The 7 Best Pho Restaurants in Toronto [2023]

There’s something about a steaming hot bowl of Vietnamese pho that can just make everything feel better. 

The fragrant broth, tender rice noodles, and an artful medley of herbs and toppings create a comforting symphony of flavors that instantly transport you to the bustling streets of Vietnam. Whether it’s a chilly day begging for warmth or a craving for soul-soothing comfort, pho has a magical ability to satisfy both the appetite and the soul.

 In this culinary journey, we invite you to indulge in the heartwarming embrace of this beloved dish as we explore the very best pho restaurants that Toronto has to offer. From traditional family-run establishments to trendy gems adding innovative twists, these culinary havens are sure to delight even the most discerning pho enthusiasts. 

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Join us as we slurp and savor our way through the 7 Best Pho Restaurants in Toronto, where every spoonful is a taste of pure bliss. Get ready to fall in love with pho all over again!


How We Chose The Top Pho in the City

We chose our list of top Pho restaurants in Toronto based on a few important factors, such as the:

  • Quality of food: The pho should have a rich flavourful broth with a perfect balance of sweet and salty. The meat should be from quality cuts along with having many added toppings to choose from. 
  • Price: It has to represent great value for the price.
  • Location and Accessibility: Evaluating proximity to attractions, parking availability, and public transportation access.
  • Variety of options: The restaurant has to be able to cater to a variety of dietary restrictions, offer many toppings and offer an extensive menu of options.. 
  • Customer Reviews: There must be plenty of positive reviews about the establishments.
  • Ambience and Atmosphere: Considering the unique ambience and decor of the establishment.

If you’re interested in learning more about how these cake shops were selected, consider reading our article on how we choose the best. 

The Best Pho in Toronto

Here is our list of the best Pho restaurants in Toronto! Let us know if you agree or disagree with our opinions by writing a comment at the end of this article.

1. Pho Metro

Pho Metro is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant chain where Asian cuisines are brought to life. 

Their broths are flavourful and rich, and the meal is not too heavy or overpowerful. Their portions are very generous and at a competitive price, offering four different size options of Pho; small ($10.95), medium ($11.95), large ($12.95), and extra large ($14.95). They also offer extra toppings such as Pho noodles ($3.00), vegetables ($4.00), tofu ($3.50), and meat ($5.00). 

This place is also famous for its Banh Hoi (fine rice vermicelli or rice-flour steamed buns), Banh Xeo (Vietnamese sizzling pancake), and Bun Bo Hue (Hue style beef vermicelli Soup). So what are you waiting for? Visit one of Pho Metro’s several Toronto locations today!

Business Information:

Address: 2057 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z4
Phone: (416)-750-8898

Customer Review Highlights:

“This is a really great place for Vietnamese cuisine! The broth in the noodle dishes are delicious and the serving sizes are HUGE. I will definitely go here again.”
“I cannot explain the richness of the broth. The curry pho was divine - subtle, a touch creamy, full of umami, and a hint of chilli oil. Just splendid. Best pho spot in the GTA... This location in particular!”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Amazing richness of the broth! Place is small with ample parking
Serving size is huge!

2. Saigon Lotus

Saigon Lotus is 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, which is rare as pho is traditionally made with beef broth. 

The prices vary depending on size, but they only offer two options: small ($13) and large ($14). We recommend their vegetable pho with tofu, broccoli, green bean, carrot, mushroom, daikon, onion and coriander in ginger broth. It tastes delicious and is the perfect meal on a cold day.

They offer vegan and gluten free alternatives for all dishes available on request. So, if you’re craving pho but have a dietary restriction, Saigon Lotus is the place for you!

Business Information:

Address: 6 St Andrew St, Toronto, ON M5T 1K6
Phone: (416)-901-1115

Customer Review Highlights:

“Amazing vegan vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant. Fantastic service and delicious food. Loved the variety of dishes and the fact that it’s a fully vegetarian restaurant. Child friendly, A great place for families”
“This is the place if you want healthy, flavourful, and delicious vegan food. It’s like a fusion of Asian cuisines and I enjoyed everything we ordered! The service was also good :)”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Vegan and vegetarian restaurant! Does not serve meat for meat lovers but, you’ll be surprised and give it a go!
Portions are pretty big!

