The pho at Doan's Vietnamese Restaurant rocks. Here, the cilantro-scented beefy broth (southern Vietnamese style, if it matters to you) bears hints of cinnamon, exotic star anise, ginger, cardamom and black peppercorns. All this is laced with satiny rice noodles and paper-thin slices of steak. The kitchen at Doan's turns out other soups, too: chicken broth with a choice of noodles and proteins; a spicy beef noodle soup in a lemongrass broth; and hot pots.
Price: $-$$ ($5-$15)