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Huong Lan

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
London, Canada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Pho. The dish was hot and tasty and there was a lot of food at a very reasonable price. We highly recommend this restaurant. We tried the Vietnamese coffee...amazing!

Thank Gillian M
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88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting something slightly tastier judging by the reviews, and the busy atmosphere. Nice clean establishment lots of parking, pretty good service. They take you to a table and give you complementary jasmin tea...... so far so good. Group of four, beef satay soup just OK, crispy noodle with seafood and another with chicken stirfry, again just OK. Just about... More 

1 Thank Varmintz
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and very fast service, reasonably price for servings, great, friendly staff who remember you and basically know what you like to eat (those regular customers), take good care of people who have allergies..been here many times..well worth the food and company

1 Thank SuzieBorneoIsland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wouldn't say it is the best pho I had but it is the best so far in Nanaimo. Soup is the soul of pho but it is a little bit too salty especially if you order the satay one. Not cheap for pho restaurant though but staff there are always friendly and attentive. Where's the fish sauce for salad rolls... More 

Thank coldwhitewine
Nanaimo, BC
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We love taking our kids here. One of the few places they'll eat and we go early so they dont terrorize those that don't have to eat at 5pm lol! Love #54 and #12.

1 Thank christyf5
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This small restaurant is located on Bowen Road in a strip mall. They specialize in Vietnamese soups. They also have other dishes but the soups are very authentic and excellent. This moderately priced restaurant is very busy at lunchtime and there can be line ups.

1 Thank Rettmer
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Heard a lot about this restaurant , was excited to try it. We had the salad rolls and hot and sour seafood soup. We eat gluten free , their gluten free menu was poor. Even their currys had gluten. We normally have salad rolls with fish sauce because they can't seem to figure out how to make it without gluten... More 

Thank Harold E
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I've tried a few items on the menu and all are fantastic! The servers never let your water or tea go empty and are always friendly. Tonight I tried a combo with lemongrass chicken, pork and salad rolls on vermicelli noodles (substituted the spring rolls for salad rolls for a small extra charge). Both seasoned and cooked perfectly. Will be... More 

Thank Amanda K
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Always busy, always good Service is good, food comes fast, tastes great. If your craving pho in nanaimo you wont be let down here!

Thank Meatandcheeze

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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?