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Authentic Vietnamese Pho Restaurants in Ottawa for Noodle Lovers

Authentic Vietnamese Pho Restaurants in Ottawa for Noodle Lovers

Obsessing over snagging some divine Vietnamese noms (especially pho) in Ottawa is practically our local pastime. We can’t quite put our chopsticks on why, but word on the street is there are a few lip-smacking reasons fueling the frenzy.

Vietnamese cuisine is all about that fresh and fab vibe. It’s all about mint, coriander, Thai basil, fish sauce, lemongrass, and chili — mingling together like a culinary conga line, ready to tango on your taste buds.

When it comes to cooking, Vietnam keeps it lean and green, with minimal oil and dairy. They’re all about letting the herbs and veggies steal the spotlight, crafting dishes that make your belly happy without the guilt. 

No wonder Vietnamese grub is hailed as the holy grail of healthy eating!

But fear not, my foodie pho friend! We’ve done the homework, so you can skip the snooping. 

Let’s dive fork-first into the pho-nomenal world of Ottawa’s top-notch pho joints!

Authentic Vietnamese Pho House

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Address: 250 Greenbank Rd Unit 2A, Ottawa, ON K2H 8X4, Canada

Contact: +1 613-695-8388


  • Open daily from 11 AM–9 PM

Authentic Vietnamese Pho House may not have Asian markets next door like its Chinatown pals, but who needs ’em? This spot in the strip mall since 2011 doesn’t play by the rules, nestled among suburban staples like pizza joints and Timmies.

Soup’s the star here, with 30 beef-based pho and 10 chicken options that’ll make your taste buds giggle. 

But they’re not a one-trick pony — crispy spring rolls, tangy mango salad, and vermicelli and rice dishes with grilled meats also steal the show.

Whether you’re a beef or chicken fan, the broths are light, comforting, and packed with fresh ingredients. And vegetarians, they’ve got your back too.

Desserts? They’ve got you covered, from refreshing lychee to indulgent deep-fried bananas with ice cream — yum!

Pro Tip:

Go for those off-the-beaten-path dishes, like bun rieu thap cam and bo tai chanh. These babies are hidden gems you won’t find just anywhere!

Cô Châm

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Address: 780 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-567-6050


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 11 AM–8 PM

At Cô Châm, prepare to be dazzled by a menu as varied as a chameleon’s color palette. From perfectly cooked shrimp spring rolls to tantalizing prawns and beef noodle soup, this place has got Vietnamese cuisine down to an art.

Guests rave about the prices here, saying you get more bang for your buck (we’re not surprised). Plus, the cozy decor and chill vibes make it the ultimate spot to unwind.

Considered a hidden treasure in Ottawa, Cô Châm has a reputation for serving up top-notch nosh at prices that won’t break the bank. It’s a family affair here, and the service reflects that — consistently fantastic! 

Pro Tip:

Their grilled meat over rice dish, featuring chicken, beef, and pork, is a surefire winner, especially with a fried egg on top. And let’s not forget about the banh mi sandwiches — utterly scrumptious!

New Pho Bo Ga La

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Address: 763 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-233-2222


  • Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM–11 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11 AM–12 AM

It’s time to spice things up at this Vietnamese hotspot! New Pho Bo Ga La isn’t just a restaurant — it’s a flavor-packed adventure waiting to happen. 

Then, you can wash it all down with a Vietnamese coffee that’s stronger than your morning alarm. 

Too much? You can cool things off with an iced coffee that’s as refreshing as a dip in the pool!

The broth at Pho Bo Ga La really explodes in your mouth — bold, hearty, and downright addictive. Whether you’re chilling indoors or soaking up the sun outside, they’ve got a seat with your name on it. 

Pro Tip:

We suggest those shrimp spring rolls. Why? Let’s just say they’re so crispy, they’ve got a standing ovation from taste buds everywhere!

Huong’s Vietnamese Bistro

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Address: 359 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7K1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-237-8755


  • Closed on Tuesday
  • Wednesday to Monday: 10 AM–7:30 PM

Huong’s Vietnamese Bistro is where the pho‘s on point and the yumminess is served alongside! 

It’s time to gather your squad and prepare for a flavor-packed journey featuring slurp-worthy noodle soups, banging bánh xèo, and oh-so-tasty Vietnamese pancakes. 

Thirsty? Then sip on some killer coffee or tea that’s so good, it’ll have you wondering why you ever bothered with anything else!

You can also ditch the kitchen drama and opt for takeaway from this joint where the vibes are as lively as the dishes. The stellar staff here sets the bar sky-high, ensuring your dining experience is nothing short of fabulous. 

And let’s talk about the prices – they’re wallet-friendly, leaving you feeling as satisfied as your stomach.

Pro Tip:

Before you dive into your main course, don’t skip the bột chiên trứng appetizer It’s a crispy delight of fried rice cake fingers mixed with heavenly fried eggs and scallions. 

And for an extra dose of yum, give their DIY rice paper wraps a whirl — crunchy, savory, and oh-so-satisfying!

Pho 99

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Address: 120 Lebreton St N, Ottawa, ON K1R 7H6, Canada

Contact: +1 613-232-7289


  • Open daily from 10 AM–10 PM

Pho 99 has been serving up goodness since the era of big hair and neon colors. No need to stress about street parking; they’ve got you covered with their own parking space. 

