After a night of drinking and upchucking... I had to cure my hangover with a nice bowl of pho. I was headed to K-town already and didn't want to drive out of the way to the Valley so I headed to Pho 4000 that I've been meaning to try for a few weeks after I found out that it was owned by real Vietnamese people.
It was 10 AM, and surprisingly I was the only customer. Perhaps it might have been different on a Friday or a weekend but it was only a Thursday. I ordered a small Tai (rare steak), and it came out in what I would find a large bowl at any other pho house. What I found different and better about this place was they brought cilantro out on the plate with the rest of the vegis (big cilantro fan). Also it was only $4.95 plus tax.
Overall the broth was better than the Korean pho houses around there but it just didn't match the heavenly pho broths of Pho 999 in the Valley, Pho Hoa Cali in Mira Mesa San Diego, or Pho T in Clairemont San Diego... probably the top 3 Pho I've ever encountered in California. 4000's broth is more bland but deep, flavors are barely making it onto the palate.
Nevertheless, if I was to be trapped in Koreatown with a hankering for some pho, I would recommend this place out of the rest on Western.
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