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Five Elements Cafe


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Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Don't let the bright lights and unassuming seating fool you - if great food is what you're after, this place delivers!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mzmr
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited by chance for lunch strolling over Commercial drive Nice ambience , clean washroom Ordered 2 different soups for 9 CAD each Thai style soup brilliant, the one with shrimp and pork contained sliced sausage I thought

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank HG912
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We went to 5 Elements hoping to get a good meal at a good price, and we weren't disappointed! We had the chicken satay stir fry, and the curry chicken stirfry. They were ready in great time, and the food was brought piping hot to...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Bill D
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Will definitely have to go back and try more items on their wide selection. We tried the Wonton soup for $4.00. Prices are reasonable, portions are generous. Food very tasty and enjoyable. Give them a try.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank IrishKnight1942
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

A great place for good Vietnamese food! My favourite is the bun bo wei (#14) especially tasty pho! The fresh rolls are delicious! The owners are awesome friendly people. Nice stop while you stroll Commercial Drive.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Who trains staff to mop the floors while one is eating. It was 30 minutes until closing and I guess the guy wanted to leave promptly. But, c'mon! I'm eating...and you're mopping right next to my table. I had the sate pho with beef. Ample,...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The place is ok in terms of decor but the food is way better than what you might expect. They have also the submarines (food on a baguette) which I will have to try another day. The sizzling hot plate I had was very good....More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Luciano N
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

My friend lives in Commercial Drive. There aren't so many Vietnamese restaurants around here and we wanted to try this restaurant after checking some reviews. This restaurant is a cafe style - casual restaurant, and we went to the cashier to order food after we...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank ryont
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent the sizzling hot plate and the spring roll with vermicelli noodle bowl was flavourful and the portion was a good size. The prices are reasonable. The decor is simple but clean. Finding parking can be difficult but try the side streets that's...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Bugqueen
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Deil style/ line up to order. The coffee was average, the spring rolls are ok, and the pho are ok kinda bland .... No spicy with over cooked noodles. In nice area of the city. The space could host larger group. Looked family/ kid friendly.

Date of visit: December 2015
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