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“Pho Staple - 'Dirty' Good Broth; Steady Throughout The Years”

Pho 88 Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #1,767 of 9,135 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighbourhood: Scarborough
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Neighbourhood: Scarborough
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Grew up in this neighbourhood and this restaurant has been around forever (20+ years)! Probably one of the first Pho / Vietnamese places in Scarborough and hasn't changed much at all.

Atmosphere / Location: Busy Bamburgh plaza with a Foody Mart grocery store, McDonald's, and other Asian restaurants (Korean and Chinese). Lot of Asian drivers, so beware. Typically go late evening (8pm+) when it isn't as busy. They're open relatively late (1am) on all days which is nice. The restaurant itself is no frills, very casual, borderline dirty. Don't come here to impress your date.

Service: The owners are nice, but servers are always in a rush. Don't come for service either, it's non-existent. They will only come to your table if you wave them down for something. Food is served incredibly fast.

Food: Pho is excellent - broth is flavourful, 'dirty' in that it's not clear (but that's why it's so good) and they're very generous with their beef portions, even in their Small bowl size. One of the main reasons why I return. Other Viet restaurants are stingy with the beef! Wish the broth came a bit hotter at times though. Rice dishes are good too. For appetizers, their 'fresh' spring rolls are passable, but not that great - too much lettuce. The deep fried spring rolls are usually pretty good.

Value: Competitively priced and 'cheaper' than the newer Vietnamese restaurants in Scarborough / Markham. The quantity of noodles and beef is more too, while the quality is just as good, if not better!

Overall, come for the Pho only and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Geoffrey W
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very busy restaurant everyday because very delicious pho Vietnamese even if the restaurant looks not very new. Anyway if you want to taste a real pho , here is the first choice in Toronto.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This clean efficient north Yonge street chain sell a good steady pho with standard Vietnamese rice dish it is a great place for a quick lunch or dinner

Thank Adam W
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

First tried it with a girlfriend who said it us one of the best and only 3 minutes from my home.
Tried the spring roll and loved it and tge coconut beef pho. Loved it and so big that large was more then enough for 2 of us.

Been there often for quick lunch or a take out. Did take out and felt get less when you do that.

Tried the beef spicy pho too and lived that. Can not remember the exact names though.

Fast service and good prices!

Thank Nasrin R
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Super fast service! Excellent Pho Vietnamese Noodle Soup dishes! Hearty portions and great value meals! Love the coconut juice as well!

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Thank David C
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