An Choi

An Choi

Vietnamese Restaurant, Bar, and Noodle House$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Andrew P.
    Andrew Perez3 weeks ago
    I love a classic Bahn Mi but the pork belly is by far the one you need to get.
  • emily c.
    emily chenJune 13
    Hipster Viet joint that serves... hipster Viet food. Not crazy authentic but a fun atmosphere for pho, summer rolls, and banh mi.
  • Angela W.
    Best combo ever! Half Bahn mi and half portion pho of your choice is the best of both worlds, still largely portioned
  • Netsirk
    NetsirkMay 26
    Get the Tam Tam, which is a tamarind cocktail. Sweet and delicious. Not what I was expecting!
  • Lisa I.
    Lisa ItoMarch 19
    Awesome interior vibe — try to sit on the side with the bar and the vintage pinup poster wall.
  • Savannah P.
    the banh mi here is actually pretty weak, at least in comparison to the more authentic places in the same area, but the environment is much nicer. you can't go wrong with pho & a seat at the bar.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiOctober 31, 2015
    I love that they offer a pho and banh mi combo because sometimes a girl can't just pick one!
  • Olivier D.
    Olivier DesmoulinOctober 17, 2015
    I love Bánh mi and I love Pho, so I would definitly recommend the half bánh mi half Pho combo.
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissSeptember 9, 2015
    Great banh mi and other Vietnamese dishes. I love the old world artwork and advertisements decor.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WainessMay 8, 2015
    Best Pho is the city I swear! Also - the salad roles are amazing + veggie egg rolls. The girls who work there are absolutely lovely.
  • Colby S.
    Colby SpikesFebruary 15, 2015
    Still on the quest to find Phò as good as they have in the 503. This isn't it. Not bad, not great. They all just miss that depth that Phò Hung has off.
  • Chloe B.
    Chloe BecquetFebruary 15, 2015
    The lychee cocktail at the bar was amazing! Nice and cozy! Will definitely try the restaurant next time as the menu looks great
  • Gina L.
    Gina LimonJanuary 31, 2015
    Pho broth was quite nice - a nice color, good southern-pho style sweetness, and unctuous toasted spice undertones. This stuff is high quality and definitely no MSG.
  • Evan S.
    Evan SmithJanuary 3, 2015
    The best veggie pho in the city. House Special Beef Pho is also the shit.
  • Fee O.
    Fee OJanuary 1, 2015
    Really warm and cozy venue, great choices of pho, and banh mi special with pho on the side is amazing
  • Jay W.
    Jay WilkinsonDecember 26, 2014
    Spectacular find. You won't regret eating here.
  • Aleson H.
    Aleson HoNovember 8, 2014
    Banh mi is yummy, pho was decent. I've had better Vietnamese food (for cheaper). I may go back to try the neat drink menu (cocky rooster?) Also the service was great.
  • An Choi
    An ChoiOctober 20, 2014
    Thrilled to be featured as a recommended spot to eat/drink during #CMJ2014 in the official guide CMJ guide curated by Supper.Mx Read more
  • James J.
    James JOctober 4, 2014
    Bad ass meets hipster meets Vietnamese food. Very good. Also great playlists every time I'm there.
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellSeptember 6, 2014
    Super yummy, quick Vietnamese sandwichs, Pho and Bun. Recommend the bahn mi with pork belly and add the egg!
  • Du
    DuAugust 7, 2014
    Tasty food, authentic Vietnamese vibes. Disappointing Viet coffee! Come on guys so close to perfect.
  • An Choi
    An ChoiJune 16, 2014
    An Choi will be broadcasting all the World Cup games at the bar on two HD flat screen TVs. $3 Tiger Beer Specials! Read more
  • Silvia Stella O.
    We had to wait far more than expected, and at first the staff has been pretty rude too. The food was good though, we loved the chicken noodles way more than the House special Pho.
  • David H.
    David HuApril 21, 2014
    Cute place with a cozy vibe. But didn't think their pho or banh mi was very exceptional
  • Robyn
    RobynOctober 6, 2013
    The pho was great. The lemongrass tofu was great. Skip the shrimp vermicelli.
  • Dominic E.
    Dominic EspinosaJune 8, 2013
    Steak and eggs at brunch served with a baguette and a side of paté! Really good! And a $5 Bloody Mary that is almost like a gazpacho with alcohol.
  • Parul B.
    Parul BatraMay 25, 2013
    Get the pho + bahn mi combo. Best if both worlds! Veggie pho is the best I have ever had!
