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Red Pagoda

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1408 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X9, Canada (Formerly Bellavista)
+1 604-255-2307
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Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon 11:30 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Wow, didn't expect that sate peanut soup- It's number 23 by the way. Absolutely delicious! Creamy and with just a squeeze of lemon and abit of basil you get this heavenly smell and taste of buttery, peanut-y. Just wow. Definitely gonna come back!

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Thank Cashlezz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The vermicelli bowls are my favourite here. Crunchy spring rolls with crispy onion, pork and peanuts always satisfies. The Pho is goid but not the best in the city. Service can get slow at lunch but us akways pleasant.

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Thank Miss M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I regularly visit the commercial drive location for a bowl of noodle soup with peanut flavour broth, tofu and veggies. Really tasty! Large portion means I usually take home half for later...

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Thank Marianbeth
Agawam, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We were walking down Burrard St on vacation and happened to see the sign for Red Pagoda-Vietnamese Food. It's off the street, down a walkway in between buildings (the Red Pagoda sign was next to a big blue Parking sign at 1130 W Pender.) It was about 12:45 and a big lunch crowd was just leaving; seems like a popular... More 

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Thank SpecialK01030
Fort McMurray, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Had this for lunch on our first day in Vancouver (picked the first place we saw as we were so hungry) Food was decent, the spring rolls were the best part of the meal. Good location (right on Commercial Drive), quick service, and decent prices.

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Thank Brendan & Tammi D
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Team Tastic came here for a dinner and I got a taste of the following: Pho Tai + added Gan ($8.50 + $2.00) Spring Rolls ($6) I didn’t see my usual Pho with beef and tendon toppings so I had to add the option in here to compare them properly. The looks decent here with the usual fare of cilantro,... More 

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Thank NoshAndNibble
Nanaimo, Canada
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

This place is a little hard to find and it's very small but WOW is the food great! The yellow curry I had last week was AWESOME! I try to have something different each visit but it's really hard when you know something you've had is so good. And VERY inexpensive! I go back every time I'm am in Vancouver.

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Thank Sexton5
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Heard great things about Red Pagoda, and it didn't disappoint. I've already been more than once, I really liked the Pagoda yellow curry; I also tried a lemongrass chicken with spring roll and salad roll on the another visit. Will definitely repeat.

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Thank 998MichaelW998
Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

This is for their location off Pender and Thurlow in DT Van. Great pho. Packed. Cheap and cheerful. Highly recommend and will return.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

This place has really taken a nose dive in the last year. The restaurant is not clean; floor, table and menus are all sticky/dirty and the bathrooms were gross. Worse part is the kitchen: I snuck a peak inside after coming back from the washroom - and it is ***flithy*** with food splatters everywhere, food not bring properly stored/refrigerated and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X9, Canada (Formerly Bellavista)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-255-2307

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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 Commercial Drive

Neighbourhood Profile
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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