Pho Van Van
       
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Pho Van Van

Neighborhood: Westboro/HintoPrice Range: Average
7.2
Based on 11 reviews


93 Holland Ave
Ottawa/Gatineau

Tel: 613-722-1663

Categories:
Vietnamese


We serve Authentic Vietnamese food.





    
 

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Boetie
2010-Jan-31
23:31:10


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Newbie (1.20)

Friendly service, authentic taste
I have visited this place for lunch, usually together with 3-5 colleagues, at least once a week for more than 2 years, and I'm sure we will do so for the forseeable future. The food here is authentic (according to my Vietnamese colleague), great-tasting, and very affordable.
For lunch, you HAVE to make a reservation, otherwise you may be disappointed.
The service is VERY friendly and fast, but the speed obviously depends on the crowd. Especially Thursday and Friday lunches are packed, so be sure to reserve a table, and have some patience once you have ordered. Enjoy your complimentary tea.
This is an exceptional place to have a great, tasty lunch if you like SE Asian food
-- Boetie
Recommended
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misha1
2008-Nov-21
12:42:40


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Newbie (1.00)

Very nice little place for lunch or a light dinner
I've been here twicve and was very please with it on both times.

The service was very very fast, we had a bit of a language barrier on the second time but this was easily overcome.

The food is authentic vietnamese and was fresh and delicious on both occasions. Nothing fancy but well rpepared with top ingredients.

Nice athmosphere and a complementry pot of very good tea as soon as we sat down to banish the winter cold!
-- misha1
Recommended
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ebiniser
2008-Oct-30
11:19:40


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Good (75.90)

I'm stuck working for the man at Tunney's so this is a decent place to go for lunch. Tasty food and not badly priced. They are used to serving the working crowd so I've always found the service very quick. I like Asian women and they have some lookers there so the eye candy is a nice bonus.
-- ebiniser
Will
Visit
Again
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Lovedinout
2008-Jul-01
09:24:59


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Occasional (5.00)

Visited on 2001-Jun-16
Not come back
-- Lovedinout
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knowgoodfood
2008-Jun-17
22:52:46


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Great (105.70)

Had dinner here tonight. Pho was really good. So were the shrimp salad rolls and fried spring rolls. Simple supper, great price for two. Nice inside - 'cottagey'.
-- knowgoodfood
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Theone
2007-Jun-03
02:28:52


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Newbie (1.00)

best Vietnamese restaurant in town, fast service, good food and good price. Will be back.
-- Theone
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Chimi
2006-Apr-04
20:20:00


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Frequent (20.00)

The food at pho van van is very fresh and tasty. I work nearby, and frequent this restaurant with my colleagues. Their spring rolls, bun, and soups are all solid, however, their stirfry is mediocre.

The atmosphere is appropriate for the type of restaurant. It's nothing fancy, but it's very comfortable, sometimes loud depending on the number of patrons at lunch.

I've experienced bad service on a couple of occasions. For instance, they have brought me the wrong order. However, they are typically very quick to resolve the problem once you notify them.

The prices are quite reasonable, not the cheapest vietnamese in Ottawa, but very good.

Overall, if you want some good vietnamese, check out VanVans!
-- Chimi
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stacy trang
2006-Jan-17
22:31:15


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Newbie (1.00)

Food can be good - yet very simple. Very inexpensive, great lunch crowd so very busy over weekday lunches. Service relatively quick - wait of 10 minutes. Lots of noodle options (of course, it is vietnamese!). I actually had to line up to pay my bill! On top of it, I just found out, I was over-charged. I found out my credit card balance online and noticed they added more tip than the sufficient amount I provided. Just make sure you check your credit card statement immediately afterwards to ensure they don't steal from you! If possible, I highly recommend paying by cash if you go there!
-- stacy trang
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Lizzy613
2005-Oct-01
21:40:20


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Novice (4.00)

Excellent food! Its taste is unique and very different from other pho places along somerset. It is recommended for everyone :) The decor is nice and relaxing. I find it too busy during weekdays lunch time but after 1 should be fine :)
-- Lizzy613
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Colibri
2005-Jun-30
10:30:39


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Newbie (1.00)

The food was absolutely good. Price is affordable
-- Colibri
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daft
2005-Jun-15
18:44:06


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Frequent (21.30)

Since I work at Tunney's, this is a popular spot for lunch.
I have given Pho Van Van two chances and came away disappointed each time.
The food itself is fine and the prices are fair, but the service is totally lacking. The first time I went I got my food within 10 minutes, but it took my companion another 20 minutes to get his, and it was the wrong order. The waitress came back 3 times with 3 different dishes until the right one was presented.

Today was the second visit, and more of the same happened. Two out of the four got their meals within minutes, and the other two waited 15 minutes for their food to arrive. And when it did arrive, one of the dishes was the wrong one. And this time the waiter argued that was what was ordered, and that we were wrong. A bean curd dish with vegetables is not lemongrass chicken on rice...


Anyways, the service is just too poor to recommend Pho Van Van.
-- daft
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