11 Doyers St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.714441 -73.998145
“The food are excellent the decor is a little drapy the service are good especially the young waiters there ( very friendy ).”
“like their shrimp papaya salad which has no oil at all.”
“Among their variety of summer rolls, grilled shrimp summer rolls are the best.”
“This is the best Vietnamese restaurant in NY city no doubt in my mind.”
“It is down steep stairs and is busy so the service is not always perfect but we are always quite pleased with it.”
“Overall,the food is excellent , their service is fast and price is cheap comparing with those Vietnamese restaurants provide delivery service in Downtown area like Nam or Viet Cafe.”
“But the service was so slow and inattentive we basically had to do cartwheels to get someone to bring us our check.”
Not the treasure you're looking for!. Disregarding the wildly mixed reviews of this restaurant, I went into this basement on Doyers St. hoping to find a hidden treasure among the dinginess, but all I found was tepid "Vietnamese" food served up by a sad-looking staff who probably hadn't seen sunlight in weeks. At one point, the restaurant changed name and owner, so perhaps that's the explanation. In any event, the noodles were overcooked, the chicken rubbery, and the vegetables did not appear fresh. The prices were comparable to other restaurants in Chinatown. You probably can find better food for the same value elsewhere in Chinatown.
You get what you pay for. The basement decor would have been tolerable if the food had been authentic and good, but unfortunately that was not the case. The "pho" was watered down, the vegetables looked wilted, and the "grilled" dishes appeared fried, not grilled. I took Vietnamese guests there, and they were far from impressed.
Wonderful meal!. Last Friday, a Vietnamese friend of mine invited me to Doyers Restaurant. We had ordered Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls, Shrimp on Sugar Cane, Veg. Crepe, Caramel Chicken w. Ginger Root, Spicy Basil Squids. I had shared with her all the dishes. They are all delicious and we enjoyed the meal very much. If you like Vietnamese food, I recommend you try this Chinatown restaurant.
the BEST Vietnamese food.
Whoever wrote the citysearch editorial obviously knows nothing about Vietnamese food. I've been going to Doyers for over 10 years and it is the ONLY restaurant I will go to for Vietnamese food. It's authentic, inexpensive, and quality.
It's not a restaurant to go to if ambience or decor are priorities on your list... but it is the perfect place if you just want GOOD and AUTHENTIC Vietnamese food.
I like their shrimp papaya salad which has no oil at all. Among their variety of summer rolls, grilled shrimp summer rolls are the best. Their crepe w. shrimp & pork is crispy and delicous when wrap with lettuce and mint leaves.My other favorites are
beef cubes w. onion on watercress, grilled lemon grass eel, and satay beef rice stick soup.
The Best of the Best. When i was first introduce to this restaurant i thought it was just another Vietnamese restaurant but a friend of mine got me hook to this place. The food are excellent the decor is a little drapy the service are good especially the young waiters there ( very friendy ). They recommend some of the best dishes there such as the Grill shrimp with thin rice noodles, the crepe, soft shell crabs, and the summers rolls are great. One more thing usually the restroom in chinatown stinks but this restaurants restroom is the cleanest, i have to mention that. This is the best Vietnamese restaurant in NY city no doubt in my mind. I think it is the closest vietnamese food i had since i was back in vietnam 2 years ago. Thanks Kathy for introducing me to this place!
I happened upon this restuarant a couple of years ago and have been addicted ever since. I used to frequent China Town for the variety of Chinese fare but now I totally bypass all that and head straight for Vietnam Restaurant atleast every other week.
The taste is so unique and always leaves me satisfied. The food isn't greasy or overly-spiced or salty, all the ingredients are in perfect harmony. And the portions are perfect and its a great value!
No wonder everytime I think about it my mouth waters!
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