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308 Illawarra Road Marrickville, New South Wales 2204

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Opening hours Daily 11am-9.30pm
Features BYO, Vegetarian friendly
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments Cash
Phone 02 9559 5078

The star anise-and-cinnamon-powered pho melts diners' hearts here. They tap their chopsticks at the ready as the soup arrives, then bend over the generous steaming bowls, slivers of rare beef and coriander curling with the heat. The Vietnamese staple broth has a sweet note, and comes in seven variations. A vermicelli salad - a tangle of shredded, crispy and grilled pork, with sugarcane stick of prawn, crispy spring rolls and peppery mint - is another popular order from a menu topping out at 143 items. This is a bustling, happy spot which lures pho lovers in from morning to night.