Bep Ga

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88 Impressive

A very small, very pink restaurant specializing in four Vietnamese chicken dishes.

70 Forsyth St., New York, NY, 10002

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The lowdown

There are only four items on the menu at this Chinatown storefront, all revolving around succulent Vietnamese poached chicken. But four’s all you need when the meat is so tender and flavorful, the ginger-smacked pho broth so aromatic and bright, the turmeric rice so gently glossed with schmaltz, and the raw herbs so fragrant and profuse. The façade might be lacking a sign, but inside, grace notes abound, from the pastel-pink paint job to the creaminess of the quail-egg yolks. And the modest setting — counter service, low-slung plastic stools, communal seating — only adds to the charm, especially if you find yourself sharing a table with a well-fed world traveler regaling you with reminiscences of similarly transporting noodle soups slurped in the back alleys of Paris and Ho Chi Minh City.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

What you need to know

Recommended DishesAll dishes.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized