Nestled in Kanata’s bustling tech area, on Carling Ave., the Kanata Noodle House stands as a beacon of Vietnamese culinary excellence. The food featured at this restaurant includes Pho, Vermicelli, Pad Thai, and many more delicious options! This gem, founded by a tech industry professional with a passion for Vietnamese culture and cuisine, is not just a restaurant; it’s a taste into the heart of Vietnam’s culinary traditions.
Pho, the quintessential Vietnamese dish, takes center stage here, with the spicy beef broth from central Vietnam winning hearts. But the culinary journey doesn’t end there. The Kanata Noodle House boasts a menu that evokes nostalgia for Vietnamese people and introduces Canadians to authentic, home-cooked Vietnamese meals. Their top dishes, like Bun Bo Hue and Thai Coconut Soup, are not just food; they are stories told through flavors and aromas.
The owner’s vision transcends mere dining. The aim is to “wow” patrons, making them wonder why they hadn’t discovered this place sooner. It’s an experience of comfort, hospitality, and friendly service that makes you feel at home. With a seating capacity of 150 inside and a summer patio hosting 100, it’s designed for everyone – tech professionals grabbing a lunch bite, families enjoying a quiet evening meal, or a couple on a romantic date. The modern peaceful ambiance of the Kanata Noodle House compliments the delicious dining experience.
This beloved eatery boasts a diverse menu brimming with delectable options that cater to every palate. Among the patrons’ favorites are the richly flavored pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup with a deeply aromatic broth, tender slices of meat, and a harmonious blend of spices that dance on the tongue.
Savor the exotic flavors of the Thai Coconut Soup. This soup comes in three sizes – small, medium, and large, ranging from $15.49 to $17.49, making it a perfect choice for any appetite. At its core, this soup features a harmonious blend of succulent shrimp and fresh mussels, each element bringing its unique texture and taste to the dish. The soup’s base is a rich, creamy coconut broth, infused with a medley of herbs and spices that create a symphony of flavors. A hint of spice gently warms the palate, making it only slightly spicy but incredibly flavorful.
Indulge in a mouth-watering Shrimp Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce ($19.49), expertly cooked to perfection, and generously coated in a rich, savory oyster sauce. The stir fry boasts an array of crisp, colorful vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, and vibrant carrots, all harmoniously mingling their flavors with the shrimp. This exquisite dish is served with white rice, which beautifully absorbs the essence of the oyster sauce, creating a delightful symphony of tastes and textures.
Savor the culinary delight of the Vegetable and Shrimp Pad Thai ($19.49). This rich dish is a symphony of flavors and textures, masterfully combining tender shrimp with a vibrant assortment of fresh vegetables. The noodles are perfectly coated in a tantalizing, sweet, and savory sauce. Garnished with crushed peanuts and a wedge of lime.
Grilled Beef and Spring Roll Vermicelli ($19.49). This delightful dish features a generous portion of tender grilled beef, bursting with savory juices. Accompanying the beef are crispy, golden spring rolls. The base of the dish is a bed of delicate rice noodles, perfectly cooked to a soft yet firm texture that complements the robust flavors of the beef and spring rolls. Fresh slices of cucumber and carrots add a crisp, refreshing crunch, while finely chopped green onions sprinkle the dish with a zesty, aromatic touch. Every bite of this dish is a celebration of texture and taste, making it a must-try for lovers of Vietnamese cuisine.
Grilled Pork Chop, Shredded pork, and Fried Egg ($19.49) served with white rice. This delicious meal features a succulently grilled pork chop, tender and flavorful, paired with finely shredded pork, offering a perfect blend of textures. Topping the chop is a perfectly fried egg, with a golden, crispy edge and a soft, runny yolk that adds a creamy richness to the dish garnished with green onion. The dish is further elevated with a medley of fresh vegetables, adding a burst of color and a refreshing crunch. Crisp lettuce, cool cucumber, juicy tomato slices, and finely shredded carrots are artfully arranged, each contributing its unique taste and texture.
Crispy Northern Spring Rolls ($6.99 for two). These delicacies are a culinary masterpiece, meticulously crafted to tantalize your taste buds. Each roll is generously filled with succulent shrimp and savory pork, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. The filling is encased in rice paper, known for its light and crispy texture when fried to golden perfection. These spring rolls are accompanied by a light fish sauce for dipping.
Deep Fried Shrimp Wontons ($6.99 for six). Each wonton is meticulously handcrafted, wrapping succulent, fresh shrimp in a delicate, golden-brown, crispy shell. These heavenly parcels are fried to perfection, offering a satisfying crunch with every bite. To elevate your taste experience, each order is accompanied by a side of flavourful Sweet Thai Chili Sauce.
Kanata Noodle House is not only about tantalizing taste buds but also about catering to diverse dietary needs. Offering vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and accommodating keto options, and ensuring all beef and chicken are Halal and AAA, they exemplify inclusivity. They also accommodate allergies, just be sure to speak with your server about your needs. Add to that their commitment to local sourcing and sustainability, and you have a restaurant that cares about its community and environment.
Also, don’t forget to try some of their delicious dessert options. A customer favourite is the “3 Colour” dessert that comes with red beans, green beans, and green Jello. Topped with shaved ice and coconut milk.
Accessibility is key, with wheelchair-friendly facilities, ramps, and a large parking lot. The restaurant also understands the modern customer’s needs, offering takeout options, free in-house delivery on orders over $50, and free Wi-Fi. They accept almost all payment methods except American Express. Staff are fluent in English and Vietnamese, ensuring there are no barriers to enjoying their offerings.
Whether it’s accommodating large events or reservations for parties as small as six, Kanata Noodle House is more than capable. The flexibility to split the restaurant in half for private events adds to its charm. The space, coupled with the food and atmosphere, makes it a perfect venue for memorable occasions.
Kanata Noodle House isn’t just another restaurant; it made it onto our “Best Pho in Ottawa” article.
Kanata Noodle House is a place where the tech community and local citizens come together over bowls of steaming pho and vibrant stir-fries. It’s where quality, hospitality, and modern ambiance intertwine to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Address of Restaurant: 4049 Carling Ave, Kanata, ON K2K 2A4
Closest Cross Streets: Carling Avenue & March Road, Ottawa, ON
Phone Number: 613 435 8817 (Can call to make reservations for parties of 6 or more).
Website Address: https://carling.kanatanoodlehouse.com/pages/home
Online Menu: https://carling.kanatanoodlehouse.com/menu
(All deliveries are done in house. Free delivery with orders over $50 before taxes)
Name of Founder: Ha Nguyen
Opening Date: December 2018
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (7 days a week)