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“Average Food But Fast Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pho Bac 97

Pho Bac 97
1016 St Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-393-8116
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Ranked #230 of 4,413 restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Brampton, Canada
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“Average Food But Fast Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We chanced upon this restaurant while touring China Town. We chose it since we noticed that there were quite a number of customers inside(which we thought was an indication of good food).Incidentally, there are quite a number of Vietnamese restaurants near the Chinatown Welcome Arch

Compared to the Vietnamese restaurants that we frequent in Toronto, this restaurant is just average although I would say their service is fast(less than 10 minutes our order was served).There was not enough condiments on the very small table(no chili sauce and Vietnamese fish sauce that I am accustomed to).

The place is quite small with white tables that would remind you of typical interiors of Chinatown restaurants.

In Toronto a small bowl of Pho costs about $6 but here its $7.50 and I still have to pay $4 for half an hour of parking in Chinatown which makes dining in this place quite expensive. My husband ordered combo rice and pork chop which was served in a very small plate. We paid $24 for a small bowl of Pho(the $6 Pho in Toronto is way bigger), 2 fresh spring rolls ,rice/pork combo and 1 soda.

Incidentally, they dont serve fried rice. The menu is quite limited.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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North Vancouver, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Vermicelli soup with the beef flank is the best.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Fast service and good food, decor is plain, but you can eat and run, tables Are cramped together in a small restaurant. Prices are reasonable.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Vietnamese value for money!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food for an excellent price! May look a little dingy but great food, great price & great service!! Huge portions! Staff very understanding when I needed to leave to get cash to pay!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Brunswick, Canada
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“Excellent Food, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Very authentic Vietnamese food in a great location. Service was excellent, food fresh, and while it is nothing fancy, the restaurant is clean, and you know that people are there for the food, not some faux Asian, atmosphere. Great prices too!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good vietnamese food, cheap price (under 12$).”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2008

Good vietnamese food, cheap price (under 12$).

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