3. Pho OK

Pho OK, located at Yonge and Sheppard, specializes in hearty beef noodle soups. Pho OK is more than just ‘OK’ as they serve a wide variety of delicious traditional Vietnamese dishes such as grilled chicken vermicelli with spring roll, fried shrimp rolls, and of course pho. 

You can expect their dishes to be from $3.50 (appetizers) and pho to be between $12.00 to $13.00 (medium and large size). A must-try is their Pho OK special and that comes with fresh green bean sprout and herb. 

The broth is very rich in natural flavor and the meat is very tender. They also offer generous portions, so expect your bowl of Pho to be filled with lots of meat and noodles!

Business Information:

Address: 4664 Yonge St Unit 21, North York, ON M2N 5M1
Phone: (416)-222-2668

Customer Review Highlights:

“Great night for family dinner and Vietnamese coffee! The pho, pad thai, rolls, and shrimp wonton were as amazing as the staff - great customer service. Such a gem in the West Lansing community!”
“PHO OK was one of the best dining experiences I can recount from my memory. from the outstanding customer service all the way to the superb menu (all the items are prepared to perfection). This spot has become a regular place my wife and I dine in, and we will continue to support this business all the way to its soaring success.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Take out cash 10% off Doesn’t have much toppings
Free underground parking for customers who want to dine in and 3 reserved parking for take out. Meat only chicken and beef. 
Reliable order online
The Pho portion is large!

4. Hanoi 3 Seasons

Located in the heart of Toronto, Hanoi 3 Seasons brings the authentic flavours of Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, to your table. 

This cozy and inviting restaurant offers a diverse menu of pho options that cater to all taste preferences. From the classic Pho Bo (Beef Pho) with tender slices of beef and aromatic broth to the fragrant Pho Ga (Chicken Pho) with succulent chicken pieces, their dishes are a delight for the senses. 

Vegans will also be pleased with their flavorful Pho Chay (Vegetarian Pho) option. The price range for a hearty bowl of pho at Hanoi 3 Seasons is approximately $10 to $15, making it an affordable choice for a satisfying meal.

Business Information:

Address: 1502 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1M3, Canada
Phone: +1 (416) 901-7289

Customer Review Highlights:

“My favorite pho spot in the east end. I've been here a handful of times and have always gotten a seat during lunch and dinner. They have 2 locations and I've only been to this location on Queen. Everything on the menu is delicious and comes in good portions! Highly recommend their spring rolls and Pho Dat Biet. “
“Went to Hanoi 3 seasons after googling where to get bun bo hue. I went here with a friend and didn’t need a reservation. The staff recommended me to try the calamari patties and it was delicious! I also got the spring rolls and Bun Bo hue ( slightly spicy )!! I really enjoyed it , and left satisfied! I wish though that they had a bit more toppings in the bun Bo hue besides beef shank! Will be back for sure!”

Pros & Cons

No reservations Needed They do not offer high chairs for young children– considered to be un-family friendly
Cozy interior

5. Mi Mi Restaurant

Mi Mi is a Vietnamese restaurant that specialises in Pho, noodle dishes, barbecued meats, seafood and all things Viet. This family-owned authentic Vietnamese restaurant located on Gerrard Street is the best place to get your fix! 

Mi Mi Restaurant has been around for over 35 years, so you know that they are doing something right. For Pho they offer two sizes large ($13.95) and extra large ($16.95). One of the customer favourites is Pho Dac Biet, which is packed with rice noodles and marinated in flavorful beef broth!

You also should order their wrap-it-yourself bbq platter on the side. It is a must-try if you love savoury BBQ meats.

