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Has anyone tried Pan Asian on E86 yet?

Just wondering if anyone has any feedback yet. Thanks. How long do you wait after a restaurant opens before you try it?

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Pan Asian
215 E 86th St, New York, NY 10128

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  1. I have, and was sorely disappointed. The only thing I recall being pretty good were the Vietnamese spring rolls. And when I asked if they ever served them with herbs to roll up in the lettuce, I was told no. I think I'm blocking out the rest of what we had. I would go back just to see if their pho is any good.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      You are always a reliable resource. I appreciate the feedback.

      1. re: MMRuth

        I tried it, and I posted about it. It was awful.

        1. re: gutsofsteel

          Missed that - or don't remember it. If you have the time, will you link to your post for me?

      2. I assume this is in the old Wu Liang Ye location?

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        1. Awful. Went there for lunch yesterday.
          As MMRuth said the Chia Gio were just edible but no lettuce or mint to wrap. I had a seafood soup. Tasted like water with some coconut milk. I ate some tasteless shrimp and left the rest.
          This is really a shame. They can't last long.

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          1. re: pups224

            The menu was in my mail and I almost trashed it until I saw "Saigon Chef is back in the neighborhood" on the front. The menu looks exactly the same as the old Saigon Grill menu, font and everything. The only items I really care about are the vege summer rolls and the bo luc lac ("Awesome" on their menu!). Did anyone try these?

            1. re: jinglejangle

              That's what what I thought when I saw the menu. Boy was I mistaken. Not even close to Saigon Grill. Such a shame.
              There is a place named "Spice Noodle" on the UES that is almost identical to Saigon Grill. They say that they have the old chef.
              The woman taking orders barely speaks english and is kind of rude but the take out is pretty good.

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              Saigon Market
              91 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

              Spice Noodle
              1744 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128

              1. re: pups224

                Thanks pups224. I've actually ordered from Spice Noodle before, but on delivery.com so no issues w/rude order-takers. Maybe next time will try the dishes I've missed from Saigon and see how they are. Too bad about this place though..

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                Spice Noodle
                1744 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128

                1. re: jinglejangle

                  After reading the "Saigon chef" comment on the menu, I decided to order the seafood Canh Chua...something I've been sorely missing since Saigon Grill on 88th closed.

                  I can only comment on this one bowl of soup but it was exactly as I'd remembered! I'm very happy to have a place close-by for my Canh Chua fix. Tasty and healthy!

                  Tipsy

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                  Saigon Market
                  91 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

          2. ok - im fighting a ridiculous flu the last 4 days and i'm craving pho - but do not feel like hauling down to chinatown when i feel like this. every other pho ive had on the UES has been dishwater grossness. Has anyone tried the pho here?

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            1. re: thew

              I really think you'd be better off heading to Lili's on Third Avenue for some Beef Noodle Soup. Get well!
              http://www.grubhub.com/nyc/lilis-asia...