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Pho 88 Restaurant Review: The spacious and spotless dining room (once a grocery store) is the place to enjoy authentic noodle bowls called pho. Start with the cool summer rolls stuffed with cellophane noodles, shrimp and basil or the crisp and tangy green papaya salad before ordering one of the ample noodle soup bowls. 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 meatball and tripe. If soup isn’t what you want, try the simple pork fried rice, banh mi sandwiches 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 to try, like the barbecued beef, shredded pork, meat patty and fried eggs on rice. Order a Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk or a fresh lemon drink instead of dessert.