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4598 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-873-3345
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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
Most recent review
Small friendly place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Randy D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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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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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21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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