We live here on the islands and sometimes we treat ourselves to a good restaurant even though its in Waikiki and out of the way. We took a chance on Giovanni's because we love pastrami. We love it and we love the foods they offer on the menu. So everytime we have a special occassion or just a dinner night out, we always go to Giovanni's. The service is great, the waitresses are nice and attentive, parking is right in the back and we just enjoy a nice time at Giovanni's.
Beyond our expectation! We've been to many Vietnamese restaurants in town. The spring rolls are very fresh and tasty. The steak in pho is thinly sliced and tender. BBQ chicken came out beautifully cooked. Overall speaking, the food here is more refined compared to other restaurants. On top of that, the genuine and warm smiles of their staff reminds me of the people I saw when travelling in Southeast Asia. Definitely will go back again.
I have tried many vegetarian versions of pho at various restaurants and none can compare to Vietnam Cafe Pho Saigon's. They load the bowl with tons of broccoli, choi sum, string beans, tofu, celery....and of course the noodles are perfectly cooked. You have a choice of the beef or veggie broth, which are both delicious!