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Hawker Bar

611 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.67895 -73.968207
nr. Bergen St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-915-1000 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Bergen St.; B, Q at Seventh Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Design Standout


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Slide past the sleek black chairs and refurbished bar and head straight for the back patio at this relaxed and cozy Southeast Asian restaurant. It’s the best place to dine on a clear evening, with miniature Chinese lanterns casting a romantic light on rustic wooden benches. Hawker is one of those places where you’re encouraged to get lots of food and share it, and for the most part, it’s a good strategy. The wrap and roll entrée, for instance, comes on a long serving board with little bowls of meat, sauce, and bread so you can try different combos of make-your-own Asian tacos. A lot of the food is quite spicy, and some of the more exotic options, like the Montauk squid or shrimp summer roll, are a little disappointing in their simplicity. But the green mango salad is just rightóboth sweet and spicy, and a very good starter. The capstone is undoubtedly Ming’s special fried rice, which combines pork belly and shrimp with a tingling mango chutney. The drinks may be the most inventive thing here, and the No. 5. (Buffalo Trace bourbon, agave, orange, and angostura bitters) is the perfect complement to an al fresco dinner.

Recommended Dishes

Green mango salad, $8; Ming’s special fried rice, $14