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Where to go to get good Vietnamese!

abiaandrews Nov 10, 2010 10:24 AM

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

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    YVRChow Nov 12, 2010 06:15 AM

    I would add Hai Phong to the list: http://www.haiphongrestaurant.com

    They have my favourite pho in the area, and also do many other dishes very well.

    Hai Phong
    1246 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V, CA

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    1. re: YVRChow
      fmed Nov 12, 2010 07:15 AM

      Hai Phong - good call!

      Hai Phong
      1246 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V, CA

    2. LotusRapper Nov 10, 2010 10:07 PM

      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

      1. fmed Nov 10, 2010 08:41 PM

        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

        Song Huong
        1613 Nanaimo St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4T9, CA

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        1. re: fmed
          grayelf Nov 10, 2010 09:22 PM

          Cuu Long (Cong) at Kingsway and Knight has some mighty fine pork grillage happening, and the family that runs it are so welcoming. I also like their desserts a lot.

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          zduerr Nov 10, 2010 03:13 PM

          My favorite place for Vietnamese is Green Lemongrass on Kingsway. Others on this board also seem to enjoy it:


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          1. re: zduerr
            jcolvin Nov 10, 2010 06:15 PM

            second for green lemongrass. their sister restaurant in richmond is mighty good too.

          2. Meerschaum Nov 10, 2010 02:01 PM

            Phnom Penh.

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            1. re: Meerschaum
              brokentelephone Nov 14, 2010 11:47 AM

              That is not a vietnamese restaurant! It's cambodian (as the name would suggesT)!

              1. re: brokentelephone
                grayelf Nov 14, 2010 08:53 PM

                I think they have both, broken, and even a few Laotian dishes.

                1. re: grayelf
                  fmed Nov 15, 2010 04:23 AM

                  ...and some Chiu Chow dishes to boot.

                2. re: brokentelephone
                  fmed Nov 14, 2010 08:54 PM

                  To be fair...PP calls themselves a "Cambodian-Vietnamese" restaurant. Half their menu is Vietnamese.

                  1. re: fmed
                    brokentelephone Nov 15, 2010 02:18 AM

                    My bad --

                    They don't really have the standard Viet dishes though if I recall (no pho, esp), and there is so much great Vietnamese in Van why bother?

                    Song Hu'ong is good, and is Pho Quyen on 25/Fraser. Love both for pho (never tried anything else at either though).

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