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Pho Tan

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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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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to trying this place since I am a huge fan of pho. We waited roughly 10 minutes before getting a table since it was very packed inside. I ordered steak pho and my husband had seafood pho. I am used to pho being hot but our food ended up being somewhat warm which was very upsetting... More 

Thank VancityGirl604
Vancouver, Canada
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367 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I typically just go for pho or noodle/rice dish at a Vietnamese restaurant. I came here with a party of 8 and was pleasantly surprised of other dinner options available. We preordered several dishes including crab, oxtail, lamb popsicles, braised fatty pork with eggs in clay pot. We started with a shredded chicken salad and spring roll and shrimp rolls.... More 

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Authentic Vietnamese food at very reasonable prices. It was very busy but service was efficient. We were well satisfied with the whole experience.

Thank blimit
Richmond, Canada
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459 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?

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South Main
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