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4598 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-873-3345
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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
Most recent review
Tasty but broth is off

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Arrived on a Saturday and the place was quite busy. Unfortunately the server was not engaged with the customers and seemed very grumpy. The food was authentic, hot and tasty. The other servers looked efficient. Tried the spring rolls, pho, and chicken with rice. Parking is very difficult around Main St. I would eat there again to see if the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This place is just like any other pho restaurants around Vancouver but one thing that stands out is their hidden off menu! You must make a reservation one day in advance and ask them you would like to order from the special menu. The items on the special menu includes: Beer Crab (Famous for it here, and pretty much everyone... More 

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153 reviews 153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

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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Vancouver
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

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