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Ha Long Bay Bistro - CLOSED JULY 30Th 2013


525 Eglinton Avenue West
TorontoON
M5N 1B1
Owner and chef Lynn Hoang has always had a passion for cooking. It became a Sunday ritual to invite family members over to try her re-creation of traditional Vietnamese dishes, sometimes staying true to the original dishes while at other times giving them a modern twist. The dishes served at the restaurant are what she considers to be the most enjoyed traditional Vietnamese dishes originating from all parts of her native country. Born and raised in what was formerly known as Saigon, she learned the fundamentals of southern Vietnamese cooking from her mother who was raised and worked in Saigon. Meanwhile, her culinary repertoire of northern Vietnamese cooking came from the teachings of her maternal grandmother, who originally grew up in a small village near Ha Long Bay, but later migrated to the South. Most of the dishes on the menu are family recipes that have been passed down generations, while others are inspired by the chef’s travels across many parts of the country.

Ha Long Bay Bistro is located in the community of The Eglinton Way. On a beautiful summer day, a bed of seasonal flowers sit just outside of the restaurant’s open windows. Meanwhile, the interior is designed with decorative lighting and warm colours, which gives the restaurant a modern and cozy feel for diners to comfortably enjoy a scrumptious meal.

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    Love the sandwich special - can't be beat for $9.


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    HA LONG BAY

    Have been going every Friday night for the last few weeks.
    Great service & food. Nice casual night out in friendly atmosphere...........and not overly expensive at all.


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    MS.

    My husband and I went late August and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent food and service. We had Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Winter Rolls, Curry Chicken and Coconut Flan. A 5 oz glass of Oyster Bay at $10 was a bit expensive but the food was reasonably priced. We also had the best waitress we have ever met, Dian, who was very helpful and knew the dishes on the menu. Forget about 7 Numbers and Ferraro, both nearby. Ha Long Bay Bistro is a welcome arrival on Eglinton and we will certainly return.


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    veronica and I have been waiting for a Vietnamese restaurant to open up close to the office. Finally we have Ha Long Bay Bistro just a few doors down :) YAY! They have a beautiful interior with gorgeous chandeliers! They did such a fantastic job renovating the space.. as we remember what the previous restaurant looked like before Ha Long Bay moved in.

    We ordered green tea, Cha Gio - spring rolls, Pho Bo Dac Biet - Beef Pho noodle soup, Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio - Vermicelli with grilled pork and chicken spring rolls and for dessert, corn rice pudding with coconut milk.

    Everything was amazing! Fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation and dishes with amazing flavor! My vermicelli had mint leaves that really made the dish! There was so much food, we were stuffed but we couldn't stop eating. We finally had to give in and have them wrap it up to take back to the office.

    They brought us our bill in the coolest box I've ever seen! The presentation of the tea, appetizers and the entrees, even our bill was outstanding.

    I think I just found my new favorite restaurant!

    **Note: with regards to our entrees, that's not what they looked like when we received them.. they looked lovely.. we had already begun eating before we I realized that I forgot to take a photo before I started folding my noodles, meat and veggies all together and Veronica had stirred up her Pho :)


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    • By: JENNIFER
      Update November 16, 2010
      November 16th, 2010

      I just love the Vermicelli with grilled pork and chicken spring rolls, It is so delicious. I just had to go there for lunch today, so glad I did.

    • By: JENNIFER
      Feb 1st 2012
      February 1st, 2012

      I really should try some other items on their menu because I always order the same thing.. but I have to say that it is sooo delicious.. I just can't help myself. The Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio (grilled pork vermicelli)it is AMAZING!!! This has to be one of the best Vietnamese Restaurants in Toronto..If you haven't eaten here.. I suggest you do.

    • By: JENNIFER
      July 18th 2012
      July 18th, 2012

      My goodness I love their food, ordered my favorite from their menu today.. as always.. absolutely delicious!!

    • By: JENNIFER
      August 16, 2012
      August 16th, 2012

      ordered the pork vermicelli today.. unbelievably delicious!

    • By: JENNIFER
      Feb 20th 2013
      February 20th, 2013

      Celebrated my birthday with lunch at Ha long Bay today...absolutely delicious!!

    • By: JENNIFER
      CLOSED
      August 1st, 2013

      I'm so sad to hear that they have closed. I loved this place!



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