|Overall (based on 3 ratings)|
|Broth (flavor, fragrance, clarity)|
|Noodles (texture, clumpiness)|
|Meat (tenderness, quality)|
|Vegetables (variety, freshness)|
The broth is the best I've ever had. It's intensely flavorful yet subtle. The meat is ample and just fatty enough. Noodles are a flawless vessel for the broth. The vegetables are wonderfully fresh, but sometimes you won't get basil unless you ask, sometimes you won't get cilantro unless you ask, and culantro doesn't seem to be available. Overall, Hop stands head and shoulders above any of the dozen or so other pho restaurants I've visited in the DFW area.
It's the best Pho since it's prepared the way Pho was originally prepared, in the home-cooked fashion with the broth made from scratch (starting with soup bones), simmering for many hours. The way that was originated in Northern Vietnam where Pho began a hundred years ago. You will not find the same quality in most other Pho restaurants where Pho is prepared in the "fast food" manner with the broth coming out of the can.