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Looking for good pho and vietnamese food in Etobicoke

TOchowgal Oct 14, 2009 09:56 AM

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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    nn27 Jan 30, 2011 12:45 PM

    there is a Thai/Vietnamese restaurant at the corner of Evans & Kipling called Jasmine Rice. They have some pretty good pho I think.

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      youdonut Oct 17, 2009 05:04 PM

      here is an interesting article on Pho..

      http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_bes...

      1. kayehm Oct 16, 2009 11:29 PM

        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.

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        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
          TOchowgal Oct 19, 2009 07:28 AM

          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.

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          pâté chinois Oct 16, 2009 03:15 PM

          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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            burlgurl Oct 16, 2009 03:59 PM

            The one across from Sherway gardens, is called Fresh Rolls and I really like it..it 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
              TOchowgal Oct 19, 2009 07:27 AM

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

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              Boodah Oct 16, 2009 01:56 PM

              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
                TOchowgal Oct 19, 2009 07:26 AM

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

              2. redearth Oct 14, 2009 01:29 PM

                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
                  TOchowgal Oct 15, 2009 06:33 AM

                  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?

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                    florence Oct 15, 2009 07:32 AM

                    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
                      TOchowgal Oct 15, 2009 11:37 AM

                      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.

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                        craigger Oct 15, 2009 11:53 AM

                        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
                          redearth Oct 15, 2009 12:50 PM

                          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.

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                      mchuchra Oct 3, 2010 07:26 AM

                      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.

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

                      1. re: mchuchra
                        redearth Oct 3, 2010 09:38 PM

                        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.

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

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