HO Modern Vietnamese

3.8
84 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Vietnamese
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Permanently Closed - Ho Modern Vietnamese is situated in the centre of London"s bustling and iconic Soho district. New Chef Director of the Group, Ian Pengelley will oversee the menu which consists of modern Vietnamese dishes in an informal, upbeat and vibrant setting. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with late night sittings on Friday and Saturday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vietnamese
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Wednesday: 12pm - 10:30pm

Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
020 7287 0770
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ian Pengelley
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Private Party Facilities
Ho Modern Vietnamese can be used for corporate meetings, product launches, private functions, birthdays or any other special occasion. We take bookings for groups of 8 to 40 in our restaurant.
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Private Party Contact
Annie Ponaswan: 020 7287 0770
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Area
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Public Transit
3 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Underground station.
5 minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground station.
10 minute walk from Leicester Square Underground station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service and quality of food was compromised due to "kitchen too busy". There are plenty of competition in soho and I would go somewhere else next time.

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FC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2016
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant, such a shame it is now closed :(

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L
London
39 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I met 2 girlfriends for dinner (one of whom is a vegetarian) at Ho on a Tuesday eve and we all enjoyed our experience. The restaurant has a warm feel and the staff is friendly and very efficient. We shared several plates, each of which allowed very decent tasting portions between the three of us. Vegetarian options were plentiful and the food was both beautifully presented and delicious overall - would certainly go back for the vegetable dumplings alone. Great value for money in very central London, especially if booking during Happy Hour.

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S
London
97 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the 50% off £50 set menu & complimentary bottle of prosecco.
Thought it was excellent value for money as we had got to try a variety of items that we would not normally order such as the Crispy Duck & Fresh Watermelon, Cashew Nuts. It was tasty and refreshing...who knew those favours would work so well together.

Would recommend and would book again.

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EZ
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I'd been meaning to come to Ho for a long time and as such I had high expectations. The idea of fusion Vietnamese-inspired food was very appealing and the place had the potential to be outstanding given the inventiveness of the dishes. Sadly, I felt the freshness of the ingredients let us down a bit. The chilli Mayo looked congealed, the slices of lime were dry and the pork belly was a melt-in-the mouth experience which disappointed with a slight aftertaste of meat and broth that was not as fresh as it could have been. It wasn't off at all but it certainly hadn't been cooked that day and it left me with the disappointing realisation that this too tasted a bit of chain food. I found the decor a bit underwhelming too. Cold and slightly aged. Too dark and the tables are far too close to one another. So all in all perhaps my expectations were too high. It was ok but I wouldn't go raving about it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The unlimited prosecco brunch was incredible. So much good food and lots of nice fizz too. Lovely staff, our waiter, Sa, was outstanding.

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EB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate as a 4 taking up the £25 per head banquet with a bottle of prosecco. We had one meat banquet and one veggie one and it was all delicious. Service was great and we left there feeling very happy and satisfied. Highly recommended.

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ET
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is a bit of a find in this area. Good food, good service and great food (even for our vegetarian friend).

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C
London
54 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good modern Vitnamese food. Waiting staff were lovely but a little too attentive, we got the feeling they were hurrying us even though the restaurant was nearly empty. Without the opentable deal the set menu would have been expensive, but the ordinary menu seemed to be better value.

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E
London
62 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is not a first time for us here. We keep coming for the great food each time we are in the are. The food is very good and the Rock and Roll offer is good value at the weekend.
Service here is also very friendly. We will be coming again.

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JJ
London
29 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had the Half price Taster menu which was 3 courses with Prosecco. At £25 per head, was just about right value. Portions were small but tasty enough. Quali cooked well and mussels were nice but not enough to of it! Service was excellent and ambience was good but probably order off main menu if I go again, which is unlikely.

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BB
London
52 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely decor, friendly staff, great menu and location for going out in the West End afterwards. Really nice modern take on a Vietnamese food which we love after a recent trip to Australia.

