Like a golden yolk buried in the center of a moon cake, the tastefully decorated #1 Pho is a bright spot in the sometimes-gritty neighborhood around East 31st and Superior. Among the many tasty Vietnamese dishes on the well-organized menu, our fave is pho big bowls of traditional noodle soup served with basil, lime, hoisin and other aromatic go-withs. But items such as chicken-cabbage salad and spicy squid are also fragrant, subtle and full of nuance. Plenty of vegetarian options.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
Reservations: Recommended on Weekends
Parking: Free, Lot Available, Street
Best Of 2006: Best Vietnamese
Best Of 2005: BEST VIETNAMESE