Doyers Vietnamese Restaurant

★★★★☆

About Doyers Vietnamese Restaurant

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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This place was once great. It was Zagat's number one Vietnamese in NYC. This was when it was called Vietnam. It's been through a change of name and a chnage or two in ownership. It's now Chinese owned and operated and the food is not close to what it was. Still, it's not bad, but this is only because the quality of Vietnamese on the East Coast is average. The West Coast is where it's at.

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★★☆☆☆

This place was once great. It was Zagat's number one Vietnamese in NYC. This was when it was called Vietnam. It's been through a change of name and a chnage or two in ownership. It's now Chinese owned and operated and the food is not close to what it was. Still, it's not bad, but this is only because the quality of Vietnamese on the East Coast is average. The West Coast is where it's at.

Pros: None

Cons: None

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Given the great reviews on this site, I was expecting to find a hidden gem. Instead I had the WORST, yes, the WORST dining experience of my life tonight at Doyers Vietnamese. I ordered Buddha Rolls, which contained some weird pasty/sawdust ingredient, then the papaya salad (vegetarian) that had an off/refrigerator flavor. Then the Lemon Grass chicken barely resembled chicken. It was completely dried out, almost like jerky, a strange color, and was completely inedible. I am not a picky eater, but this was absolutely inedible. My friend and I couldn't wait to get out of there. But the service was so slow and inattentive we basically had to do cartwheels to get someone to bring us our check. Our table was full of uneaten food (her shrimp had a strong fishy odor) and they said nothing to us--didn't ask how our food was. Oh, and it took them a good ten minutes to come to our table in the first place and another 15 for the drinks to arrive. I work in a restaurant and usually have an understanding patience when things don't go well, but this was above and beyond the worst of the worst. I literally kept thinking that we walked in the wrong place because I could not see how anyone could have anything positive to say about the food, atmosphere, staff, etc. And it wasn't that cheap! I spent $20 to cover my table with "food" that barely fit the description. Plus, we ordered the "greatest hits" of Vietnamese food...surely they could have at least tried to get one thing right? Please, save your money and your stomach!

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★☆☆☆☆

Given the great reviews on this site, I was expecting to find a hidden gem. Instead I had the WORST, yes, the WORST dining experience of my life tonight at Doyers Vietnamese. I ordered Buddha Rolls, which contained some weird pasty/sawdust ingredient, then the papaya salad (vegetarian) that had an off/refrigerator flavor. Then the Lemon Grass chicken barely resembled chicken. It was completely dried out, almost like jerky, a strange color, and was completely inedible. I am not a picky eater, but this was absolutely inedible. My friend and I couldn't wait to get out of there. But the service was so slow and inattentive we basically had to do cartwheels to get someone to bring us our check. Our table was full of uneaten food (her shrimp had a strong fishy odor) and they said nothing to us--didn't ask how our food was. Oh, and it took them a good ten minutes to come to our table in the first place and another 15 for the drinks to arrive. I work in a restaurant and usually have an understanding patience when things don't go well, but this was above and beyond the worst of the worst. I literally kept thinking that we walked in the wrong place because I could not see how anyone could have anything positive to say about the food, atmosphere, staff, etc. And it wasn't that cheap! I spent $20 to cover my table with "food" that barely fit the description. Plus, we ordered the "greatest hits" of Vietnamese food...surely they could have at least tried to get one thing right? Please, save your money and your stomach!

Pros: there are NONE.

Cons: horrible food, horrible service, bad atmosphere, inattentive staff.

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On the weekend, we skip typical Chinese restaurants in China town because its so packed with tourists. Instead we walk to the Doyer street and head to the basement of one of the buildings. They serve very decent Vietnamese for excellent price. I like Rice noodle soup with thin sliced beef (winter time favorite), over rice dish (all of them are good), and finish by dark Vietnamese coffee.

2
★★★★☆

On the weekend, we skip typical Chinese restaurants in China town because its so packed with tourists. Instead we walk to the Doyer street and head to the basement of one of the buildings. They serve very decent Vietnamese for excellent price. I like Rice noodle soup with thin sliced beef (winter time favorite), over rice dish (all of them are good), and finish by dark Vietnamese coffee.

Pros: Rice noodle soup, coffee, $

Cons: ambience is not for 1st date

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I order those rolls through SeamlessWeb and they are really wonderful. I also like Shrimps & String Bean. Grilled Beef Papaya Salad, and Rainbow Ice Drink. Overall,the food is excellent , their service is fast and price is cheap comparing with those Vietnamese restaurants provide delivery service in Downtown area like Nam or Viet Cafe...etc.

