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383 Woodlawn Rd. W, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7M1, Canada
519 767 6668
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, very poor service

I came here at lunch hour on a friday with colleagues. The place wasn't too busy, and yet the service was horrendous. Our waitress came by once to take our order, once to bring our food, and then did not return. We ended up having to walk to the front and ask for our bill after waiting nearly 20... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
callmekatie
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Guelph, Canada
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Has the best pho I've ever had. Service is always fast, I've never had to wait longer than 15 minutes to get my food. Generally speaking we will get our apps within 5 minutes. The pad siew (don't think I spelled that right) is one of my favourites. Overall it is a solid and consistently good place to go to.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My Wife and I stopped in here for dinner while in the area. The food and the Pho was really good. The service staff was nice as well. We enjoyed the food and will return here the next time that we are in the area.

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I came here at lunch hour on a friday with colleagues. The place wasn't too busy, and yet the service was horrendous. Our waitress came by once to take our order, once to bring our food, and then did not return. We ended up having to walk to the front and ask for our bill after waiting nearly 20 minutes.... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is way too expensive for what it is trying to do. Service is ok given the number of staff and food is chain viet, trying to be thai. Very popular for anyone who does not know viet or thai. Nice ambiance, like say the Mandarin chain, but not worth the price. There are cheaper and nicer viet in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pretty good service, large menu (which can be a bad thing), and food that was not note able. Although ok it lacks any special flavour, not a meal to remember.

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Elora, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Pho soup, BBQ pork rolls, chili salt fish, chicken and green beans in green curry are all frequent choices. Recently added Chinese Dim Sum to the menu, which seems a bit odd in a Viet restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've enjoyed this place in the past, but was disappointed on this visit. I showed up perhaps a little late for lunch, but I am still a customer I would think. I was seated very cheerfully, and was presented a menu. Once I made my selection, the server was gone. She didn't ask me for a drink, or anything. So,... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have been coming here long enough,that the staff says hello,and asks about my kids.Good size portions of well prepared thai classics.A couple of cold rolls,followed by a mango salad with chicken,then a steaming bowl of green thai curry,make a great lunch for two.Add a bottle of Wolf Blass Chard for under $30,and you got an afternoon delight.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'm thinking they were having an off night because if it is like this there all the time they would take their "Tripadvisor" sticker off the door for fear of these reviews. We happened in as we were in the area for another reason and were looking for something other than a roadhouse. We love Thai food and all other... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been here many times and most of the time the food is good but sometimes it is hit or miss. The service is not always the best but food seems to arrive fast enough even during busy times. The Pad Thai sometimes tastes more like ketchup so I no longer order it. The house spicy noodles are good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 383 Woodlawn Rd. W, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: 519 767 6668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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