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Pho 88 Restaurant Review: The spacious and spotless dining room (once a grocery store) is the place to enjoy authentic rice noodle bowls called pho. Start with a glass of Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk and the fried Vietnamese egg rolls with ground pork, shrimp and carrots or the eye round beef tartare seasoned with lime juice. Pho arrive with a side dish piled high with fresh basil, jalapeños and lime to toss in at your will. There are countless varieties on the menu, from plain chicken to beef brisket, beefy meatballs, tendon and tripe. For those looking for options outside of the traditional pho, Pho 88 also serves up renditions of bo kho, Vietnamese spiced beef stew; and hu tieu, a Chinese-influenced pork and chicken based noodle soup served with crab and shrimp. Alternatively, try the grilled pork chop rice platters topped with egg, and pork casserole, banh mi or the rice vermicelli with grilled pork and slices of pork-filled egg rolls. Every dish is fresh and tasty, and most of the ingredients are familiar, though the adventuresome will find elaborate combinations. Order one of the specialty Vietnamese fruit shakes, ranging from soursop to durian, jackfruit and avocado, instead of dessert.