Where to go to get good Vietnamese!
I live in Langley but I go downtown frequently. Vietnamese is one of my favorite foods and its hard to find a good place. I'm really not a fan of Pho Hoes or Pho 99 etc. they are pretty generic and deliver non authentic food.
Pho 99 Restaurant
403 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K3V9, CA
Along with the other recs already mentioned:
Song Huong (try some of the Hue dishes there - eg bun bo Hue; and the bo 7 mon - you'll need at least 4 people though. It's my go-to pho place as well.)
My Chau (the pho ga is excellent, but many of their other dishes are also very good)
Truong Tranh - for North Vietnamense dishes...eg banh cuon, xoi)
Le Do (solid pho and their special salad roll)
Pho Thai Hoa - a good survey of Vietnamese classics mostly well executed.
Pho Thai Hoa Restaurant
1625 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2S2, CA
My Chau Restaurant
1715 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2S4, CA
1613 Nanaimo St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4T9, CA
My personal faves include:
Thai Son Restaurant, 3 locations:
E. Broadway btwn Main & Fraser (Vanc)
E. 1st Ave at Renfrew (Vanc)
Garden City @ Leslie (Richmond)
Thai Son Restaurant
4653 City Gdns, Richmond, BC V6Y, CA