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“Awesome pho - be sure to make a reservation!”

Pho Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 386 Restaurants in Waterloo
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Went with a group of 5 and everyone got phö. I'm a wimp with food so I got the beef and chicken phö (#115).

So good! It wasn't too oily and the noodles for some reason tasted better than I thought they would. At $9, it was a pretty cheap lunch as well!

The only problem was that the person in front of me had a reservation and still had to wait 25ish minutes for a table for lunch... I felt bad for that group. Oh and definitely make a reservation for lunch otherwise I heard the wait can be 40 minutes!

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Thank David F
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Arrived at 5pm on a Sunday and after a short wait our party of 7 was comfortably seated.
We were one of only a few tables not filled with Asian dinners. A good sign for authentic food. The menu is large and so are the servings. We ordered appetizers and a main dish and the only fault is that the food comes as ready. So some got main dish first, some got nothing until after everybody has apps and mains, but that their way. Everything was hot fresh and very good. Beware the food is mostly all well spiced. If it says its HOT it will be.

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Thank Dave P
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Walked in and the place was full with people waiting. Usually a good sign. However we did not have to wait long before we were seated. Fairly extensive menu. The ordered items were ready relatively quickly and tasted good.

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Thank Zippity88
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

If this type of cuisine is on your list then Pho Ben is the place to stop. The food is certainly excellent and have a significant menu in which to choose anything that suits your taste buds.
Ambience is good, service is only adequate.

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Thank Dayel1956
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

What a joke the Kitchener location at Fairway Road is. Obviously this restaurant is part of a chain providing the same pre-packaged food at all locations but here they do not have the skills to cook or re-heat that. We went as a party of six and ordered different meals to each other but all had the same conclusion. The cooked pork was hot in parts and still cold in other parts and this leads me to believe the barbecued meats are just microwaved to order. The service, if you can call it that was worse than poor. Left waiting for ages for the food and then some meals arrive whilst 2 of us were left waiting for another 15 minutes. Do they not understand how to organize and how to serve a table of guests. Considering the quality of the food it is expensive for what is actually being served. The main barbecue meal consists of a big plateful of chopped lettuce and cucumber with not much meat. Looks good at first but not very good value when you stop and think about it. One good point - the decor is good.

We certainly will not be going there again and cannot recommend it to anyone.

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