I know it's kinda nuts to be this excited about a place I haven't eaten in yet, but I'm such a fan of this chain that I'm going out on a limb here. Even though chowhounds generally are wary of the word "chain," I wouldn't shy away in this case. FWIW, I get the sense that branches are locally owned.
The branch in Philly is so consistently good that it's one of my all-time top bowls of Pho, and we were really happy with our bowl in the branch in Victoria, BC back in August. Only the branch in Montreal disappointed - kind of lackluster.
The menu looks about the same everywhere we've gone, and proudly points out the many branches worldwide, but you wouldn't know otherwise that it's a chain place. They concentrate on Pho, there's also bun and a few other things on the menu.
The Flushing branch, which opened last week, has a pretty snazzy decor, unlike the others we've been to. We stopped in around noon yesterday, not all that busy. They're open 24 hours.
It's on Roosevelt, just uphill and across the street from Macy's. If you're arriving via the 7 train, exit at the very front of the train and take the escalator to the street. (The escalator on the left, if they've got it running uphill, will put you on the correct side of the street.)
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