For the past several weeks, I've seen a sign for an upcoming restaurant at the strip mall on Wilshire and Granville. The sign says "Pho 99 Vietnamese noodles and grill" (or something similar). A new pho place would be welcome since this is the former location of Pho Bac Hyun, whose eviction I've been lamenting for the past few months.
Anyone know if Pho 99 is part of a chain? A quick yellow pages search showed about 5 in the socal area. If so, are the other locations good?
And what's up with the naming of Pho restaurants with the numbers? Any logic to this or tradition from Vietnam?
No word on when it will be open.