Las Vegans have a lot of choices when it comes to dining, but an awful lot of it is either junk or aimed at tourists. There are a few pho joints in town, some of them decent; here's a quick rundown, partially from our friends at Chowhound.com.
Pho Vietnam, 4215 Spring Mountain Rd., Las Vegas NV 89102: "... the beef in my pho tai was just shards of scrap beef that sat in the soup long before I received it ... way past rare." Others are kinder, though, and note that the other dishes - that is, other than the tai - are good and inexpensive, and that the place opens at 8 am if you like your pho for breakfast. On the second floor of the main Chinatown building, opposite the 99 Ranch store.
Pho Kim Long, 4029 Spring Mountain, Las Vegas NV 89102: "...consistently ... beautiful slices of rare roast beef. I go there once a week and have never had any complaints. The fresh and fried spring rolls have always been excellent ..."
There is also a Pho Hoa, for fans of that chain: 4503 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
Pho Chien, 3839 W Sahara, Las Vegas NV 89102: Hopefully they don't serve actual chien; a friend reports that the broth here is very good and the service friendly but that hours are a bit spotty. I think the name may keep people away from what is a quite decent restaurant.
Pho So #1, 4745 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas NV 89102: Excellent bun and pho; noodles are homemade and excellent.
Saigon Fragrance Vietnamese Noodle House, 3650 S. Decatur Blvd., La Vegas NV 89103: Smells much better inside than certain parts of Saigon. All sorts of noodle dishes - not just pho - although their pho is good and portions are very generous.
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