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Pho Tien Thanh

#696 of 6,779 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Queen Street and West Queen West
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57 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y9, Canada
+1 416-588-6997
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mississauga, Canada
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This eatery is always busy so be prepared to dine next to total strangers. The food is always fresh, hot and tasty. It's expensive and only marginally better than many other pho restaurants.

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This place was my number one pho place in Toronto but their quality had gone down immensely. Soup quality and quantity both went down. Their BBQ chicken rice also came in smaller portions. I tried them again on a few occasions but they just let me down over and over again. Two other pho restaurants i would recommend but they... More 

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Thank Aaron C
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and were here and waited to order....20 minutes and not even an acknowledgement. We tried getting the waiter's attention and still nothing. I asked my daughter to prepare to leave as they obviously do not need our business. All staff did seen that they wanted to be there either. I do not care how good your food is... More 

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Worldwide
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Don't make the mistake of going to the Turtle for Pho. This is the spot for Pho on Ossington. The Turtle has this spot beat for other dishes, but Pho is Pho and it's usually why you're going out for Vietnamese, no?

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Thank P K
toronto
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is my go to place for Pho. It doesn't have any MSG or minimal and the taste is great. The beef, the greens and the soup are all fresh. Try the vegetarian spring rolls--so good. In addition, if you don't like the rare beef in the soup, you can have the chicken broth with tofu (#G on the menu).

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Thank hughsam
Toronto, Canada
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234 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I hate to write how great they are but.. we drive from east end just for soup..i wish they had this place in riverdale area... but worth the drive...

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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This place is the real deal. It's super fresh and the flavour is really authentic. The turtle on the corner up the street is meant to be better but I don't agree. I find this place to have way more flavour and the portion and price are better.

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Thank yasumidesu
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This one of two of our favorite Vietnamese go to Spring rolls are chewy and addictive. Take out is always fast.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Their broth is by far, leaps and bounds better than any other in Toronto. On occasion the meat is not perfect but it remains better than most, or the spring rolls are a touch oily, but still delicious. Their broth however is the saving grace always. People who dump tamarind or sriracha in their soup I implore you to just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I go here almost three to four times a week. The prices are very inexpensive for what you get. They are not cheap on the meat here. I would avoid going during lunch time because there is usually a line up. Hands down the best pho in all of the GTA by a landslide.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 8
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-588-6997

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

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Queen Street and West Queen West
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