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Pho Xe Lua Vietnamese Restaurant

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254 Spadina Ave | 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2, Canada
+1 416-703-8330
09:00 - 04:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rare beef Pho is my favourite Vietnamese dish ever and this is where I enjoy it the most when I'm in Toronto. Great spring rolls and vermicelli bowls. It's a no nonsense place to eat well for cheap.

Thank Maya H
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Another taste of Vietnam in the city of Toronto. They served one of the Vietnamese cuisine around here. The staff were excellent, food is delicious and the environment is clean

Thank princeiseoluwa
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18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

- for getting me hooked on Pho. She took me here for my introduction to Pho (w/c is actually pronounced as "Fah"). I fell in luv with Pho that day and always compared other places that served pho too but to me,Xelua will still be no.1 and the best :) I also highly recommend their Beef Stew noodle:the meat is... More 

Thank Clark K
Toronto, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

One of the things that I miss the most from Asia is the food, well the amazing places I visited too, but I love their culture, go where locals go, and their food is a great way to always get in contact with that amazing world; so a friend took me to this gem and I couldn't stop coming back... More 

Thank Cusurra16
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Yum. I have become slightly obsessed with this amazing soup and have tried a few other places: including this chain's other Broadview/Gerrard location but I keep coming back to this beauty. I could eat here every day. Highly recommend a classic pho or mix it up with some of their other soups. I haven't really tried anything else yet. Also... More 

Thank Me_want_fooooood
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

If you haven't tried pho, you're missing out on a great joy of life. Order the plain pho tai (thin beef) soup. Put some basil leaves on top, a bit of hot red sauce in the sup and a bit of brown hoisin sauce in the soup, and mix the sauces in. Oh, and a dash of squeezed lime. Turn... More 

Thank PedroDeToronto
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Bun Bo Hue is good I didn't feel like they skimped on the meat -there was lots!. The vermicelli with the spring rolls and red Vietnamese meat was good. There was lots of taro in the crispy springroll -like there should be! I would definitely return. Waitress girl was a little ....either clueless or had attitude although it wasn't... More 

Thank Dicelife7
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I come here once couple weeks to satisfy my pho craving. I was brought here by my Vietnamese coworker and I really enjoy their pho. They have a good balance of meat portion, size, and taste.

Thank Jackie W
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and I had a 509 plate. Chicken was good and the plate was huge but not much shrimp. The soup dishes are also huge so I recommend getting a small soup as it is enough to fill the average person. Staff friendliness was just so-so and the bathroom were not very clean. Other than that, food... More 

Thank Bryan I
Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Used to West Coast pho Seattle -see Than Brothers. Ate at all kinds of pho places in Seatte and Portand, OR. Xe Lua (Train Engine) came recommened- nearly all Asians eating at this second floor place. All kinds of choices for Pho and other Vietnamese food, but felt more like Hong Kong as boss must be Chinese. Atmosphere was get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Spadina Ave | 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-703-8330

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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 Chinatown

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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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