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Pho Tan

4598 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-873-3345
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Ranked #966 of 2,798 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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English first
bc canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pho (pronounced phah) is pretty much a formula food. Stock, vermicelli, with any number of different toppings- beef to seafood. Sort of like sushi. But there is certainly a lot of room for nuance, and Pho Tan gets it right- almost. Nondescript small restaurant with split bamboo facing on the cashier's desk and shiny formica on the table tops. Spotlessly... More

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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The broth for the pho is excellent, and pho lovers know that it is all about the broth. Make sure you tell them you want cooked bean sprouts if you prefer that over raw bean sprouts. I also enjoy the vermicelli bowl with pork brochette and a spring roll.

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Vancouver, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This busy restaurant had great food at a great but don't expect great service. We decided to try it cos it was the silver award winner for best Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver in 2009 and still had great web reviews. When we arrived, the restaurant was full so we had to wait a few minites for them to clear and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a good place to eat, great value, delicious food ! I would recommand you the number 68, Beef with rice, that's very tasty ! And another good thing : you can be served quiet late ( even after 10pm), usually when the other restaurants do not serve you, they do !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The spicy beef noodle, Bon Bo Hue, and the grilled beef short ribs are excellent. Another favourite is the cambodian noodles. I cannot stay away from these favourites so I seldom order the other pho noodles, but, when I do, they are also very good. With an advance order, you can also get dishes like ox tail, jumbo shrimp, crab,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

Been a regular since their old address on Main close to King Edward. Business was dragging back then, look at them now! Pho is great; some do complain the soup's not potent enough, I find it just right. Owner's a good chat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

tasty soup in the hood

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

It's nice to have Pho when the weather's nasty ! The price's cheap and the food's tasty ! What more can you ask for ?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

Good clean vietnamese. CLEAN!

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