#1 Pho is a great place for beginners and connoisseurs alike. After dozens of visits, we're still finding new items on the affordable menu (most entrées run less than $10 and offer generous portions). Whether it's the crispy noodles topped with crunchy stir-fried vegetables and strips of tofu, or the classic pho beef-noodle soup, the flavors in each bite strike a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. The spacious dining rooms give diners plenty of freedom to linger and peruse the desserts, most made with traditional ingredients like coconut milk. We're still working our way through that menu too.