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Pho Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant

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36 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6A1, Canada
(519) 880-9788
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
BIg bowl of soup is 2 full meals!

You don't have to spend a great deal to enjoy a good meal here. The seating is comfortable and not too crowded, the decor is nice, service is good, and most importantly, the food is hot and delicious. However, parking is a challenge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Caroline K
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Waterloo, Canada
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Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place simply has the best food in the region. I have gone there about 20 times and each time the food is fresh and delicious. Their pho is the best I have had anywhere and their fresh rolls and spring rolls are signature. Stay away from their Thai selections. They are only ok. Stay with their signature dishes which... More 

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Toronto
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There are not many options when it comes to Vietnamese/Thai food in Waterloo so we come here when we have a craving. Most visits are regrets. Half the time, we get sick. I've ordered almost everything on the menu and the best is the full entree dishes like Cantonese Chow Mein or eggplant in black bean sauce, etc. Laksa is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is my go-to restaurant. The food is super yummy, it's not too expensive and the food comes out fast. I strongly recommend this place!

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You don't have to spend a great deal to enjoy a good meal here. The seating is comfortable and not too crowded, the decor is nice, service is good, and most importantly, the food is hot and delicious. However, parking is a challenge.

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We love coming to this restaurant. Food and service are consistently good. I always stick to the back page if the menu, ordering a single serving of coconut lemongrass soup and sometimes an entrée of veggie Pad Thai. My partner enjoys getting the chicken yellow curry and the Tom Yum soup. We usually get the cheese won tons to split... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was not impressed with this place. Yes, it looks nice inside but that doesn't make up for quality of services. They don't take reservations and seem to arbitrarily seat people. Had to ask for drinks. While service is quick I was not impressed with the quality or quantity of food. While there is a huge selection and some photos... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went on a Friday night and it was very busy. Promising, we thought as it seemed popular. Too bad the food was not much to write about (vermicelli bowls) and the service was a bit weird. Not very likely I will dine here again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went to this restaurant on my visit to waterloo with my family it was about 4:00 pm not so much rush. We were provided seat promptly but the food that was provided was in chipped plates and bowls. We were not provided cutlery we had to ask for it. There were house flies in the restaurant. The food was... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

excellent food, very quick and good service! 422C - Pad thai with Chicken... my favourite! Really good portions...

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ben Thanh's offers one of the best restaurant experiences in the K-W. Either eating in or ordering for take out, the food is always well-prepared, well-served and tasteful. The fruit shakes (especially the mango and papaya ones) and bubble teas are the best. The menu is diverse with plenty of options to choose from even for the vegetarian crowd.

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Additional Information about Pho Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant

Address: 36 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6A1, Canada
Phone Number: (519) 880-9788
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: (519) 880-9788

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?