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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Vietnamese in Vancouver

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....

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Lake Cowichan, Canada
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Lake Cowichan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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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 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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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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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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Richmond, Canada
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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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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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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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Address: 4598 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-873-3345
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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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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