You'd have to be a food detective to figure out that a new pho shop has opened in Silver Lake, hidden between Ralph's and Citibank on Glendale Blvd. Lu Subs started out as a water shop and recently branched into pho and inexplicably, Italian-style sandwiches and subs. "Do you have bahn mi?" we asked. "No, Italian sandwiches," the Vietnamese manager said cheerfully. We tried to explain that the people of Silver Lake would like bahn mi, please, and he said he would take it under consideration. We didn't try the pho yet, but there's chicken, beef, beef ball and shrimp varieties at the reasonable price of $4.99 or $5.99 for the steak/shrimp/beef ball combo. Also spring rolls, French dip, subs, and Vietnamese coffee. Open every day, 9 am to 8:30 pm. A few tables, zero atmosphere, and do not try to park at the very rear of the lot, it's virtually impossible to back out.
2470 Glendale Blvd.