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Cong Ly

124 Hester St., New York, NY 10002 40.717029 -73.994751
at Chrystie St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-343-1111 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
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Hours

Daily, 9:30am-9:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; B, D at Grand St.; J, Z at Bowery

Prices

$5.50-$14

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • BYOB
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

In the middle of a dense row of Chinese restaurants sits one unassuming Vietnamese joint serving up cheap-and-speedy soups, spring rolls, and meat-and-rice dishes to neighborhood workers at a half-dozen Formica tables. Attractive pictures helpfully guide you through the nearly 100-item menu but these styled shots don’t always tell the whole story: Sometimes the English translations set off warning bells (xi muoi—a.k.a. salty plum drink—indeed tastes like heavily salted plum juice); sometimes not (the native rice soup cha long is basically congee with pig parts garnished with congealed blood). Pho, the signature soup of any Vietnamese eatery, however shines, with nine different versions of beef delectably combined with onions, rice noodles, and fragrant beef broth.

Recommended Dishes

Xe lua pho, $6.50; bun nem nuong; $5.50; che ba mau, $3

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