Best Manhattan Pho
I have seen many threads here regarding Pho but many people seem to add other dishes (ie buns, etc) into their overall assessments of Vietnamese restaurants.
I'm looking for the restaurant that has the best PHO (not really concerned with other dishes) hands now in Manhattan.
From the other threads I've seen these have been mentioned:
Pho Viet Huang
Nha Trang (Baxter below Canal)
Pho Bang at 157 Mott
Anyone with new information?
124 Hester St, New York, NY 10002
Nha Hang Pho Viet Huong
73 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013
87 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013
157 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
just went there (New Tu Do), very very happy with the flavors, the portions. we had a number 1 and also a special soup (second item on the menu under the glass) which was, I gather, some chiu chou soup: glass noodles, sweet fragrant broth, seafood, slices of pork, also little bits of fried pork fat and ground pork, served with lettuce and bean sprouts.
both were good.
Cong Ly was quite good, but I've had better, in Atlanta of all places. About $5 for a mid-sized bowl, not the cheapest either. But will definitely hit the spot.
I've eaten at all mentioned except Pho Viet Huang. Of those, Cong Ly is probably the best. You do realize that the best in Manhattan really isn't saying that much. If you're going to eat on Baxter, I prefer New Pasteur to Nha Trang. I'm not sure why people like that place so much. I haven't eaten at Pho Tu Do in over 10 years, but I have to say it was some of the worst Vietnamese food I've ever eaten, so I've never been back.
I like Xe Lua on Mulberry Street. Pretty good broth and nothing tastes "off" about it, like some other places. I don't like Pho Grand very much--it's too fatty.