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“Pho - a quick fix for your stomach” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pho Bo Ga 3

Pho Bo Ga 3
947 Somerset West, Ottawa, Ontario ON K1R 6R8, Canada
613-216-8726
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Ranked #900 of 2,223 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Description: It's far west-end and before the bridge of Somerset Street West. We are specializing and trying to introduce Vietnamese Food to other Nations.Welcome!!!
Ottawa
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“Pho - a quick fix for your stomach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

Ottawa has the highest number of Pho restaurants in Ontario. I guess this has to do with the reasons: (1) easy to start up (2) menu easy to handle in kitchen (3) You don't need lots of training time to be a good pho chef.

The soup base for pho is the most important thing. If a Vietnamese restaurant can't do a good soup base for the pho, this restaurant is expected to survive since there are so many to compete with.

I believe that the chain of "Pho Bo Ga" restaurants on Somerset street all come from the same family (Pho Bo Ga, Pho Bo Ga LA, New Pho Bo Ga LA, Pho Bo Ga 3). They are owned by the three brothers who were trained their sister in LA (for 3 months). After they learned to make the soup base, they opened the restaurants one by one. All the brothers are doing pretty good. They are driving nice Luxus SUV, nice Ferrari parked in front of their restaurants.

Anyway, the pho is not bad and it's healthy. I don't feel thirsty after eating there. But our friends did have problem with MSG after eating there.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Cozy and good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

Nice selection of pho and noodles soups in a cozy location on a somewhat unprepossessing stretch of Somerset west of Chinatown.

Has late hours till 4 AM (!) on weekends.

Very tasty pho with fresh accompaniments.

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“If you want healthy and...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2008

If you want healthy and inexpensive... a bit tight in your seat... but great restaurant... a friend's favorite

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“Good pho, multiple locations if one place is too busy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2008

Good pho, multiple locations if one place is too busy.

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“Good vietnamese soups.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

Good vietnamese soups.

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