The Best Pho In Toronto
Winter is approaching, and nothing warms you up better than a nice hot bowl of pho. Pho is a soup noodle dish which originates from Vietnam. It’s often served with vermicelli, bean sprouts and a variety of meats which are cooked in an extremely hot and flavourful beef broth. Pho is the ideal dish for any time of the day whether it is for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Here are our top picks for pho in Toronto.
1. Pho Metro
An authentic Vietnamese restaurant chain where Asian cuisines are brought to life. With four locations in Scarborough, Markham, Vaughan, and Milton, you will have easy access to some great pho. Their broths are flavourful and rich, that’s not too heavy or overpowerful. All served in massive portions and at a reasonable price.
2. Pho Pad Thai
This hidden gem located in Markham is a restaurant that specializes in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Their house special pho is a must-try as it’s not only affordable, but it’s also served in huge portions and tastes absolutely delicious. Pho Pad Thai is one of the few restaurants which offers different noodle options for their pho, which are the wide fresh noodles, or the typical vermicelli.
3. Saigon Lotus
An authentic Vietnamese restaurant located in Chinatown, which is known for its healthy take on Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. They are one of the few Vietnamese restaurants which offer vegan pho, this is rare as pho is commonly made with beef broth. Saigon Lotus is your go-to spot for a healthy bowl of pho.
4. Pho OK
This casual spot located at Yonge and Sheppard specializes in hearty beef noodle soups. Pho OK is more than just OK as they serve a variety of traditional Vietnamese dishes such as grill chicken vermicelli with spring roll, fried shrimp rolls, and of course pho. You can expect to get what you paid for at Pho OK.
5. Pho Friendly 18
A popular pho spot that was opened not too long ago in 2018. At Pho Friendly 18, you can find great pho at great prices as their pho starts only at $8.50, and you can upsize it to a large for just an additional $1.50. They serve a generous amount of beef with their phos, and their durian milkshake is to die for.
6. Lan Vietnamnese Restaurant
This is not your average Vietnam restaurant. Lan Vietnamese restaurant offers an upscale dining atmosphere with its refined french inspired architecture combined with authentic Hanoi features. They specialize in northern Vietnam cuisine with ingredients that are imported from Vietnam.
7. Mi Mi Restaurant
Pho, noodle dishes, barbecued meats, seafood, you name it. This family-owned Vietnamese restaurant located on Gerrard Street is the place to be for Vietnamese food. Their wrap-it-yourself bbq platter is a must-try if you love savoury bbq meats. Mi Mi Restaurant has been around for over 35 years, so you know that they are doing something right.