Pho 87

Restaurants, Vietnamese Eastside
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Pho 87
Photograph: Joshua Thaisen Pho 87

This bustling restaurant is the last stop at the edge of Chinatown before North Broadway turns lonely and desolate, and while prices have recently gone up a few dollars, the pho here still hits it out of the park. The pale, almost clear broth delivers a deep, round beefy taste that coats the tongue and delivers pops of ginger, garlic and an unexpected hint of carrot. The sliced onion holds onto a touch of its crunch, the fatty brisket strikes a hearty note and jagged chunks of tendon keep the game interesting. And if you time your meal just right, you might get to sit near LA Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, a regular Pho 87 fan.

By: Tory Davis

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Venue name: Pho 87
Contact:
Address: 1019 N Broadway
Los Angeles
90012
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat, Sun 9am-9pm
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There are a few things that could turn off potential diners at Pho 87—it's cash only, and the staff is known for being a bit aggressive in demeanor. But get past that and you're golden. I love the pho here, with its flavorful broth that is never too salty, and the ability to try cuts of meat that normally don't show up in your every day fare. It's the perfect remedy to a cold—or a cold day—and a worthy place to spend your cash.