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1011 St Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
+1 514-876-1064
Today
09:00 - 21:30
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:30
Fri 09:30 - 10:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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montreal
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in a hurry and want good soup ,fast service and very reasonable prices,make sure you try this place.

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Thank dancomontreal
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I randomly stopped here as we love pho and vermicelli and eat it often. The menu had what we wanted, the prices were normal ($9 medium pho, $10 verm), and it was plenty busy. A very pleasant surprise followed! The server attended to us immediately and brought complimentary tea. After the server explained what was in the... More 

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Thank Phillip W
New York
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had a small bowl of pho, which was plenty filling. Large sizes are available too. My friend had marinated, grilled pork over rice that he contends is one of the better versions of this dish he has had. I was pleased by the friendliness of the wait staff, a contrast to the somewhat brusque service I am used to... More 

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Thank Max_from_NY
Varanasi, India
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I was rather disappointed. I only had the pho, and the broth was tasteless. It was almost closing, but it's broth- it should be better at the end of the day. The round of beef was exquisite, however.... unfortunately, that's not so important,when the broth is merely the tears of children who aren't really even all that sad.

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Thank The_Great_Goat
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Walked in to Phobac 97 but the spiders by the atm deterred me. Crossed the street here & service was awesome, clean & delicious.

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Thank Esma-May B
Punta Gorda, Florida
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A crowded lunch place right on St. Laurent, very near old Montreal, attracted us right away. We both love authentic Vietnamese, and coming from Florida that cuisine is hard to find. We started with a Spring Roll order (5.50$C) and then two Bun bowls with pork (8.48 and 9.48$C). Both were excellent. We did need to order extra nuc mam... More 

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Thank Mike S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Their pho is brilliant. Not too salty. Light and comforting as it should be. DO NOT order their 3 colored desert. It tastes like beans in water with tasteless ingredients with a block of ice on top.

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Thank Anh-Tai H
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I used to go there because their soups (pho) are so full-flavored. Other dishes are also very tasty. Good price and good portions. La nourriture est savoureuse, fraîche et à excellent prix.

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Thank Carolina R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

The place not to eat in Montreal. The place was virtually empty at 2 pm after the lunch crowd. As I entered I requested a table where I could open my computer. At least eight empty tables. The restaurant manager refused angrily, shaking his head and explaining that customers have to obey the rules. Then, with total smugness he said... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Hi, we were 6 colleagues out for lunch in chinatown. It is on St Lawrence street near de la Gauchetiere. Easy to find and pleasant eating area. It es a lbit narrow but acceptable compared to other similar restaurants in the area. There is a nice choice of meals offered on the menu. Four of us chose soups and the... More 

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Thank denist_eg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 10:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:30
Thursday
09:00 - 21:30
Friday
09:30 - 10:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 St Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 514-876-1064

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

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
Bakeries, markets, restaurants, and buffets crowd the brightly graffitied streets of Chinatown, the city's aromatic destination for pan-Asian cuisine. Distinguished at its entry points by towering vermillion paifang gates, the compact neighbourhood acts as a focal point for the Chinese community, hectic with educational facilities, cultural centres, acupuncturists, and foreign-language newspapers. Especially vibrant in the warmer months, when the sweet smell of dragon beard candy along the pedestrian walks of Rue de la Gauchetière signal the beginning of the outdoor street fair season, Chinatown is a treasure hunter's dream, with enough knickknack and curiosity shops to tempt even the pickiest shoppers. The convivial vibe picks up after dark, when the area's active nightlife offers evening crowds their choice of drink, dance, and midnight snacks of pho or oysters. Chinatown's mix of new and old, with herbal remedies being sold alongside pop-culture DVDs, gives the area its own animated brand of moxie.
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