I thought that name sounded familiar...I heard about a new Vietnamese restaurant on Buford Highway and realized as I drove up that I had been to the Norcross version last month. This one is across from Plaza Fiesta Shopping Center in Pho #1's old location. The room has been spruced up. The bones of the place are good---it has three glass walls to provide a light-filled environment.
Quite frankly, I'm not sure I know how to order at this place. I ordered a broken rice dish served with BBQ pork and I somehow expected a somewhat different presentation. I had a similar problem last month as well. Not to complain, though. I used the opportunity to sample their selection of sauces. The garlic chili was my favorite. The garlic gives enough of a different spin on the chili to make the sauce more than heat. Don't get me wrong, it was hot. I didn't start to cry, so it wasn't extremely hot, but it took about 15 minutes for my mouth to go from the I-can't-feel-my-tongue-against-the-roof-of-my-mouth stage to the pleasant tingling stage. I crave strong flavors right now, so the garlic chili really hit the spot. I liked it so much that I went across the street to Fiesta Farmers Market and bought a jar.
I must say that the service here is sporadic. Our group had spotty service in Norcross but we thought it might be because we had a large group. I got the same service this time---it's just the way they roll.