Open kitchen pho restaurants
Hey everyone: I don't think this exists but will ask anyway. I'm trying to find out if there are good open kitchen restaurants in the US but can't seem to be satisfied with whatever I've found so far. There are a few places in San Jose, in Little Saigon Santa Ana, and maybe in a few in other states, but these don't compare to those great street food shops in Viet Nam, which are real open kitchen restaurants run by people who actually care. Places that are busy all the time, serve simple food, serve them quickly, and at reasonable prices. Customers can come in, have a quick bite, pay and leave. No fuss, no wifi, no waiting 10 minutes for your food, no complex menu, no fake friendly servers, and no tips expected.
No I'm not looking for actual pho shop out in the streets in the US (we know that won't happen) and I do understand health requirements in every restaurant, but surely there has to be good pho shops that serve in open views of customers, quickly, affordably, with simple menu, by people who know their business, with not a single artificial/bogus friendliness???
Agree with @XichLoBud that street foods in Saigon and other places in VN will never happen in the US, except at occasions such as at festivals and fairs where regulations are a little more relaxed. With that said, there are still a lot of elements that can be effectively brought to US pho shops to help enhance the pho experience here. Too bad I haven't quite seen a successful implementation yet.