Welcome to LAN Vietnamese Restaurant
( We will NOT RE-OPEN LAN RESTAURANT on April 6th (for takeout-delivery). We will wait for further government’s announcement to decide on our re-opening date. TRUST ME, it was NOT an easy decision for us. If it was up to my husband and I, our decision would be to STAY OPEN- to help our family financially at this most difficult time of panic, uncertainty, and volatility. However, we understand that SOCIAL DISTANCING IS EXTREMELY CRITICAL and NOTHING IS WORTH THE RISK. WE truly value YOU- and consider YOU (our wonderful customers) as our family, and so to negatively impact you in any way will not be acceptable for us. We know that this decision will lead our little family to the most struggling time, however. I really hope it would be considered as our BEST EFFORT to protect not only my family, but also my wonderful staffs, my amazing customers, my long-term suppliers, and my beautiful community. We all want to do our part in helping our country CANADA get this virus outbreak under control and I truly HOPE that our SMALL EFFORT will make a BIG DIFFERENCE. In the meanwhile, please STAY CALM, STAY SAFE and please remember: “Yes There is SICKNESS. But there does NOT have to be disease of the soul, and Yes there is even death. But there can always be a REBIRTH OF LOVE”. So, all you need to do now is to BREATHE and RELAX. When you listen carefully, you will notice that behind the scary noises of your extreme panic, the birds are SINGING again, and Spring is coming, and “WE ARE ALWAYS ENCOMPASSED BY LOVE”.If you’re stuck or if you know anyone who needs a helping hand, please do NOT hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com. THIS WILL BE THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME FOR EVERYONE, but WE”RE HERE FOR YOU, IF YOU NEED US”
And boy, and I glad we actually went back when they called. First off, LAN is THE SWEETEST person I have met in a long time. Being such a KIND SOUL as a business owner made the experience all the more worthwhile. Secondly, everyone from LAN who had a point of interaction with us were sooo nice, big smiles and excellent service.
The food was soo amazing. Hands down THE BEST spring rolls I've had in Toronto. The dishes were so UNIQUE but familiar enough that you wanted to try a different version of a Vietnamese dish you know and love.
As we were paying, I got a chance to talk with LAN. She shared her family's story about their journey to Canada, and how they established their place among the row of several failed restaurants in the neighbourhood. She lives her life by a simple and meaningful quote her father shared with her : "HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND" (thank you LAN for sharing that with me by the way) and shares her infectious smile with all her customers. When you see LAN, the bright eyed, energy filled owner, make sure to say hi and take a few minutes to chat with her.
I can't wait to come back and try something new at your establishment LAN!" (Review by Alam)
At LAN Restaurant, we aim to bring OLD HA NOI to life in TORONTO. At LAN Restaurant, we charm customers and remind them of our beautiful Vietnamese culture and history through traditional music, decor, and, of course, with the most refined and elegant Vietnamese Cusine. We personally and always stand by LAN Restaurant's versions of Vietnamese Classics, and we're looking forward to sharing it with everyone who is OPEN to it. And hopefully one day, by doing what we LOVE and always DREAM OF, we can reach the unreachable at Lan Restaurant.