With winter coming along, most people can definitely appreciate a nice hot bowl of pho. It tastes amazing, there are so many varieties, and it'll definitely heat up your body on one of those -40 freezing cold days. That being said, although most people can definitely appreciate the amazing Vietnamese dish, there are a lot of haters who think it's just water with broth (they're wrong!)
This can suck for those of us who absolutely looove pho but don't have any friends to go get it with. So if you're looking for a list of places in Ottawa to convert your friends into pho addicts, you've come to the right place.
1. Pho Mi Bo Ga
Where: 2430 Bank St. #8
Why you should go: located in the south end of Ottawa, this delicious pho spot has been around ever since I can remember. It's super popular because their food tastes amazing and the staff really cares about their customers.
2. Pho By Night
Where: 309 Dalhousie St.
Why you should go: Definitely the go to late night spot, Pho By Night is really open late! On the weekends, they're open till 4am meaning you can stay out at the club for as long as you want and once you're done you can grab some yummy pho.
3. Pho Thu Do
Where: 781 Somerset St W.
Why you should go: This sweet little Chinatown gem has some really amazing food and quality service. Definitely the spot you want to take your friends to in order to convert them into pho lovers!
4. Vietnamese Kitchen
Where: 478 Bank St.
Why you should go: Not only do they specialize in amazing pho, but they also have a huge menu with a bunch of other great Vietnamese dishes! If you're looking to try something new, head over to this spot!
5. Pho Bo Ga Truc
Where: 288 Bank St.
Why you should go: This restaurant located in Centretown will definitely leave you feeling satisfied and full! The service here is awesome and the food is even better meaning your friends will be nothing less than impressed.
6. Pho 99
Where: 120 Lebreton St. N
Why you should go: If your friends are really not into pho, this restaurant has a menu with a bunch of options to choose from. I'd recommend any of the wraps because those are oh soooo good!
Where: 312 Bank St.
Why you should go: This place is so, so dank and if your friends won't budge on their dislike for pho, this restaurant also serves Thai food! You genuinely get the best of both worlds while experiencing two whole new cultures.
8. Crazy Pho You
Where: 696 Bronson St.
Why you should go: This Viet spot with a punny name offers some great food that is served fresh and only made with the best ingredients! Tell your friends how crazy you are about them while taking them out to this pho place.
9. Pho Bo Ga King
Where: 761 Somerset St. Main
Why you should go: This place is super cute and will make you feel like you're actually in a different country! It gives me some retro vibes and the food is dank AF. Totally Instagram-able also.
Where: 115 Parent Ave.
11. Pho V
Where: 2181 Ogilvie Rd.
Why you should go: This is for all the East siders out there! Located closer to the East end of Ottawa, this place only serves quality, top notch pho. Your friends will love you for bringing them here!
12. Vietnamese Noodle House
Where: 121 Preston St.
Why you should go: Man, this place has some of the best pho but also some of the best shakes! Your friends will leave this place as a pho lover, 100%.
13. iCook Pho You
Where: 2006 Roberston Rd.
Why you should go: Feel at home at this place where the staff treats you like royalty! If the name of it isn't a dead giveaway of how awesome the service is here, you'll need to visit it for yourself and find out.
14. @ 36 Pho Viet
Where: 1600 Merivale Rd.
Why you should go: This place will make you feel classy AF but the food is still reasonably priced and it tastes great! You'll definitely get to warm up your body and soul with a hot bowl of pho from here, yum.
15. Pho La Express
Where: 79 Montreal Rd.
Why you should go: Ugh, this place is just so good! It's totally worth the trip but if you live in Vanier then it should be no problem at all. It's a super cute, little restaurant but the food is honestly amazing.
16. Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Where: 359 Booth St.
Why you should go: This cute little shop is toooootally worth the IG pic! Whether it's of the food or the shop, you'll definitely get over 100 likes *wink, wink*. But all jokes aside, this place is no joke - the food is hella bomb.
17. Pho Vietnam
Where: 1187 St. Laurent Blvd.
Why you should go: This cute little restaurant has some really great pho and it's never too busy! You'll most likely always be able to find a table without waiting and the service is quick and efficient! It's also located right across St. Laurent mall so if you're hungry for pho after a shopping trip, you're good to go.