Arguably, the Vietnams’ most famous dish, Pho (pronounced as “Fuh”) – can provide immense comfort, especially on chilly days when they are needed the most. For those who haven’t tried Pho in their lifetime, we tell you, you are missing out.
Most (if not all) Vietnamese restaurants serve pho so if you want a healing, soothing soup bowl with rice noodles, broth, bits of meat, and fresh garnishes, you have to try it today. This light noodle soup is typically eaten in the morning, but it’s also a good pick-me-up food any time of the day.
Want something flavour-pho? We got you covered. From sour-style pho and the classic beef pho with pineapple, prawns, or even veggies for vegans and vegetarians, Mississauga will never disappoint. Find out where you can slurp a hearty bowl of pho here.
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1. Pho Ngoc Yen
Address: 1090 Kamato Rd unit 17-19, Mississauga, ON L4W 2P3
A famous go-to-restaurant for a Vietnamese staple, Pho Ngoc Yen is well-loved for its large, delicious, authentic Pho, prepared with wholesome broth. This hidden gem on Kamato Road (located in an industrial area) offers an extensive list of Pho to choose from, such as traditional iterations with various cuts of rare beef, chicken, and vegetables.
If their menu doesn’t entice you enough, then our flash news probably will – Pho Ngoc Yen has been awarded the No. 1’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Sauga! Well, if you know that a restaurant is a food awardee, then a good rule of thumb is to dine at that place and order their specialty.
2. I Love Pho
Address: 848 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S3
Address: 1248 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2C5
With I Love Pho’s hard-to-read and tongue-twisting menu, first-time diners may find this Vietnamese restaurant intimidating. However, once you have tried any from their pho selection, prepare to be an instant fan.
The menu at I Love Pho is the usual fare, the special Pho, and the regular beef or chicken noodle soup in a medium or large bowl. But there are also interesting Southeast Asian dishes, such as the ever-famous Pad Thai, Vermicelli, egg noodle soup, and more!
Although they have increased their prices due to inflation, dining here is worth every penny because of their unique take on Vietnamese cuisine.
If you’re pressed for time, the staff at I Love Pho is always ready to take your order and bring your food to the table as quickly as possible. The restaurant prides itself on its fast service. Their takeout service is an excellent option for those who want to enjoy the restaurant’s delicious food at home.
Read also: Our honest review on I Love Pho at Mississauga
3. Pho Dau Bo
Pho Dau Bo hits the spot – this updated Vietnamese restaurant is a perfect setting for a casual get-together with friends or family. Their minimalist yet refreshing interior, not bombarded with colorful decorations, is a lovely backdrop for a relaxing meal.
Pho Dau Bo has made Vietnamese favourites accessible by opening outlets on Bristol Road West and Dundas Street East. Its proximity to diners makes satiating your warm soup craving a breeze.
They have around 30 exquisite pho types, but the crowd’s favourite is still Pho Dac Biet. There are additional garnishes, rare meat, soft tendon, and well-done flank in this exceptional mixed beef rice noodle soup.
Avoid the food coma by ordering their creamy milkshakes or fruity bubble teas. Trust us, a bowl of Pho and a Vietnamese beverage is perfect for helping you get through the midday slump.
4. Pho Mi 99
Pho Mi 99 is another Vietnamese place worth your pocket, time, and of course, tummy. You can immediately order a regular Pho Ham Doi (big bowl of rice noodle soup), which will be served instantly. The restaurant also offers tasty Vietnamese delights. One of your best bets is Grilled Pork Vermicelli and spring rolls.
Do you worry about getting small servings? This would never be an issue at Pho Mi 99. Their dishes are packed with fresh ingredients which are well-balanced to provide you with hearty meals, neither lots of meat nor full of herbs. Each serving is just enough to make your day.
5. Pho Black Bull
Address: 888 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G6
How would you know if you have dined in a legit Vietnamese restaurant? Well, you may hear excited chatter in Vietnamese, and the intense smell of fresh herbs and fish sauce could be prevalent – that is how.
