This place is so fantastically authentic. I could imaging I am in the middle of Hanoi as the ambience is not high-falluting but the food is super tasty and authentic.
It is hard to find as it is in the Eden Center 'Little Vietnam' and you actually have to go into a little arcade to get to it. You cannot see it from the street.
This is the quintessential authentic 'hole-in-the-wall' great food experience you are looking for.
This place is awesome. It's snuggled inside the Eden Center, so if you don't know where to go, you may be frustrated and leave. Please do not! This place requires you to go inside a main door right near one of the road entrances and then just walk a little way down, and you're there.
They have pho and noodle soups galore, definitely a specialty and a saving grace for those who love the idea of pho but can never get good vegan pho (let alone be sure that is is pho). They also have Vietnamese pancake!!! Love it. The sauces are lovely, and go well with the summer roll or spring roll appetizers. They provide lots of fresh bean sprouts, basil, mint, and lettuce for just about everything you order. They also have delicious vegan beverages like avocado smoothie, tea and coffee drinks. Although not on the menu, they have a small selection of items that are made daily like noodles, tofu, and veggie dishes that you just have to ask about - they sit right in a buffet stand as you walk in this small establishment. Oh, and lotus root salad, yes please - who has this, really? Yum! Very authentic flavors made vegan, love it.
They have traditional Vietnamese desserts like cold agar-based vegan custards.
It is cash only. The owners are very patient and kind, but there may be a slight language challenge.
Go for the pho, and try something new - you won't be disappointed!