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Phu-Yen Restaurant

700 March Rd, Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 599-0006
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Ranked #49 of 133 restaurants in Kanata
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- Feb 14, 2014
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English first
Bath, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I ate here twice during a business trip to the area. The first time we are in. I chose Chicken with Lemon Grass from the Vietnamese menu and it was very bland. A colleague had a glass of wine which was undrinkable. Today we had a take out lunch, and I ordered something different (from the "spicy" menu) and that... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

One of our regular haunts. Ostensively a Vietnamese restaurant but they also do Canadian Chinese as well. While food is not outstanding, it is above average and always of good quality and taste. Nice mix of "sharing dishes" as well as single plates. Personal favourites include the Singapore noodles, the rice paper wraps and the pho. Dining room is sparsely... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I can't recommend this place. I ate here recently and it is consistently mediocre. I have lived in the area for years and once in a while I give this place a chance. It never impresses me. This was a time when we went here with a few work colleagues. Very packed seating and food is the real issue. I... More

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ottawa canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A small place which is always busy. The service is very fast. You sit down, menus presented. They come around quickly to take your order. Food arrives 5-10 min max. Amazing. I have had a number of things and all but one I have very much enjoyed. This is the place to go for a quick meal but be warned,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

The absolute worst general Tao chicken I have ever seen. Tried to eat a bite and had to spit it out. Paid and said how bad it was and wasn't offered any form of compensation. Basically paid 35$ to sit in the restaurant for 10 minutes. My life is food and it was the first time in my life that... More

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ottawa canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Been 5 times each time the food and service were good! Love the hot and sour soup! For sure worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I went on a lunch hour during the week. The place is busy, so it is very popular. I didn't think it deserves a top 10 status on Trip Advisor. I tried it due to its high ranking. My General Tsao Beef was swimming in a commercial sauce, it wasn't spicy, the beef was good, but the rest of it... More

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Ottawa, ON
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173 reviews 173 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Hadn't been here in a while so we went during lunch. To my dismay #45 is no longer in the menu (roll up your own chicken in rice papers). I got #38, which is close but involves no wrapping. Speedy service. Fresh food. Only thing about this place is that it's small and too crowded during lunch.

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Red Deer, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We decided to order in from this restaurant because of the reviews it has been getting. And We have to agree with the majority. the food was delicious, and fresh. We had ordered in. The staff were friendly and courteous when we were picking up the food. We will order from or dine in this restaurant next time we are... More

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Kanata, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I eat here quite a bit. Find the food very good, big portions for a very reasonable price. Usually have the spring roll vermicelli.

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