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Mai LAN Vietnamese Restaurant

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505 N State St, Syracuse, NY 13203-1706
+1 315-471-6740
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11:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It does not get more authentic than this. The owners make the food and run the place by themselves. In addition to being two of the nicest people you'll meet, they make an incredibly tasty pho soup that has me stopping in Syracuse on my way up north from all the way in New Jersey. The area isn't the greatest... More 

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Thank Greg B
Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch with friends. Everything prepared fresh in this family run business. Service was friendly, Pho was terrific!

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Thank Hikingmom17
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I love the hole-in-the-wall atmosphere, however things just were not right. The lunch menu said the bowl of soup was VERY large and to only order that as you would be full. When it came though, it was what most Vietnamese places consider the small size. The Hoisen sauce was already added in which made it way way too sweet.... More 

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Thank Jonathan H
Syracuse, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

The food is great. However the service is very slow as the family runs the entire operations. This makes the food VERY fresh and extremely TASTY. Give yourself at least 1.5 hours to dine if you have after dinner plans. The food is worth the wait.

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Thank Gracie G
Syracuse, New York
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Pho at Mai Lan is the best I've ever had. Ever. Anywhere. The service is a little slow because it is a mom and pop place, and their English isn't too good, but the food is outstanding.

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1 Thank TomBezig
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Maybe the owner has changed? I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. My imperial roll was so soft and squish that everything comes out and there was no meat/ shrimp, which is 3.50. Moreover the vegetable inside is not fresh. Also, the noodle soup was even sweet. Just don't go.

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Thank YeonJung Y
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

The Best! Coconut Chicken, Spring Rolls(killer sauce),shrimp soup and don't forget the penny wort drink, freshmade lemonade or a pot of tea! Enjoy all. Great family run and guarantee you will be back to this little gem.

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Thank carla s
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

This is a very small restaurant on Syracuse's north side. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but that's why you unwrap the gift! I have to say it was my first time trying Vietnamese and everything was outstanding. I had beef tamarind which was just sumptuous. I had a half of my friend's spring roll and it was... More 

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Thank pats2k2
Syracuse, New York, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Tiny little place. this is the "real deal" friendly people, awesome cooks, authentic food. Spring rolls and soup are my favorite. We do call ahead take out.

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Thank Janet289
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

I have been coming to this restaurant for several years now. It is a hidden gem. It's surrounded by dilapidated buildings and if you were driving around, you wouldn't give it a second look. Inside you will find a very small seating area and the decor is... well... very Vietnamese and very family style. No frills here. Now for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 N State St, Syracuse, NY 13203-1706
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-471-6740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?