Great for pho
10 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
The advantage of tucking into a steaming bowl of pho at this joint is it's just as good or better than what you might happen across elsewhere, but the hygienic standards are decidedly better.
You'll pass by the kitchen and get a look for yourself on your way to the tables, which are solid wooden numbers with standard sized chairs.
10 Ly Quoc Su is very popular for a quick bowl of noodles, so don't plan on lingering too long after you're done, as someone will likely be waiting for your table.
Service is brisk and no-nonsense and the menu's in English as well as Vietnamese. Prices range from 30,000 to 50,000 VND, which isn't much more than on the street. Another branch is at 42 Hang Voi.