Pho 79

781 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
303-922-2930
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  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Although known for hearty noodle soups brimming with slices of our favorite cuts of beef that we crave when the weather turns chilly, Pho 79, a South Federal spot decked out like a rainforest retreat, also features regional Vietnamese specialties that are perfect any time of the year. On hotter days, we’re fond of sharing a plate of banh xeo – egg-and-rice-flour crepes filled with slices of pork and shrimp and nearly buried under an aromatic heap of basil and purple shiso. The banh cuon, moist and tender rice-flour rolls, reveal a homey filling of ground pork, sautéed onions and wood-ear mushrooms under a layer of half-moon slices of pork sausage. But the fabulous pho is reason enough to stop here.

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