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Huong Lan

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$$ - $$$
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19-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
+1 250-756-7943
11:00 - 21:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is the BEST Vietnamese restaurant in Nanaimo! Their food is fresh, tasty and always great service. Chantelle, one of the longtime servers at this restaurant, keeps us coming back. She remembers the small details such as my husband needing a fork, is always pleasant and quick to provide more tea and water without even being asked. I think that... More 

Thank 583soccermom
Courtenay, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I've eaten a lot of Vietnamese food over the years- the broth in each soup here is amazing. I love the beef pho, #13 spicy hue and #14 pho sate. I really liked the hot and sour soup, but we found it a bit expensive for what you get (and it does not come with noodles, they are ordered separate).... More 

Thank Angela P
Ucluelet, Canada
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I would recommend this restaurant to you if you're looking for a great place to eat, the Pho is delicious, the place is always a bit busy, and the bubble tea is great.

Thank SpencerTouchie
Vancouver Island
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Located in a strip mall, the restaurant will never make it on ambience. But that doesn't matter. The pho is best in town. And the staff must be praised as well: quick, efficient and, above all, friendly. Around lunch or supper, be prepared to wait.

Thank pop2cas
Duncan, Canada
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

First time taking the boss here he's totally impressed with everything. wait time wasn't too bad only about 10 minutes today. Food was excellent like always always look forward to coming here for dinner or for lunch.

Thank Douglas W
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95 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Clean, modern, friendly service by local gals all quite proficient at their jobs. Vietnamese working the kitchen. Packed on a Sunday evening with 15 minute wait for table but a small bar for singles if you don't mind a stool. Tea was provided instantly! Two thumbs up ! I found the the prices about 25% higher than I am used... More 

Thank Varmintz
Campbell River, Canada
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85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The presentation of our pho and bun bo hue noodles was very attractive, but the broth was missing the depth and typical characteristics of pho broth. It needed more star anise and fish sauce. The broth didn't have a nice separation and top layer of fat bubbles from the meat bones. The standard for top notch pho is Pho Tam... More 

1 Thank Mark T
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We frequently visit this establishment as a family or for a quick pick up meal home. They have vegetarian options too. The wait staff are amazing, always super friendly and willing to help you navigate the menu as there are a ton of options. Thanks guys! Best Pho in town

Thank Michelle r
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I come here frequently on the weekend for some pho and once in a while for the mixed bbq pork plates. Always busy and never disappoints.

Thank islandguy12
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Everytime we visit nanaimo this is our go to stop for food. Service sometimes is a little off but the food is always great and the same each time. Huge portions and good prices.

Thank Renaye S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-756-7943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?