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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bien Pho

Bien Pho
Ranked #416 of 2,726 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

My family members are regular Bien Pho customers. We have never had a bad meal or experience. The service is fast and the food does not disappoint. The restaurant has a Thai cook and 2 Vietnamese cooks, so they know what they are doing; the dishes are authentic, fresh and tasty. The cooks are able to adjust the "spiciness" of the dishes to suit one's taste. I agree with past reviewers that the interior decor could use a facelift but what the pal e la is in atmosphere it makes up for in delicious food. prices are reasonable for the amount one gets. :-). Many vegetarian offers on the menu, along with standard Asian dishes...this place. An keep everyone happy!

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Karonasia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good, consistent food in lackluster location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

I have been here on a number of occasions over the past few years and I have never been disappointed. Friendly personable staff in a dining area that has seen better days. The rice wraps are amazing, seasoned beef tucked inside with vermicelli noodles, fresh Thai basil and mint. Mmmm. The soup portions are a little extreme but the miso broth is flavorful and filled with fresh green onions, rice noodles and your choice of meat. It comes with a side dish of bean sprouts and Thai basil. They do lots of take out but you'll only get the green tea if you're eating in.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Danwilliam
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Good food, so-so location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

Restaurants in strip malls often suffer a location problem, and that is the case for Bien Pho. With a narrow store front and no street signage in a non-descript strip mall, this place is tricky to find. Space inside is cramped and lack-lustre, so treating Bien Pho as a "take-away" restaurant makes lots of sense - especially since they deliver. The food itself is tasty and portions are large. Ingredients seem authentic - plenty of Thai basil, palm sugar, and good curry flavours. The red seafood curry had lots of big pieces of seafood, but it was a little bit "soupy" - make sure you eat it from a bowl over rice!The menu is extensive and ordering is easy since dishes are well-described and numbered. The on-line ordering option seems to work well. If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive "order in" alternative to cooking an evening meal, Bien Pho is up to the challenge, but if it's atmosphere you are looking for, you will want to go elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank WJP89
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