Chinatown: Dinner at Pho Broadway

Imperial rolls


I have a very casual goal of trying every restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. One of the spots I’ve seen for years but never tried is Pho Broadway. Conveniently it’s right next to Songbird, the new speakeasy in Chinatown.

My buddy and I got Imperial rolls to start. These cha gio looked like they were over fried but in fact were perfect. My only quibble would be they fell apart easily. Then again, I didn’t wrap them very well with lettuce. Still, very tasty.


pho dac biet


My go-to bowl at new (to me) pho shops is the pho dac biet. The combo bowl includes everything from beef to brisket to tendon and tripe. All my favorites. Now if I could find some place that did all that and with meatballs, that would be fantastic!


and now with veg!


The light broth went well with the addition of bean sprouts and basil. I added a couple slices of jalepeno more for another punch of green but also for a subtle spice to the soup.

It was a warming meal on a cold night.

They do offer parking in the small attached lot but I found street parking quite easily.

Next time I’d like to try their beef noodles, rice plate or maybe something with seafood. I love Vietnamese food and how fresh everything is with all the various herbs.


Pho Broadway

942 N Broadway, Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90012  —  (213) 572-2507

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