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A
London
26 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a truly fab meal here - the bottomless brunch is incredible value. Plenty of food, free-flowing bubbly (which was regularly topped up - we never had to ask) and lovely service. We'll definitely be back.

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t
London
47 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Normally I book my open table deals well in advance, but plans were fluid for a Saturday in town. Decided with a couple of hours to go to book some early evening food & boy was that a great idea!

Fancied something spicy & this totally fitted the bill. Took advantage of the 50% off of their £50 set meal.
Well worth doing on line as we got a decent bottle of fizz thrown in (that wasn't part of the deal if you walked in) - thanks Open Table.
So 3 courses, plenty of spice, loads of food & fizz in the heart of soho, all for £50. Bargain!

Food was so tasty, my favourites were the 2 duck dishes.
Our waitors & waitresses were well informed and friendly, catering easily for adjustments due to a food allergy.
Really impressed as nothing was budget about it except the price .

Note: Aware that Thai / Vietnamese food is not cheap but it would have been a little too pricey without the deal (food was to my mind a decent £35 per head selection if I hadn't been privy to the offer). When you think there was a £28 bottle thrown in that means I wouldn't have gripped at a bill that was double, so this was a true 50% off IMO

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FT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would highly recommend HO Modern Vietnamese. Having never been before I wasn't sure what to expect but I was really impressed with not only the food but the service.
We had booked the 50% off the £50 menu deal which came with a bottle of Prosecco which is excellent value.
Myself and a friend arrived for our table on time, however our other friend was held up at work and we really thought that the staff would try and rush us, but after getting us a drink they allowed us to relax, enjoy the atmosphere and wait for our friend. Once she arrived our waiter came over quickly to sort out our bottle of Prosecco and take our orders and everything arrived promptly, it could not have been better in my opinion.
The food itself was incredibly tasty and there was a nice selection on the set menu. I would highly recommend this place and will definitely be returning.

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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely waiter and great chicken lemongrass coated in caramel. And pho was amazing and great company.

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A
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and nice ambiance, not easy to find nice decor in Vietnamese restaurants normally. Great tasting food, the menu with 50% off was good value - would not have been worth £50 though. Minus was that they didn't have any if the sides from the menu that night, and couldn't offer us anything else food wise... They gave us more prose I but I think they should have given us some extra dish or so instead. Would def go back though!

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Set menu was great value - small choice, but everything was delicious and generous portions.
Highly recommend

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K
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at Ho Modern Vietnamese on Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed the starters and main courses. The free bottle of Prosecco was a very welcome treat and made the evening a bargain night out. The only let down was the dessert which was basically a dollop of thick cream on a ginger biscuit. After the quality of the first 2 courses this was a big disappointment. The service was attentive and friendly and I definitely wouldn't hesitate to return if a similar deal was available.

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E
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and me tried this restaurant for the first time with the 50% off the £50 menu. You always are a bit skeptical when it comes to set menus, however this one was not a disappointment at all! The dishes very well presented and full of amazing flavours; brought to a higher level using basics of the Vietnamese cuisine with modern twists. Portions were good and we left really full. The free bottle of prosecco made this an even more fantastic deal! We will definitely come back.

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very busy, courses for people were brought out at different times and we had to keep chasing for our food. But our waiter was so apologetic and the food and setting was lovely!

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DA
London
121 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to Ho a few times now, with family, partner and friends alike, and feedback has always been great. Food and service always really good, and in a great location right in the heart of Soho. Try the Shaking Beef, if nothing else, delicious!

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L
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food!!!! Was a Great experience all together can't complain, starters were out of this world!! .. Especially the mussels in Vietnamese curry and fried soft crab were amazing!!! Will be coming here again!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was the perfect atmosphere for our Valentine dinner, the food was amazing bursting with flavour! The complimentary bottle of prosecco was the icing on top the whole experience. I would always recommend. Had an exceptional time!

