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Pho Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant

36 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6A1, Canada
(519) 880-9788
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Ranked #70 of 297 restaurants in Waterloo
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
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English first
Waterloo, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I frequent this place. Great atmostphere. Great food. Reasonable Value. Service is absolutely the worst I've ever had. For so many reasons. You ask for something like a fork for your girlfriend to eat her pad thai and you never get one. On one occasion I honestly sat with my hot bowl of soup infront of me for 16 minutes... More

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Elora, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I see people ordering the pad Thai, but in my experience that is one of the least authentic and tasty dishes here. Viet salad rolls, pho soup #105, chili salt fish or shrimp, green curry chicken, Singapore noodles, Viet Ice cappuccino and a few others are standard on our visits.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes I question whether the management conducts meaningful interviews with potential employees or if they just hire a bunch of whorish Asian girls. Every time I go, there are way too many staff, most of them with their cleavage out. Half of them seem keen on chatting amongst themselves or screwing around. Every time I go, there are 4+ FOH... More

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waterloo
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been there half a dozen times and usually order the vermicelli bowl with spring rolls or the Singapore noodles. Good value. Some of my friends have had several of their soups, including the wonton, and keep going back.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The food is always excellent. There is an incredible array of variety and it is super delicious. It is also cheap (you can get stuffed for under $10/person or you can get dangerously close to exploding for under $15). This is why it is always packed. People don't come for the service; they come for the food. It will never... More

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Went with a group of 5 and everyone got phö. I'm a wimp with food so I got the beef and chicken phö (#115). So good! It wasn't too oily and the noodles for some reason tasted better than I thought they would. At $9, it was a pretty cheap lunch as well! The only problem was that the person... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Arrived at 5pm on a Sunday and after a short wait our party of 7 was comfortably seated. We were one of only a few tables not filled with Asian dinners. A good sign for authentic food. The menu is large and so are the servings. We ordered appetizers and a main dish and the only fault is that the... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Walked in and the place was full with people waiting. Usually a good sign. However we did not have to wait long before we were seated. Fairly extensive menu. The ordered items were ready relatively quickly and tasted good.

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Waterloo, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

If this type of cuisine is on your list then Pho Ben is the place to stop. The food is certainly excellent and have a significant menu in which to choose anything that suits your taste buds. Ambience is good, service is only adequate.

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Kitchener, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

What a joke the Kitchener location at Fairway Road is. Obviously this restaurant is part of a chain providing the same pre-packaged food at all locations but here they do not have the skills to cook or re-heat that. We went as a party of six and ordered different meals to each other but all had the same conclusion. The... More

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