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1051 Victoria N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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Waterloo, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

First thing I noticed was the jasmine tea we were served was not cold but not hot. A bit disappointing. I had the XL rare and well-done beef soup. It was not as good as in other Pho Dau Bo restaurants I have been to. One friend had the Rice Vermicelli with Sautéed Beef and Lemongrass. She quite enjoyed it.... More 

1 Thank cassal99
Waterloo, Ontario
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My co-workers and I have often gone to Pho for lunch. Usually the lunch comes quickly, the quality can change from visit to visit. Sometimes glad I went there many times not so much. The biggest problem is the friendliness of the staff. They just plain aren't friendly, welcoming or accomodating. Recently my co-worker went there by himself for lunch... More 

Thank Superbev
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This chain is always dependable for food so when I dropped into the Kitchener Victoria St. chain it was disappointing to see such tired decor. It was something from a long gone disco era. You seat yourself and someone comes along eventually. A gentleman came along to ask about a beverage and they did not have any ice tea so... More 

Thank Pamela D
Kitchener, Canada
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

of course the meal soups are their mainstay, but try their Bird's Nest (i like the seafood), well worth the price

Thank DnAC
Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I absolutely love Vietnamese food, so I was glad I found this restaurant. It's in a (slightly) repurposed Wendy's building. Had I never been to a Vietnamese restaurant before, I never would have known to fill out the card and bring it up to the counter. My husband and I weren't greeted at all, even when we walked right by... More 

Thank Henlioc
Guelph, Canada
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I always have a soft spot for a big tasty cheap bowl of soup, and willing to overlook the witch that lives there until the last time. too many other options available, so we are officially done with this place. I don't know many businesses where you can be so nasty to the people that spend their money with you... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Server didn't speak English so she couldn't answer questions about the menu. She made a mistake with our order. There were 6 of us and the server and/or cook screwed up 3 of our orders. My food didn't taste good.

1 Thank Bob S
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The staff for a little bit hard to communicate with. Maybe because they are from Vietnam. The food was good. Had good portions. It came with green tea.

Thank alan g
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Overall, I would go back for the great food, quick food and good prices. Service was very aloof. We walked in and waited to be seated for lunch and we were waved at by one of the servers who then just pointed at us and pointed at a table. I guess that was us being seated. Menus on the table... More 

Thank travellershep
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Since most people go to a restaurant for the food, I rate this restaurant fairly high. The food is good (I had the bbq chicken and pork with steamed egg, fried egg) and reasonably priced. The spring rolls were standard fair. The restaurant experience however was somewhat strange. It is more diner style (where you seat yourself and go and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1051 Victoria N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: 5197569996

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