73 Mulberry St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.716282 -73.999399
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Downtown
critter in my Soup – I used to love this place but went there yesterday and found a creeping crawling critter in my Pho! The waiter asked if I wanted anything else---no thanks! It's unfortunate because this place used to be one of my favorite vietnamese lunch spots in all of new york, but they seem too busy to follow health codes these days.
Not Bad Not Great Either – Good but not great. Dependable is their grilled pork chop and fried spring rolls. The pho is good but sometimes really bland.
Good lunch spot – This is a favorite in my office and for good reason. They consistently provide great food at cheap prices for lunch. I've had the seafood pho (awesome), the papaya and beef salad (yum) and the chicken curry (great).
It does get pretty packed at lunchtime, but if you get there a little before noon, you'll get a table. The service isn't any different than service in any other Chinatown restaurant, which to me, is just brusk and efficient. I don't take offense by it. They tend to come out with the food pretty quickly, so no complaints here.
Worst dining experience I've had in NYC – I normally don't expect exceptional service at places such as these as you would normally go for the food and value for money, but even this place disgusted both my boyfriend and I when we went there Saturday night. We were not served water, the servers took forever to take our order, pho took forever to come out (and in most places they come out even before the appetizers), we had to ask twice for our order and a 2nd pair of utensils when they took ours away (they ignored us the first time), and we again had to wait, for the bill to come. Food was ok, not great.
Given the variety of food in the city and sheer number of GOOD pho places (like in Flushing), I am never coming back. Save your money, your time and your evening!
Maybe not the most beuatiful but oh so tasty.... – I have been to this resturant multiple times and it is a great easy way to enjoy great Vietnamese food. The interior is typical China town fair, but the food is oh so tasty that when you are there you don't really care what it looks like. I love the spicy chicken salad and the pho is really great on a cold night..
I'd rather keep it a secret, but.... – It's hard to believe that the negative reviews on this page are concerning the same restaurant I know and love. Pho Viet Huong is absolutely one of the better Vietnamese restaurants in New York City, and is certainly a remarkable source of delicious food for minimal cost.
Yes, the service will not win any awards, but frankly it is quite in line with the service in most of Asia, and for that matter, in most of Europe. The concept of fawning, insincere service is very much an American invention. The servers at Pho Viet Huong are efficient and pleasant and the management is extremely friendly. Yes, the decor is simple, but compared to many restaurants in the neighborhood it could win design awards.
The bottom line is that the food is superb and the prices are quite reasonable. I eat here every chance I get....
I agree – I am a fan of Cong Ly too! I mean Pho Viet Huong is at a good location, but face it, the broth is cloudy and oily -they're supposed to constantly dump the top layer off of the Pho broth, service is ran with attitude "who cares about you, I have plenty of other customers to make money off of". Newspaper rated Cong Ly at top 10, this place is at number 30+. With that said, I recommend trying once (so you believe me) but don't come out thinking that this is what Pho supposed to taste like! And don't be surprised when the first thing they say to you is "what do you want", with no eye contact.
Not worth it = ok food + bad service – Not many reviews about restaurant of such quality, unless something was extremely good or extremely bad. The food there is mediocre (you can randomly pick Nha Trang, Pho Bang and get the same thing; if you are looking for a hole in the wall, Cong Ly), but the service is bad. I go there often enough to witness upset customs leaving in the middle of their meals. I said to myself, who cares, as long as I order, eat, pay and leave, what could possibly happen. Boy was I wrong. My luck ran out last week, it was my turn to get abused. "SPEAK ENGLISH", was what he said when he couldn't hear my order over the background noise. Not only gave me the wrong dish, my friend asked for lemon, he finally brought it between his fingers and threw into the dish as he walked by. We left immediately.
Top-notch Vietnamese food at rock-bottom prices. – The Scene
Pho Viet Huong may not be fancy, but it's a wonderful value and the food is deeply satisfying. While the decor is a bit bland--a white room with a few fake palm trees and thatched roof--the service is fast and friendly.
Spring rolls are small, crispy and come with mint and lettuce for wrapping; summer rolls are light, with just enough crunch and green onion flavor, as well as the world's best peanut sauce. The noodle soups are enormous and tasty, especially the beef. Green papaya and beef salad will have you wanting to go back for more as soon as your meal is over. The perfect way to wash it all down is, of course, rich Vietnamese iced coffee.
A great find – What a gem. This yummy, inexpensive Vietnamese ought to be at the top of any foodies' list. Take relatives there when in town, or go with your family. The decors is nothing special, but then, you are paying for the food - and it's a steal. Try the spicy lemon grass sauce on shrimp.
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