Press Love


We feel the love. 

We’ve had the nicest things written about us. Here are a few recent clippings:

Robert Moss over at Charleston City Paper says,

“A new take-out centric restaurant from chef/owner Anh Toan Ho, Mì Xào brings traditional Vietnamese cooking to the northern reaches of Mt. Pleasant. The compact menu includes noodle soups, rice dishes, and salads along with cool summer rolls and tender steamed dumplings. The beef pho brims with savory spices while the tom yum kung presents big, flavorful shrimp in a lime-tinged sweet and sour broth. Daily specials offer a sampling of classic dishes from across Asia, too, like pad Thai, pancit, and Korean barbecue. For the northern ’burbs, it’s a much-needed infusion of fresh, interesting flavors, and a great option for a quick, affordable meal.

In an article about Chef Toan’s wine dinner at the Old Village Post Office, Amanda Click of The Digitel writes,

“Chef Anh Toan Ho has brought delicious Vietnamese fare to the Lowcountry by helping the owners at CO on King Street create their menu before he opened his own restaurant, Mì Xào, in Mount Pleasant.”

To the wonderful reviewers at Urban Spoon, thank you– we are over the moon!

Julia K says, “London broil Pho and spring rolls - I absolutely love Mi Xao. I am gluten intolerant and this is a great place for me to eat! The food is delicious and the portions are huge. I went there with a bunch of friends and I would have liked to try every single dish, it smelled and looked great. The beef pho I had was great and I definitely go back on a cold day when a huge bowl of pho is just the best thing to have. I also had spring rolls, loved them and especially the sauce so much that I had to get more spring rolls. :)

Ken McMaster says, “I love Mi Xao, I’ve lived in Vietnam for several years and during that time I would eat Pho once or twice a week. Now I go out of my way once or twice a week to eat Pho at my new favorite spot, Mi Xao. Nice people that work there and very accommodating when I ask for extra garlic and greens.”

Yelp! reviewers, you have our hearts. 

Alex K says,”I have eaten here twice in one week. The London broil pho is to die for, served with rice noodles and a side of sprouts, lime, jalapeño and herbs.  Drizzle in hoisin and sriracha and away you go. :) I have also tried the won ton pho and the chicken pho but the beef wins. A friend got the stir fry and was very pleased. The menu allows you to pick sauce, veg then protein to create your own plate. The restaurant is small and mostly take out, most foods come in styro clam shell containers. My first visit was during lunch and the second during dinner. The service is incredible, the employees and owners know customers by name and make sure you are truly enjoying your meal. My first soup I did not finish and I was given the remains in a container, topped off with extra broth to go!”

Jeana P writes, “DELICIOUS!! Having just moved to Charleston from Chicago, I’ve been searching for a go to Asian restaurant.  This is it!  I’m actually hesitant to post this review as I’d prefer it remain a hidden gem, yet this business deserves recognition for such fresh, tasty Vietnamese food.  We tried the wok seared beef tips and shrimp pho and both were simply superb and so flavorful.  Service was incredibly quick, I was out the door with my take-out in 5 minutes.  Restaurant is small, but cutely decorated with a few tables indoors and out, and appeared very clean.
Two thumbs up!”

On Chef Toan’s dinner at the Old Village Post Office, Real with Neil writes,

Who knew you could have beef 7 different ways? Well, you can, and Chef Anh Toan Ho will show you how…be prepared for a culinary experience that will be unique, if not delicious.”

Oh and we are addictive! It’s true. Robert Moss of Charleston City Paper singled out our fragrant jasmine iced tea.

He writes, “it’s a beverage so splendidly sweet and floral that you’re likely to slurp down a whole cup before your takeout tom yum kung is ready.”


The cafe, ready for customers.