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Pho Tien Thanh

#377 of 6,618 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Queen Street and West Queen West
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57 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y9, Canada
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I go here almost three to four times a week. The prices are very inexpensive for what you get. They are not cheap on the meat here. I would avoid going during lunch time because there is usually a line up. Hands down the best pho in all of the GTA by a landslide.

Thank Hung D
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to spot for pho in downtown Toronto. It is a bit of a dive but the food is unreal. The rare beef noodle soup is delicious and the soup base is not oily like most places. The ingredients are fresh. Service is friendly and fast. Bring cash as they only accept debit and cash.

Thank Marisa W
Oneonta, New York
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through horrendous downtown traffic to get there. The restaurant is nothing much to look at (small, poorly decorated), but the pho is simply delicious. We have tried Vietnamese food in Boston, NYC, Hong Kong, and this place is right up there with the best.

Thank Kinho C
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and we love it!! We've travelled all over the world (including Vietnam) and we have to say we absolutely LOVE the spicy beef pho. We've tried a few other items on the menu and have also liked it a lot...but pho is our favourite! Def. recommend to EVERYONE!

Thank Jojomann
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there due to the great review comments. I ordered beef pho and I have to say that I was disappointed. The soup was fine though a bit too salty for me. The beef tasted a little gamey and tough. It's a place to go if you want to try Asian food but I do wonder if it's the... More 

Thank Hsin-Yi T
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Pho Tien Thanh has loyal followers of every Toronto ethnicity -- with deep flavoured broth, good quality meat and cool chrysanthemum tea in the summertime, it's a good choice for pho on the go. We had a range of selections this time, with two pho-fans ordering (including one with tripe), one bun (vermicelli) dish with prawn on sugar cane and... More 

Thank RebeccaLawrence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I found this place as a recommendation from a Toronto native, who's also Vietnamese. She said it was the only place that made pho comparable to her moms. I haven't had her mom's but it was definitely the best pho I've ever had! Definitely coming back here! Recommend 13 or 15!

Thank samantha c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The best vietnamese restaurant in town! The Pho is outstanding. The place is modest and you probably will have to share a table with 4 others but the food is outstanding and the prices quite moderate.

Thank Sergio R
Oakville, Canada
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144 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I had been wanting to go to this place for a long while but did not have the chance until recently. I heard a lot of praise for this place and to their credit the food did not disappoint. I had pho, Vietnamese spring roll and coconut shake. The food was authentic and well made. I found the portions on... More 

Thank doctormd
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Pho and includes at no charge hot Chinese tea. Place can be busy but worth the wait. Take note they only accept cash.

Thank Gaginang

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $8
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighborhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: 416-588-6997

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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