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Valley Vietnamese: Pho So 1
I have so many fond memories of this place. I came to Pho So 1 at least once a week while studying at UCLA. The food is cheap, it came out fast, and right next door is Ranch 99 where you can pick up most anything you'd want to cook for the week. Pho So 1 is also probably one of the best Pho places even remotely close to West LA, and I'm very happy to revisit my old feeding grounds for a meal.
Service wasn't bad but wasn't very attentive, either. Pay at the counter when you're ready to go, don't sit and wait for a waiter. The place is bright and fairly clean, and could get packed on any night. Thankfully the Pho comes out fast and people eat fast, so I never had to wait long. They also have seven courses of beef and a ton of other Vietnamese style foods that are screaming to be tried. All in good time, of course, I still can't get over how good the Pho broth is.
Pho So 1
6450 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91411
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