House of Ho
Despite being in Soho, the House of Ho is actually a restaurant -- it’s helmed by a half-Chinese, half-Egyptian chef born in New Zealand, and they serve Vietnamese food. In fact, the head man is kiiind of a big deal back in Hanoi, where his eatery has become something of an institution. This new spot mixes sleekly modern low-lighting w/ rustic wood/bamboo fittings, while the menu puts out modern Viet goodness like five-spice quails on crispy noodles, apple-smoked pork belly, and classic shaking beef (referring to wrist action with the pan, not the cow when it learns what’s for dinner). There’s a solid wine list to accompany, and there are even signature ‘tails like the ‘Ho’groni, mixing gin, Campari, and pomelo bitters.