New Yorkers, you're often asking me about Vietnamese restaurants out there, and though I go to Manhattan at least once a year, it's hard to keep up with all the options.
Adam Rose, a New York-based journalist, provided a top 10 rundown in a 2/17/09 piece in the New York Observer. I spoke to Adam last year and he's into his Viet fare. He's a man on a mission when it comes to finding good Vietnamese food. Adam's picks for New York Vietnamese restaurants include:
Note: This is listed in alphabetical order. For Adam's ranking, read Top 10 Vietnamese Restaurants or click on the restaurant name below to review his remarks.
- Bo Ky - 0 Bayard St.
- Bun SoHo
- 183 Grand
Colonial - 149
East 57th St.
- Mai House
Vietnamese Sandwich - 369 Broome St.
- Silent H -79 Berry St.
• 718-218-7063 (Williamsburg )
- Slurp - 84 Stanton St.
- Tet - 86
Avenue A • 212-253-0800
- Tu Do - 102 Bowery • 212-966-2666
I've been to the Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich shop and for about $4, you get a sandwich that's big enough for 1 1/2 people. It's more expensive than usual (things tend to be a little pricier in New York?), but they totally stuff it.
If you've been to these spots, do comment on your experience(s). If you have suggestions on where to go, share your insights.