BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: Vietnamese takeout
After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!
New Pho Bo Ga La
763 Somerset St. W
Offering the Ottawa community superb food for over 15 years, New Pho Bo Ga La is a city staple. Their soups and rice wraps are to die for and will have you coming back again and again. The restaurant offers both takeout and delivery directly.
Photo: Grace Giesbrecht
Saigon Boy Noodle House
648 Somerset St. W.
Saigon Boy Noodle House is a popular spot in the heart of Chinatown. This small, family-owned, gem is known for their exquisite soup broth that is slowly brewed, flavourful and aromatic. They also offer delicious non-soup options like vermicelli dishes and various types of spring rolls. They are available for takeout directly.
Photo: Grace Giesbrecht
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
359 Booth St.
Located on Booth, Huong's Vietnamese Bistro if you want authentic Vietnamese, but don’t live close to Chinatown. Everything on their menu is a hit, but we especially love the Banh Xeo – a savoury, crispy fried pancake filled with shrimp and chicken. They’re available for takeout directly.
Photo: Ebzel Rock via Google Maps
Vietnam Palace Restaurant
819 Somerset St. W.
You’re probably used to dining at Vietnam Palace, in its gorgeous, spacious dining room. However, no worries, they’re available for takeout and delivery as well! We love their “Build Your Own” pho bowls and shrimp curry. Place your order with them directly or via SkipTheDishes.
Photo: Philip Wouda via Google Maps
Pho Thu Do
781 Somerset St. W.
Another Chinatown gem, Pho Thu Do truly delivers on their serving sizes! With their deliciously large noodle bowls and rice dishes, you will be left well fed for sure. They’re available for takeout directly and for both takeout and delivery via SkipTheDishes.
Photo: Edwin Zhong via Google Maps
Authentic Vietnamese Pho House
With locations in Kanata, Nepean and Barrhaven, Authentic Vietnamese Pho House offers some of the best Vietnamese food outside of Ottawa’s downtown core. They offer all the classics like noodle soups, rice rolls and, our favourite, Món Khai Vị – Vietnamese-style crispy fried chicken wings. They offer takeout and delivery directly and via UberEats and SkipTheDishes.
Photo: Authentic Vietnamese Pho House
New Mee Fung
350 Booth St.
New Mee Fung has been a staple in Ottawa for years and it's still going strong! Popular for their exquisite pho broth and various noodle dishes, this is a must-go spot for all foodies. They are available for both takeout and delivery directly or via DoorDash and UberEats.
Photo: New Mee Fung
Pho Viet Taste
1395 Wellington St. W.
Pho Viet Taste is a quaint spot in Wellington West that packs a punch. We especially love their “Wrap and Roll” option which includes all the ingredients for you to wrap your rice paper rolls yourself. They’re available for takeout directly.
Photo: Eugenie via Google Maps
Pho Bo Ga 2
857 Somerset St. W.
Pho Bo Ga 2 is a small spot, but huge with flavour and options. While everything is delish from their soups to sauces, we especially love their fried vermicelli dishes and vegetarian soup. They offer both takeout and delivery directly.
Photo: Hannah Wang
SEN Asian Cuisine
200 Marché Way
Located along the trendy Marché Way at Lansdowne, the family-owned SEN Asian Cuisine serves a mix of pan-Asian dishes, but their Vietnamese options are especially good like their grilled pork vermicelli and summer rolls. They offer both takeout and delivery via OrderOnTheGo.
Photo: SEN Asian Cuisine