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Posted by les regular on 05/06/2009
This place was closed over the Easter/Passover holiday and is now open under new management according to the sign they hung up. Pho is not as good and the dumplings are the kind you can get at any asian grocery store in the freezer section. We used to get delivery from here every week....have to find a new place.
Posted by NYCChic on 03/30/2009
The service is comically schizophrenic and ruins the dining experience. Saturday evening, after taking orders from 2 of our party of 10, the waitress walked away and disappeared to not be seen from again. Eventually, we flagged down the other waiter who took orders from 9 of the 10 of us. Again, he walked away before everyone had ordered and we had to call him back to the table. When the food finally came out of the kitchen 2 bowls an excruciating 5 minutes apart, only 8 of us were served. After inquiring about the missing food, the waiter told us that he only had 8 orders, however no surprise 10 dishes were included on our final bill. Definitely a disappointing experience. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Posted by Jim on 03/26/2009
We've been there twice now. Wowed both times by the wonderful flavors and amazing freshness. The first time we had the veggie dumplings and the pork dumplings. They have a great texture and flavor. The second time we had the baked shrimp to start. It is fantastic. I don't know if it's the slightly spicy mayo sitting on each shrimp, ot the lovely fresh sweet shrimp themselves, but this dish is one of the best I have ever tasted! I had the ribeye stir-fry both times also and it is also wonderfully flavorful. Their noodle dishes, particularly the one with the scallops are delish. I can't say enough about this place. Just go try it. It's BYO, so go to the wine shop on the corner of the block for wine, or the deli. for beer, and take it in with you. The staff are very friendly.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/09/2008
The food is really subpar. You can tell that they didn't put much thought into the dishes. It seems the kitchen people just throw stuff into the bowl. I wonder if they even d anything on the menu or even made their own broth. When we told the server that the salad dressing was too much and too sweet very politely after he asked us how everything was, he looked offended. It did taste like a bottle you could get at a chinese supermarket. This place is just not worth it. You can charge more if your food is good but not because of the expensive rent. Just go to chinatown for authentic vietnamese food.
Posted by Neighbor on 07/22/2008
I used to order take out from here often while working in the neighborhood. The Pho soup (Ribeye or Seafood) was very tasty and a great value at $8 during lunch time. However, they've stopped doing that special and instead offer 20% off the regular menu price for take out orders. Because of this, I will not order again. The food is good for $8 but not much more than that. Many of my friends who work in shops in the area have stopped ordering for the same reasons.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/19/2008
loved it...every thing was great and cant beat the price!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/27/2008
As soon as we sat down we realized the menu wasn't that appealing, however the nice server had already poured our wine (byob) and we decided to give it try. Started with the Papaya Salad- 1st warning. All you could taste was the commercial sauce that you find inany Chinatown food store. To garnish there was two shrimps sliced in half. We left over 2/3 of it and proceeded to the next course. What they call Grilled Chicken Curry-2nd Warning. At that point we should have gotten the check and left, but we had ordered the main course and it seemed too late anyways. The chicken was undercooked and didn't seem to have been grilled. The sauce was so sticky that we asked what kind of 'curry' sauce that was. To our surprise it was made with Oyster sauce, another MSG bomb straight from a bottle. At that point I couldn't eat another bite. That's when the Rib Eye Steak entree arrived and I wish I could run without paying. For $17, there was four tiny slices of 90% fat and 10% beef on a bed of cold, dry rice noodles. I have eaten bad food and expensive bad food, but this place brought the nerve and shameless to a whole other level. I live in the area and there are hundreds of great restaurants that offer delicious and honest food for a fraction of the price. No wonder we were the only table at prime dinner time.