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Feb 5, 2011 10:56 AM

Banh mi requirements: Good, cheap, with seating, in Chinatown

I have a friend coming into town, whom I'd like to introduce to banh mi. I usually go to the one on Broome (I think it's Broome), which is great, but I'd like a place where we could sit down. I recently read about An Choi, which looks to have seating, but it's quite a bit pricier. Any suggestions?

An Choi
85 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

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    1. re: AubWah

      Seconded ... great bánh mì at Banh Mi Saigon.

      There's a bench seat up front sans table, and they also have counter seating with perhaps eight or ten stools along the wall on your right hand side. Enjoy.

      1. re: Cheese Boy

        Third!! I'm actually currently chowing down on my leftover half of a chicken bahn mi from there, the sandwiches are so big that I can usually only eat half at a time! The prices can't be beat either, $4.25 for a chicken bahn mi, and I think the pork version is cheaper. I like their summer rolls as well, and the papaya salad with shrimp is also good.