234 W 48th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.760611 -73.986205
11:30 am-11:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
Great place to come and have an amazing dinner with great food and an awesome staff.
I came here with my family and the food was excellent and so was the service. They are always so welcoming.
This place is located in the Theater District great place to grab a bite to eat and go catch a manta nae. Plus the food here is amazing and delicious. The summer rolls are the best and so is the soup. Keep up the good work here.
Blah food, menu pricelist posted outside is not current – My husband and I were looking for something close to Port Authority Bus Terminal and quick enough for sit-down and decided to try this place out. We were discouraged by the location because it is less Hell Kitchen and more Theater = tourist trap. We first looked at the menu posted on the exterior wall and agreed that the prices were decent enough. When we sat down and opened the menu given to us, I noticed that the prices were about $1 higher than what we saw outside before we entered. I was willing to believe that they just had not changed out the old menu outside. I ordered a grilled pork noodle soup and my husband ordered Saigon style noodle soup, and we shared a summer roll. It was nice that the pork was on a separate plate rather than in my soup broth. The broth was light, but the noodles were over-cooked. Overall, it was an okay meal. Will I give it a second chance? No. Service was attentive enough. Decor is modern. Food was forgettable. The menu price discrepancy really turned me off.
Horrible Experience – I saw roaches running around in this restaurant. Very dirty environment when you pay attention. I never go here ever again. All the comments below are true. Their attitudes are very unpleasant. Never thank customers. Beg for tips. Worst restaurant experience I ever had in my life.....
do not go here – My husband and I ate at this restaurant last year and had an okay experience. So after seeing all these awful reviews we had to check it out - - - These 1-star reviews are TRUE!! The decor is still nice but the food is sub par. Even the vietnamese spring rolls had no taste!! To top it off when a staff member came to give us our change, she told us that "NY has a 15% gratuity charge." What nerves!!!!! Hello, we live in ny and we are very well aware that gratuity is optional. We normally tip 15-20% for good service and if it weren't up to my husband I would not tip at all after such a rude statement.
If you want good vietnamese food try Pho Bac or Thai Son for half the price. DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!
V poor food – 2 of 3 dishes were just bad: the duck & mushroom soup broth was tasteless, as was the soggy duck leg; worse, the grilled red snapper was not grilled by way too deep fried. The flesh around the gills was too hard to eat, & the rest was dry.
The BBQ grape leaves with beef was better, saved by the BBQ flavor, though the beef was nothing to write home about.
Editorial Review by Marcella Veneziale – Health-conscious fare comprises the menu at this Times Square restaurant, with delicate specialties like crystal dumplings and steamed bass.
Whats the worst thing to happen to vietnam in the last 50 years?.... Wrong. This place. – I used seamless web to order beef sate with glass noodles, pan fried dumplings, and crispy shrimp roles. All of them were bad. There are at least 20 other places that are cheaper, taste better, and come on time.
Seamless Web My $*%&* – I ordered from Saigon 48 using Seamless Web. I chose the "Crispy Pan Fried Noodle," after which a bunch of options popped up. I left it on the default option, "Rice Vermicelli." Whem my order arrived, I had a quart slimy brown soup and a container of BOILED noodles. I immediately called the restaurant, where a very nice girl explained to me in bad English that the vermicelli noodles cannot be fried. I asked, then why did they make it the default noodle option under a menu item called "Crispy Pan Fried Noodles?" She repeated what she had said before, and I, realizing that I was wasting precious minutes of my life, hung up the phone. Hungry and demoralized, I then tried to eat the $8.25 sloppy noodle soup they had sent me, but it tasted worse than ramen. In sum: They don't know how to fry a noodle, a fundemental skill of all asian restaurants. Order somewhere else.
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