12 of the best pho spots around Montreal

Apr 8 2021, 9:10 am

There are some seriously delicious spots to get pho in Montreal, pho real.

Also known as soupe tonkinoise in Quebec, pho is the national dish of Vietnam. The dish is highlighted specifically by the broth, which is made by simmering beef bones, aromatics, and ingredients for hours (and sometimes even days).

Traditionally, pho is usually full of flavours, special spices (star anise, Saigon, cilantro coriander) and is full of bone marrow, which has a bevy of health benefits.

With that said, here are a dozen spots around Montreal that dish up some tasty bowls of pho, all of which are just as good in take-out or delivery forms.

Restaurants HÀ

 

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Restaurants HÀ on Mont-Royal uses high-end cuts of filet mignon and beef in its pho. It’s a touch more expensive but completely worth it.

Pho Viet

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Pho Viet is a family-run restaurant that’s been dishing out pho for over two decades. The bowl is big, tasty, authentic, and very well priced.

It’s also BYOB for when restaurants open back up

𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐍 Cantine

TRAN Cantine offers three classic pho options at their cozy location in St-Henri. Test out the chicken, beef, or beef flank and you won’t be disappointed.

Pho Tay Ho

 

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This long-established spot is affordable, tasty, and the portions are huge. What else could you need?

Restaurant Au 14

 

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Restaurant Au 14 has been in business for more than 40 years. The Vietnamese staple is open every day, but expect a long lineup.

It’s still totally worth it.

Restaurant Pho Nguyen

 

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For people who work downtown, especially Concordia students, Restaurant Pho Nguyen offers tasty, quick, filling, and inexpensive bowls of pho.

Pho Mylys

 

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Pho Mylys offers three varieties of pho: the appetizer, regular, or full-meal portion. The prices are good and all three sizes are very affordable (and delicious).

CafeDen Restaurant

Keep CafeDen on your radar for when restaurants reopen for in-person dining. The decor is very modern and the soup itself is unbeatable.

Le Red Tiger Pub Vietnamien

Red Tiger is a Vietnamese pub that offers all the traditional drinks and eats of the culture. They do a lot of things well especially their take on pho.

Pho Rachel

 

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For pho fans (say that five times fast) looking for an all-vegetarian option, it’s tough to top Pho Rachel. Their broth is chicken and beef free and it’s arguably the best vegetarian pho in town. They also make an incredibly rich, and filling meat-based pho bowl.

Pho Real

 

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Besides having a great name, Restaurant Pho Real brands themselves as making a very earthy beef broth, with no hints of MSG.

Doi Comptoir

 

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Doi Comptoir says they make the authentic Vietnamese dish with fresh ingredients, no MSG, or artificial flavours. We’ll take it!

They have vegetarian options as well.

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