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Bao Noodles

391 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10010
nr. 23rd St.
212-725-7770

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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Great place

By lookingforajobinny on 3/25/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I really liked the place. It's cozy, good prices, and the food was yummy!! recommended.

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43 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

Good stuff

By nycl on 7/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Like the food - nice aromatic pho, good appetizers. The service was trying hard but not so good. Needs to work on the language thing a bit. To be fair, I think our waiter was normally a busser who was filling in. Tables are a little silly. Can't really get in or out of the booths without bruising your knees. But will go back

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47 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

authentic and delicious

By mistermcgoo on 3/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Delicious bowls of traditional spicy, steaming pho soup all made with fresh ingredients. I highly recommend this place, its very good and they have a great lunch special where you can get your choice of noodle soup + an order of spring rolls for only $10, a steal on a cold winter day. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and while the decor feels oddly more like a pub than a typical Vietnamese restaurant, you forget all that after the first bite

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70 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

A Good Lunch

By mky84 on 2/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

A great place to have a quick and inexpensive lunch. The pho was decent, but far from the best I've had. The shrimp summer rolls are pretty good. The lunch special is only $10, and that includes a spring or summer roll appetizer, and a bowl of pho or a banh mi sandiwch. A pretty good value for the amount of food you get.

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82 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

Home Style Vietnamese Food ... Warms Your Cockles!!!

By GimmeTheGoodEats on 12/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Big fan of Bao Noodles, have been coming here religiously for 4 years. The reason that I am commenting only now is because I brought my family there for a holiday dinner, and they were blown away by how the home-style cooking brought them back to the motherland! All the food, from the strange pig's head salad, to the hearty pho, to the simple lollipop chicken, to the wonderfully presented whole red snapper ... Hit the spot!! The family has already left the city, but they are still calling me just to talk about it! The ambience is great -- fantastic music and very nice servers, the pricing is GREAT, and the food is deliciously authentic. Oh... and they deliver! Can't be beat!!

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83 out of 161 people found this review helpful.

Sunday night special

By dare2 on 2/5/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

A group of friends went to Bao 111 on Sunday evening recently, and despite being rather empty due to the Superbowl, our waiter Dan made the night! The food was excellent and very cost conscious for a trendy Viet resto. However, the real show stopper was our server, Dan. I don't think anyone in our group ever had a night like that in recent history! Dan was smart, funny, bordering on mad, and made the evening so much fun that we spent most it laughing that the food was an afterthought. That's not to say the food was good, it's excellent! The kitchen understands balance, taste and portion. We shared several dishes (apps) and not one bad comment came out of anyone. That's a compliment in itself for a group of six people to do nothing but sing its praise. It's worth the trip to the lower east side and I'd recommend you go before they close. I understand that Bao 111 may be shuttering its doors in the next month or so.

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102 out of 230 people found this review helpful.

Tasty Food

By marvaughn on 8/6/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

My partner and I really enjoy Bao Noodles as a sit-down or delivery option. The delivery price is more that we would like to spend, but the food is worth it. Spicy without over doing it; a tasty treat. I'm a fan of the grapefruit salad, beef stew and Saigon rice, my partner is a fan of the Spring rolls and especially the salt and pepper squid! Try it out!

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248 out of 440 people found this review helpful.

Hey, wheres my beer?

By hey_hon on 11/25/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love Vietnamese food so of course I had to check out Bao Noodles! My friend and I ordered indigenous beer (they might have cocktails by now, they didn't at the time) but they wouldn't leave the bottles on the table, the glasses didn't hold a whole bottle full. We realised that they were keeping the rest on ice which at first we thought cool until we couldn't get our waiters attention to get the rest. The grilled shrimp summer rolls were good but not wowwee (I am not sure summer rolls can ever be wowwee), I had a spicy stewed beef dish that was way too greasy and my friend had a vegetable rice noodle stir fry that was just so-so, not enough vegetables. I want to like it, I really do...

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