This location used to be the old Donut Diner, years ago.
If you remember what it used to look like then, it still looks a lot like that now, although recently, "Pho Vietnam 999" has removed the booths in the middle of the restaurant and replaced them with tables, so there are only booths on the window-side now.
I wasn't very familiar with Vietnamese food prior to trying this restaurant, but I wanted to try something different with my husband.
If you like Chinese food, I'm sure you'll find enough similarities to get by here.
They seem to have a very large menu, but that's mostly because all variations of all dishes each have their own number on the menu.
The ordering system is a little confusing for a first-timer.
Basically, you sit down and the server will bring you a pot of their house tea.
Then you choose what you'd like (from drinks to appetizers to entrees) and write it down by its number on a piece of paper.
The waiter takes the paper and then brings your food.
Usually, they are very quick to fill your order too.
Sometimes the waiters will ask if you've been here before (and if you're new, they will explain things to you and help you decide) but sometimes they are no help at all.
Be aware of this, as you might want to ask questions, ask for assistance or ask for a fork and knife (if you're not 100% comfortable with chopsticks, which are provided on the table).
Sometimes, the waiter will bring you cutlery without your asking, sometimes they won't.
All the food we've had there (and we've visited easily about a dozen times over the past year) has been very fresh and very healthy. Lots of veggies, often steamed...we've never had anything that was greasy or salty.
Some of the drinks seem really weird (like a tomato shake) but if you don't try something new, you'll never know if you like it. We always try to order something different each time.
Except the pho soup - we always get that. I like it with 'rare beef' (which cooks in the hot soup) and my husband likes it with 'beef balls' (which are like little meatballs). Be aware though, the soup in itself is a meal (it may seem expensive at about $8 for a medium soup, but it's really big).
We often order an appetizer to share and 2 entrees and get 2 soups to go, so we can enjoy it the next day.
We have found that if you go at certain times (ex. before 6pm) it's quiet, but if you go after say 7pm, it gets filled with large Vietnamese families. So if you're in a group, it might be harder to get a table, although if you're by yourself or with one other, I'm sure that will be fine.
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