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Pho a Dong Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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428 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3B1, Canada
(250) 741-8699
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is a very nice Vietnamese family owned restaurant, and their food is always amazing!! If you don't know what to order, I personally recommend "COMBINATION DISHES" #42 or #43. They have Vegetarian dishes as well.

Thank MKM0215
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

With HL being closed for 3 weeks I have been running around like a mad woman looking for a replacement, and I'm happy to say Pho A Dong is going to become a regular in my dinner rotation. The broth is well seasoned with good depth. HL's is slightly better but I was well satisfied with Pho Tan. The large... More 

Thank Miss M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I think there was a new trainee today so giving it three stars. The soup came out luke warm, not even hot enough to cook the rare beef which ended up chewy and tough. The Thai basil was black... Waited nearly 18 mins for a glass of water, and no check up. Usually is good maybe just an off day?... More 

Thank Rebecca J
Ucluelet, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

The food here is very good, made with good ingredients, when my wife and I visited here, she went for the Pho and enjoyed it, i ordered the Lemon Chicken, with a bubble tea both were delicious.

Thank SpencerTouchie
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here for over 5years.They got a new cook in 2015.-We have tried it 3 times and had 3 different meals to be fair.We have had the grilled pork with spring rolls over vermicilli,the pho and the hot and sour soup over rice. The food just seems greasier and not as tasty. I miss the other chef and... More 

Thank slurpeemama
Gabriola Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is where 3 people juggle a room of 30 people to give you delicious PHO am so much more. ..........................................................,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!!!!!!!!!

Thank ClintsSquint
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

The moment you walk through doors you might have second thoughts, but don't let the tacky decor and awful lounge music put you off. The food that is being made is authentic with fresh ingredients and consistently delicious. My goto is the Pho Beef served rare and a side of salad rolls, the soup is to die for and the... More 

Thank BCFoodReviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Hot & sour is the best soup going, also best spring rolls in town. Theres a reason it gets super busy.

Thank Matt M
Campbell River, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

The noodle broth was very good, but the price of a large bowl didn't justify the skimpy meat, tendon, and tripe portions. I also had to ask for fresh basil, bean sprouts, and lime which should be expected for a bowl of pho.

Thank Mark T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

Funky atmosphere in the Old City Quarter ... fresh ingredients and consistently delicious in plentiful portions. Efficient wait staff and friendly, too. Love their spring rolls!

Thank Liberty H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: (250) 741-8699

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