Popular Vietnamese Restaurants in New York
The city’s pho and bánh mì scene is diverse enough these days to support dozens of places offering high- and low-end versions, filled with everything from heritage-breed cold cuts to mystery meat. What’s been missing until now, for the most part, have been intensely personal takes on Vietnamese food by immigrant chefs trying to recreate a piece of their hometown, or by fine-dining exiles looking to do something more nourishing. Thanks to the broader circulation of once-rare ingredients like sawtooth and lotus leaves, it appears that a new era of congeelike chao, turmeric-oil-stained catfish, and pillowy, empanada-like bánh gi is upon us. Here are the best Vietnamese restaurants in New York.