Restaurants & Bars 11

Uncle Huh?

Alvin Cado | Jan 17, 2001 11:02 AM

Hi. I'm just wondering why there might be such divisive opinions regarding Uncle Pho on Smith Street. Some people make fun of the name (that tired "Uncle Faux" jape again, hardee-har-har) and that Robert Sietsema writes in the new Village Voice that he had an "atrociously bad meal" there. Since I live out in Marine Park, I'm not often in the area but when I am, it seems to be doing fine business. And why not, unless the food is really that bad? It's in a safe neighborhood and you can eat ethnic food without the discomfort of being around mostly ethnic people, which, let's be honest, is usually difficult. For a few dollars more... I'll pay for the comfort and convenience. But, in this case, is it worth foregoing my favored Yemeni meals on Atlantic Avenue? Thanks in advance,


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