For those pho connoisseurs seeking authenticity, look no further. Their northern-style pho packs a punch with its robust broth, catering to even the most discerning palates.

While we didn’t snap any food pics (because let’s face it, we were too busy devouring everything in sight), we dove into a feast fit for royalty, including spring rolls, egg rolls, combination pho, and beef pho

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself flipping through the menu like a detective on a mission — their offerings are as unique as a unicorn in a field of horses. But trust us, the search is worth it because the food is nothing short of divine!

Pro Tip:

We love their kick-off offering: Jasmine mint tea, a refreshing start to any culinary adventure.

Pho By Night Ottawa Vietnamese Restaurant

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Address: 309 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E8, Canada

Contact: +1 613-789-8885


  • Sunday to Thursday: 12 PM–9 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 12 PM–10 PM

In the Market, there’s a pho joint that’s got everyone talking — and yes, even the veggies are lining up for a taste! Pho by Night isn’t just your average Vietnamese spot — it’s a veggie paradise in a sea of meaty options. 

From fresh rolls bursting with greens to tofu-tastic vermicelli, they’ve got all the plant-based goodies you could dream of. And let’s not forget about the flavor — it’s like a party in your mouth, and everyone’s invited!

But what really sets Pho by Night apart is their veggie game. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill salads!

Oh no, each dish is a masterpiece, crafted with care and packed with so much flavor, you’ll wonder why you ever doubted veggies in the first place.

Pro Tip:

Pho isn’t their only game in town — the banh mi is a super strong contender for the crown!


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Address: 2440 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans, ON K1C 1G1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-830-1230


  • Monday to Tuesday: 11 AM–2 PM, 4 PM–8 PM
  • Wednesday to Friday: 11 AM–2 PM, 4 PM–9 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–8 PM

Ever tried Southern-style pho? Well, buckle up, because this joint not only serves up that classy bowl of goodness but also dabbles in Thai delights. 

From mock chicken masterpieces to veggie-packed wonders like Penang curry and spicy noodles, they’ve got options that’ll make your taste buds grin. And don’t worry, vegans, they’ve got your back with their array of plant-based goodies. 

Just give ’em a heads up and see the magic unfold. T’basil, hands down, rules the culinary scene in Orleans. 

The service? Impeccable. 

The owner? A treaure who’ll make you feel like royalty with each visit. 

Choosing what to order? Good luck, because everything’s a hit!

Pro Tip:

We love the tom kha soup, tofu summer rolls, and the vermicelli bowl with peanut sauce (swap that fish sauce out, baby). 

If you have dietary restrictions, no sweat — just speak up and they’ll tailor your meal accordingly. Gluten-free gang, they’ve got you covered too!

Pho Bac Oriental Cuisine

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Address: 873 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R6, Canada

Contact: +1 613-563-0788


  • Closed on Wednesday
  • Thursday to Tuesday: 11 AM–8 PM

This joint serves pho so good, it’ll make your Vietnamese auntie proud. The banh cuon or rice noodle roll is off the charts, packed with ground pork, minced mushroom, and shallots that’ll make your taste buds do the mambo. 

And let’s talk price: super reasonable (most meals clock in under $10), making Pho Bac 97 the perfect spot for those who crave variety without breaking the bank!

Pro Tip:

We like to go for combo orders to get a taste of everything — fresh spring or imperial rolls, a flavorful soup like beef and vermicelli, and a main course dish! 

And of course, all accompanied by divine sauces, including that sweet vinegary one and crunchy peanut goodness. 

Pho Tuan

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Address: 300 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1R 6N6, Canada

Contact: +1 613-680-5230


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 12 PM–8 PM

At Pho Tuan, Vietnamese delights await your eager taste buds. Here, you get to sink your teeth into tantalizing dishes like bun cha, chao, and flavorful broth. 

And oh, don’t forget to sip on some bubble tea or Vietnamese coffee for an extra kick of delight!

Known for its stellar service and staff that’s as friendly as your favorite neighbor, this spot is where you’ll feel right at home. Plus, the prices won’t make your wallet cry — talk about democracy in dining! 

Pro Tip:

When it comes to grub, they’ve got the goods: chicken and beef rice noodle soup, vermicelli, and rice dishes that’ll make your taste buds sing. 

And don’t miss out on their weekend specials that’ll have you coming back for more of that authentic Vietnamese soup goodness!

Crazy Pho You

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Address: 696 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 4G2, Canada

Contact: +1 613-695-0865


  • Monday: 2:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM

At the funky intersection of Bronson and Carling, you’ll discover Crazy Pho You, where Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese flavors collide in a culinary carnival. 

And as for bang for your buck? Let’s just say those prices are as sweet as the servings themselves, and the food quality — well, it’s off the charts!

Now, let’s talk about their pho. It’s a meaty, noodle-filled symphony with a broth that’s the real MVP. It’s like a warm hug for your taste buds, bursting with flavor that screams “kissed by culinary genius.”

Pro Tip:

Don’t tell anyone (and we’ll never admit this) but we usually get pho and banh mi in one sitting. Promise — the combination is just incredible!