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Best Vietnamese in Queens?

aleppopepper Sep 12, 2006 08:56 PM

I am looking for great Vietnamese outside of Manhattan - my favorite is Pho Tay Ho in Brooklyn and I'd like to try something new.

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  1. Mcheck57 Sep 12, 2006 10:29 PM

    Pho Bang in Elmhurst & Flushing

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      tigerwoman Sep 12, 2006 11:31 PM

      Pho Bang is a family favorite that we have been going to for at least 12 years. I consistently like it better than Pho Bak which is in the same shopping center on Broadway in Elhurst just past the train tressel and across the street from Walgreens. It's near the R train stop but since I drive there (there's a parking lot) I cannt remember which one. There's also a few good chinese supermarkets, including Hong Kong around the corner.

      And the Indonesian supermarket is across the street and up the block.

      My favorite dish at Pho Bang is # 38 - grilled pork over rice noodles and salad for only 4.25 it's a complete meal.

      The flat rice cakes with grilled meats and pickled veggies to be wrapped in lettuce leaves are also quite good as is the Pho.

      Quick easy and delicious.

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      1. re: tigerwoman
        aleppopepper Sep 13, 2006 12:07 AM

        Thanks. Do you know if it's the same as Pho Bang on Mott Street?

        1. re: aleppopepper
          kenito799 Sep 13, 2006 07:45 PM

          The various Pho Bangs differ a lot. The one on Main St in Flushing has much better pho than in Chinatown, Manhattan. I haven't tried the Elmhurst one but it sounds even better.

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            Pan Sep 13, 2006 08:58 PM

            I ate at that location a few years ago and got some shrimps that were so old I couldn't eat them. I take it, their quality control has improved since then?

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        galcott Sep 21, 2006 06:12 PM

        I've been to Pho Bang in Elmhurst many times for the pho, which is fantastic - as good as or better than any I had in Vietnam. They also do good spring rolls. Every other dish I've tried was bland and tasteless.

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          budcar Sep 21, 2006 10:15 PM

          Pho, on Prince St in Flushing has good seafood pho, curry chicken and summer rolls. I like it better than the Pho Bac and Pho Bang.

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            Mike V Sep 22, 2006 06:36 PM

            I went to PHO BAC for lunch today based on so many recommendations. I had #25 (beef round & brisket). This is the best PHO I've ever had and it was served with lime which I prefer. I plan to be a regular.

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              bennyt Dec 2, 2006 09:41 PM

              Does anyone know if there is any vegetarian friendly Pho?

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                Mike V Dec 3, 2006 11:26 AM

                I recently had Beef Pho at ThaiSon, 40-10 74th St, Jackson Heights and it was very good. On the menu is Pho Chay which is vegetarian. Across from the 74th St/Roosevelt Ave subway station.

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                  surly Dec 4, 2006 12:50 AM

                  i know the original request was for vietnamese in queens, but just wanted to give another shout out to pho hoai in homecrest, brooklyn. it's the same owner as pho tay ho in bath beach, brookyn, i believe, and is probably the best all-around vietnamese restaurant i've been to so far. i haven't been that impressed with any of the queens vietnamese restaurants, so i can't make any recommendations in that regard.

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