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Good pho within walking distance of Bloor West Village?

Kitchen Imp Feb 16, 2010 10:23 AM

I'm in desperate need of a steaming bowl of pho to battle a nagging cold.

Does anyone have a recommendation for good pho within walking distance of Bloor West Village?

Many thanks in advance.

  1. Kitchen Imp Feb 18, 2010 08:35 AM

    Thanks for the replies. Just to clarify, my question was very specifically about finding *good* pho, not just whether there was a Vietnamese restaurant around nearby.

    We're near Bloor & Runnymede, so Pacific and Dundas is out, at least while I have a bad cold. Looks like I'm out of luck! Maybe one will open sometime soon.

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      Hondapendragon Feb 18, 2010 10:03 AM

      It's not pho, but the Seafood Udon soup at Yumi might help your cold.

      I haven't tried any pho within walking distance of BWV... sorry

      1. re: Hondapendragon
        Kitchen Imp Feb 19, 2010 06:37 AM

        Ooh, great suggestion. I'm a Yumi regular, but the udon hadn't occurred to me. Thanks!

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          EtobicokeTaster Feb 19, 2010 06:54 AM

          After waiting 1.5 hours for my dinner a couple of weeks ago, Yumi is now on my blacklist. Unless you want to see a steady stream of take-out orders taking precedence as you wait hungrily at your empty table, do yourself a favour and skip Yumi.

          1. re: EtobicokeTaster
            Kitchen Imp Feb 19, 2010 10:32 AM

            Really? Is it the same Yumi? Not Yama, which is next door? I eat at Yumi about twice a month and I've never seen anyone getting takeout there - and I've never waited longer than 15 min for food.

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              EtobicokeTaster Feb 20, 2010 05:14 AM

              Yes, I am aware that there is both a Yumi and a Yama. My post was about Yumi.

              1. re: EtobicokeTaster
                Kitchen Imp Feb 20, 2010 02:42 PM

                Just making sure! No offense intended.

      2. re: Kitchen Imp
        blue bike Feb 19, 2010 02:58 PM

        "Just to clarify, my question was very specifically about finding *good* pho, not just whether there was a Vietnamese restaurant around nearby."

        And that's why I replied. It's *good* for the area.

        Anyway, I will know better next time not to reply to your questions.

        1. re: blue bike
          Kitchen Imp Feb 19, 2010 08:23 PM

          Blue Bike, I actually wasn't replying to you - I was replying to tochipotle, who posted a link to a discussion about a nearby Vietnamese place where people didn't think the pho was very good, and I was hoping someone would suggest a place where they specifically liked the pho. I appreciated your reply - wish Pacific and Dundas were an easy walk from me!

          1. re: blue bike
            Kitchen Imp Feb 19, 2010 08:27 PM

            And to be fair to tochipotle, now that I'm not fever-addled, I've gone back and re-read the link s/he posted. Turns out tochipotle specifically suggested the pho far down in that thread... so shame on me. Thanks again, all, and I'll see if I can drag myself up that way for a fix sometime soon!

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          tochipotle Feb 17, 2010 06:46 AM

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/624172

          1. blue bike Feb 16, 2010 02:45 PM

            Depending on where you are in Bloor West Village, there is a Vietnamese place on Pacific Ave. at Dundas W.

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