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“Great Vietnamese food, great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Huong Lan

Huong Lan
Ranked #24 of 321 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Langford, Canada
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Vietnamese food, great service.”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

First time here. Pleasantly surprised. Generous servings, excellent flavor, great atmosphere and friendly casual staff. Highly recommend.

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English first
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Be there early”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

The best authentic Vietnamese food outside Saigon. Pho is the mainstay at noon, and the 'nationals' fill the seats daily, so you know it's excellent.

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Vancouver
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Authentic Vietnamese”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I treid this restaraunt on a recommendation from a friend. The place was packed and the take out was non-stop.

The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The portions were ample and looking around, the various dishes all looked great.

Tables are a little close to one another so you might get to know your neighbours.

I'll definately return the next time I am in Nanaimo

Visited October 2012
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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Vietnamese In Nanaimo”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is absolutely our favorite place to have lunch in Nanaimo. We always order the salad rolls, with peanut sauce & the #53 with vermicelli. I add a bit more fish sauce to mine and over the past 10 years eating here, it has always been fantastic. The staff are very accommodating, fast & friendly. If you like Asian food, this is definitely the place to go!

  • Visited September 2012
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Port Alberni, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise and great prices!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

My family of 4 (kids 6&2) was looking for something healthier to eat than a burger and less expensive than the usual popular spots so used Tripadvisor to find a well-rated noodle house. We decided to try Huong Lan and it hit the spot! We ordered the salad rolls with their excellent peanut sauce, and a beef pho (with added veggies) alongside a seafood dish with egg noodles. All of it had fresh, complex flavourful broth and fresh ingredients on top.
For dessert we shared a drink called Che ba mau. Jello and cream with beans and jackfruit. Not what you are used to in Canada but worth a try! Tasted like jello with whipped cream with bits of mango in it.
We walked out full and spent about $20 less than the usual family stops.
The decor is simple but clean. The service was great!
I recommend trying it at least once!

  • Visited September 2012
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