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★★★★★

I order those rolls through SeamlessWeb and they are really wonderful. I also like Shrimps & String Bean. Grilled Beef Papaya Salad, and Rainbow Ice Drink. Overall,the food is excellent , their service is fast and price is cheap comparing with those Vietnamese restaurants provide delivery service in Downtown area like Nam or Viet Cafe...etc.

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My family have been going there for years. It's our favorite place.

Try the curry shrimp or chicken. The Sate is out of this world when it is on and okay the other times. The summer rolls are light and airy and better than any of the other Vietnamese Resturants downtown. The other dishes to try are the lemongrass chicken, or the curry duck soup. The salads are also great. The food is not oily like most vietnamese places but is rich in flavor. Just a good solid resturant with no pretensions.

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★★★★★

My family have been going there for years. It's our favorite place.

Try the curry shrimp or chicken. The Sate is out of this world when it is on and okay the other times. The summer rolls are light and airy and better than any of the other Vietnamese Resturants downtown. The other dishes to try are the lemongrass chicken, or the curry duck soup. The salads are also great. The food is not oily like most vietnamese places but is rich in flavor. Just a good solid resturant with no pretensions.

Pros: Inexpensive , Good Food, Good Service

Cons: Inconsistent, Ambience

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i have been ordering from here since it was called Vietnam. Great place always good food and i am a cook and picky about the restaurants i eat at.

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★★★★★

i have been ordering from here since it was called Vietnam. Great place always good food and i am a cook and picky about the restaurants i eat at.

Pros: delivery, cheap, fresh

Cons: basement location

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I visited 2 weeks ago friday. Had lemongrass chicken, raw spring rolls, papaya salad. Objectively, I gave the food an 8.8 - 9.0. It was outstanding, and when the bill is considered $23 for all (plus 2 desserts) AND 2 beers, it's off the charts. Others may have had bad experiences, but I for one had nothing of the sort. This is just the real thing, and it's very good. The basement setting isn't nearly as dingy as it's made out in the reviews.

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★★★★★

I visited 2 weeks ago friday. Had lemongrass chicken, raw spring rolls, papaya salad. Objectively, I gave the food an 8.8 - 9.0. It was outstanding, and when the bill is considered $23 for all (plus 2 desserts) AND 2 beers, it's off the charts. Others may have had bad experiences, but I for one had nothing of the sort. This is just the real thing, and it's very good. The basement setting isn't nearly as dingy as it's made out in the reviews.

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While reading "Z" (ratings guide) I came across Doyer's in their book because it's among NYC's highest rated and cheapest restaurants. It CERTAINLY earns RESPECT.

I've lived in Thailand and am familiar with cuisine from that region (Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian). Doyer's is the REAL DEAL. Hey, did you catch the review by the Vietnamese guy? He has nothing but high praise.

Every time I go looking for the restaurant, I always forget it's location. I've spent up to 1/2 hour looking. Worth it.

2
★★★★★

While reading "Z" (ratings guide) I came across Doyer's in their book because it's among NYC's highest rated and cheapest restaurants. It CERTAINLY earns RESPECT.

I've lived in Thailand and am familiar with cuisine from that region (Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian). Doyer's is the REAL DEAL. Hey, did you catch the review by the Vietnamese guy? He has nothing but high praise.

Every time I go looking for the restaurant, I always forget it's location. I've spent up to 1/2 hour looking. Worth it.

Pros: Best USA Vietnamese, Salt/Pepper Shrimp, Papaya/Jerky salad

Cons: Don't think so

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This is our favorite NYC Vietnamese Restaurant, a real treat. It is down steep stairs and is busy so the service is not always perfect but we are always quite pleased with it. We find the atmosphere pleasant. This restaurant is our first choice to take friends to in Chinatown.

2
★★★★☆

This is our favorite NYC Vietnamese Restaurant, a real treat. It is down steep stairs and is busy so the service is not always perfect but we are always quite pleased with it. We find the atmosphere pleasant. This restaurant is our first choice to take friends to in Chinatown.

Pros: great food, excellent specials, reasonably priced

Cons: , busy, steep stairs

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Disregarding the wildly mixed reviews of this restaurant, I went into this basement on Doyers St. hoping to find a hidden treasure among the dinginess, but all I found was tepid "Vietnamese" food served up by a sad-looking staff who probably hadn't seen sunlight in weeks. At one point, the restaurant changed name and owner, so perhaps that's the explanation. In any event, the noodles were overcooked, the chicken rubbery, and the vegetables did not appear fresh. The prices were comparable to other restaurants in Chinatown. You probably can find better food for the same value elsewhere in Chinatown.

