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Sao Mai Vietnamese Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

Maybe the only one left, actually. Japanese has taken over! No Gluten Free noodles available anywhere! Sao Mai is small, charming, quiet, quick service.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank DinkyCR
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Tasty noodle dishes in a no-frills dining room. I love the Bun Sao Mai (pork and shrimp over vermicelli noodles). Service could be friendlier, but water glass is continually replenished (you'll need it). Inexpensive.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank GregMasters
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The food is above average. The service is unfathomably, comically terrible. An item I ordered from the menu didn't come out, so I nicely informed the manager who started screaming and cursing at me, asking how I expected to get that item for $2 (it...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank cp252
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Delicious and inexpensive Vietamese in the East Village. A pitty that they made us hurry (more than an hour before closing time), otherwise we would have ordered more. We ordered salmon and tofu clay pot, and Noodles with beef - all very yummy. Pho a...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank AnneAmsterdam78
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great Vietnamese food especially the Pho. We shared a summer roll, Pho soup, papaya salad and a rice dish. Everything was delicious. I am looking forward to returning.

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This little treasure opens early, a real find when you get tired of American breakfasts. Very authentic and you can't go past the $10/ 2 course lunch special. We had the fresh spring rolls and a beef pho to share and it was plenty for...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank weofthenevernever
Reviewed 26 January 2015

My first experience with Vietnamese food was wonderful. Mario was so attentive and made our selection easy when helping with some recommendations. The Vietnamese pancakes were outstanding, flavorful and to my surprise better than tasting homemade potato latkes. Be sure to order them, they are...More

Date of visit: January 2015
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

I literally stumbled upon this hidden gem in the East Village after buying drain stuff at Crest Hardware on 1st Avenue. The weather finally cooperated with my craving for pho - was too hot the days before. They have a great $10 lunch special with...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank Kcarma
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I've tried the bahn mi and the beef special pho and both were very good.....the pho in fact was delicious. I ordered online so I cannot comment on the atmosphere of the restaurant but the food was authentic and arrived hot and fresh and delicious,...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank ManhattanWilliam
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

We came across this little place after a full day in Central Park. You have to try the omlette, it's not on the menu but certainly worth asking for. Highly recommend the papaya salad as well. Great food, okay service and great value. Casual but...More

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