Vietnamese food, done properly, is difficult to find in Central Pennsylvania. Here are a few places to go when you need to satisfy that Pho craving. All of the restaurants profiled in this article have a great selection of food available for take-out or dine in.
Rose’s Vietnamese Restaurant, located on Walnut Street on the way into downtown Harrisburg, is easily identified by the rose on their sign. Rose’s is open for lunch and dinner. With very reasonable prices, large portions, good food and good service, this restaurant is a great place to go when you are hungry for Vietnamese food. It’s not a fancy restaurant, but it is enjoyable and has a relaxed atmosphere.
The Garden Restaurant is another Harrisburg Vietnamese Restaurant. It is located downtown on Riley Street and is easily identified by the bright green paint. Despite being having a somewhat cramped dining area, the restaurant offers a nice dining experience. The prices are very reasonable without sacrificing portion sizes. The food is fantastic.
In Lancaster, one of the best places to go is Rice and Noodles Vietnamese Restaurant. The owners of this restaurant lost their original restaurant when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The owners decided to relocate to Lancaster and start their restaurant up again there. Rice and Noodles is located just outside Lancaster City on the Lititz Pike. The prices are very reasonable and the food is very good. This restaurant can get crowded so either call ahead or avoid the prime dining times and days.
Lanviet is located in Lancaster County, just off Lincoln Highway East. The prices here are great, especially when combined with either the coupon offered on Lanviet’s website, the HACC student discount or the birthday offer. This restaurant even has a substantial vegetarian menu and can make several of the dishes vegan. The restaurant is located in a strip mall and the décor is functional. The tasty food makes up for any lack of atmosphere however.
Pho Bistro, located on East Market Street just outside of downtown York City, is another great place to go. It also has lovely décor and great service. The prices are still reasonable, but slightly higher than the other restaurants’ prices. If you are in York and want to get some good Vietnamese food, this is the place to go.