MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
A market’s worth of fresh ingredients allows Pho 777 to stand out in a neighborhood where Vietnamese restaurants—and their signature soup—seem to populate every storefront. Bottles of hot sauce, jars of fiery condiments and canisters of spoons and chopsticks clustered on each table make it easy for regulars to sit down and start slurping. Add choices like meatballs, tendon, flank steak and tofu to the cardamom- ginger- and clove-spiced beef broth, which fills a vat large enough to sate a lumberjack-sized appetite. Then throw in jalapeños, Thai basil and mint to your liking. If you're not feeling like pho this time around, snack on spring rolls with house-made roasted peanut sauce; or a stack of lacy bánh xèo stuffed with pork, chili sauce and sprouts.