Pho originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam, apparently southeast of Hanoi in Nam Dinh Province, but you can get it right on your doorstep.

Phonatic has landed in Adelaide, and it’s a fresh, hip take on everyone’s favourite Vietnamese dish.

pho fridays

The new restaurant launched on Tuesday night and our writer John Goodridge was there.

He described the vibe as vibrant and fresh.

“It’s funky, fresh and real. There’s the family influence – the pictures on the wall describe the journey from Vietnam,” he says.

“It’s bigger than it looks. It opens out to a beer garden out the back, and there’s an upstairs area, which will develop into a new nightclub.”

Phonatic home delivers within a 5km radius, has ‘Pho Fridays’ with beer, music and a great range of specialty Asian cocktails.

They also claim to make the ‘best Pho in Adelaide’ and you can judge that for yourself by visiting 171 Hindley Street seven days a week.

Make a booking HERE.

Check out the photo gallery from Tuesday night’s launch and make sure you pay a visit to Phonatic for a bowl of hot steamy Wagyu Pho, Clay Pot Salmon or their juicy Betel Leaf Beef.

Photos by John Goodridge