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Banh Mi Saigon Bakery

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198 Grand St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3787
+1 212-941-1541
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08:00 - 19:00
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Bermuda
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375 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had intended to visit the Bahn Mi Saigon Bakery on previous visits to New York but had never made it. This time, I finally got to try what has been described as New York’s Best Asian Sandwich. Located at 198 Grand Street in Chinatown, this small eatery has established a strong reputation for excellent Vietnamese sandwiches. I opted for... More 

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Thank morfish
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I visited here after a mention in the Rough Guide book of New York. I had a shredded pork bun and I wasn't disappointed, it was packed full of fresh vegetables and herbs and delicious marinated meat. In fact it was so good I queued up again an order a chicken. one to take with me or my nest meal... More 

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Thank Chris W
New York City
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Again I got the Curry Chicken. I had the choice to have it spicy or not. The spicy is not too strong. Not at all. The sandwich is huge for $5.75. Good to get there early because seating is limited.

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Thank heyrenee
Brooklyn, New York
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742 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Fresh banh mi sandwiches made to order whole you wait Line can get long but worth it Corky being in the back of a jewelry store

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Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
Hyderabad, India
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This place must be famous for its sandwich which I realised later. I am not a great fan of sandwich so I tried some Vietnamese noodles and I never had such a bland food in my life. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Shilpach2015
Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Really cheap and quick sandwiches. The food quality was good and the area was clean. It was nice to actually to be able to sit inside to get away from the heat.

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Thank gnatamania
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Very clean restaurant with pretty good open space. They only take cash. I got the BBQ pork bahn mi. It was okay but considering it's only $4.50 it's better than any other I've tried in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bahn mi has ground pork, with fresh greens and carrots. At $4.50 try for yourself. Oddly there is a jewelry counter... More 

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Thank Luke P
Chelmsford
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The sandwiches are fantastic. Simple as that. It's a basic place. It does great food. Look here's the perspective - last night I ate at gramercy tavern and that was excellent but was 60 bucks for a starter and a main. Today I ate for 5 dollars and it was excellent. One was fancy and one wasn't. Both did the... More 

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Thank LarrymanChelmsford
Nassau, New Providence Island
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273 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Service was a bit rude, and I did experience good service elsewhere in Chinatown, so it is not warranted. The place is always packed with long waiting lines, so perhaps the lady was feeling stressed. The bahn mi was good, but not better than the one I had the day before from a la Saigon.

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Thank Jullisa
Charlotte NC
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142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

First stop for a quick lunch when we got into NYC. If you ever had one, go here and get the pork #1 on their menu, fantastic flavors and all of $5. Get there before the lunch rush or wait through the line. If you never had one, go here! Freshest baguette with a crispy crunch, and the fillings are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Fast food, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Grand St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3787
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-941-1541

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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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