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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.

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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.

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    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!

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      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)

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      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.

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        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:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/715298

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            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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              brokentelephone Nov 14, 2010 11:47 AM

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

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                grayelf Nov 14, 2010 08:53 PM

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

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                  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.

                   
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                    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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