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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.

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Pho 99 Restaurant
403 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K3V9, CA

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    1. re: Meerschaum

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

      1. re: brokentelephone

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

        1. re: grayelf

          ...and some Chiu Chow dishes to boot.

        2. re: brokentelephone

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

           
          1. re: fmed

            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).

      2. 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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        1. re: zduerr

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

        2. 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

            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.

          2. 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. 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

                Hai Phong - good call!

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                Hai Phong
                1246 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V, CA