Wow, I had a pretty darn good experience at Pho 555 the first time I went there. Been wanting to try it out for a while after seeing some good reviews on other sites, but I don't get down to the hood much anymore. Usually eat pho in the burbs these days.
Arrived for a late lunch with 2 friends around 3pm on a weekday. Place was pretty empty, only a couple of tables occupied. Seemed clean enough, and the place smelled good, like.......pho, lol. Our waitress was gorgeous. Some serious exotic VM eye candy. OMG, if the food wouldn't make me melt, than she certainly would. They had the typical chilled out VM soundtrack playing in the background. Things looking, smelling, and sounding good so far.
We ordered goi con, cha gio, I had a large bowl of tai chin nam, one party had com dac biet, and the other had bun thit nuoung.
Everything was all around good. Holy cow. No need to go into specifics. My friends, who can be very picky and overly mental with VM food, loved it. The only thing I can even suggest was not near perfect was the veggies served with the pho were not super fresh. Certainly decent enough, but just not totally fresh. My soup was good. Near perfect. This place is now one of my favorite pho joints in Colorado, and I've been to a lot of them.
I have been there a second time since my initial visit, and the food was outstanding.
I have read on other sites this place is open till 3am and is a big hit with the drunk club crowd, so if you are into that, go for it.
I will definitely be back to this place again. Too bad it's way off my flight path though. If it's on yours, get yourself down there and eat some good food. Don't let the run down, gang infested ghetto area scare you. If you want to eat some good VM food, this is one of the best spots in Denver.