I'm normally pretty picky about Vietnamese food as I grew up all my life having my parents' dishes.
A few friends and I visited the city from Toronto and a friend took us to this joint. There's probably over 50 Vietnamese restaurants on this street, this one I can say tastes authentic.
The prices aren't bad, in Toronto is a bit cheaper. A small bowl of Pho in Toronto is $6, its $8.50.
I've been here many times since this place opened a few years ago. The food has always been great, and it is one of the few places that serves green papaya salad - a must have to accompany my pho! The service is pretty spotty, and always has been on each of my visits. This time in particular was especially bad. There was only 1 person in the entire restaurant and no other diners while we were... more
The rare beef pho soup is incredible! I love the assortment of chile pepper, basil, bamboo, bean sprouts and lime which are served on the side to make the soup to your taste. I throw in some of everything add some sriracha sauce and hoisin and I'm ready to go. The pork spring rolls are some of the best I've had in Ottawa. I have a limited personal exposure to their menu, but have dined with... more