During a house remodel, we've had to eat out a lot in our hometown. Pho restaurants are great because the generous portions allow us to take home leftovers for the next night's meal. We stumbled on this one in a small mall near our gym. Trying it without having read any reviews, we were wonderfully surprised by the good food. On our first visit, I had #22 (rice noodle bowl with shrimp and I substituted chicken for pork), which was recommended as "the best dish in the restaurant" by the man who seated us. My husband had #23 (rice noodle bowl with fried tofu). Both come with a small egg roll.
The "bun" rice noodle bowls were a nice mix of cold noodles and a few vegetables (lettuce, carrots) with hot chicken/tofu. The tofu was okay, but the chicken was terrific--tender, flavorful, plentiful. It reminded us of tandoori chicken, which we both love. The sauce that comes with it is rather delicate, so we each supplemented it--I, with hoisin sauce; my husband, with Sriracha. The next time, we both ordered #22 with chicken.
Obviously, we haven't sampled a wide variety of items on the menu. (Why mess with extreme success?) But we did notice that all of the "pho" noodle bowls, with one meatless exception, was made with beef broth. That seemed odd and a bit disappointing, since the chicken there was so wonderful (and we're not that fond of beef broth).
The atmosphere is hardly great (note the earlier review's comment about the music), but the service has always been very fast. Don't let the mediocre look of the surrounding mall turn you off to trying this little hidden gem.
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