1. Restaurants
  2. Région Île-de-France
  3. Paris (75)
  4. Paris (75003)
  5. City of Paris

Au Bon Pho

Of the innumerable Asian spots on Rue au Maire, this dive stands out from its neighbors not only thanks to its scarlet red façade, but mainly – and especially – because it has that little extra something: incredible pho soup that’s worth coming for a seat at one of the waxed wood tables all on its own. The day we went for lunch, after a few rather ordinary spring rolls, the pho-midable smoking hot star of the show made an appearance. What a treat! Strips of beef and beef meatballs with rice noodles in a perfectly spiced broth (star anise, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom), seasoned with scallions, chives and cilantro, and completed by the masterstroke: bone marrow. Magical! And to refresh your palate after this sacred fire: some nice ginger, black sesame, litchi or red bean sorbets. // N.K.

FEELING THIRSTY? Lots of southeast Asian beers: Chang, Singha, Beerlao or Saigon (€3.50 for 330 ml).

PRICE: Mains €8 to €10.50, set menus €12.50 (lunch) and €17.50). 

Getting there

Restaurant Au Bon Pho
22, rue au Maire
TEL: +33 1 42 72 88 32
Subway: Arts et Métiers