Business Information:

Address: 688 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y3
Phone: (416)-778-5948

Customer Review Highlights:

“This soup is very unique from most pho restaurants. A subtle yet pronounced sweetness! And their brisket is left as a larger soft piece that melts in your mouth vs the thin slices most restaurants cut it.Very good!
“Always perfect! This lovely family makes the most AMAZING Vietnamese food with good portions at great prices. SO authentic!”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Amazing portion size of soup! Long wait time
Can order online

6. Pho Tien Thanh

Pho Tien Thanh has been around for more than 20 years and  is one of the go to spots for amazing classic Vietnamese dishes in Toronto. 

Expect to be overwhelmed by their menu as they have a variety of food (including vegan options), with over 90 items to choose from! The Pho comes in two sizes: medium ($11.00) and large ($12.00).  

Their broth is homemade from chicken and beef bones and one of the favourites is their house special beef noodle soup. The bowl is mixed with a mix of lightly fat beef brisket, rare beef and well done! They also offer spicy beef noodle soup and even seafood with spiced broth. 

Be sure to check this place out and try one of their authentic Phos! 

Business Information:

Address: 57 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y9
Phone: (416)-588-6997

Customer Review Highlights:

“Toronto staple for Pho. The decor is iconic to its no frills service. Staff treat you like family and they have gone above and beyond in terms of accommodating. I have a severe nut allergy , and have no trouble eating here. Highly recommend it.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Has a vegan option with vegetable soup base and tofu. They only accept cash and an ATM is on sight if you need to withdraw.

7. Vit Beo

Tucked away in a charming neighbourhood in Toronto, Vit Beo is a hidden gem specialising in an extraordinary culinary experience. 

While they offer a diverse menu, their pho dishes stand out for their exquisite taste and attention to detail. One of their must-try pho selections is the Pho Vit (Duck Pho), where tender slices of succulent duck are immersed in a rich and savory broth that boasts a harmonious blend of spices. For those seeking a more unique option, their Pho Chay Tofu (Tofu Pho) is a flavorful choice. 

The restaurant’s elegant ambiance and top-notch service complement the dining experience. Prices for pho dishes at Vit Beo range from $15 to $20, reflecting the quality and exclusivity they offer. This restaurant is a perfect destination for those in search of a refined and unforgettable pho dining adventure.

Business Information:

Address: 1262 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X6, Canada
Website: Website not available at the moment
Phone: +1 (416) 536-3131

Customer Review Highlights:

“Found this little gem just a 3 min walk from Ossington station! Seating is limited but we arrived at a late hour and didn’t have to wait for a seat. My mom and I ordered the Pork Belly Banh Mi for a late night snack and we LOVED it! I loved the RnB and Hip-Hop music, the aesthetics of the high chairs/tables. We had to wait for the food but it was so worth it.”
“I was welcomed by a delicious and familiar scent of pho when I stepped into this restaurant. It’s quite small and it can feel a bit cramped, but the vibe is great. I love that there’s an open kitchen because you can see how your food is made!”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Only a 3-minute walk from Ossington Station Limited seating
Open kitchen design so you can see how your food is made!

FAQs About Pho

Due to its nutritious ingredients and high protein content, it may offer several benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved joint health. Still, it can be high in sodium and calories, so portion size is important. Overall, pho can be a nutritious addition to a well-balanced diet.
One of the best Phos to try is the beef and chicken pho as it is the most sought after dishes amongst many customers!
The most added options are to get the sliced well done brisket, beef balls,fatty brisket and crunchy flank. In case you’re wondering, this is our main pick for pho for flavour and texture. Despite being a lean and fibrous cut, flank steak has an intense meaty flavour.
List the ingredients you want or look for a menu option that says the ingredients you wish to have in your bowl. For example, Name: beef pho. Tái: Thinly sliced raw or rare beef that’s cooked when put in the hot broth, similar to hot pot. Gầu or chin: Fatty or lean brisket.


When it comes to Pho, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic eateries. Each of these establishments has its own genuine style and execution of Pho, that transport you straight to the streets of Vietnam. 

From handmade broths, flavourful vegan pho, to tender meat that tops the bowl, you surely do not want to miss out on the 7 Best Pho Restaurants in Toronto!

Malaak Hamadeh

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