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Pho Xe Lua Vietnamese Restaurant

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254 Spadina Ave | 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2, Canada
+1 416-703-8330
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09:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 04:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 06:00
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the things that I miss the most from Asia is the food, well the amazing places I visited too, but I love their culture, go where locals go, and their food is a great way to always get in contact with that amazing world; so a friend took me to this gem and I couldn't stop coming back... More 

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Thank Cusurra16
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Yum. I have become slightly obsessed with this amazing soup and have tried a few other places: including this chain's other Broadview/Gerrard location but I keep coming back to this beauty. I could eat here every day. Highly recommend a classic pho or mix it up with some of their other soups. I haven't really tried anything else yet. Also... More 

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Thank Me_want_fooooood
Toronto
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you haven't tried pho, you're missing out on a great joy of life. Order the plain pho tai (thin beef) soup. Put some basil leaves on top, a bit of hot red sauce in the sup and a bit of brown hoisin sauce in the soup, and mix the sauces in. Oh, and a dash of squeezed lime. Turn... More 

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Thank PedroDeToronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The Bun Bo Hue is good I didn't feel like they skimped on the meat -there was lots!. The vermicelli with the spring rolls and red Vietnamese meat was good. There was lots of taro in the crispy springroll -like there should be! I would definitely return. Waitress girl was a little ....either clueless or had attitude although it wasn't... More 

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Thank Dicelife7
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I come here once couple weeks to satisfy my pho craving. I was brought here by my Vietnamese coworker and I really enjoy their pho. They have a good balance of meat portion, size, and taste.

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Thank Jackie W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and I had a 509 plate. Chicken was good and the plate was huge but not much shrimp. The soup dishes are also huge so I recommend getting a small soup as it is enough to fill the average person. Staff friendliness was just so-so and the bathroom were not very clean. Other than that, food... More 

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Thank Bryan I
Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Used to West Coast pho Seattle -see Than Brothers. Ate at all kinds of pho places in Seatte and Portand, OR. Xe Lua (Train Engine) came recommened- nearly all Asians eating at this second floor place. All kinds of choices for Pho and other Vietnamese food, but felt more like Hong Kong as boss must be Chinese. Atmosphere was get... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

I took a friend here for lunch and this is usually a good place to go for cheap good food. Unfortunately when they are super busy they tend to forget orders. Me and a party of 2 ordered an appetizer 1 medium Pho and 1 medium Tom Yum kind of soup. The place was packed and i understand it takes... More 

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Thank Chan H
Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

We stayed at the Super8 in Chinatown this restaurant is within a 30 second walk. Great selection and the flavors are incredible. Great for lunch or dinner.

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Thank J3r3my72
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

This place is nothing mind blowing, but they do serve very good pho, bun and a very very good bowl of sate which is a spciy peanuty glutinous soup, sooo very good, and it;s what i usually order here. That dish specifically is impssoble to find anywhere but there sadly, so this is the main reason i keep returning. Fast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 04:00
Monday
09:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 04:00
Thursday
09:00 - 04:00
Friday
09:00 - 06:00
Saturday
09:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Spadina Ave | 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-703-8330

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

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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