Purists may think this is hipster-ized Vietnamese fare, but the ambiance here is pleasant and the pho is particularly satisfying.
Round woven lamps cast a soft glow, a colorful mural adorns the back wall, and a handful of beers are on tap at Mau's gleaming wooden counter. Purists may scoff that this is hipster-ized Vietnamese fare—but that's just because the ambiance is pleasant and the address is on Valencia. The restaurant is a collaboration between the former Slow Club chef Sante Salvoni and Tin Vietnamese owner Hung Dang. The deftly spiced pho bo (topped with picked onions) and gingery pho ga are particularly satisfying, especially when topped with a dollop of the restaurant's homemade sriracha.
665 Valencia St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm|