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Huong Lan

Certificate of Excellence
Noodle, Asian, Vietnamese
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#19-1925 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
+1 250-756-7943
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Vietnamese Restaurant

Very popular Vietnamese restaurant. There are often line ups to get in. Go early for lunch or be prepared to wait !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Nanaimo, Canada
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  • Families with children
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Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Very popular Vietnamese restaurant. There are often line ups to get in. Go early for lunch or be prepared to wait !!

Thank CherBearNanaimo
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

On our way back from Tofino we were very much in the mood for some Asian food and based on the reviews decided to stop here. The Pho is quite good and along with the summer roll was the tastiest of the dishes we tried. The serving size is more than ample...and if you haven't eaten for a week you... More 

Thank Leo M
vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Bought some take out after work one evening. Read the reviews and gave it a try. Fantastic except for the Vermicelli which had a fishy flavour to it. Think some just goofed a wee bit. The spring rolls will bring us back in fact we enjoyed the mal enough to plan on coming back ... maybe this time to eat... More 

Thank Don B
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Our family with 3 young kids were headed to Tofino for a week coming from the mainland (Vancouver). After a long afternoon at Wild play park, we wanted to have our "last meal" before we rough it out tenting for the week on the coast with fire roasted hot dogs. We read reviews on Trip Advisor, mostly positives, some saying... More 

Thank Giang P
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I feel compelled to let people know about this place...we have been here several times and it was decent ...tonight I must say it was BAD! The Wonton soup was watery and tasteless even the Wontons themselves were the worst we have have ever had , obviously some super cheap canned variety or similar. The Broccoli itself was old and... More 

Thank 24195656
Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

So disappointing! I have eaten here before and enjoyed the meal but the last experience was awful. The food was bland, the appearance unappetizing - even the tea had no flavour!

Thank Diane C
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

A friend told us about this place so we decided to try it out for lunch. We had the #19 and #54 banana bubble teas and an iced coffee. Probable one of the best lunch we've had in a while. Highly recommended.

Thank AuntHazel
Cobble Hill, Canada
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160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We drove "up Island" to Nanaimo to do some shopping and suddenly found it was already 3:30! We thought we would return to Huong Lan as have not been there for several months. We found the food and service were as good as all of the previous times we visited. I had a Thai sandwich special (the French bread, slightly... More 

Thank CorkVictoria
Ladysmith, Canada
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69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is by far the best Pho Vietnamese restaurant on Vancouver island. We love this place and take friends and business clients all the time. Always busy, but always excellent food and service!!!!

Thank fishingguy2015
British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We drove 30kms for pho.... I was craving it. But because we are from the mainland we didn't know where to start. We found them online and took our chances. Very good! The pho was excellent. Service was great. Even the local police were getting take out.... Id give it 5 stars of the decor was nicer but it seemed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #19-1925 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-756-7943

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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