Cafe Asean

(212) 633-0348 | View Website

117 W 10th St, New York, NY | Directions   10011

40.734775 -73.999455

Open Hours

Monday 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Thursday 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Friday 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Saturday 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunday 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Japanese, Asian  more

More Cuisine: Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim

Price: $$$

Tags: Local Favorite, Outdoor Dining, Quiet, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown

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Cafe Asean
Menu
Ghaw Chee, Satay, Sotong, Tofu Bakar, Ca Bam, Ped Muan, Cha Gio Ca, Chien Dai, Bahn Cuon, Poh Taek... more

Reviews for Cafe Asean

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

great menu/good price – a friend of ours recommended we try the food so we stopped in last night. after looking at the menu for a few minutes we couldnt decide what we wanted! everything sounded tasty, so we asked one of the waiters if he could recommend something. after an extensive explanation of everything we pointed at we decided on the cari kapitan and a bee hun. THE FOOD WAS GREAT! and our waitor seemed to know the menu well. we ended with the flan desert which i could say wasnt nearly as good as the meal, but satisfying. good food, friendly service.. a must.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

horrible service – my first time here was great with a few friends. the second time here was horrendous. the service was slow and terrible. it's not often that one needs to ask for plates, menus, water, and other basic things from the waiters/waitresses. the food was great but service terrible.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic Food and Reasonable price. – Went there last month with some friends for holidays party, Foods was great and generous portion, Gotta try the Fillet of Snapper ,cozy embian, good crowd, friendly waiter and good service. We had great time and definately good place to get together with friends.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Waiter: horrible and rude, asked for more tip! – We had a full dinner: appetizer, entree, dessert and wine. The bill came and we tipped a generous 20% despite the horrible behavior, rude manner and slow service. It was ONE CENT short of a full 20% tip and the waiter came running after us. He pointed out on the check the tip scale 15% is $$ and 20% is $$ and asked why he didnt get the full 20% tip.

We couldnt believe the dispute! After such a bad experience, never wanting to return again, the waiter actually wanted his ONE CENT. And that is exactly what we did, we gave him an additional ONE CENT to reach his full 20% tip.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, good price, hole in the wall warmth – Yeah, this is a great place.. tucked away in its little space, super warm and friendly, makes you feel at home, like its YOUR neighborhood place.. which it should be, since it rocks! Good uber flavorful food, relatively cheap prices for what you get, and a decent selection of wine. Services is good, and the staff is nice and REAL. not sticky waiters or dumb amateurs, but just good cool people like you working there... go with a date, or a group.. its fantastic

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best in W Village – Flavorful curry dishes. Fresh seafood. West Village setting which means cool paper lamps hanging from walls, cozy small tables, it even has a great outdoor area in the back (great for summer). Citysearch has too many dollar signs on it. It's affordable compared to everywhere else. Cash Only!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Decent food, good ambience – It has cute ambience and decent Asian food. Decor is really nice. It's a great place for just two people or a small group.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best South Asian in the City! – This is one of the most well-kept secrets that foodies have cherished in NYC. If not, it would be like Grocery in Brooklyn! The food at Cafe Asean is to die for, and the prices are unmatchable. Romance is abound at this charming restaurant, and one will never be disappointed with a visit. Try the Mee Goreng, my absolute favorite dish in the whole entire world!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Cafe Asean - snotty waitstaff – overall groovy little spot...however in the 5+ years I've been dining here the consistent rotation of snotty divaboy waiter's that are perfectly happy to obviously ignore you well...suck!!!! they're sooo not that cute. Most of the waitstaff can ruin the experience. I guess you have to come out your pocket and head to 'Jefferson's' for decent service. and to feel like a valued patron. Poor folks 'suck it up' seems to be the message here. I say...get over yourselves.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

I love this place – I am a regular at this place because it's delicious, charming and cheap. The shrimp-scallion dumplings with the gingery soy dipping sauce are deliciously addicting and I'm not even a big fan of shrimp. The dish with lemongrass, chilies, and veggies (along with chicken or seafood) tastes so zingy and fresh. The Mee Goreng is also fabulous flavors of stir fried noodles with tofu, spices, veggies and shrimp. My boyfriend LOVES the marinated steak cubes and pork chop too. I recommend going with friends and sharing dishes to get all the flavors and find a favorite for your return!

There's also a great lunch menu until 5 PM where the slightly smaller portions but still plenty and are only about $7 - that's a deal.

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