I ate lunch today at Pho Bang at 17th Ave & Camelback. The experience was the same as it has been consistently for the last few years -- good food, lousy service, shabby environment. One of the owners did take the time to tell me, however, that the restaurant is closing its doors tomorrow. After 17 years in business, they've decided it's time to quit. They've sold the place to someone else who will rename it and open another Vietnamese restaurant at the same location. Let's hope the place gets thoroughly cleaned before reopening. I have fond memories of going to Pho Bang when if first opened circa 1992 and hope the new place brings back some of what has been missing the last few years.
Pho Bang Restaurant
1702 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85015