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The Best Pho in Toronto

The best pho in Toronto is the perfect bowl of soul-warming noodle soup. Don't be deceived by its simple appearance: complex flavours, especially in the broth, make up this satisfying Vietnamese dish. Drown a dollop of hoisin sauce and a whole plate of bean sprouts in your bowl (or don't) for a one-way trip to Flavour Town. 

Here are the best pho spots in Toronto.


Pho Tien Thanh
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Pho Tien Thanh

It's cash only at this Ossington staple with the cotton candy-coloured motif. One of two major pho players on the strip, the decades-old debate over whose bowl is better continues, but for now it appears the people have spoken.

Pho Metro
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Pho Metro

This family-run spot in Wexford has been luring people to the plaza at the corner of Lawrence and Warden for years. It's only getting more popular by the year, thanks to its generous portions and fragrant broth.


Golden Turtle
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Golden Turtle

Rua Vang, or as its known by its English name, Golden Turtle, is allegedly the oldest pho restaurant in the city. It never gets as busy as its Ossington rival Pho Tien Thanhm, but that doesn't mean its noodle soups aren't excellent.

Pho Linh
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Pho Linh

Great prices that have gone up only slightly over the years have warranted the deserved devotion of regulars at this College and Dufferin staple. You'll likely encounter a lineup on weekends here, but turnover is quick.


Hanoi 3 Seasons
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Hanoi 3 Seasons

North Vietnamese food is the specialty of this restaurant with locations in East Chinatown and Leslieville. Sip on some soup that's packed with flavour in an elegant eatery with traditional Vietnamese decor.


Pho Hung
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Pho Hung

Brusque service and an awesome view of Chinatown has made this Spadina noodle house a favourite since it opened in 1985. Look for the laughing cow sign and snag a window seat to gorge on big bowls of pho.

Pho Huong
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Pho Huong

Find this modest restaurant in the Junction, where regulars flock for more than 17 choices of no-nonsense bowls of Vietnamese noodles, and maybe some bo la lot. Prices are pretty good, there are a number of vegetarian options, plus service here is quick.


Vit Beo
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Vit Beo

Definitely the most modern eatery on the list, this Bloorcourt shop opens late and usually has a pretty good soundtrack going for pho consumption. It's a tight squeeze, but off-peak hours make this unpretentious place appealing for beef or veggie pho.

Banh Cuon Pho Ga
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Banh Cuon Pho Ga

This St. Clair West spot has hundreds of items on its menu, but pho is of course the go-to on cold winter days. Naturally, their banh cuon (rice noodles) is the most popular order. Combine that with their chicken broth pho and you have the ultimate meal.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez of Pho Metro, @boltonsbites of Pho Tien Thanh, @judyyu15 of Golden Turtle, @jason6613 of Pho Linh, @letsfuckingeat of Hanoi 3 Seasons, @willam.eats of Pho Hung, @toastedbao of Pho Huong, @stephh_lau of Vit Beo

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