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Pho Rua Vang (Golden Turtle)

Vietnamese Restaurant$$$$
Toronto
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8.5/10
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  • Aiko H.
    "BUN, PHO, BBQ meat, they are all great!!"(41 Tips)
    Pearl
    "Under chef specials, the spicy satay soups are amazing."(2 Tips)
    Shannon S.
    "pretty good salad roll"(2 Tips)
    Ian L.
    "Broth Rare beef pho seems saltier than non-rare."(3 Tips)
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  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HaskillAugust 2, 2013
    Fast, cheap, delicious. Huge menu that pretty much covers every possible variation you can think of. If you think what your looking at is awesome, but would amazing if it had "x" look one dish lower.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HurleyNovember 24, 2013
    You HAVE to have the fried pork Spring Rolls. Dee-lish! The Pho, regardless which one you have, makes yer belly full, but yer empty but satisfied within an hour. Best I'm TO so far.
  • Kieran H.
    Kieran HugginsNovember 3, 2012
    The Hoan Kiem turtle is a controversial taxon of turtle from Southeast Asia, with one known living specimen in Vietnam, affectionately known as Cụ Rùa, meaning "great grandfather" in Vietnamese.
  • Ashleigh G.
    Great pho. If you want vegetarian, make sure to ask for the vegetarian broth. Even the tofu pho comes with beef broth by default.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WMarch 3
    Even better than Pho Tien Thanh. Write your order down (the Pho Dac Biet obviously) and enjoy the best bowl of pho around.
  • Judes C.
    Judes CMay 9, 2010
    Greatest service, makes you want to come back again & again. Every dish is fantastic but do leave room for an avocado or mango shake. Party in your mouth!
  • Ian L.
    Ian LeungMarch 10, 2012
    lighter cleaner broth works in its favor, with very fresh greens. Noodles have a great consistency. Earned reputation for best pho in the city.
  • the BREL team
    the BREL teamFebruary 13, 2012
    T.O.'s best pho! When one of Toronto's best celebrity chefs--and an Asian chef at that--calls a place one of his favourites, that's something.
  • Ian L.
    Ian LeungAugust 15, 2015
    Found sharp plastic in my soup once. Owner yelled at me and accused me of planting it. Yes, the pho is good but don't expect to be treated with respect. See you at Tien Thanh.
  • Khanh L.
    Khanh LyMarch 20
    The raw beef pho is an absolute must try, flavourful broth nearly as good as how my mum would cook it.
  • plucker
    pluckerJune 16, 2012
    "Large" bowls are actually a small w/ tons of soup. Go for an XL, you can finish it, TRUST. Pho dac biet not memorable. Soup wasn't beefy enough. Trust me, I'm Asian, lol. 95% of the customers aren't.
  • Fiorella
    FiorellaNovember 26, 2011
    Really good bbq pork vermicelli, spring rolls could use a little less oil, and the pho was by far the best I've had so far.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    We love Pho. We also love the Singapore noodles with Shrimp, and the Vietnamese Spring Rolls!
  • Francesca B.
    Francesca BruniAugust 8, 2014
    #80 or if your feeling spicy #90. Add some hoisin and Saracha and you'll enjoy the best lunch ever.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SJanuary 12, 2011
    The best pho in TO. They also make a pretty good salad roll, I usually get the shrimp, with a great peanut sauce.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrownAugust 8, 2014
    1st or 2nd best pho in Toronto, depending on who you ask. Either way, good food and low prices.
  • Grant
    GrantMarch 20, 2015
    Been coming here since I was born! Try the grilled pork with shrimp on rice, so good.
  • The T.
    The TaminatorDecember 21, 2015
    People say that this is one of the best Pho in town - it's not. It's expensive, cheap on meat, salty and a lot of MSG! Not worth returning. Try the other place on Ossington instead - Pho Tien Thanh
  • Adrian W.
    Adrian WhitemanOctober 15, 2011
    If the place is close to full, you can meet new people when the staff seat them at your table. ;)
  • John E. C.
