. The artwork is pretty nice.

Consistency: Both times we have been the crab was so delicious we are already counting the days before we can return again for a fix.

Parking: Mai Lan does offer free parking next to the restaurant but the lot only has 6-8 spots. We recommend taking a taxi cab (the corkage fee is so cheap you can drink 2 bottles of wine!) or car pool with friends.

Price Range: Medium ($8.50-$32) per Entree
Corkage Fee ONLY $8 per Bottle!!
Reservations Accepted For Large Parties
Take Out Available

1224 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Tel: (808) 955-0446

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m

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Crab Curry

Manlan spring rolls

Beef Wrap