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EN
London
22 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with a friend on the valentines menu deal. The restaurant was insanely busy and at first we were a little forgotten about. However once our waiter realised he had new people in his area ( the hostess hadn't alerted him) he couldn't have been more attentive. He even brought us extra glasses of bubbly as an apology. The food was excellent, great value for money and I would definitely recommend it for a relaxed evening out with friends.

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V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent if you love Asian food.
Nice ambience.
But most of all a very, very good waitress.

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EC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiters/waitresses were wonderful, so cheery and happy when serving. We had the Valentines Day menu and it was so tasty, every last bit!

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O
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Despite the staff not being able to find our booking via Open Table and then suggesting we had gone to the wrong restaurant we had a great pre- theatre dinner on Thurdsay night. We started with the fresh prawn rolls and then pork dumplings followed by the seabass and then the chicken accompanied with jasmine rice and mixed Asian greens. To finish, we had another round of pork dumplings. There wasn't anything I could fault with the food. The seabass came wrapped in a banana leaf and when opened looked like a work of art. It was all delicious and we will get back. The staff were friendly and given we were there pre- theatre everything was smooth and we felt like we had been there for the evening. A great find and one I would recommend.

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M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We did a fantastic deal with 50% off the set menu and half a bottle of prosecco per 2 diners. Our waiter was new and couldn't offer us flexibility - it had to be either a vegetarian or meat set menu. However the food was fabulous and for £25 a head it was incredible value for money.

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l
London
59 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious fresh and tasty food. We ate from the set menu, with a selection of yummy starters to share, followed by beautifully light sea bream fillets. Portions were generous. The service could have been more attentive, but we weren't in a rush so this didn't bother us. Fantastic value with the toptable offer. I would definitely go back.

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LK
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for the amazing half price £50 set menu, which was incredibly generous and with a wide variety of dishes, offered along with what seemed to be never ending amounts of prosecco. We were given a private area for our group of 8, which was private and intimate which worked well for our group. The service was a little slow to begin with but we received apologies after a gentle chase. Would definitely go back

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the OpenTable offer with prosecco - food was amazing, service was great and such good value for money. A true gem of a place!!!

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DH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, wonderful flavours and great dishes. Will definitely return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Restaurant made my evening very special - the food was absolutely fantastic, there was a large group together, and they were very accommodating.
The Starters were really good and well presented, and the mains were also delicious - although the restaurant was extremely busy they still made every effort serve the table.
The desert - was a mint Crème Brule and was totally amazing .. I previously preferred the old name of the restaurant as this seems very long, ,however the food has not changed and simply great. One of the best set menus deals ever.
Very much hope to get back in, before the end of Jan for another round.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Too expensive for what it is. Staff badly coordinated and most of them unable to understand simple requests. I had booked one week in advance but for out on a table by the door which let in a blast of freezing cold air every time it opened...

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious ! Small plates/sharing plates costs do add up but everything was fanstastic, including service. Definitely a step up from a standard Vietnamese restaurant in my opinion, and as I went during "dry January" I can also recommend the mocktails!

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GS
London
146 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a good pho in this more interesting dark lit restaurant. Service is good and the menu looks good with a lot of sharing options but alas when you order a pho, you can't have much else. Will go back another time to try those options.

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were exceptional. Attentive without being obsequious. My personal tastes didn't like the aubergine, and it's usually a veg that I love but the egg spoiled it. But the starters especially...yum yum yum.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ho Modern was a disappointing dining experience. In London, one is spoiled for Vietnamese restaurants. The food at Ho was lacklustre, and the menu limited. We would not recommend this restaurant.

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FU
London
27 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not that friendly and food was good but not great. The servers could explain more about the food and be friendlier. The prices are quite steep given the amount of Vietnamese establishments in the area and London. Nice ambience and dark decor and a nice restful place to relax and eat when in Soho.

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