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Huong Lan

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#19-1925 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
+1 250-756-7943
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Nanaimo, Canada
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have tried all the pho soups in Nanaimo and the best is here.After working with numerous vietnamese chefs in Vancouver and abroad, i have become a PHO expert.The stocks here are well prepared with a good balance of ginger, anise and lemongrass.The volume of noodles and meat is generous and everything is very fresh.I always order the PHO SATE... More 

Thank 40Dean
Port Isabel, Texas
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've spent two weeks in Nanaimo, during which time I went to several Pho restaurants. I returned to the Huong Lan a few times because it was just better than the others (though they were all quite good). I especially enjoyed the skewered shrimps & vegetables bun dish, which is a mixture of vermicelli, salad, peanuts, herbs, etc., on which... More 

Thank Dennis K
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read about this "top 10" Vietnamese place on TripAdvisor. This unpretentious little spot in a strip mall is a great find. I went for the Pho, but ended up with the #54. The #54 is a combination plate with lemongrass chicken, grilled pork, vermicelli (or rice - your choice), fresh cucumber, carrot, and a wonderful fish sauce based dressing... More 

Thank Ian M
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, friends and family probably eat here every 2 weeks. Never had a meal I didn't love!! Prices are great, portion size is large and meals and pho are authentic!! What the pho?

Thank Julia B
Nanaimo, Canada
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124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited Huong Lan a few months after our last visit. So they have expanded and is now offering more than just Vietnamese food but also some other Asian cuisines as well. The place was jam-packed on that Saturday evening with lots of customer waiting and sitting for the next available tables. A great sign! The food was fantastic, the... More 

Thank HappySnr123
Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

So many delicious options here, the tofu hot and sour soup is amazing! Always reliably delicious, reasonable and quick service

Thank jencw2016
Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We are frequent diners at Huong Lan. I can honestly say we have never had a bad meal. Each and every time we have great service, with outstanding food. Always fresh, fast, and tasty.

Thank teresa o
Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I have had takeout from this restaurant over a dozen times. It is consistently good, and fresh. It is always busy, but the food is done in a reasonable amount of time.

Thank PurrFound
Nanaimo, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is the BEST Vietnamese restaurant in Nanaimo! Their food is fresh, tasty and always great service. Chantelle, one of the longtime servers at this restaurant, keeps us coming back. She remembers the small details such as my husband needing a fork, is always pleasant and quick to provide more tea and water without even being asked. I think that... More 

Thank 583soccermom
Courtenay, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten a lot of Vietnamese food over the years- the broth in each soup here is amazing. I love the beef pho, #13 spicy hue and #14 pho sate. I really liked the hot and sour soup, but we found it a bit expensive for what you get (and it does not come with noodles, they are ordered separate).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $15
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #19-1925 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-756-7943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?