    John E. CollucciFebruary 27, 2012
    If you like spice, try number 174: satay spicy beef & vegetable pho! My fave!
  • Prince J.
    Prince JasJune 7, 2012
    The Chef's special #175 spicy chicken Pho and the veggie tofo Pho are great!!!!
  • Mackenzie P.
    Mackenzie PuticiMay 27, 2013
    Spring rolls are amazing. Also try the iced coffee with condensed milk
  • Khaleed J.
    Khaleed JumaOctober 8, 2010
    Google maps say this place is only open until 7pm on a weekday, but it's actually open until 9:45.
  • Aiko H.
    Aiko HaradaOctober 9, 2013
    Amazing food. BUN, PHO, BBQ meat, they are all great!!
  • Tiago P.
    Tiago PinhalMay 15, 2014
    excelente restaurante vietnamita. bom 'value for the money'. óptima comida.
  • Doug L.
    Doug LMarch 22, 2014
    Portion are small, XL large is Large w/ a lot of soup. Soup was swimming with green onions (overpowered) , not much beef flavor (kind of bland). Ordered #14 but we didn't get any tendon.
  • Robin G.
    Robin GoodfellowDecember 2, 2011
    Actually, the pho is ok. But the pad Thai is the best in the city. Try it!
  • Sam S.
    Sam S.August 23, 2010
    Try the Pho with beef brisket & the green bean prawn cakes!
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChanDecember 20, 2009
    Everything is good on the menu... You can't go wrong
  • Jimmy Y.
    Jimmy YeungApril 25, 2010
    Some pretty good "pho dac biet" ! Get the coconut milkshake also!
  • Paul V.
    Paul VMarch 2, 2010
    Best Pho restaurant in Mississauga! #102 is a safe bet for newcomers.
  • Jaime
    JaimeAugust 26, 2010
    How many bowls of noodles have been served here? How many stomachs warmed? Around us the sounds of Vietnamese, always in the same tone, never betraying. Whole lives told in a beef broth. Six dollars.
  • Pearl
    PearlNovember 9, 2009
    Under chef specials, the spicy satay soups are amazing.
  • Karmacake
    KarmacakeFebruary 1, 2010
    Free hugs for those who catch @karmacakedotca eating here. Spring rolls are nom!
  • walter
    walterJune 16, 2012
    Best pho I've ever had in my life. And I'm from Vietnam.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CairaFebruary 5, 2012
    Sate is great! Nice lemongrass flavour...
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaApril 24, 2015
    Rare beef and meatballs😍
  • Elana
    ElanaSeptember 22, 2012
    Currently obsesses with #117 - the herbed grilled beef rolls. Delish!
  • Dmitry Z.
    Dmitry ZelikmanMarch 31, 2011
    Get the Vietnamese pancake and your mouth will love you long time.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea ChiuAugust 24, 2012
    Really don't think this place has pho that's good enough to warrant the glares and grumpy attitude. Go down the street to Pho Tien Thahn instead. Superior pho broth and friendlier service.
  • Val
    ValOctober 24, 2013
    Vegan pho and veggie spring rolls. Yum!
  • Dennis
    DennisApril 12, 2013
    Calculation of tax always seems to be off by 10 or 15 cents here. Double check!
  • Panic M.
    Panic ManualSeptember 22, 2011
    makes me remember my days in Hanoi, Charlies all around!
  • Ian L.
    Ian LeungNovember 3, 2012
    Broth Rare beef pho seems saltier than non-rare. Dont know why.
  • Jeanne M.
    Jeanne MarieMarch 6, 2011
    I would have to agree with others! My favourite Viet restaurant
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RitchieSeptember 26, 2011
    The herb-wrapped beef is tasty. #85 or #115 for the salad roll version.
  • Ann P.
    Ann POctober 28, 2009
    awesome spring roll, pho, and bun
  • Chez S.
    Chez StockAugust 10, 2014
    probably the best pho in Toronto!
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaApril 18, 2015
    Rare beef pho with meat balls
  • huiline
    huilineAugust 9, 2013
    Steady Vietnamese food. Good pho and all the standards
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