Updated: May 10, 2018
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Bia Hoi Chop Serves Some Tasty Spicy Pho in Nakano, Tokyo


Bia Hoi Chop is a Vietnamese restaurant only 6 minutes away from Nakano Station. A lot of Vietnamese restaurants in Tokyo use dry noodles to make their meals, however, if you're looking for authentic Vietnamese cuisine, you should stop by Bia Hoi Chop in Nakano.

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Bia Hoi Chop in Nakano

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Bia Hoi Chop is a Vietnamese restaurant only 6 minutes away from Nakano Station. It's sister shop in Koenji, Chopsticks, is said to be the first restaurant in Japan to use non-dried noodles. Since the noodles are chewier, it really changes the game for pho!

The Most Popular Item: The Pork Stew Spicy Pho!

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The pork stew spicy pho is 780 yen or 980 yen as a lunch set.

This is the most popular item at the restaurant.
You can order the soup as a set with:
A. half-size chicken rice & tea (lotus tea or oolong tea)
B. fresh spring rolls & tea (lotus tea or oolong tea)

Chicken Soup For The Soul

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The broth is made with Miyazaki chicken and is complemented with Hokkaido kombu, the stewed pork gives the broth a deep umami taste.

They then add China's famous 5-spice powder to really bring out an enticing taste.

More spices!

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Have you heard of Vietnam's Sate? It's an oil made with garlic, onions, lemongrass and chilli peppers. Adding it to pho, really brings a delicious spiciness, but be careful not too much as it is very spicy, unless you like to live dangerously.

Chewy Noodles Made With Japanese Rice!

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The noodles are freshly made with Japanese rice, which makes them smooth and chewy. It's really a game changer!


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Imagine two pieces of juicy pork which has been slowly cooked in anise, cinnamon, ginger and coriander. As soon as you take a bite, the ever-so-tender meat melts in your mouth. This is what umami dreams are made of.

Chicken Rice

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With the A lunch set, you also get to try a half portion of chicken rice. And is it ever delicious! The rice is made with chicken stock and it really gives out a delicious smell. The chicken is tender and juicy, and the sauce will get you hooked.


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If you would like to try authentic Vietnamese cuisine, you should head by Bia Hoi Chop in Nakano!
Lili Wanderlust
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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