The Top Vietnamese Restaurants in Toronto

Vietnamese cuisine | ©  Pladao / Shutterstock
Vietnamese cuisine | © Pladao / Shutterstock
Photo of Emily Paskevics
25 March 2017

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.

Golden Turtle

Restaurant, Vietnamese, Vegetarian, Thai
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Golden Turtle, or Rua Vang, is a beloved pho spot on Ossington, just north of Queen West, that is always bustling. Offering an extensive menu of rich and savory pho that you can enjoy on the spot or take out, you can also opt for crispy spring rolls, rice dishes, Thai-style specials, or vegetarian-friendly versions.
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Pho Tien Thanh

Restaurant, Vietnamese
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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!

Nguyen Huong

Cafe, Sandwich Shop, Vietnamese, Vegetarian
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A banh mi spot located in Chinatown, Nguyen Huong offers very affordable Vietnamese-style sandwiches with fillings that can include shredded chicken, lemongrass sausage, meatballs, or vegetarian. You can get a tasty grab-and-go meal for under $5 here, and it gets busy during the lunch hour.

Hanoi 3 Seasons

Restaurant, Vietnamese
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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.

Banh Mi Boys

Cafe, Sandwich Shop, Vietnamese, Canadian
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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.

Mi Mi Restaurant

Restaurant, Vietnamese, Seafood
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Mi Mi Restaurant in East Chinatown offers build-it-yourself combos. Rice wrap platters arrive with your choice of meat (pork, beef, or shrimp), and herbs, and you can get hands-on and creative with making your own wraps. Service is friendly and attentive.

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