ahong likes Pho Hanoi for its mild but delicious pho. Their pho is different from most restaurant pho in the area; the flavors of clove and anise are much less intense, and the broth has the rich mildness of boiled bones. The place is little-known outside San Jose Vietnamese circles, but it’s a real find. If you feel you can appreciate gentle pho, give it a try. Pho with rare tripe and meatballs is particularly recommended.
Pho Hanoi [South Bay]
1759 E. Capitol Expy., San Jose
Pho Hanoi, San Jose