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Huong Lan

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$$ - $$$
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19-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
+1 250-756-7943
11:00 - 21:00
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Parksville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Huong Lan for over 10 years and have always had a great meal and service. Besides the many Phos they also have some nice Curry dishes. The Salad Rolls with Peanut sauce are a very nice appetizer. I also really enjoy the Vietnamese Ice Coffee.

Thank TheBigGD
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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184 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin took me here when I talked them into going for lunch. Holy WOW, mid week and 2:15pm and a waiting line up. This place is WOW, small in size but huge in flavour and service. So many people and fast turnover with "fresh great food". This place is second to none and what a Gem to find. If... More 

1 Thank FCFireConsulting
Ucluelet, Canada
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious pho and great bubble tea. My wife and I have dropped by this restaurant a few times now and sampled a good part of the menu all great food, we suggest that you try #18 on the menu. The staff is friendly and nice as well.

1 Thank SpencerTouchie
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to try this restaurant again and after entering the restaurant, found that the staff were on their cell phones, the owners talking on the phone and when seated, they asked if we were ready to order, I asked about a dish I had a few years back and when she educated me by saying, "this is a Vietnamese... More 

Thank Peter E
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I got the regular pho with beef, broth was tasty, the meat was bunched up and stuck together which was a bit disappointing. My sister got the seafood chow mein, it came with plain noodles and the seafood on top. It was not tossed like a regular chow mein as the noodles were so plain and bland, she had to... More 

Thank Renee L
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I checked no 21 with rare beef and flank, tasted very good, but the table with two is too tiny for two peoples. It is very busy lunchtime. A place worth of coming back again!

Thank kenj33
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This low key Vietnamese restaurant on Bowen Road offers authentic food with generous portions at good prices. The service is good too - quick and friendly. Love the prawn rolls to start the meal. The portion of two wraps is great to share with peanut sauce. Then it's hard to pick from a Spicy Pho or lemongrass chicken. It's a... More 

1 Thank Bella4tunata
Nanaimo, Canada
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Dec 27th, he thought we'd order pick up at our favourite Vietnamese place... EVERYONE else had the same idea ! We were told it would be 1/2 hr. for us to pick up - that was cool, when I got there the place was PACKED - adults, kids... sitting & eating, waiting to be seated, sitting up at bar area... More 

1 Thank S_Leach
Courtenay, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Our favourite place to go when we are in Nanaimo. Their egg rolls and salad rolls are delicious, the broth in their pho is so, so good- layers of flavour. I haven't tried all of their soups yet, but all the ones I have tried are amazing. Very good quality ingredients and dishes. I would say this place is as... More 

1 Thank Angela P
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My # 1 for Pho- very fresh ingredients, hoping to try other dishes besides soup- but it is very hard to stray from what is good!

Thank Janice T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-756-7943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?