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Pho May

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1245 Donald St, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 8W3, Canada
+1 613-748-3075
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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We go here often as we live in the area and it is some of the best fast, tasty and inexpensive food you can get in the area - also reasonably healthy. We usually get the vermicelli noodles, which are quite good - the grilled pork is delicious as are the spring rolls, but there are other tasty options you... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I stopped for take out pho. Broth doesn't taste anything. Beef doesn't taste anything. one piece of onion 2 pieces of green onion. A lot of sprouts and a tiny bit of thai basil. So anything that could have given some taste to this broth was missing. Won't go again.

Thank Marjo210
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We alternate between this location and another Pho spot a couple of blocks away. Food and service is consistently look and we always leave satisfied with our lunch

Thank roaming_gnome999999
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Always like to go to Pho May for a chicken pho or chicken and noodle soup when I am feeling under the weather. Makes a miserable cold tolerable.

Thank Carolle C
Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

My wife and I tried this place and found the pho was on the bland side with not much flavour. My rice and chicken dish was equally uninviting.. Atmosphere a little dingy as well, needs a face lift and fresher food.

Thank haajet
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We can't stop coming here. It's in the little plaza by the Winners at the corner of St. Laurent and Donald. We have the M7 every time. So good. Grilled pork and wontons in chicken broth. Not licensed but that's ok. Makes for a cheaper bill at the end. And great prices. Must try!

Thank Reggie N
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Still in my pursuit of a good pho place in Ottawa. I've been driving past Pho May for a few months, but it always looked so empty. Finally tried it last month; the place was empty when we came in around Lunch time. For appetizers, we ordered some fried spring rolls. They tasted alright (ie, all all the proper ingredients),... More 

1 Thank HooStev
Ottawa, Ontario
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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The pho is good and at a reasonable price. The restaurant is not fancy but we found it very clean and their food is yummy! Easy access.

Thank Martelu
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Little mom and pop restaurant located in a strip mall corner of Donald & St-Laurent. Great spicy pho usually served by the owner while his wife cooks. Fresh & tasty food.

Thank CarmenOttawa
Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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262 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

A great variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes at Pho May. My personal favourite is number 'B16' which is the warm vermicelli noodles combo, with various meats, lettuce, fries spring rolls, etc., and then drizzled with a flavourful sauce that accompanies it. It is simply yummmmy!! The Rice Wraps with the shrimp & pork combo are fabulous, and they are extra... More 

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Donald St, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 8W3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-748-3075

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?