At Pho Black Bull, find yourself being transported to Hanoi with its huge cozy restaurant, which does not only focus on the classic Pho, aka beef rice noodle soup. Their menu is well-organized, featuring other Pho favourites which could only be found here – the Stone Bowl Pho, Ginseng Stone Bowl Pho, and Blackbull’s very own pho specialties.
If a sincerely made delicious soup is up to your alley, don’t hesitate to make this Vietnamese staple your next dinner spot.
6. Pho Com 99
Address: 3100 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2A6
Website: Not available
The best Pho restaurant in Mississauga usually shares the same attributes: homey, intimate, and wallet-friendly prices. Pho Com 99 complies with these features and is truly a smashing choice to satisfy your niggling desire for an authentic warm bowl of soup.
However, don’t get confused by Pho Com 99 with Pho Mi 99. While both offer delicious Pho, the former is underrated probably because of its less exposure to social media, but it has a huge local fan base! With its massive success through the years, the owners probably thought they didn’t need much online marketing.
Top picks, though, are Pho House Special, Beef Stew Rice Noodle Soup, Chicken Pho, and other local delights like Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad. And what’s a good pho without coffee? In this restaurant, it’s a must to try to complete your meal with a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee!
7. Pho Mi Binh Minh
Address: 680 Silver Creek Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5A 3Z1
Website: Not available
Do you get offended when you are served with more noodles than beef in your Pho? Who doesn’t, right? In Pho Mi Binh Minh, beef lovers are treated well. They offer plentiful beef pho choices which are all packed with decadent flavours.
Vegans and vegetarians also have their day in this humble restaurant. They have a lot of veggie-friendly dishes, so don’t worry if you want to change your diet. Do you want a fiery bowl of Pho? Wish granted. Each table has condiments like chili peppers, sriracha, hoisin, and other sauces.
Top off your delicious Vietnamese meal with an iced coffee in case you can’t handle the spice.
8. Pho Rua Vang (Golden Turtle)
Bountiful serving, affordable prices, and friendly servers make Pho Rua Vang a strong contender for the best pho restaurant in Mississauga. Their Ossington location is definitely one of the best pho in downtown Toronto. If you’re nearby Central Parkway, drop by this famous joint for a real treat. While this restaurant has its unique take on its Vietnamese dishes, they see to it that the authenticity of its food is not compromised.
Dishes like Pho Tai, Pho Nam, and Pho Bo Vien all sound very exciting. But how about a dish that is named after this restaurant’s name? Pho Rua Vang Dac Biet is a must-try, indeed! Your taste buds for authentic Vietnamese food at this restaurant will surely be satisfied.
9. Pho Big Bowl
Address: 2655 Liruma Rd, Mississauga, ON L5K 1Y8
Website: Not available
Do you miss Ho Chin Minh? Well, Pho Big Bowl is not Mekong River, but it’s a Vietnamese food joint that feels like home. This is the place to be if you’re looking for a large meaty bowl of Pho. Yes, the “Big Bowl” in this restaurant’s name is not for show!
The broth of regular Pho is light and oozes with a balanced sweetness. It is so light that you would forget to count your calorie intake. Unleash your master chef skills and tinker with the spices, herbs, and condiments on your table to find the taste you want for your soup.
When it’s too hot to order a bowl of Pho in the summer, you can try other culinary delights like bun (vermicelli) and com bo nuong (steamed rice with grilled beef).
10. Pho Ao Sen
Address: 3221 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5N 7L7
Also famous in Sauga’s Vietnamese food scene is Pho Ao Sen. Tucked away in a plaza on Derry Road, this restaurant will make you obsessed with the steaming bowls of chicken, beef, satay, and veggie pho. Not to mention, there’s also an extensive list of other Vietnamese staple food and drinks to choose from.
Vietnamese-style cappuccino, anyone? It’s a perfect add-on to warm your tummy and heart. If you’re dining with a big group, they have long tables to cater to you and your friends. It’s undoubtedly an ideal place for a long relaxing chat (or spilling the tea!).
Just take note to reserve a table before coming here, though. They are usually busy and full, especially since other locals have missed this place because of their long hiatus at the height of the pandemic.