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Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2014
This was a great surprise. I've tried to order Pho in the E. Village in the past and been dissapiinted but this place was great. All the ingredients delivered in separate packages so they can mixed at the moment you eat. There were even a few slices of raw beef and a broth that was still hot enough to cook them to a perfect medium rare right in the soup!
Posted by jennyadams22 on 01/25/2014
Normally, it's impossible to get pho or ramen delivered and have it be good. But Sao Mai compartmentalizes every part of your Pho into different containers. So it arrives for you to build in the bowl - fresh and delicious. Amazing. Wish every place did this. Eating in is great too if you are looking for no fuss, big bowls of soup in a no fuss spot.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2013
I was in New York for a five week program and discovered this place with a couple friends on the first week. Went back the next week with one of my friends cause we both thought it was amazing. I went there a third time on the day I was leaving to enjoy their pho dish. The staff is attentive and food comes out on time, not to mention its just a really cozy atmosphere
Posted by Anonymous on 06/18/2013
Love the tamarind soup- spicy and tangy and the summer rolls! I've dined in and ordered delivery many times. Friendly prompt service and food is consistently tasty. A lovely addition to the East Village.
Posted by RPNYC on 05/16/2013
.I was a little reluctant to order from this place after only seeing six reviews. I'm glad I gave it a chance because the food was excellent. I discovered the place is relatively new thus explaining why there were few reviews. I really hope this restaurant continues to order quality provision and meats. So many of these places cut corners once they're open for a while and start using lesser quality ingredients. I'm so happy now I don't have to go all the way to the other end of Manhattan for good Vietnamese.
Posted by anonymous on 09/15/2012
I have been on the hunt for the past 14 months for a decent bowl of Pho, and I just found it! The atmosphere is nice, your typical Vietnamese restaurant, staff is attentive and the food is great. They have a decent lunch special, for $10 you get a beverage, appetizer and an entree. I've been here once a week for the past month, I'm hooked!
Posted by ET on 06/26/2012
This is a comfortable, wonderful space for lunch or dinner, not cramped or too brightly lit. The food is fresh, authentic, and wonderful. I have had at least 6 dishes there, each carefully and authentically prepared. Just delightful and finally a workable Vietnamese place within walking distance of my apartment. Try the Tamarind Soup and Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce.