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Xe Lua

86 Mulberry St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Canal St.
212-577-8887

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9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

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Wonderful experience

By pjeanlouis on 5/19/2012

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

My friends and I found this place by chance while wandering around the area looking for a place to eat. We were planning to go to another Vietnamese place nearby, but the staff there were so rude that we walked out. The appetizers were great - the shrimp and spring rolls were delicious, the portions are generous, and the waiters were friendly and attentive. We definitely plan to eat here again!

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23 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Food, good service

By ayriskim on 1/28/2012

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

This is a small local shop and the pho is so so good. We just got back from vietnam and this place hit the spot. Low prices, excellent food and service was good. The waiter was attentive and all business...and was happy to give us recommendations. Grilled pork chop is very good, as is the pho. Murc Chien Don, Caramel chicken and chinese broccoli - all solid. Highly recommend. Four of us had dinner, apps, and beers all for $100 + 20% tip. Bargain. Also, this place is clean.

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25 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

best I had so far, this place give me a WOW reaction.

By timetogoout333 on 11/1/2009

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

I can't ask for any better VietnameseÂ’s restaurant than this one in Chinatown, nice and clean, food is just amazing, service is very friendly, the waiter will recommend something you couldn't imaging, I will definitely recommend this place to any one who want to try Vietnamese food. You can not go wrong in this place.

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52 out of 102 people found this review helpful.

excellent vietnamese food!

By maxxrt on 3/6/2009

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

This place is my favorite for pho, banh cuon, and bun cha gio. I even got my friend hooked on their pho. It's quite authentic and the flavors are truly Vietnamese. There are some dishes on the menu that are geared more towards the Western palette and unfortunately some aren't even real Vietnamese dishes. But the three dishes mentioned earlier are absolute musts.

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45 out of 94 people found this review helpful.

Great Vietnamese Food

By voyager421 on 11/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Tried so many Vietnamese Restaurant in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. By fart the best Food I've had in years. There are several in Brooklyn but it does not come close to the different variety this restaurant offers. The Pho broth is incredible, the portion is almost insanely big. Try the combo platter for starter, provides you different type of pork including shrimp. Definitely try the spring rolls as it is different than most of the other restaurants. Their style reminds me my moms. The sweet and sour seafood is also good. The vietnamese porkchop was awesome. The beef cube is also delicious. Enjoy

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51 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

I felt that I was in Vietnam!!

By dollnoodle888 on 6/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The south asian setting was refreshing. The food was authentic. I just love the different dishes they had than other vietnamese restaurants. The drinks are wonderful, they even had Vietnamese Beer and Thai Beer. Cool Hangout!!

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44 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

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