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Pho Tan

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4598 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-873-3345
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Pho

Needed comfort food on a cold wet Friday night so we headed here for pho. Plenty of options on the menu and I went for the rare beef with vermicelli noodles. The portion size is quite large and was very happy with the taste and flavours. The service was quite good and fast and the staff were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bossman_Vancouver
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Vancouver
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Vancouver
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Needed comfort food on a cold wet Friday night so we headed here for pho. Plenty of options on the menu and I went for the rare beef with vermicelli noodles. The portion size is quite large and was very happy with the taste and flavours. The service was quite good and fast and the staff were very pleasant. The... More 

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Thank Bossman_Vancouver
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Spotted Photo Tan after going to Vandusien Gardens and we were wanting Asian food. Vietnamese food sounded good to us. Arrived on a Monday evening to a place packed with Asian people. We decided that was a good sign. Got the last table. Not much atmosphere decor wise but depends what you call atmosphere. Large menu of reasonably priced items.... More 

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Thank Kathie V
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This review is about the Main Street location. I've been coming to this neighbourhood restaurant for years. They serve all the standard noodle soups, vermicelli bowls and rolls; and all are ok. The big surprize is the special menu which must be ordered in advance. Although there are several items, we chose the beer steamed Dungeness crab and grilled lamb... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The food here is really good. Especially the beef noodle. Super fast and quick to eat when you're in a rush. The Vietnamese ham is also really good.

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Thank Thelobsterkid
Lake Cowichan, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I really learned to love this place when I forgot my wallet and they let me go and just pay another day. Food is amazing. You have to ask for vegetarian options though. Price is great too....

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Thank djplan
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We order the chicken salad dolls always best by far in Vancouver we always do pickup because it's local good and so fresh manager Bon is so nice

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Thank Michelle S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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215 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Since our favourite pho place on Kingsway closed over a year ago, we haven't had much luck finding a replacement. We have tried several in Vancouver and Burnaby but haven't been completely satisfied. Pho Tan is one of the better ones in terms of taste. But there is something off with the broth. It doesn't taste like beef broth, more... More 

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Thank pingaroo
Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Solid food, owner is great. It has turned into the place to go on a Saturday night. Ask for what's not on the menu and venture out of the pho box. You will be pleasantly surprise.

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Thank Angela C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite Vietnamese place in Vancouver. Spring rolls and saladrolls are perfect. Pho is awesome. Great spot to bring someone for their first experience. Iv seen some complaints about service didnt find this at all.I've paid more for alot worse.Good parking out back (rare in this hipster haven).Super clean and none of that terrible untidiness out back (... More 

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Thank Randy D
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place while I was shopping for Christmas gifts some time ago, and although the restaurant is nestled and tucked away, the food is fantastic! Best thing to eat on their menu is their specialty pho, and bubble tea. Don't expect great service, the food speaks for itself and definitely worth the visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4598 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighborhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: 604-873-3345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Main

Neighborhood Profile
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.