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57 York St., London, Ontario N6A 1A6, Canada
519-438-4888
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
best Asian in London

We go here often. could be for takeout soup or full dine in meals. always very tasty. discovered hot and sour soup. delicious, flavours, it takes a while to work your way through the heat but given time it is well worth the effort. still only through a bit of the menu but enjoying everything I tried

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
northernboy925
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ordered take out yesterday I wasn't pleased we ordered spring rolls which were soggy and flavorless. Also ordered number 433 cashew nut shrimp; it sounded like it would be really nice but it was basically just a bunch of stuff thrown in a pan to heat up put some pre made sauce and tossed in the box to eat..... More 

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London, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have done take out with family and work groups. Ample portions with plenty of left overs. Friendly staff and speedy service. Two locations in London to serve you. Enjoy!

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London, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I heard how great their food was, so I wanted to check it out with a group of friends who had also been there before. Got the pad thai because that is what I heard they were known for. It was gross, and I'm positive they used ketchup as a sauce lol. I used to eat noodles and ketchup as... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Terribly disappointed with this place. The food was bland and watered down. I feel like I could've prepared this dish on my own with some frozen vegetables and white rice. I will never eat here again.

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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Oh my. I've tried assorted Thai restaurants in this city and elsewhere, and this takes the prize for most disappointing. Visited with a friend recently and ordered off the first page - a set price combination of appetizer, soup, main course, and dessert. I ordered a Spring Roll, Tom Yum Soup (with shrimp), green curry chicken, and mango pudding for... More 

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London, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We go here often. could be for takeout soup or full dine in meals. always very tasty. discovered hot and sour soup. delicious, flavours, it takes a while to work your way through the heat but given time it is well worth the effort. still only through a bit of the menu but enjoying everything I tried

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London, Ontario
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137 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been a mainstay at its original York St location in London for over 20 years. I have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the servings are enormous, service is good and the ambience is comfortable. This restaurant is always busy. They now have laksa. Delicious! But this is... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Food was hot, tasted great and service was excellent ! Love the chicken fried rice. Their strawberry shakes are very flavourful.

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London, Ontario
Senior Contributor
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21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had small tom yum soup. How small you ask? Not at all. Huge in fact. Four large shrimp in each bowl, fresh mushrooms and great flavour. Green chicken curry with long beans, pad thai with seafood and a thick noodle dish with tofu and vegetables. Everything was hot and spicy and tasty and fast and lovely. Mysteriously three small... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We ate at Ben Thanh last week and were very dissappointed. We were looking forward to Thai food, but what we got was badly spiced noodles that pretty much all tasted the same (which was not good!) Worst Pad Thai I have had in a long time. The bathroom was down two flights of stairs and around a horrible, dirty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 York St., London, Ontario N6A 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: 519-438-4888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?