Where to find fabulous pho in Victoria

You don’t have to travel to Vietnam to try authentic pho – it’s available right here in Victoria. So put away your passport and visit one of the Vietnamese restaurants below. Soon you’ll be sipping on savoury broth, seasoned with traditional Vietnamese spices and full of tasty meat and veggies. Close your eyes and you might forget you’re in Canada!

Pho Vuong

1
622 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R6

True to its name, Pho Vuong offers a wide selection of delicious pho to choose from. They serve 19 varieties of this traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, including steak, brisket, meatball, chicken and crab. Try their pho special for only $9.35 – it’s a meat-lover’s dream jam packed with several meaty ingredients. Every pho here is full of hearty meat, veggies and herbs and seasoned with authentic Vietnamese spices, resulting in aromas are hard to resist.

Saigon Night

2
102-915 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3

Saigon Night is a downtown hotspot for authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Their tiny menu is focused on what they do best: pho. The pho is cooked the traditional way, with lots of thick strips of meat and crispy vegetables immersed in a spicy, flavourful broth. A variety of appetizers, noodle and rice dishes can accompany your soup to make a hearty, Vietnamese meal.

Le Pho Vietnamese Restaurant

3
103-1990 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8R 6V4

Le Pho is a pho lover’s dream come true. If you want authentic pho, this is the place to get it. Owner Colin takes pride in serving home-style, Vietnamese cuisine using his family’s secret recipes and only the freshest ingredients. Each dish is carefully prepared with a mix of traditional Vietnamese spices, herbs and sauces to transport your taste buds from Victoria to Vietnam. All Le Pho’s noodle soups are gluten-free.

Le Petit Saigon

4
1010 Langley St, Victoria, BC V8W 1V8

Le Petit Saigon’s exotic name suits it well: they offer a wide selection of traditional, exotic Vietnamese dishes using only the freshest ingredients. This family-run restaurant has been open since 1986 and has built a strong reputation for offering outstanding service and delicious cuisine. If you’re looking for a tasty bowl of pho, this is the place to get it. They’re open seven days a week, and have eat-in, pick-up and delivery (after 5pm) for your convenience.

Phonomenal Vietnamese Cafe

5
219-3749 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC V8P 5N4

Located in Shelbourne Village Square, Phenomenal is a short walk to the University of Victoria and they’ve become a favourite among students. They’ll quickly win you over with their excellent Vietnamese cuisine and delicious pho; each dish is prepared with pride using fresh, high-quality ingredients and authentic seasonings. Affordably priced, their pho is a popular choice among regulars. Enjoy it in the comfortable dining space of this family-owned and operated restaurant.

Vietnam House Restaurant

6
3189 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8X 1E9

Vietnam House has a small menu focused on Vietnamese favourites, including pho. You can enjoy a tasty spring roll and salad along with your main dish – a choice of beef or rice meals, pho or bun with vermicelli. They also have select vegetarian options. The pho is cooked in an authentic, delicious broth and features tender beef, chicken or seafood as the main proteins. An attractive patio lines the front sidewalk, and they offer both dine-in and take-out options.

Pho Boi

7
765 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G9

Pho Boi offers you an authentic taste of Vietnam with a focus on high quality, healthy, fresh ingredients in every dish. The chefs take pride in their food, and present every meal in a unique, pleasing manner that will make you want to dig right in. Pho is their forte and customers keep coming back for more of this tasty noodle soup, but you can also enjoy a variety of rice plates, vermicelli bowls and specialty items.

Pho Nay

8
1012 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2H5

Pho Nay is a simple Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Victoria. What the building lacks in fancy décor, the food makes up for in flavour. The pho noodle soup is, of course, the main attraction and the specialty here. An extensive selection of 17 pho options ensures you’ll have plenty of flavours to enjoy, no matter how often you visit.

Pho Vy

9
772 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

Pho Vy is a treasure trove of Vietnamese flavours, located in downtown Victoria. This small, no-frills restaurant has a compact menu but a large selection of pho favourites. If you love pho, you won’t be disappointed when you try the rich, flavourful noodle soups here. The pho is offered in several beef and a few chicken varieties. If you’re not in a pho frame of mind, vermicelli and rice dishes are available to enjoy as well.

Eating out doesn’t have to be expensive – and you don’t have to sacrifice quality or taste just to get a good deal. Luckily for us, there are a number of Victoria eateries that offer satisfying meals for less than $10. Drop in, fill up, and leave with the energy you need to make it through the rest of your afternoon.
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