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An Choi

An Choi

(Now Closed)
Vietnamese Restaurant, Bar, and Noodle House$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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    Jonathan S.
    "Roast Pork Banh Mi is fantastic, Vietnamese Coffee is excellent."(40 Tips)
    Joey N.
    "my favourites are the Wild Whiskey and the Cocky Rooster."(9 Tips)
    Liz D.
    "Super yummy, quick Vietnamese sandwichs, Pho and Bun."(61 Tips)
    TahRaySa X.
    "Love the taro fries!"(4 Tips)
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  • eifehheart icon on user image
    eifehJanuary 9, 2017
    Food is decent, but pricey for the serving size. Flavors are a bit lacking -- fish sauce could be stronger; pho broth is a bit bland. Half sandwich, half pho combo is good for the indecisive.
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    Aleson HoNovember 8, 2014
    Banh mi is yummy, pho was decent. I've had better Vietnamese food (for cheaper). I may go back to try the neat drink menu (cocky rooster?) Also the service was great.
  • Jacqueline R.
    Jacqueline RussoJuly 20, 2012
    Great atmosphere and good portions! Lemongrass chicken sandwhich was very tasty, although it seemed a little too salty by the end. Make sure you have a full glass of water :-)
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    An ChoiOctober 20, 2014
    Thrilled to be featured as a recommended spot to eat/drink during #CMJ2014 in the official guide CMJ guide curated by Supper.Mx Read more
  • Nath M.
    Nath MMarch 7, 2017
    The lotus chicken salad is perfect. Top it off with a couple of rice rolls and you're in for a tasty as f#%^ meal 🙌🏼
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    Tommy ChenSeptember 21, 2016
    Not authentic but food is decent. Very electric lower east side vibe, friendly service, and they tend to get busy for dinner on the weekends. If you are indecisive, there's pho and banh mi combo.
  • Julie C.heart icon on user image
    Julie CeleneJuly 12, 2012
    Don't waste your time with the sandwiches the pho is amazing!! Cocky rooster was also great but a bit to spicy for me as I drained 4 glasses of water in the process of drinking it!
  • David H.
    David HuApril 21, 2014
    Cute place with a cozy vibe. But didn't think their pho or banh mi was very exceptional
  • Kanji Ishiwaraheart icon on user image
    Kanji IshiwaraOctober 21, 2018
    I had the catfish banh Minh which I enjoyed and think it is an above average banh Minh. But the spicy beef pho was one of the least flavorful pho I have ever had.
  • Dominic E.
    Dominic EspinosaJune 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Steak and eggs at brunch served with a baguette and a side of paté! Really good! And a $5 Bloody Mary that is almost like a gazpacho with alcohol.
  • Wesley B.heart icon on user image
    Wesley BlissSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great banh mi and other Vietnamese dishes. I love the old world artwork and advertisements decor.
  • Silvia Stella O.
    We had to wait far more than expected, and at first the staff has been pretty rude too. The food was good though, we loved the chicken noodles way more than the House special Pho.
  • Angela W.heart icon on user image
    Angela WenJune 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best combo ever! Half Bahn mi and half portion pho of your choice is the best of both worlds, still largely portioned
  • Chloe B.heart icon on user image
    Chloe BecquetFebruary 15, 2015
    The lychee cocktail at the bar was amazing! Nice and cozy! Will definitely try the restaurant next time as the menu looks great
  • Al L.heart icon on user image
    Al LoDecember 12, 2016
    Love that this place plays old school R&B. Cool vibe. Great service. The chicken pho was just ok. I'll try the beef one next time.
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    vivan thi tangOctober 19, 2012
    pho and banh mi are made for each other and an choi's BEEF PHO BANH MI is yuuum. it comes with a side of pho broth for dipping fun!
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    An ChoiJune 16, 2014
    An Choi will be broadcasting all the World Cup games at the bar on two HD flat screen TVs. $3 Tiger Beer Specials! Read more
  • Liz D.heart icon on user image
    Liz DellSeptember 6, 2014
    Super yummy, quick Vietnamese sandwichs, Pho and Bun. Recommend the bahn mi with pork belly and add the egg!
  • Rebecca W.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca WainessMay 8, 2015
    Best Pho is the city I swear! Also - the salad roles are amazing + veggie egg rolls. The girls who work there are absolutely lovely.
  • Fee O.heart icon on user image
    Fee OJanuary 1, 2015
    Really warm and cozy venue, great choices of pho, and banh mi special with pho on the side is amazing
  • Olivier D.heart icon on user image
    Olivier DesmoulinOctober 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I love Bánh mi and I love Pho, so I would definitly recommend the half bánh mi half Pho combo.
