Denver's ten best spots for pho
Vietnamese soup is good food any time of the year, and always fun to accessorize with fresh vegetables and spicy sauces -- but on a cold day like today, a great bowl of pho is enough to bowl you over. Fortunately, in Denver our cup runneth over with pho spots.
Mark Manger Pho Lee in Greenwood Village: so pho, so good.
Here, in no particular order (until the end), are our ten favorite spots for pho.
10. Pho Lee, 6860 South Clinton Street Greenwood Village
Dung Anh Le opened Pho Lee late last year with his wife, Phuong Nguyen; he's the brother of Aaron Le, who owns Pho 95, a local pho temple, and worked there for years. Overseeing this kitchen is Dung's mother-in-law, Quyen Nguyen, who spent nearly two decades at Pho Fusion and T-Wa Inn. The pedigree shows in every taste of the pho, yours to tweak with 23 protein combinations and an array of fresh, spicy and crunchy toppings.
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9. Vietnam Grill, 1015 South Federal Boulevard
A meal at Vietnam Grill is a culinary education. The menu is long but well-organized; even so, navigating a list like this can seem like learning a second language. Alongside far less familiar items are the rice noodle dishes and pho, always a safe -- and delicious -- option.
8. Pho Le, 1195 South Federal Boulevard
The pho at this Federal Boulevard spot is rich, complex and filling -- perfect for a cold, wet day. And the broth for the seafood pho is particularly nice: distinct and delicate.
7. Pho 79, 781 South Federal Boulevard
Pho 79 never skimps on the meats in its soups, and generally offers a wider selection of fresh herbs than its competitors.