So where's the good pho? Seriously?
I moved to Brooklyn from Philly, and expected NYC would offer me upgrades of all of my favorite foods (ok, other than cheese steaks and Italian hoagies, and roast pork sandwiches). But apparently Philly is kicking NYC butt on the Pho train as well, because, c'mon! You call that broth?! Where are the good Pho places?
Can't speak to Philly Pho, but try the pho at Nha Toi. Best I've had in NYC.
(Definitely better than the various Chinatown and Sunset Park pho I've hit. Cannot compare it w/ Bensonhurst joint as I've yet to go there. Have not done side by side but compares reasonably well w/ the Jonathan Gold best-of-LA pho I had in SGV last time I was out there.)
Sides are also quite good at Nha Toi -- papaya salad, spring + summer rolls, etc -- as are the banh mi.
As I've said prev on this board I think it might well be the best Vietnamese in NYC...
160 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Pho Hoai on 86th street and 4th avenue in Bay Ridge is pretty good. Can't compare it to others in Brooklyn as this is the only place I have tried.
8616 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209