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New York City Restaurants

Xe Lua

  • 86 Mulberry St. Map It
  • Chinatown
  • Vietnamese

Fodor's Review

A good Vietnamese restaurant in Manhattan is hard to find, which is why you should seek out Xe Lua, in Chinatown just below Little Italy. Quick service and the marathon-length menu should satisfy any palate but the real standouts are the clay pot dishes: cooked and served in—you guessed it—a clay pot, the pork, chicken, veggies, or whatever you order become slightly caramelized, giving a subtle sweetness to the dish. The pho (the soupy national dish of Vietnam) is also a good bet, as the broth has a bolder flavor here than at other places.

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86 Mulberry St., between Canal and Bayard sts., New York, New York, 10013, USA

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