First of all I have to say I liked it. Though I was wary of posting my first review here since I was very late in jumping on the Pho Bandwagon since in my early years I had a distaste for thai Basil. but My taste has matured. Plus I wanted dommy! there to have someone to work off of but alas she was galavanting at the Getty for work. We'll go back next week
But it is a modern interior with the Glow of Bamboo colored paint on the wall. The service was very friendly but had the undertone of nervousness of opening a restaurant. The Menu was Decent Looking with a selection of Pho, Bun and Com entrees Plus Apps rolls and salads. Plus a Nice Surprise Mexican versions of Coke 7-up etc
I ordered the Shrimp spring roll [Goi Cuon Tom], a small Pho Show Dac Biet [rare steak, brisket, tendon, tripe and beef balls], plus a bottle of 7-up.
The food came very quickly and at the same time. The spring rolls were smaller than most I seen but half decent and I'm not sure but I think they made a curious peanut sauce combo but it will require further investigation [tasting]
The the soup [I ordered a small but it was a decent sized bowl almost enough to share] came with a caddy and a plate of condiments, On the plate were jalapenos Thai Basil, lemon, and bean sprouts. in the Caddy was Fish sauce, Chili sauce Chili Paste and a Hoisin like sauce and it was good that all the acccoutrements were there since the broth was a bit weak. It didn't have a beefy flavor I was hoping for but I was able to doctor it up satisfactorily.
Total bill $16 plus tip. Not bad.
I will say again I liked it and hope for their success since Culver City is in need of some diversity [not only in restaurants but in many other aspects. ]
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