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Apr 6, 2009 07:05 AM

Vietnamese in Soho for birthday dinner

My 11 year old wants to celebrate her birthday with Vietnamese food while we're in NYC, visiting from NC. We will likely eat in Chinatown several times. Can you recommend a place in Soho for a change of scenery?

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  1. It's on the border of Soho and Chinatown, but there is a place called BUN. It's a bit more stylized than your hole in the wall, pho sort of place. But it might be nice for a bday dinner. Good luck!

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    1. re: hellohawaii

      That sounds great for a birthday dinner. Is it Bun Soho?

      1. re: pjdisme

        Yes, it's Bun Soho. It's not my choice for truly authentic, but it's trendy and decent.

    2. neither soho nor chinatown, you could try Mai House or Viet House in Tribeca for something fancy (both are). or even Indo-Chine for fancier (never ate there tho).

      haven't eaten personally at Mekong in Soho but it fits the bill, cuisine and location wise.

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      1. re: bigjeff

        Are you referring to the Mekong that was on Price? That closed years ago. Did they re-open in a new location?

        1. re: KTinNYC

          forgot that it closed but its apparently same owners? i did enjoy some meals at that prince street one, now that I try and remember.

          1. re: KTinNYC

            Mekong is on the corner of 6th Ave and King St.
            It's open and VERY tasty.

          2. re: bigjeff

            There is also Nam in Tribeca which looks nicer but I've never been there. Also Hoi An in Tribeca is decent.

          3. how about the new place, An Choi on orchard and broome? right in the middle of an "exciting" neighborhood but I haven't been so I don't know if you could actually have a sit-down meal there, or a birthday dinner. but they do have both sandwiches and pho so that tells me it ain't just a sandwich stand.