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Mar 26, 2007 07:08 PM

Pho in the 323/818?

I've been trying to find a good authentic pho place in the Griffith Park area. There are some in downtown LA but if I don't have to drive the 15 min I'd rather not. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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  1. Pho on sunset in Silverlake (unmarked in minimall next to Rambuthan Thai) - Gingergrass on Glendale Blvd. down the street from CVS pharmacy - don't know if they're considered authentic, but both delicious.

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    1. re: mrpullings

      I love Pho Cafe. As Mr.P says, it is in that little strip mall at the intersection of Sunset and Silverlake Blvd. No sign. The pho is really good and the bun is amazing. And everything is less than $8. Their beers are only $4, too.

    2. In the 323, Atwater Village, on Glendale Blvd., Indochine Vien. I keep posting this, lately. It's good, not great, and a little more expensive than pho elsewhere.

      How far is Griffith Park from Alhambra (626) and Valley Blvd.? That, in my opnion, is where you can get the best deal for pho.

      I know of pho in the 818 on Reseda Blvd. in Northridge, but that's a bit further than 15 minutes from Griffith Park. Downtown LA might be closer.

      I think I've passed by other pho places in the 323, but I have not tried them. Good luck. :)

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      1. re: katkoupai

        There is also Pho on Reseda/Sherman Way in Reseda as well.

        1. re: WildSwede

          None of my options are too close to Griffith Park, but here goes:

          818 has Pho So 1 in Reseda (and Van Nuys next to 99 Ranch). There's also a pho place across from the 99 Ranch in VN but I haven't been to it.

          I'd been to one pho joint in KTown (Pho 4000 on Western) and it's nice that it's nearby but it pales in comparison to other places, even though it's actually Vietnamese-owned. The others are Korean-owned, so your mileage may vary.

          1. re: SauceSupreme

            There's a Pho 999 on Victory and Sepulveda, and another on Coldwater Canyon and Sherman Way.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Pho So 1 (the one on Van Nuys & Victory) is much better than Pho 999 in my experience. Fresher ingredients, deeper tasting pho.

          2. re: WildSwede

            Actually, the pho that I was talking about in Northridge is probably actually in Reseda, because I think it is Reseda Blvd. and Sherman Way. The place I'm thinking about is right next to a big beauty supply shop and not too far from Continental Art Supply. Oops. :-)

            1. re: katkoupai

              Yep, that would be Buba's Beauty Supply. There is a Pho place that has been there for a while (my brother's choice) then there was another a few shops up, but closed (my choice). Last time I drove by, it looked like there is now another one in the same block. ;-)

              1. re: WildSwede

                Yes, I think there are two pho shops right next to each other on Reseda near Sherman Way, but it has been a while since I have been there to eat. :)

            2. re: WildSwede

              Just got back from pho so 1 on Reseda , good old #23 beef stew. I am telling you that is some good stuff...lot's of rooster sauce and some spring rolls and you got yourself a great midday meal.

          3. I second Gingergrass. It doesn't have a lot of selection for pho. I think just beef, chicken and veggie, but it's tasty and the spring rolls are fresh. It also has a lot of other really tasty treats if someone you go with isn't into pho.