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1051 Victoria N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food, but not for beginners

I absolutely love Vietnamese food, so I was glad I found this restaurant. It's in a (slightly) repurposed Wendy's building. Had I never been to a Vietnamese restaurant before, I never would have known to fill out the card and bring it up to the counter. My husband and I weren't greeted at all, even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Henlioc
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Kitchener, Canada
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  • Takeout
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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I absolutely love Vietnamese food, so I was glad I found this restaurant. It's in a (slightly) repurposed Wendy's building. Had I never been to a Vietnamese restaurant before, I never would have known to fill out the card and bring it up to the counter. My husband and I weren't greeted at all, even when we walked right by... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I always have a soft spot for a big tasty cheap bowl of soup, and willing to overlook the witch that lives there until the last time. too many other options available, so we are officially done with this place. I don't know many businesses where you can be so nasty to the people that spend their money with you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Server didn't speak English so she couldn't answer questions about the menu. She made a mistake with our order. There were 6 of us and the server and/or cook screwed up 3 of our orders. My food didn't taste good.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The staff for a little bit hard to communicate with. Maybe because they are from Vietnam. The food was good. Had good portions. It came with green tea.

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Ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Overall, I would go back for the great food, quick food and good prices. Service was very aloof. We walked in and waited to be seated for lunch and we were waved at by one of the servers who then just pointed at us and pointed at a table. I guess that was us being seated. Menus on the table... More 

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Ontario
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Since most people go to a restaurant for the food, I rate this restaurant fairly high. The food is good (I had the bbq chicken and pork with steamed egg, fried egg) and reasonably priced. The spring rolls were standard fair. The restaurant experience however was somewhat strange. It is more diner style (where you seat yourself and go and... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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42 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My favorite restaurant in the Waterloo Kitchener region is Pho Dau Bo, a chain of Vietnamese and Thai oriented dishes highlighted by many different delicious varieties of the eponymous main soup dish, Pho. I generally have Pho with rare beef and brisket but there are many other pork, beef, chicken, non meat, seafood varieties I will leave for the diner... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great restaurant. The servers are always warm and friendly. The "vermicelli with grilled chicken" dish is fantastic, as are all fried rice dishes! I've been going to this place for almost a decade!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I went there with one of my friend. We ordered the spring rolls as an appetizer and the pho. It all came at once! The rolls were blend tasting. The meat in the pho was all fatty slices and the broth looked way too old. I ordered an avocado milkshake and it was sour. I complained to the owner and... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were in the mood for some good Vietnamese food and and seen this restaurant many times but had never stopped in. Even though it was relative a summer Saturday, the place was virtually empty - and no one on the patio - but we decided to give it a try. The menu lists many of the same dishes -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1051 Victoria N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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