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80 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4821
+1 212-406-2292
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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brooklyn
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here Wednesday afternoon to grab lunch. The server were so mean, not even a good afternoon or smile. Anyways, what we ordered was good in taste and as we finished, we get the check where they included the tip for a party of two. Very cheap and unprofessional.

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Thank sophia c
Essex, Connecticut
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227 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Waiter gave us a recommendation for our lunch meal, and it turned out to be great. Very basic decor, obviously good for locals as we were the only non-Asians which is always a good sign! Cheap eats for a wide variety of soups and other dishes.

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Thank Teenzone
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the prototype for unadorned utilitarian noodle shop with awesome cheap eats. A storefront on an unpretentious block, it used to be a fish store that sold live sea bass and live frogs too. It is clean, lit by fluorescent bulbs. There are endless variations on meal-in-a-bowl, savory soups with fishballs, vegetables, meats, all delicious. It's not a fine... More 

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Thank Wlad K
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This unpretentious-spartan on the go eatery serves scrumptious Vietnamese style dishes. I am addicted to their Pho with belly meat. The duck is also a must try. It's even better than years ago. This is not a place for people that expect attentive wait staff or romantic atmosphere. It's all about the food. Order, enjoy and leave fast as place... More 

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Thank ZoeRM
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Typical Chinese style fast food restaurant. The Chinese in the billboard outside clearly states that it is Chaozhou 潮州 style though it provides Vietnamese Pho. I ordered the Chaozhou fashion fish ball flat noodle (rice noodle). Not the best but fairly good especially the price is only $5.5. So I am very happy with it. Do not expect great service.... More 

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Thank Sid200
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here since I was 7. Service isn't the best but who cares? Get the duck for sure and whatever else your belly desires.

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Thank Fang Fang N
Bermuda
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373 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

There are several Vietnamese restaurants in Chinatown. I selected this one for lunch, as I saw that there were Asian diners inside and hoped that was an indication of good, authentic Vietnamese food. Unfortunately, I found the food to be average. Having had some wonderful pho in Hanoi, I chose the special beef pho. It was well presented, and the... More 

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Thank morfish
Groningen, The Netherlands
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197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

when we came in with 11 people there was a kind of panic as they are not equipped for such big groups. They go it managed and the food was good from taste and amount as well as a quick supply. Goof place to eat in Chinatown

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Thank Rudi O
Zhuhai, China
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Nothing fancy nothing smart. We walked in off the street and it was deja vu like walking into a Kowloon noodle joint in the 1980`s. I had wonton noodles and both the noodle texture and soup were perfect. This was the real thing. The staff there was friendly. They can speak Cantonese、Mandarin、 and English. Prices were about the same as... More 

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Thank ZhuhaiBill
Orange County, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This could be bias because I come from southern California and we have a plethora of good Asian food... So when the hype was that this place serves delicious country style duck noodle with mushroom, of course I ordered that. Gosh, I was disappointed. It really pales in comparison to what I am used to. When they brought out my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4821
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-406-2292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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