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Ben Thanh

57 York St., London, Ontario N6A 1A6, Canada (Central London)
519-438-4888
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Ranked #159 of 858 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central London
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English first
Owen Sound, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I've been going to Ben Thanh in downtown London for years, and it has always been delicious. It was a favourite when I lived in the city, and since leaving London years ago, I make a point of eating there when I visit. They have a huge menu - order by name or dish number; the servers have the entire... More

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London, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Second time visiting...First time 6 months ago, had dine-in with some friends, ordered chicken curry, which I used to love from a restaurant downtown Toronto...Not the case here..bland, watery, and I got only a piece of bone from what used to be a chicken leg... This time I was passing by later at night, they were still open, so I... More

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have Eagan at this restaurant in Cambridge and now in London. We have never been overly impressed with this restaurant and due to being outvoted yet again with friends we ended up here. ( we wanted to go to the Vietnam restaurant in London but due to the Santa Claus parade with the traffic, we got out voted. Never... More

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Windsor
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This s a fairly nice place and I admit I enjoyed the BBQ pork rolls. The Pad Thai however was lack lustre. Didn't have peanuts on it nor many sprouts. Just a lot of noodles. Don't order it. Maybe other menu items are better.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had lunch here and thought it was great. Food was hot and fresh and flavourfull. Also pretty quick as we only had a limited time for lunch and they got us our meal quickly. Love the smoothies!

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I Yelp'ed (sorry, not sure if I can say that here) restaurants and Ben Thanh popped up. It looked interesting so we made the hike from our hotel. It was well worth it. My friend had the Shrimp spring rolls as an app and then we waited for our Pho. He did a beefy one, I did chicken. Both were... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My wife and our friends eat here regularly. The food is authentic, tasty, very reasonably priced and delivered to your table quickly. Which make this an excellent place for lunch. The location is good, with ample parking and the restaurant itself has plenty of seating. Although the building is a little dated, the staff are friendly and courteous. Most importantly... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

One of my favourite places to eat out in London! I always order a vermicelli platter with beef, pork and chicken (number 326 on the menu). It's big enough to easily share it between 2 people. If you run out of rice paper, you can always ask for more. I use the rice paper that comes with it as a... More

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London, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I had the spring rolls and lean beef pho. The spring rolls were very greasy. It was as if the oil for frying them wasn't hot enough and the rolls were just like sponges and soaked it up. The pho, however, was excellent. The broth was very aromatic and the portion was perfect (I had the small size).

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I've eaten at Ben Than many times and have also had take-out on numerous occasions, I have never been disappointed. The flavours and spices are great and portion sizes are excellent. I'm a particular fan of their Vietnamese yellow curry with onions and potatoes, just the right mix of spicy and hearty without being overpowering. When dining-in at the downtown... More

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