Pho One

The pho at this Westchase Vietnamese noodle shop is made according to the recipe of the owner's grandfather Vu, who operated some of Saigon's most famous pho shops before coming to the United States after the city fell. Naturally, the beef pho at Pho One is especially good. More unusual is the vegetarian pho, made with fried tofu, broccoli, carrots and cabbage. Not that pho is the family-run restaurant's only selling point — it offers delicious bun and com dia as well. The homemade macaroons are a nice bonus. As with most of the countless pho shops that dot Houston, the atmosphere is strip-center casual, but the warm service will make you feel like you're a regular, even if it's your first visit.