After a night of endless drinks, we were hankering for some pho.
I looked on Yelp and found Pho 88 within walking distance of our hotel. On the trek there, we came across a few other pho restaurants that were closer, but kept going because I read that the pho here had less sodium than other places.
The restaurant is relatively new and pretty clean.
We sat down at a small table for two and ordered 2 orders of pho tai, 1 order of banh beo and 1 order of summer rolls.
I liked the summer rolls a lot and found them very fresh and tasty. The shrimp, noodles and veggies inside were all good. Some places give you some questionable rolls, but 88 did well.
Banh beo was okay, but not what I'm used to. It came with some potato salad like topping which I'm not sure I was down with.
Pho tai was good, but the broth was lacking in flavor! I had to add a ton of hot sauce and jalapenos to give it some depth.
But, at around $6 a bowl, can you really complain?
Service was good for an Asian place.
51 Bayard St
(between Bowery & Elizabeth St)
Manhattan, NY 10013