A family-run Vietnamese restaurant.
Taking a look at the menu, the foods looks great. Some good combos like Pho and springrolls or coffee, rice and coffee etc. However the meat in the Pho was not that great as it was a bit chewy. Portions are average size. The Spring Rolls were too hard, I think they must of fried them twice or too long. I tried a piece of the pork chop and it was too salty. Overall, an OK place with quick service but had much better. Prices are pretty average for Pho places, cheap.
It was pho season again and Mrs C and I were both craving some soup. We cruised along Hastings in search of pho satisfaction. I spotted this place next to Hollywood Café. The restaurant was very nice and clean inside, and the friendly server seated us right away. The place looked like a nice family eatery. The menu was quite extensive, and there were lots of combo specials. We settled on a pair of rare beef pho’s, some shrimp and pork spring rolls, and iced coffee. The spring rolls were very tasty, but the pho was superb. The broth was beefy and savoury, and there was lots of meat. The noodles were okay, but could be slightly firmer for my taste. The coffee was about average.
I checked out the w/c and it was extra clean. The whole place was nice and tidy, and not what you would expect in that part of town. I thought the light purple walls were a little odd, but the atmosphere was very relaxing. They had 3 TV’s with (at the time we were there) Fairchild TV on, so we could catch up on the news while we ate. As a bonus at the end of our meal we got free desserts, which were a kind of cross between warm custard and tapioca.
We left satisfied and it cost less than 20 bucks for two. What more could you ask?
I tried this place a couple of months ago with my G/f and they gave her the wrong food. She had ordered a combo with rice but instead gave her noodles (which she does not like). When we asked the waitress, she said she presumed she ordered noodles, instead of rice and walked away without fixing her order. Really disappointed at this restaurant and would not go back there again.
This restaurant has the best beef stew in Vancouver. I've tried beef stews from literally every vietnamese restaurant that I've been to (Le Petit Saigon, Le Do, Pho Hoa, Bao Chau, Buu Dien, Pho Hong, to name just a few) and none of them can compare to the ones here, at Thai Hang. Service wise, it's like every other asian restaurant, it's never a highlight of what they have to offer. But if you are like me, you tend to go to places for outstanding food, you should come here and try their Beef Stew w/rice noodles (#29, that's right, I even remember the number of the dish on the menu).
Other notables - they have lemongrass chicken rice combos for $7.75, you have the choice of an order of spring roll or vietnamese-style iced coffee w/condensed milk. I've only tried it once, and that was awhile ago, so I can't really comment on that.
All of your meals come with a sweet potato tapioca dessert. Trust me! you won't be disappointed by their beef stew!
This is a neighbourhood favourite for my family and I. Other pho places in this area may serve food of a similar quality but this place is the cheapest, and they even throw in a bowl of tapioca dessert! It's not the place to go if you're looking for an impressive setting or good ambiance, but it is definitely recommended for a satisfying and affordable meal.