  • Orian B.
    Orian BreauxMay 7, 2013
    The Vietnamese iced coffee is excellent! They use Cafe du Monde coffee.
  • vivan thi t.
    vivan thi tangOctober 19, 2012
    pho and banh mi are made for each other and an choi's BEEF PHO BANH MI is yuuum. it comes with a side of pho broth for dipping fun!
  • Jacqueline R.
    Jacqueline RussoJuly 20, 2012
    Great atmosphere and good portions! Lemongrass chicken sandwhich was very tasty, although it seemed a little too salty by the end. Make sure you have a full glass of water :-)
  • Julie C.
    Julie CeleneJuly 12, 2012
    Don't waste your time with the sandwiches the pho is amazing!! Cocky rooster was also great but a bit to spicy for me as I drained 4 glasses of water in the process of drinking it!
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PachecoMay 4, 2012
    Brilliant unassuming Vietnamese in the heart of the Lower East Side. LES is a treasure trove of cool spots!
  • Joey N.
    Joey NgMarch 27, 2012
    Get the pho & banh mi combo. Best of both worlds. The cocktails here are phenomenal my favourites are the Wild Whiskey and the Cocky Rooster.
  • Eli H.
    Eli HorneMarch 19, 2012
    Chicken pho is great. If you feel like mixing it up, try the Vietnamese meatball sandwich.
  • pinsuda s.
    pinsuda sagooleimMarch 6, 2012
    Get the Pho Bo Dac Biet and don't forget to request the herb plate... you'll need it to add all the extra flavors to the dish! Read more
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJanuary 21, 2012
    An Choi, the Lower East Side Vietnamese street-eats spot, has opened this next-door shop peddling pickles. Look out for daikon, jalapeño and okra varieties. Read more
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BDecember 18, 2011
    Laid back inexpensive lunch or dinner spot. Order anything here, you can't go wrong.
  • Kmart Fashion
    Kmart FashionDecember 2, 2011
    Vietnamese cuisine meets hipster culture. Our tip: This is one of the only spots in NYC that serves authentic Vietnamese food that’s made by an authentic Vietnamese staff.
  • Tariq B.
    Tariq BSeptember 24, 2011
    Decent sandwich but pricier than most banh mi places. The chicken was too dry though and required a lot of hoisin sauce and sriracha sauce just to give it some flavor.
  • Lina
    LinaSeptember 18, 2011
    What a charming place. Wish food lived up to the atmosphere. Skip the Spring rolls for sure. The Pho is nice, albeit a bit oily. The Banh mi has too much bread proportional to the stuffing.
  • Oonline
    OonlineSeptember 18, 2011
    Was so ready to love the food at this charming place. But both the crispy spring rolls and the chicken Pho disappointed. Both turned out to b too oily and bland. Service was the best part if the meal.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LeslieAugust 1, 2011
    The Cocky Rooster, An Choi's version of a Michelada, is the perfect complement to delicious meat ball vermicelli and summer rolls! Read more
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 1, 2011
    Bring a date here to enjoy delicious banh mi & a romantic ambiance for a low cost. Get pork banh mi ($8.50). Finish w/ coconut flan ($4.50). Read more
  • Nedy Lutfi
    Nedy LutfiJanuary 25, 2011
    I will say that as a banh mi joint, this place does not really compete, but everything else is great. I would definitely be back for another combo or for just the Pho.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceDecember 28, 2010
    They brought their Salad Roll with Pork Basil Meat Ball, Pork Belly with Pickled Escarole, and Vietnamese Salad with Prawn Crackers to Choice Eats
  • Olessya K.
    Olessya KuzDecember 7, 2010
    was a total lover of this place until this Sunday when i called to see if they were open and was told yes, and when I got there they nicely said "oh, we're sorry, we're open, but you haven't have d
  • R
    ROctober 23, 2010
    This place is pretty much made for folks who have never eaten real Vietnamese pho, coffee, or banh mi. Silly people who frequent this place are only doing it for the "vibe." Food sucks, sorry.
  • Saleena M.
    Saleena MehrokMay 16, 2010
    Vermicelli bowl. Goi Cuon - Shrimp salad roll. Banh Mi-Roasted chicken sandwich. Fresh ingredients and delicious.
  • Nasa A.
    Nasa AsanApril 3, 2010
    They have Tiger Beer. One of the best beer's in the world, probably the best Asian Continent beer you can drink.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SwerdloffApril 17, 2009
    Roast Pork Banh Mi is fantastic, Vietnamese Coffee is excellent. Have them both.
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