How delicious does this pho and spring roll combo from White Lotus Cafe look? 😋 (White Lotus Cafe / Instagram)

9 Vietnamese restaurants in Burnaby you need to try

Here are some “pho-ntastic” Vietnamese restaurants 🍜

By Vikki Hui | September 15, 2021 |5:00 am

Here in Burnaby, we’re lucky to have so many options for Vietnamese food, but it often takes a lot of trial and error to find that restaurant that can satisfy your craving for flavourful pho broth or a perfectly toasted bánh mì. Fear not, we have a bún chả restaurants that can get you started.

Let us know if we missed your favourite Vietnamese restaurants!

Little Minh’s

Known for their quick service and delicious bánh mì Little Minh’s has secured a place as one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Burnaby. Aside from their crusty and perfectly-filled bánh mìs, be sure to check out their sate for an indulgent beef bone broth infused with chili sate and peanut butter.

Address: 7533 Market Crossing

The Viet Noodle Guy

Located near the Brentwood Town Centre station, this restaurant is trendy and very popular. Their special vermicelli (bún đặc biệt) is popular with loyal customers and it comes with lemongrass, grilled pork, pork patty, spring rolls, and shredded pork. Give them a go if you’re looking for generous portions that are good value for money!

Address: 1902 Rosser Avenue

Bun Rieu Phuong Nam

This family-owned restaurant in Edmonds has only been open for a few months but they’ve already garnered a loyal customer base. Their excellent Vietnamese crab noodle soup (bún riêu) is a must-try! 

Address: 7405 Edmonds Street

White Lotus Cafe

This recently-expanded cafe is spacious and comfortable. They are known for their pho and limited quantity bánh mìs, which use freshly baked bread and are jam-packed with delicious ingredients. 

Address: 1-5901 Broadway

Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant

Brokenrice is another beautifully decorated Vietnamese restaurant in North Burnaby. They present traditional flavours with a twist, such as the duck confit sliders which are served in baos, and offer regional dishes that are harder to come by.

Address: 4088 Hastings Street

Pho Mr. Do

This cozy family-owned restaurant is another option for those looking for Vietnamese food in Burnaby Heights. Known for their excellent service, their generous portions and consistency in delivering delicious dishes have secured them a loyal customer base.

Address: 4532 E Hastings Street

Pho Pasteur Restaurant

This hole-in-the-wall restaurant offers delicious Vietnamese food at very reasonable prices. It’s family-owned, and service is quick and friendly.

Address: A – 3853 Hastings Street

Obanhmi

On the go and looking for a quick and satisfying fix of Vietnamese food? Check out the Burnaby location for this bánh mì and smoothie chain. Bánh mì options include honey garlic chicken, Vietnamese xiu mai, as well as a vegetarian/vegan option.

Address: 4994 Newton Street

Paradise Vegetarian Noodle House

This neighbourhood staple is owned and operated by two friends dedicated to offering home-cooked vegan and msg-free Vietnamese food. They’ve got the meat substitute game figured out!

Address: 8681 10th Avenue

Special mention: Pho Thai Hang 2

A special mention goes out to this restaurant on Kingsway just outside of Burnaby. This unassuming restaurant offers a wide variety of Vietnamese cuisine, a lot of which are harder to come by in metro Vancouver. We recommend their steamed rice cake (bánh bèo), it’s a great savoury snack to start the meal with!

Address: 1962 Kingsway

Vikki Hui

Burnaby Beacon contributor

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