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Viet Noodle Bar, Atwater Village

I have just re located to the L.A area and was searching for a Pho Soup place. This place is not authentic at all. I had asked for the garnish which consists of Srouts, jalapeno's and cilantro and all I got was a strange look. The noodles in the soup were not your regular vermicelli as well. The service was not very good at all. If anybody can direct me to a great authentic pho place I would certainly appreciate it.

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Viet Noodle Bar
3133 1 2 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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  1. not far is Wat Dong Moon Lek Close to me and quite good.
    www.watdongmoonlek.com/

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    Wat Dong Moon Lek
    4356 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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    1. re: johnnyshungry

      Thank you so much! Looks like exactly what I am looking for-much appreciated/

      1. re: lmvetter

        I eat here reg. since it's so close to me.
        Spicy can be SPICY so I go medium and I can take spice.

      2. re: johnnyshungry

        Wat Dong Moon Lek is terrific and makes a more flavorful pho than Viet Noodle Bar which seems on the bland side.

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        Viet Noodle Bar
        3133 1 2 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

        Wat Dong Moon Lek
        4356 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA

      3. van nuys / chinatown / 626 are your only hope

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        1. Not sure where you're located, but some good spots in the SGV are:

          Golden Deli
          815 W Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776
          626-308-0803
          http://www.goldendelirestaurant.com/

          Vietnam Restaurant
          340 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
          626-281-5577

          Pho 79
          29 S Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
          626-289-0239
          http://www.pho79.com/

          Personally I prefer Golden Deli, but a lot of hounds like Pho 79. I would like Pho 79 more if I didn't get an MSG buzz (and then crash) from their broth. Pho 79 has pho with char-grilled pork, which I wish more places would do.

          Golden Deli's dining room is often slammed, though take out is lightning fast no matter how busy they are. Vietnam Restaurant up the street is comparable in quality to Golden Deli, and usually not quite as busy.

          1. Hi Imvetter,
            You might want to consider giving Viet Noodle Bar another try.
            The first time I went there I wasn't sure what to make of the Pho Ga. It was so different from the earthy star-anise laden pho I had before.
            I found out from the owner that this simple pho without accompaniments was typical of pho from Hanoi. By the second time I had it, I really appreciated the simple clean chicken-y broth.
            If the pho doesn't work for you, you might still want to try the bun with turmeric fish. Its an amazing dish.
            Viet Noodle Bar also has fresh flavored soy milk. Love the black-sesame flavored one.

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            Viet Noodle Bar
            3133 1 2 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

            1. via cafe in chinatown is hands down my favorite! tasty broth, fresh herbs, beautiful to look at.

              gin ling way!