We didn't plan on coming here. Were in the neighborhood but the place we wanted to go had a long wait list. So we decided to walk here to see what's available. We are not exactly bun bo hue fanatico so upon finding that they do serve pho we decided to give it try.
The place was just open recently. We could tell from the banner on the street and also from the flowers that welcomed us. Another thing also the place didn't feel like it was running smoothly. They were nobody there to greet us when we walked in. After like two minutes we decided to just help ourselves to a table. Then the woman (owner ?) acknowledged us and came with menu. On the wall, we could see specials of the day posted also. The woman was very friendly and helpful. She explained to us what's their specialty and what's good on the menu. She told us that the black pepper hot wings were favorites there so we decided to give it a try. Then hubby went with pho do bien chua cay (rice noodle with seafood in hot and sour broth). I was going to go with pho but then though hmm...it's bun bo hue, might as well order one. So I went with bun bo hue thien an.
99 Chicken but lacking heat. :)
On the way out, the owner again thanked us and also asked us how we found out their business. Over all the customer service was probably the best we ever encountered in any Asian restaurants.
Bun Bo Hue Thien An
3305 Silver Creek Rd, San Jose, CA 95121 (408) 223-9288