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Apr 28, 2007 08:57 AM

best pho in san gabriel valley?

i know this subjects been done a lot before but my dad's been craving good pho. he has parkinson's so he doesn't get out much so i'd like to make it nice. haven't tried pho in the sgv so i'm turning to y'all. any suggestions?

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  1. Pho 79 in Alhambra. (on garfield ave and main st)

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    1. re: cheesecustard

      thank you for the info. is there anything closer to rosemead?

      1. Myoo, check out these links.

        A friend of mine loves Saigon Flavor.

        I like Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa in Alhambra, but I would not say it's the best. The reason I like Nem is-- fast service, cheap price, fresh food, nice people-- also, it's less crowded than most places on Valley Blvd.

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        1. re: katkoupai

          thanks so much. checked out the site. very informative. where is saigon flavor?

          1. re: myoo

            No problem. Saigon Flavor is in the city of San Gabriel, on Valley Blvd.

            Saigon's Flavor - (626) 572-6036 - 208 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA

        2. You might want to check out Raytamsgv's site, here: - entertaining and informative reviews.

          I like the pho at Golden Deli (on Las Tunas), but that may be a result of being addicted to their cha gio and therefore not an thoroughly helpful/"based on the pho" recommendation.

          1. go to golden deli. by far, it is the de facto standard for pho in the SGV. eatdrinknbmerry (in the link below) officially endorses golden deli as the 'gold medal' towards the bottom of his review. so do i. you can go to saigon flavor or vietnam house, but to me i think they're a little bit off. (actually they're owned by the same people that own golden deli... but GD was the very first shop and i think they haven't quite managed to replicate the magic in their newer shops)

            1. thanks to all the suggestions. i think we'll try golden deli next time. we went to pho 79 last night and my dad liked it but i didn't think it was so great. it was my dad's night so i'm glad he enjoyed it. again, thanks.

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              1. re: myoo

                I would furthur the Golden Deli vote- if you go on a weekend though be prepared for a wait