It has set up roots in one of the best locations in town, and it’s certainly drawing in the customers. But what does our mystery diner think? Photos by Bao Zoan
A Japanese pizza chain with a difference
‘Namo, the contraction of a Romanesco word for “Let’s go” is Saigon’s newest Neapolitan-style, artisanal pizzeria.
JAPANESE PIZZA JOINT
24 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Tel: 01208 034444
Famed for its home-made mozzarella and Japanese-inspired pizzas that break all the rules, the Hanoi outlet of Pizza 4P’s is as popular as its Saigon branch, a restaurant that has been greeted by accolades by all asunder. All pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven and use fresh, local ingredients.
Everyone’s favourite New York style pizza parlour has opened up a satellite shop behind the Reunification Palace. ESPY Pizza, which has been running since Dec. 2013, is expanding to make sure it’s quicker and easier for their fans to get their pizza fix; the same great pizza with a different view.
If there’s a western dish loved in Vietnam as much as it is everywhere else, it’s pizza. The ultimate comfort food, our judges spend two days trekking around the capital to find which restaurants serve up the best pizza in Hanoi. Words by Jesse Meadows and Noey Neumark. Photos by Julie Vola
Japanese-Italian fusion in the form of a pizza. Are you kidding? Well, no, we’re not actually. Pizza 4P’s is already huge in Saigon, winning awards, crazy Trip Advisor ratings and gaining a massive following. Now, courtesy of two Japanese-designed pizza ovens, the most unusual pizza restaurant in Vietnam has opened in Hanoi.
Our undercover critic checks out a Thao Dien institution. Photos by Nick Ross
After a short hiatus to get going on some well-needed refurbishment, the oldest (but now the newest) Italian restaurant in town has reopened its doors.
You don’t have to look any further than the pizza perverters operating chain restaurants to see why pizza gets a bad name amongst healthy types. At La Crespo, the pizza is different — cooked in a wood-fired brick oven, almost everything on the all important pie organic and homemade.