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Best Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver

Jess Fleming Jun 29, 2016 2:41 am

Whether you’re after a steaming bowl of pho, refreshing salad rolls, or a crusty banh mi Vancouver’s many Vietnamese joints have got you covered.

With menus that are guaranteed to get you excited and curb your cravings for Southeast Asian fare, here are the best Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver.

Phnom Penh

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Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive

Always brimming with energy, Phnom Penh in Chinatown sees a steady stream of customers lining up daily, for good reason to it must be said. The Vietnamese-Cambodian restaurant dishes up a range of delectable plates, including the eatery’s legendary chicken wings and sultry butter beef dish.

Address: 244 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-5777

Mr. Red Cafe

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Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive

Now with two locations, Mr. Red Cafe is everything you could want from a Vietnamese restaurant. A go-to for authentic northern Vietnamese food, Mr. Red Cafe serves up a range of tantalizing dishes, from stir fried beef rolls wrapped in rice paper to sticky rice and mung bean dumplings. Yet, it is their loaded subs and fresh and hot steaming bowls of pho that keep patrons coming back time and time again.

Address: 2234 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-710-9515

Address: 2680 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-6878

Au Petite Cafe

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In addition to noodle dishes and French-style coffee, simple, fresh, and delicious banh mi is what you can expect to find when you drop by this no-frills Main Street venue. Patrons can choose between an array of fillings, like homemade ham, meatballs, shredded chicken, and liver pâté, that come pressed between a fresh French baguette.

Address: 4851 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-873-3328

Anh + Chi

The first thing you’ll notice when visiting Anh + Chi on Main Street is the gorgeous design and décor. Continuing Pho Hoang’s legacy of sharing Vietnamese culture and cuisine with their guests, Anh + Chi’s menu features well-flavoured regional staples found on the streets of Vietnam. Familiar favourites like crisp spring rolls, lemongrass chicken, vermicelli bowls, and vegetarian pho are offered alongside delicate rice noodles, rice paper rolls, salads, and other moreish plates.

Address: 3388 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-874-0832
Twitter: @anhandchi

House Special

Uncle Hing's Chicken Wings (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Uncle Hing’s Chicken Wings (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

It may be the new kid on the block but this recent Yaletown addition is certainly worth getting to know. Pairing popular Vietnamese street and market foods, with craft beer, wine, and cocktails, House Special offers reasonably priced food that does not disappoint. Small plates include Sticky Ribs, Scallop Tataki, Uncle Hing’s Chicken Wings (a must order!), and Banh Xeo Tacos–mini coconut taco crepes topped with seven-spice pork belly, banana blossom, picked carrots, fresh herbs, lettuce, and nuoc cham (a sweet/spicy condiment).

Address: 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-2939
Twitter: @housespecialvan

Linh Cafe

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Hit up this popular French-Vietnamese cafe for their fusion mains and sandwiches. Affordable and reliably good, you can dive into bowls of Pho Bo (Northern Vietnam style pho) with a rich and fragrant broth or tuck into a plate of steak frites.

Address: 2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-4668
Twitter: @linhcafevan

Mui Ngo Gai

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Quick and casual, Mui Ngo Gai offers a diverse menu dotted with a wide range of Vietnamese fare. In addition to exotic rice dishes, vibrant salads, and hot pots, Mui Ngo Gai prepares a whole bunch of delicious pho options, which you’ll find yourself swooning over, including beef brisket and crunchy beef flank. Fresh noodles (rice, yellow egg, or round), bean sprouts, lime, and basil float in beef broth with a choice of supplemental toppings.

Address: 2052 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-8885

Jess Fleming
Jess is a former Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Originally from Sydney, she obsesses over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far.

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