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80 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4821
+1 212-406-2292
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here since I was 7. Service isn't the best but who cares? Get the duck for sure and whatever else your belly desires.

Thank Fang Fang N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

There are several Vietnamese restaurants in Chinatown. I selected this one for lunch, as I saw that there were Asian diners inside and hoped that was an indication of good, authentic Vietnamese food. Unfortunately, I found the food to be average. Having had some wonderful pho in Hanoi, I chose the special beef pho. It was well presented, and the... More 

Thank morfish
Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

when we came in with 11 people there was a kind of panic as they are not equipped for such big groups. They go it managed and the food was good from taste and amount as well as a quick supply. Goof place to eat in Chinatown

Thank Rudi O
Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Nothing fancy nothing smart. We walked in off the street and it was deja vu like walking into a Kowloon noodle joint in the 1980`s. I had wonton noodles and both the noodle texture and soup were perfect. This was the real thing. The staff there was friendly. They can speak Cantonese、Mandarin、 and English. Prices were about the same as... More 

Thank ZhuhaiBill
Orange County, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This could be bias because I come from southern California and we have a plethora of good Asian food... So when the hype was that this place serves delicious country style duck noodle with mushroom, of course I ordered that. Gosh, I was disappointed. It really pales in comparison to what I am used to. When they brought out my... More 

Thank kathleentheturtle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Simple, authentic Chinese food ! Cheap, clear and plain menu. If you want to have a real Asian experience, go there.

Thank adamastor t
Avon, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

We had passed several times and always said we would try it some day -- well, today was "some day." The prices weren't bad. We had #17 Special Beef Flat Noodle Soup ($6.50) which was flavorful with loads of beef tendon and #27 Lemongrass Beef Steak on Rice ($9.00) which was tasty, but tough. When the bill came, there were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Vietnamese cuisine at a bargain. The duck is amazing and the traditional pho was really good. Great mix of people in this low key venue.

Thank Peter A
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

You must try this one for their soups, truly among the best ever Vietnamese I ate. Not for the faint of heart when it comes to the premises: worn out and not-so-clean looking. BUT, the food is good, and he staff is friendly and humorous (if they can understand what you are saying). To top it all, prices are incredibly... More 

Thank Marco B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Most tourists would walk right by Bo Ky, but my family and friends have been coming here for years. The food is not exotic or even fresh-prepared: Bo Ky's specialty is Chinese & Vietnamese soups and noodle dishes. But the value for money proposition is tremendous. For example, their curry chicken noodle soup is about $6 (cash only), and is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4821
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-406-2292

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

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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