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Spadina-Dundas Pho (the one with the train sign)

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I don't remember the name of the place (I think it begins with an "X") but I walked by it today and it was all boarded up. Anyone know if it's renovating or if it's shut down?

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  1. Xe Lua?

    It's discussed in this thread:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/464264

    There's another location in Chinatown East, apparently.

    5 Replies
    1. re: xtal

      I was riding the streetcar tonight and noticed that Xe Lua on Spadina has re-opened, same location though in the spot upstairs. Looking forward to giving a try in its new location with the positive comments on this board!

      1. re: deabot

        Ahh thats where it went!!! I cho-cho-chose their pho everytime... Can someone provide an address next time for the next time I send someone there,

        1. re: deabot

          Wish I read this post in the morning cause I went for lunch to Pho Hung,might try Xe Lua in the weekend....heard so much raves about it,hope it will not be a let down

          1. re: warlock

            The only time I went to Xe Lua we were mostly ignored by the waiters, so I never went back. Also I don't like pho, I must have ordered "bun" or something, and it was average.

            1. re: Teep

              I am enjoying a Small #116 right now after picking it up. The restaurant is now upstairs, in a cleaner and more airy space although they are only taking cash for orders at this time.

      2. So I finally went to the re-opened Xe Lua.....My first time there....Service was good....The interior looks all done but work was still being done on the outside...Now to the food...ordered a Pho with Rare beef and tripe and a jackfruit shake....the broth was great,in fact amazing,and piping hot and the vermicelli was great (al dente) but by the time the Pho came to me,the beef was well done...If only the beef had come rare ,I would have given a 10 out of 10 ...I will give it another chance.....