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Vietnam Noodle House

706 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6P6


A homey, basement level restaurant, hidden amongst a sea of eateries in Ottawa’s Chinatown, Vietnam Noodle House is truly a little treasure.

Category: Restaurants


Cuisine Type | Vietnamese
Ambiance | Offbeat, Quiet Conversation, Casual
Meals Served | Lunch, Dinner
Pricing | Less than $20
Payment | Interac, Cash


Neighbourhood | Centretown
Cross Street | Between Arthur and Cambridge


Sun-Wed: 10:30AM-9:30PM Thurs-Sat: 10:30AM-10:30PM

Profile Last Updated: February 11, 2008

The Food
To be sure, its understated appearance contrasts sharply with the array of savoury goods on offer. Sticky jasmine rice complements delicious deep-fried shrimp and pork spring rolls. Sauces range from the spicy sambal to sweet and sour nuoc cham to the peanut dipping sauce; test them out over a broken rice dish or vermicelli. Of particular note is the pho soup; rice noodles and thin cuts of beef in an aromatic broth, served alongside a plate of lime wedges, basil, bean sprout and hot peppers – not for the sensitive palate. Also delicious is the rich and sumptuous café sua da, a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk, served over ice.

The Location
Vietnam Noodle House is large and can accommodate group dining quite comfortably. Its newly renovated look and cafeteria style layout also make it an ideal location for a casual date. Be sure to look out for the sandwich board outside 706 Somerset, as it’s your only indicator as to where this little place is.

Cheap and Delicious
For anyone on a budget – students, or those looking to pinch a couple of pennies – Vietnam Noodle House is more than affordable. Most meals will only set you back a few dollars, and the servings are surprisingly plentiful. For diners on the go, Vietnam Noodle House also offers fast take-out food. Affordable, quaint and consistently delicious, Vietnam Noodle House is always a pleaser.