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Pho Tan

$$ - $$$
South Main
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4598 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R5, Canada
+1 604-873-3345
10:30 - 21:30
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Went for some pho. Had the number 14 and my friend the number 15. Beef and noodles. Broth was tasty. Sometimes when I try new pho places the broth doesn't have any flavour. Usually pho broth doesn't have much to begin with but this one in my opinion was good. Good amount of meet as well. Had the salad rolls... More 

Thank Alyssa S
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

"Mr Bond" ... Yes, he answers by that name, was so welcoming. My Vancouver friends had ordered 2 off-menu items ... chicken salad (sound boring but believe me, it isn't ... it's delicious!) and braised ox tail (surprise, surprise ... not to be missed!) eaten with authentic Vietnamese-French loaves. The place is unassuming but the food shouts "wow!". Of course... More 

Thank DJNKSingapore
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to trying this place since I am a huge fan of pho. We waited roughly 10 minutes before getting a table since it was very packed inside. I ordered steak pho and my husband had seafood pho. I am used to pho being hot but our food ended up being somewhat warm which was very upsetting... More 

Thank VancityGirl604
Vancouver, Canada
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457 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I typically just go for pho or noodle/rice dish at a Vietnamese restaurant. I came here with a party of 8 and was pleasantly surprised of other dinner options available. We preordered several dishes including crab, oxtail, lamb popsicles, braised fatty pork with eggs in clay pot. We started with a shredded chicken salad and spring roll and shrimp rolls.... More 

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Authentic Vietnamese food at very reasonable prices. It was very busy but service was efficient. We were well satisfied with the whole experience.

Thank blimit
Richmond, Canada
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559 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Pho Tan is located on the corner of Main Street and 30th Avenue, in the Little Mountain / Riley Park area of Vancouver. Our original plan was to go to the Anh & Chi at Main and 20th. After reviewing the menu and pricing, I picked a different restaurant Pho Tan that had just as good ratings and closer to... More 

1 Thank Bottomshelfhockey
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2016

My colleague insisted I try Pho, and boy am I glad that I did. The charming little restaurant is a ways away from downtown, but the taxi ride was well worth it. The chicken Pho with coconut milk based curry was PHOnomenal (yes, I went there). The small bowl was more than enough to fill you up. And it's on... More 

Thank amyajacob1
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Needed comfort food on a cold wet Friday night so we headed here for pho. Plenty of options on the menu and I went for the rare beef with vermicelli noodles. The portion size is quite large and was very happy with the taste and flavours. The service was quite good and fast and the staff were very pleasant. The... More 

Thank Bossman_Vancouver
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Spotted Photo Tan after going to Vandusien Gardens and we were wanting Asian food. Vietnamese food sounded good to us. Arrived on a Monday evening to a place packed with Asian people. We decided that was a good sign. Got the last table. Not much atmosphere decor wise but depends what you call atmosphere. Large menu of reasonably priced items.... More 

Thank Kathie V
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

This review is about the Main Street location. I've been coming to this neighbourhood restaurant for years. They serve all the standard noodle soups, vermicelli bowls and rolls; and all are ok. The big surprize is the special menu which must be ordered in advance. Although there are several items, we chose the beer steamed Dungeness crab and grilled lamb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4598 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-873-3345

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

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