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Where to Get the Best Pho in Toronto

One of the many benefits of Toronto being an extremely multicultural city is that you can always find a delicious restaurant to try that showcases cuisine from all around the world. We’ve rounded up some of the best spots to warm up in Toronto with a bowl of Pho.

What are the best restaurants for Pho in Toronto?

  • Golden Turtle
  • Pho Huong
  • Pho Hung
  • Pho Tien Thanh
  • Pho Linh
  • Pho Pasteur

What is Pho?

Pho is a type of Vietnamese soup that is usually made with beef stock and spices, noodles and thinly sliced beef or chicken, garnished with your choice of delicious toppings like chilies, lime, hot sauce, herbs, and beansprouts.

Pho Rùa Vàng Golden Turtle Restaurant

125 Ossington Ave.

Golden Turtle located on Ossignton is constantly busy due to their amazing, authentic pho. Expect to wait to be seated but service is quick. Although known for their pho, Golden Turtle also has a variety of Vietnamese dishes on their menu. It’s even been rumoured that people have seen celebrity chefs eating in this little Vietnamese joint.

Pho Huong

394 Pacific Ave.

Located in Toronto’s Little Italy and the Junction, Pho Huong offers both vegetarian and meat options of their famous pho soup. Pho Huong is famously known for their beef broth. Try their special combo that includes all of the different meat options such as traditional beef, beef balls, tripe and brisket.

Phở Hưng

350 Spadina Ave.

One of my personal favourites since it’s just down the road from my house on Spadina Avenue in Toronto’s popular Chinatown. Pho Hung is constantly busy but they move people in and out of the restaurant quickly. Don’t let the exterior deceive you because this place is as authentic as it gets with their amazing pho hung dac biet.

Pho Tien Thanh

57 Ossington Ave.

Located not far from Golden Turtle, Pho Tien Thanh serves authentic pho and many people even call this Toronto’s best. The basic restaurant has more than just pho on their menu with over 100 different items.

Pho Linh

1156 College St. West

This Brockton Village pho restaurant is bare-bones in terms of décor, but they make up for it with their mouth-watering pho. Pho Linh is a popular spot with the local Vietnamese population in Toronto. What makes Pho Linh unique is that it’s one of the few restaurants in the city that uses fresh noodles that give a bit of a different twist on the typical noodles you’ll find in the soup.

Pho Pasteur

525 Dundas St W.

It is said that no one leaves Pho Pasteur in Toronto hungry. That’s because they are known to serve some of the biggest portions of pho you’ll find. Open 24-hours in Chinatown, you can get pho at anytime of the day, even after the bar at 3 a.m. Expect to pay a bit more at Pho Pasteur than some of the other places on this list.

Pho has been a staple in Vietnamese culture for years, but with authentic places like the above bringing a taste of that culture and tradition to the streets of Toronto, this dish has also earned a place in Torontonians hearts.