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#175 of 583 Asian in Vancouver


US$3 - US$12
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly
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East Vancouver
1.2 km from Queen Elizabeth Park
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Reviewed April 2, 2020

Very casual restaurant serving some good Vietnamese food. Lots of pay street parking. Make sure to make a reservation. The 6 of us enjoyed their well know beer crab, Ox tail and rack of lamb. We also had on choy, baguette, and rice noodle with...crab broth. We left very full and content. The service was fairly fast too. Service was good.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

Seriously! They have the most delicious, soul warming Satay pho. You can order vegetarian option with tofu and it is unreal.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed August 29, 2019

I love their Pho but also really enjoy the family feel by Mathew and his two sisters. Kerrisdale is luck to have them.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed the fast service even though the restaurant was quite full. I think the broth is a little bland but then again I had pho in Vietnam so the bar is really high pho me... (sorry for the bad pun)

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Delicious broth , easy free 1 hour parking .... best flavoured soup I have had in a long time . Great job !

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2018

First of all, we found hair in our pho soup, notified the waitress right away and she just shrug her shoulders and left (WTH?!) My husband ordered the spicy pork hock soup that he tried few weeks ago, except this time there wasn't any pork...hock in the soup at all; we asked the manager and he said they never put any pork hock in the soup despite the name (WTH?! so what was the pork-hock-like piece we had from last time?! is this considered deceiving?) I ordered a red bean and tapioca in coconut milk, when it arrived there were only red bean, tapioca and ice in my drink; we asked the manager and he said they ran out of coconut milk so I'd just have to take it as it (WTH?! maybe you should have told the customer ahead of time so it's up to the customer to decide whether they still want it or not!) NEVER going back again and will NEVER recommend with this kind of service and quality.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Local simple Vietnamese food restaurant. very good Chicken Pho Satay Spicy Style and my wife had noodles with chicken and spring roll. Very good and helpful service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

My hubby is always looking for the best Pho soup - and he says that this is #2 beef satay soup ever. The place is definitely "well used" but the service was friendly and fast. My daughter and I shared shrimp salad roll, veggie spring...roll and shrimp spring rolls - all of which were very tasty.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed November 14, 2017

We don't get to mid Main Street that often, but we were at the farmer's market near by and remembered about this place. A few things, the place is very busy at time, the decor won't make any sense to you, there are things stored...in boxes and there is everything thrown about the cashier's desk. Ignore the chaos. As one comedian said, if there isn't things stored in the bathroom and every where else, it's not an authentic pho shop. We also know there are off-menu items like Oxtail soup that we want to try, but you have to order ahead. On this visit, it was classic beef pho with raw beef and brisket. The temperature and taste of the broth are both excellent. We also ordered the BBQ pork sandwich. It was the best with flaky crust. Messy but tasty. The prices are really reasonable as well.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Not particularly inviting from the outside, but really friendly service and great food. The waitress, who was also front of house for the take away section, was lovely. She took the trouble to show my daughter how to use chop sticks and explain what sauces...should be added to the food. Good value too and good selection of dishes particularly for vegetarians.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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  • Yes, Pho Tan offers takeaway services.

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  • Pho Tan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3