Pho’na Thai (포나타이)

Review by Kristen O’Brien, ETA 2014-2016

City: Seoul

1) Sinchon-ro 155, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 서대문구 신촌로 155 120-809

2) Gaepo-ro 621, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 강남구 개포로 621 SH공사

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I visited the branch in Sinchon (right near Ewha Women’s University). Take Line 2 the green line to Ewha Women’s University Station, exit 1. Walk straight, away from the other subway exits. If you keep walking, you’ll pass two side streets on your right (pass a post office). At the next street, you will find yourself at a big 4-way intersection. On the corner (on your right) is a NH bank, and the restaurant is right there. You have to go up to the 2nd floor up a ramp to get there.

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The price of this restaurant varies by dish, but the prices are very reasonable. The decor is very nice, with cushioned seats, and it sits on the 2nd floor so you get a nice view of the streets below. There is seating for people dining alone, and even seating for groups of people. This restaurant has the best pad thai and the best pho I’ve had in Korea. I always get the pad thai here, and I also love their Vietnamese iced coffee! The food here is very delicious and fresh, and the coffee is really, really good. If you’re looking for great Thai and Vietnamese food, I highly recommend this place! It’s also perfect for a shopping trip to Ewha. If you’re already shopping along the main strip, just shop your way along it, and once you reach the end and find yourself hungry, stop at Pho’na ^^