The top Vietnamese restaurants in Toronto are often treasured standbys in the neighborhoods they call home. Across the city, there is a wide variety of bánh mì, phở, bún, cơm, and contemporary twists on traditional dishes. Here’s our list of seven of the city’s best and most beloved Vietnamese restaurants.
Also on Ossington, Pho Tien Thanh can be found in Beaconsfield Village. The décor is humble, and while this restaurant won’t win any awards for atmosphere, the service is fast and the pho delicious and cheap. Located one block from each other, Pho Tien Thanh and Golden Turtle often vie for the title of “best pho in Toronto.” The only way to decide is to try both places for yourself!
Offering North Vietnamese cuisine at two east-end locations—one in Leslieville and the other in Riverdale—Hanoi 3 Seasons serves a variety of appetizers and pho. House specialties include spicy shrimp with lemongrass and tamarind soup and calamari patties with dill soup. Their Queen Street East location also has a lovely patio.
Giving a creative twist to the Vietnamese sandwich, at Banh Mi Boys, you can find an extensive menu that includes duck confit, squid, beef cheek, and pork belly. Sides include kimchi or tofu fries, or papaya salad. There are currently three locations in the downtown area, with two on Yonge and a third on Queen West.
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