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Pho Tan

South Main
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4598 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R5, Canada
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Richmond, Canada
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444 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Pho Tan is located on the corner of Main Street and 30th Avenue, in the Little Mountain / Riley Park area of Vancouver. Our original plan was to go to the Anh & Chi at Main and 20th. After reviewing the menu and pricing, I picked a different restaurant Pho Tan that had just as good ratings and closer to... More 

1 Thank Bottomshelfhockey
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

My colleague insisted I try Pho, and boy am I glad that I did. The charming little restaurant is a ways away from downtown, but the taxi ride was well worth it. The chicken Pho with coconut milk based curry was PHOnomenal (yes, I went there). The small bowl was more than enough to fill you up. And it's on... More 

Thank amyajacob1
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Needed comfort food on a cold wet Friday night so we headed here for pho. Plenty of options on the menu and I went for the rare beef with vermicelli noodles. The portion size is quite large and was very happy with the taste and flavours. The service was quite good and fast and the staff were very pleasant. The... More 

Thank Bossman_Vancouver
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Spotted Photo Tan after going to Vandusien Gardens and we were wanting Asian food. Vietnamese food sounded good to us. Arrived on a Monday evening to a place packed with Asian people. We decided that was a good sign. Got the last table. Not much atmosphere decor wise but depends what you call atmosphere. Large menu of reasonably priced items.... More 

Thank Kathie V
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This review is about the Main Street location. I've been coming to this neighbourhood restaurant for years. They serve all the standard noodle soups, vermicelli bowls and rolls; and all are ok. The big surprize is the special menu which must be ordered in advance. Although there are several items, we chose the beer steamed Dungeness crab and grilled lamb... More 

3 Thank geminimonkey
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The food here is really good. Especially the beef noodle. Super fast and quick to eat when you're in a rush. The Vietnamese ham is also really good.

Thank Thelobsterkid
Lake Cowichan, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I really learned to love this place when I forgot my wallet and they let me go and just pay another day. Food is amazing. You have to ask for vegetarian options though. Price is great too....

Thank djplan
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We order the chicken salad dolls always best by far in Vancouver we always do pickup because it's local good and so fresh manager Bon is so nice

Thank Michelle S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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313 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Since our favourite pho place on Kingsway closed over a year ago, we haven't had much luck finding a replacement. We have tried several in Vancouver and Burnaby but haven't been completely satisfied. Pho Tan is one of the better ones in terms of taste. But there is something off with the broth. It doesn't taste like beef broth, more... More 

Thank pingaroo
Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Solid food, owner is great. It has turned into the place to go on a Saturday night. Ask for what's not on the menu and venture out of the pho box. You will be pleasantly surprise.

Thank Angela C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $12
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4598 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighborhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: 604-873-3345

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

Staying in South Main

Neighborhood Profile
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.