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Ben Thanh

500 Fairway Rd. S., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519)742-3338
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Ranked #81 of 429 Restaurants in Kitchener
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Waterloo, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in the area. We would eat here at least once a week. Food is good, serving size is reasonable with the price, place is clean and staff are friendly. My favourite is the grilled nam roll. My order is just not complete without it. I also love their dimsum. This is probably our most visited... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stumbled onto this place while shopping and it had a fair Asian clientele which boded well. They advertised all day Dim Sum which we partook of. It was as good as any we had had even tho most of the offerings were made at their central facility, the way of the world as these things go I suppose. Anyway... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I went with three friends for a lunch and we were not disappointed. We arrived just after 1 PM and the place was almost empty so we were seated immediately and the waitress took our drink orders. I had the Pad Thai and so did two others. Our friends from Australia were delighted with the service and the food. The... More

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Kitchener Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This restaurant has great spring rolls...my favourite...the Viet spring rolls. Dipped in fish oil they are tasty enough but even better in peanut sauce, which can be requested If you need gluten free the menu has quite a few items. It's not perfect by any means. I have sent back a tamarind chicken because it was over cooked. As for... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This restaurant offers good food in generous quantities and at reasonable prices. However, I got the impression that they were dumbing down the taste for western palates. My cashew chicken was listed as a spicy dish, but had very little flavour at all. The vegetables were big and chunky. The restaurant is located in a large, cavernous room that doesn't... More

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I like Ben Thanh. The food is very cheap for the amount you get, but I'm always a bit disappointed. The Pad Thai never has enough (or, last time, ANY) spring beans. The curries are full of bamboo shoots with few eggplant pieces/ meat. You'll usually get your food in the wrong order, or you appetizers served with your main.

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Kitchener, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Don't go if you have kids. Food is ok but much waiting time. Service is also ok. But the most disappointing thing is you have to be patient there as you may need to first wait for ur table nod then for food but these people will not tolerate if your child cries for 2 minutes. These people will come... More

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

After getting fed up with the service at the Waterloo location, my friends and I decided to go to this location once it opened to see if it was any better. The difference was like night and day service-wise. We almost expected the food to be terrible because the service was so good. However, the food lived up to the... More

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Petrolia, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I salivate every time I think of this restaurant. The atmosphere feels like a 5 star place and the food is so good. I get the same thing every time. Definitely have to try the shrimp rolls as an appetizer and you dunk it in a yummy peanut sauce. I love this place it's one of my favs.

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Cambridge Ontario
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is probably the most popular spot for my friends and I to meet over lunch in the area. If you enjoy Viet-Thai food ... you just can't beat it for a wide menu selection, prompt service and very affordable prices. The large bowls of soup are a meal all to themselves. The Spring Rolls are very tasty. Curry dishes... More

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