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Oct 14, 2009 09:56 AM

Looking for good pho and vietnamese food in Etobicoke

I am looking for good pho and vietnamese food in Etobicoke. I loved Peach garden in Mississauga (in the Chinese plaza - Dundas, west of Dixie) but I don't have access to a car anymore. Aslo, the last time I was in the are (2 weeks ago) the Peach Garden was replaced by another Vietnamese restaurant.

I would appreciate recommendations especially ones in South Etobicoke but am willing to travel via TTC to other parts in Etobicoke.

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  1. The best and most consistent, at least in my experience, is Pho Mi Asia, on the south side of Dundas, just west of Dixie. There are a lot of vietnamese restaurants in that area (around 11 or so along Dundas between Dixie and Hurontario, by my count), and I've tried most of them. Pho Mi Asia is the one I keep returning to. In fact, I was there today, and their house special pho was as delicious as always.

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    1. re: redearth

      Thank you!

      I would love to check out Pho Mi Asia but its a bit too far for me. I would have to take Mississauga Transit or drive (and I don't have access to a car all the time).

      Do you have any other recommendations in Etobicoke?

      1. re: TOchowgal

        there is a new place in the plaza just east of Apache Burger on Dundas just west of Kipling - kind of a Canadian/modern Vietnamese the broth for the pho was tasty, however the rare beef was not really rare

        1. re: florence

          I've been there twice. Didn't really like it much.

          I was so hoping that I would like it but the food is ok and the prices are a bit too high.

          1. re: TOchowgal

            Exactly how I would describe it. If I need a pho fix in under 30 minutes I'll go there, but otherwise I'll travel out to pho mi asia or pho88

            1. re: TOchowgal

              That's the only other Vietnamese restaurant I can think of east of Dixie in South Etobicoke besides Hoaikuong, on The Queensway, which I really do not recommend. Really sub-par food.

              I went into that one by Apache burger but was turned off by the modern decor, the non-vietnamese servers, the non-vietnamese customers, and the fact that they wouldn't allow me to sit in one of the more comfortable four-tops along the wall, as I was by myself. I left without ordering and haven't been back since.

        2. re: redearth

          I tried Pho Mi Asia, on the south side of Dundas, just west of Dixie yesterday. In my opinion, it was decent food at a decent price. It was quite busy at lunch time (Saturday) with mostly an Asian clientele. I have had better (tastier, fresher, higher quality) vietnamese food at places in Ottawa, but this was OK -- not outrageously. The services was a bit slow, as they were overloaded with tables and they got part of the order mixed up/wrong.

          Pho Mi Asia
          1248 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4Y2C1, CA

          1. re: mchuchra

            Pho Mi Asia is, IMHO, the best overall, most consistent, Vietnamese restaurant in the GTA. This is not to say that other places don't excel in other areas, perhaps with specific dishes, but I have yet to order something that didn't satisfy at Pho Mi Asia, and I've been at least 20 times, if not more.

            Pho Mi Asia
            1008 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M3K1G6, CA

        3. Lemongrass inside the office complex there at the NE corner of Bloor/Islington (it's directly underneath the Goodlife Fitness) has some vietnamese selections that are good (Pho included) and some really good chinese food on the menu as well. For people that need it, they've also got a fairly extensive gluten-free item selection.

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          1. re: Boodah

            I have been there but its a "spring roll" type place and I am looking for a Vietnamese resto. Thanks for the suggestion.

          2. I haven't been there yet, but there's a place called Simply Roll (or something like that) right across the street from Sherway Gardens. Has anyone tried it? If so, how was it?

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            1. re: pâté chinois

              The one across from Sherway gardens, is called Fresh Rolls and I really like doesn't have pho though..they do have some noodle soups, but not real pho. However, for their thai food I've really liked it.

              1. re: pâté chinois

                Been there as well. It was not that good at all. I would never go back because it is over priced for the food.

              2. Sounds like you're referring mostly to south Etobicoke?

                If, by chance you're in the north end:
                Closer to North York - there is another Pho Mi Asia at Wilson and Keele. Same owners as the one at Dixie/Dundas.
                There is also a Peach Garden at Finch between Islington and Weston.
                In that same plaza as Peach Garden is a Pho Dau Bo location - 2437 Finch West.
                I frequent all three places. Typically the Pho Dau Bo location does more business than Peach Garden. I'd put Pho Dau Bo and Pho Mi Asia as top picks, with Peach Garden next.

                Pho Mi Asia
                1008 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M3K1G6, CA

                Pho Dau Bo Restaurant
                2437 Finch Ave W, Toronto, ON M9M2E7, CA

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                1. re: kayehm

                  Thank you! I loved the Peach Garden in the Chinese mall (Dundas, west of Dixie). I will definitely try the Peach Garden on Finch between Islington and Weston and report back.