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Pho Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant

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36 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6A1, Canada
(519) 880-9788
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Alfred, Canada
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was very good, the service excellent. The price per dish is very very reasonable with generous portions provided. (You will be taking food home.) Possibly the best spring rolls I have ever eaten. The menu has a huge variety of Thai, Vietnamese, Asian dishes. I recommend this restaurant. I wish I stayed longer in Guelph so I could... More 

Thank thegrandstan
Brantford, Canada
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited this restaurant before and like the food. We started with Wonton soup #131, spring rolls #501, which is very tasty. My wife had the bbq pork and prawn spaghetti #307 and enjoyed the seafood ramen #486. The restaurant has a very wide variety of choices, order on a small piece of paper, service is fast and polite waitresses.... More 

Thank JazzyButtons
Ontario, Canada
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lost count of the number of times I've dined here. I always get the small 102 with extra limes (pho with lean beef). Always on the spot and good. Can't speak for the rest of the menu items but the pho is always consistently good. In summary: Never disappoints, good pho place.

Thank Globetrotting_Lolo
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I return here time and time again because the food and service is so consistently great. I've brought co-workers, friends and family to enjoy this restaurant. The menu is a little large, but the fresh shrimp spring rolls, mango salad and vermicelli bowls are my fav.

Thank 69cynthiab
Waterloo, Canada
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My only problem with this place is that the menu is so gigantic that I tend to forget what I like. On the plus side, you are definitely going to find anything you can think of. It's a large chain, but the food is generally quite good.

Thank r h
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rare beef noodle soup came with already cooked beef and the meat is dry and a bit tough. The dry vermicelli with BBQ pork, meat is also dry and over cooked. The vermicelli itself is good.

Thank timmotimtim
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Been going here probably once a week for the last few months and have yet to be disappointed. The pho, curry and pad thai are my go to favs but they have a large menu with many different options to choose from! Everyone ive brought has been able to find something they love.

Thank Haley W
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I kept giving this place another chance. Years ago it was pretty good food. No more. The mango salad is mostly iceberg lettuce. The pad thai is a sticky mess. The pho broth is bland. The noodles in the pho are often all stuck together in a big clump. Several times they've run out of basil and served pho with... More 

Thank JonDee61
Kitchener, Canada
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We like Ben Thanh - there are several in Waterloo Region - go to another one. The food just didn't measure up to the other locations. It seemed over done and under spices. And to boot, the men's washroom is out of order and the hand dryer is broken.

Thank Ted519
California (North)
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Its not overly fancy, and its not a quiet romantic kind of place, but the food is really good. The menu is huge, not always a good thing, but in this case its okay because they have a diversity of Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. Probably some Thai as well! The prices seem very reasonable considering the portions are on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Thai, Vietnamese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: (519) 880-9788

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