I always say that if I was ever homeless, I'd eat here exclusively because the bowls are huge, cheap, and nutritious.
I used to pooh-pooh this place because I grew up right by Little Saigon, where some of the world's best pho restaurants compete side-by-side. I haven't eaten pho anywhere else in Seattle in years, but I think the pho here is really good! I will confess that I can't really speak for the plain beef broth, the true measure by which a pho restaurant is judged, because I invariably adulterate my soup with hoisin sauce, Sriracha, lime, basil, and bean sprouts before I ever taste a drop. I will say that the clarity of the broth is good, it's not too fatty, and smells just right when they deliver it to the table.
The cream puffs here are great, especially if you add an iced espresso with milk (cafe sua da) to your order. It's up to you whether you eat the cream puff before or after your meal. Vietnamese limeade is also not to be missed. Order it if you aren't big into super strong, lip-smackingly sweet coffee.
Pho is lovely for breakfast (particularly after a late, boozy night), but I usually end up here for dinner. Just make sure to get here well before 9 because they usually stop accepting eat-in customers about fifteen minutes before closing and they close early!
Service is not great, but then again, that's not typically a hallmark of the dining experience at most Vietnamese restaurants. Everything you order comes at once, and then you never see your server again because you pay at the cash register. Anything you might need is on the table anyway, though you'll have to flag down a server if you drink up your huge glass of ice water and want more.