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86 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-4474 (Between Canal St. and Bayard St.)
+1 212-577-8887
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10:30 - 21:15
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:15
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My boyfriend and I went here for lunch when visiting over the Summer in July. This is my go-to Vietnamese spot in NYC when visiting. I wouldn't go anywhere else for Vietnamese. I am sure there are good Vietnamese restaurants elsewhere too, but I've been coming here for 10 years now when visiting the city. My boyfriend has never been... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today and it's as good as when I first had it 4 years ago. The food is good and relatively cheap, and the pho is really good especially when it is cold outside. Have some chilli if you can handle spicy sauce, but be warned, it's pretty spicy. The service is good and food comes pretty fast... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited while on vacation in NY with my 3 sisters. They have never tried vietnamese food before and I was in the mood for Pho. Food was good. The restaurant was pleasant. There were not a lot of people and it was after 8PM. The service was good as well. The Pho needed a bit more flavor but it wasn't... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

One of the best Vietnamese Pho place I've been to in the last while. When it comes to Pho, the most important thing is the broth, followed by fresh herbs and this place hits both marks. A very nice clean place with very friendly, efficient staff. Will definitely visit this place again when I visit to NYC. Two thumbs up!

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Thank Karina D
Tangerang, Indonesia
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134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Place is large enough, Clean enough, Toilet, delicious Pho, a traditional recipe, location at China Town NYC

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Thank Agungsbatu
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

When I crave a steaming hot pho for those cold days in NYC, I go to Xe Lua for their #24, salt and pepper shrimp and veggies on the side. Servers are very friendly and you'll see your regular patrons there if you become a regular yourself. Get a hot pot of their sweet ginger tea or beer with your... More 

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Rio Cidade Maravilhosa
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

It was our first time in a Vietnamese Restaurant and the server was helpful in explaining the options and, then, on demonstrating how to prepare the rolls with the rice discs... Very healthy and delicious food. We had these rolls with vegetables, meat, chicken, shrimp. You choose the options and prepare the rolls yourself. Fun food.

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Thank vanlupe
Brantford
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We had lunch here. It is close to Canal Street. The spring rolls were excellent. The noodle bowls were very good. Service was great.

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Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Had the Appetiser Platter and different Main Courses. All of us enjoyed our meal 😀 Service was really good and helpful by showing the best way to eat the food.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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297 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I had " House special beef noodle" AKA Pho Xe Lua. It came with a large bowl but not too much amount. It was rather decent portion compared to other Vietnamese restaurant I've ever tried in Chinatown. Beef was not abundant,with some thin slice beef, 2 tiny piece of beef ball and small tripe. Broth was a bit too salty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:15
Monday
10:30 - 21:15
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:15
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:15
Thursday
10:30 - 21:15
Friday
10:30 - 21:15
Saturday
10:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-4474
    (Between Canal St. and Bayard St.)
  • Public Transportation: Canal St (J, N, Q, Z) Canal St (4, 6, 6X) Canal St (N, R)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-577-8887

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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