Hai Duong Restaurant serves the finest Vietnamese cuisine in Marrickville including hot pot, duck, crispy pancakes, pho (Vietnamese noodles) and more. A BYO venue, Hai Duong Restaurant also has a take away service, and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
PHD is one of many Vietnamese restaurants in Marrickville that are getting frequented by a lot of customers. The restaurant has a limited space with just enough room for tables and chairs and passageways, but not enough to make you feel comfortable. The red-laden ambiance which I suppose would give the restaurant its Asian atmosphere makes the shop feel even smaller. I was brought to this restaurant by my friend. A lot of people there ordered their pho (noodle soup), but we decided to venture out a bit and had their tomato rice with two dishes from the menu. We ordered the chicken omelette and a fried eggplant. The omelette was quite alright but the eggplant was quite salty and was very soggy, like it was taken out of the fridge and reheated. Both the dishes were highly flavoured that would make you thirst for quite some time. The rice also came last and we actually had to ask for it before it came. The rice was very lumpy and was definitely notread more
When I visit Marrickville, this place is top of mind. And when I sit down at the table, the only thing I will order is the Ph Beef Special. You can't go wrong with Ph from PHD (Pho Bac Hai Duong). This place is crowded every weeknight while the other nearby restaurants are empty (not to say that the other restaurants are bad, but that this place is at the top of their game).
Tried their 'Medium Rare Pho Dai' small today and apart from it being as pricey as 'Pho An' from Bankstown, everything else went down hill from there. The soup was not hot, the meat was dry, old (edges were dark) and well overcooked, the soup was overpowered with fish sauce, couldn't taste much else of that pho herb flavour. A huge let down. I probably went on a bad day but even so, to charge $9 - $13 a bowl I would expect the same consistency as 'Pho An'.