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Best Pho in Vancouver – The 5 BEST Pho Vancouver

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Pho is arguably one of the BEST things to eat in Vancouver during the rainy winter months (that, and ramen!) to warm you up while it pours outside. (The sun is coming, don’t worry.)

Even if it isn’t raining, who doesn’t enjoy a good bowl of beefy soup with the unique Vietnamese spices boiled for hours extracting the nutrition and flavor paired with glassy rice noodles with just the slight bite to it that can easily be slurp down added with the important bean sprouts packing the right crunch and how can you forget the slow cooked beef brisket or medium-well beef sirloin! Mmm.

That’s what good pho should be. Not the MSG loaded, artificial soup you might find. We took to finding the BEST pho in Vancouver and think you’ll like it very much! Take a look and comment bellow if you agree or disagree with our recommendations at VancityAsks. Share your favourite pho spot as well for a chance to win $50 gift card (Contest ends 1 month from initial posting date – October 31, 2017 to November 31, 2017).

Here are the FIVE Best Pho in Vancouver:

We’ve taken great lengths to find the best pho in Vancouver. After hours of surveying locals, checking online reviews, and trying countless pho restaurants (wasn’t that difficult actually), we’re confident these are the best pho in Vancouver. Give it a try and comment bellow your experience, thoughts, or suggestions!





3) Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine:

Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine is a small Vietnamese restaurant in the downtown core of Vancouver that serves delicious pho and viet subs. Started in July of 2009, Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine has been a favourite of locals since almost a decade ago. In their earlier days, they had a line up going out the door with locals eager to savour their Vietnamese pho and subs.

Their food is good, their service is quick, and their price is cheap. Not much more you can ask for if you’re looking for pho in downtown Vancouver. They have two locations both on Robson Street; the original store is located at 520 Robson Street which is more central to downtown Vancouver offices and residences. Their newer store is located at

The pho restaurant is located conveniently on Robson Street. (Have you looked at the rent for retail shops on Robson Street recently? It’s ridiculous, like $40,000/month for 1000 sqft.) Surprisingly, despite being located on the iconic Robson Street, the prices for Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine is still very palatable. Perhaps, due to the fact that they begun serving pho in Vancouver as early as 2009 (probably locking in a more reasonable rent), where their pho were only $6.45, Viet Sub has continued offering cheap prices for pho in downtown Vancouver. We’re looking at $7.75 for a Rare Beef Pho and $4.75 for their Deep Fried Pork/Chicken Sub. (definitely not kosher) If you’re looking for pho in downtown Vancouver, I would highly recommend you consider Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine if you’re looking for quick, cheap eat or take out.

We have to concur with Mason W. on Yelp:

“Oh my god!! This place is definitely a hidden gem among hidden gems. I stumbled upon this place during my trip to Vancouver and I immediately fell in love! Both the pho and the subs here are delicious and the service is excellent! The price is also super cheap (Only $4 for a bahm mi what the heck!!!!). This place will definitely be my go to place whenever I visit Vancouver!” – Mason W.

What’s Good? Rare Beef Pho is quite the staple. If you want something more diversified then try the House Special. Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine as its name suggest is also known for their Vietnamese sandwiches which are said to be delicious and cheap at just $4.50.

What’s Bad? Not exactly bad but not the best option on their menu, many diners did not (myself included) like the salad rolls which lacked a little flavor compared to their delicious pho.



Address: 520 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7






Thanks for reading our recommendations for the best pho in Vancouver. We’re confident these pho restaurants in Vancouver will hit the spot and satisfy your cravings!


Vancouver Pho Rating: How do you know what good is unless you have a rubric of sorts? Our definition of good may be far different from yours; although tastes is indisputable. Here are some quick considerations we made when looking for the best pho in Vancouver so you know how we rated these pho restaurants in Vancouver.

  • MSG? We’re looking for the real deal. MSG isn’t necessarily unhealthy for you in small amounts but save it for your instant noodles. If you’re going out for pho, you better make sure you’re getting the real home-made goodness of pho. A good stock made from beef bones boiled for hours delicately spiced with star anise and ginger for the pleasant aroma. You want the nutrition as much as the flavor here when looking for the best pho in Vancouver. If you’re going to go for MSG powder, you may as well go buy that instant noodle pho packets and make it in your room.

Try the BEST Vancouver Pho & comment bellow:

Now that you know where the BEST pho is in Vancouver, BC – go and try it! Pho tastes great on a rainy day in Vancouver (Most of October to April in case you’re not a local Vancouverite.) and it tastes even better with friends! Go alone or go with a friend but you MUST try these Vancouver pho restaurants.

Once you’ve tried these 5 pho restaurants in Vancouver, comment bellow what you thought about our recommendations for the BEST pho in Vancouver.

Do you have a favourite that we haven’t mentioned? Comment bellow to share any good pho restaurants that you think we’ve missed out! The recommendations is subject to regular updates base on feedback and quality checks.


BONUS – Make your own Pho:

Eating pho at these restaurants is certainly the most convenient and preferred option. Still, sometimes cooking can be a stress reliever and immediate gratification to savour your own works or see the enjoyment of your family and friends.

Should you decide alternatively to make pho at home in Vancouver, BC… Here is a simple pho recipe that you can follow to make pho in your own home! Caution, this isn’t the short-cut option so you would actually have to boil the beef bones for upwards of 10 hours!


The pho recipe above is taken from the following sites. We’ve adapted several recipes to form this which we think tastes great. (Yes, I made pho with this recipe – it is delicious!)


Pho Shout:

Here are some more pho-goodness reading if you are looking to read more about good pho in Vancouver.



More Pho in Vancouver:

Part of being in such a multi-cultural city like Vancouver where food is celebrated means there are plentiful delicious pho restaurants in Vancouver among other international cuisines. Yay!

It was hard to select just five of the best pho restaurants in Vancouver so we’ve decided to share other good pho restaurants in Vancouver that you may wish to consider if you’re around the area. (Definitely try the five best pho mentioned above even if you may need to travel. These Vancouver pho listed bellow are excellent options if you’re around the area.)

These other delicious pho in Vancouver deserves a mention as well.


More Pho restaurants in downtown Vancouver:

Here are some other pho in downtown Vancouver that are excellent choices.

Chef Lien


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