Pho Hung

Address: 350 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, M5T 2G4, Canada
Telephone: +1 416 593 4274

- Budget

3.8

Cheap Chinatown favourite.

Not so much cheap and cheerful, as cheap and offhand, the busiest of the Pho Hung chain has a bit of a cattlemarket feel — tables fill, empty, fill, empty, fill, empty. But you don't come to Pho Hung (or pretty much anywhere on Spadina) for legendary service, you come for the huge steaming bowls of pho, the bowls crammed with six typs of meat and for the price.

Food and drink
3.8
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Food and drink
3.8
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Ambience
3.5
90%
Location
4.1
90%

Food and drink

Reliably good Vietnamese, with most dishes available in small or large, making it a good choice for bringing the kids. There are plenty of dishes on the menu that will suit unadventurous eaters, too.

Recommended dishes

I pretty much always order number 17 — a big bowl of rice, beanspouts and half a dozen types of either pork or beef,

Ambience

As I said above, it's a bit of a production line ambience, but once you have your table, it's a fun, bright, cheerful place to sit and scoff lunch or dinner. The corner location and the wall of windows onto the sidestreet make it bright and welcoming.

Service

You can have an entire meal without actually exchanging a single word with the staff, but service is swift and your food arrives on your table without any hitches. It's a write-your-own-order kind of place, so fill in the docket on the table and a staff member will whisk it off to the kitchen as soon as you've put down the pen.

Location

A big corner location right in Chinatown, a couple blocks north of Queen, and just a block from Kensington Market.

Tables to book

I prefer tables in the brighter section to the left - a second room with a wall of windows. You can usually ask to sit in there, but sometimes they'll insist you sit in the main room.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • No fuss

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