I found a place with great Pho and other dishes in Van Nuys. It's a hole-in-the-wall called Hong Phat. The owner recognized me as soon as I walked in. He used to own a place called Song Phat years ago in Canoga park before it went bad. Actually Song Phat in Canoga Park is good again (new owners). I grabbed a business card. Here's Hong Phat's address.
7400 Van Nuys Blvd.