Small, plain and humbly designed, as if ambiance were an afterthought, downtown’s Pho Cali is nevertheless a Vietnamese restaurant that superbly delivers in flavor and breadth of menu. It’s always busy, and people stand in line to order by the numbers. This is a great place for meeting friends, because the family that owns it is friendly and welcoming, making everyone feel at home. Specialty of the house: the pho, generous bowls of noodle soup that come with all kinds of additions. The smell alone will draw you in.