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    AdrienAugust 25, 2016
    come for the Vietnamese food, stay for their hip-hop curated playlist
  • emily c.
    emily chenJune 13, 2016
    Hipster Viet joint that serves... hipster Viet food. Not crazy authentic but a fun atmosphere for pho, summer rolls, and banh mi.
  • Alex N.heart icon on user image
    Alex NguyenAugust 12, 2016
    the pho is solid. the taro fries are AMAZING. super fun vibes here with great service and music.
  • Kmart Fashion
    Kmart FashionDecember 2, 2011
    Vietnamese cuisine meets hipster culture. Our tip: This is one of the only spots in NYC that serves authentic Vietnamese food that’s made by an authentic Vietnamese staff.
  • Lina
    LinaSeptember 18, 2011
    What a charming place. Wish food lived up to the atmosphere. Skip the Spring rolls for sure. The Pho is nice, albeit a bit oily. The Banh mi has too much bread proportional to the stuffing.
  • pinsuda s.
    pinsuda sagooleimMarch 6, 2012
    Get the Pho Bo Dac Biet and don't forget to request the herb plate... you'll need it to add all the extra flavors to the dish! Read more
  • J.R. R.heart icon on user image
    J.R. ReedOctober 27, 2017
    Very cool spot on a cool street - great place to grab dinner with friends, sandwhich are excellent!
  • EM H.heart icon on user image
    EM H.September 25, 2016
    The crab pho was disappointingly flavorless BUT the chicken bahn mi with fried egg was delicious!
  • Lisa I.heart icon on user image
    Lisa ItoMarch 19, 2016
    Awesome interior vibe — try to sit on the side with the bar and the vintage pinup poster wall.
  • Joey N.heart icon on user image
    Joey NgMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the pho & banh mi combo. Best of both worlds. The cocktails here are phenomenal my favourites are the Wild Whiskey and the Cocky Rooster.
  • Phil T.heart icon on user image
    Phil TorontoSeptember 3, 2016
    The salad roll sampler for when you can't commit to just one gỏi cuốn 🙏🏻
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    NetsirkMay 26, 2016
    Get the Tam Tam, which is a tamarind cocktail. Sweet and delicious. Not what I was expecting!
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    DuAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tasty food, authentic Vietnamese vibes. Disappointing Viet coffee! Come on guys so close to perfect.
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuApril 20, 2017
    Decent place for pho. The portions are huge with good meat-to-noodle ratio and for a good price too.
  • Andrew P.heart icon on user image
    Andrew PerezJuly 1, 2016
    I love a classic Bahn Mi but the pork belly is by far the one you need to get.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 1, 2011
    Bring a date here to enjoy delicious banh mi & a romantic ambiance for a low cost. Get pork banh mi ($8.50). Finish w/ coconut flan ($4.50). Read more
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    TingOctober 31, 2015
    I love that they offer a pho and banh mi combo because sometimes a girl can't just pick one!
  • Carlos P.heart icon on user image
    Carlos PachecoMay 4, 2012
    Brilliant unassuming Vietnamese in the heart of the Lower East Side. LES is a treasure trove of cool spots!
  • Nedy Lutfi
    Nedy LutfiJanuary 25, 2011
    I will say that as a banh mi joint, this place does not really compete, but everything else is great. I would definitely be back for another combo or for just the Pho.
  • Kiwi W.heart icon on user image
    Kiwi WangOctober 25, 2016
    Kinda underwhelmed. Definitely tasty, but more of a "fusion" place than an authentic place. Try the playful main dishes over the bahn mi and soups.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceDecember 28, 2010
    They brought their Salad Roll with Pork Basil Meat Ball, Pork Belly with Pickled Escarole, and Vietnamese Salad with Prawn Crackers to Choice Eats
  • Kristina R.heart icon on user image
    Kristina RudicAugust 9, 2016
    The pho is great! Get the salt and pepper shrimp to share beforehand.
  • Freya
    FreyaMarch 28, 2019
    Cool little spot for lunch. Great noodle bowls and music 🎵
  • Emilie F.heart icon on user image
    Emilie FuttermanMay 26, 2015
    Delicious veggie pho and decently priced. Cocktails are great too.
  • Evan S.heart icon on user image
    Evan SmithJanuary 3, 2015
    The best veggie pho in the city. House Special Beef Pho is also the shit.
  • Orian B.heart icon on user image
    Orian BreauxMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Vietnamese iced coffee is excellent! They use Cafe du Monde coffee.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LeslieAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cocky Rooster, An Choi's version of a Michelada, is the perfect complement to delicious meat ball vermicelli and summer rolls! Read more
  • Alexandra L.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra LevitasMay 13, 2017
    Solid, well priced Bahn Mi. Really cozy atmosphere. Good quick lunch.
  • Robynheart icon on user image
    RobynOctober 6, 2013
    The pho was great. The lemongrass tofu was great. Skip the shrimp vermicelli.
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