Pho 888

Restaurants , Vietnamese Uptown
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Pho 888
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Pho 888

“Clean yet complex” sums up this Argyle spot’s namesake soup, which bears a hint of sweet star-anise flavor, subtle beefiness and silky fresh noodles. Those same noodles serve other dishes almost as well, but our two favorites don’t include them. The banh mi thit nguoi nails perfectly crusty bread, salty ham, a slather of earthy pâté, plus crunchy daikon, carrots and sliced chilies. And the massive lotus-root salad is the best around, with plump, fresh shrimp, plenty of crunchy peanuts and tangy, herb-flecked dressing.

Venue name: Pho 888
Address: 1137 W Argyle St
Cross street: between Broadway and Winthrop Ave
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Red to Argyle. Bus: 36, 81, 151.
Price: Average main course: $8
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Nick Kotecki

Name a better spot for pho than on Argyle St? In the whole of city, there's not a single place so consistent and with so many restaurants, but Pho 888 takes the cake (the broth?!). I'm vegetarian, but I usually always go for the traditional beef broth and break my dietary restrictions for flank and brisket. Call me a fake, call me a liar—whatever—I call it delicious.