1
★★☆☆☆

Disregarding the wildly mixed reviews of this restaurant, I went into this basement on Doyers St. hoping to find a hidden treasure among the dinginess, but all I found was tepid "Vietnamese" food served up by a sad-looking staff who probably hadn't seen sunlight in weeks. At one point, the restaurant changed name and owner, so perhaps that's the explanation. In any event, the noodles were overcooked, the chicken rubbery, and the vegetables did not appear fresh. The prices were comparable to other restaurants in Chinatown. You probably can find better food for the same value elsewhere in Chinatown.

Cons: , Terrible ambience

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The basement decor would have been tolerable if the food had been authentic and good, but unfortunately that was not the case. The "pho" was watered down, the vegetables looked wilted, and the "grilled" dishes appeared fried, not grilled. I took Vietnamese guests there, and they were far from impressed.

1
★★☆☆☆

The basement decor would have been tolerable if the food had been authentic and good, but unfortunately that was not the case. The "pho" was watered down, the vegetables looked wilted, and the "grilled" dishes appeared fried, not grilled. I took Vietnamese guests there, and they were far from impressed.

Pros: Cheap prices

Cons: , Dinginess, Bad location

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Last Friday, a Vietnamese friend of mine invited me to Doyers Restaurant. We had ordered Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls, Shrimp on Sugar Cane, Veg. Crepe, Caramel Chicken w. Ginger Root, Spicy Basil Squids. I had shared with her all the dishes. They are all delicious and we enjoyed the meal very much. If you like Vietnamese food, I recommend you try this Chinatown restaurant.

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★★★★☆

Last Friday, a Vietnamese friend of mine invited me to Doyers Restaurant. We had ordered Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls, Shrimp on Sugar Cane, Veg. Crepe, Caramel Chicken w. Ginger Root, Spicy Basil Squids. I had shared with her all the dishes. They are all delicious and we enjoyed the meal very much. If you like Vietnamese food, I recommend you try this Chinatown restaurant.

Pros: inexpensive, fast service, friendly

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Whoever wrote the citysearch editorial obviously knows nothing about Vietnamese food. I've been going to Doyers for over 10 years and it is the ONLY restaurant I will go to for Vietnamese food. It's authentic, inexpensive, and quality.

It's not a restaurant to go to if ambience or decor are priorities on your list... but it is the perfect place if you just want GOOD and AUTHENTIC Vietnamese food.

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★★★★★

Whoever wrote the citysearch editorial obviously knows nothing about Vietnamese food. I've been going to Doyers for over 10 years and it is the ONLY restaurant I will go to for Vietnamese food. It's authentic, inexpensive, and quality.

It's not a restaurant to go to if ambience or decor are priorities on your list... but it is the perfect place if you just want GOOD and AUTHENTIC Vietnamese food.

Pros: Inexpensive, Authentic, Best in NYC

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I like their shrimp papaya salad which has no oil at all. Among their variety of summer rolls, grilled shrimp summer rolls are the best. Their crepe w. shrimp & pork is crispy and delicous when wrap with lettuce and mint leaves.My other favorites are
beef cubes w. onion on watercress, grilled lemon grass eel, and satay beef rice stick soup.

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★★★★★

I like their shrimp papaya salad which has no oil at all. Among their variety of summer rolls, grilled shrimp summer rolls are the best. Their crepe w. shrimp & pork is crispy and delicous when wrap with lettuce and mint leaves.My other favorites are
beef cubes w. onion on watercress, grilled lemon grass eel, and satay beef rice stick soup.

Pros: inexpensive, quick service

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When i was first introduce to this restaurant i thought it was just another Vietnamese restaurant but a friend of mine got me hook to this place. The food are excellent the decor is a little drapy the service are good especially the young waiters there ( very friendy ). They recommend some of the best dishes there such as the Grill shrimp with thin rice noodles, the crepe, soft shell crabs, and the summers rolls are great. One more thing usually the restroom in chinatown stinks but this restaurants restroom is the cleanest, i have to mention that. This is the best Vietnamese restaurant in NY city no doubt in my mind. I think it is the closest vietnamese food i had since i was back in vietnam 2 years ago. Thanks Kathy for introducing me to this place!

2
★★★★★

When i was first introduce to this restaurant i thought it was just another Vietnamese restaurant but a friend of mine got me hook to this place. The food are excellent the decor is a little drapy the service are good especially the young waiters there ( very friendy ). They recommend some of the best dishes there such as the Grill shrimp with thin rice noodles, the crepe, soft shell crabs, and the summers rolls are great. One more thing usually the restroom in chinatown stinks but this restaurants restroom is the cleanest, i have to mention that. This is the best Vietnamese restaurant in NY city no doubt in my mind. I think it is the closest vietnamese food i had since i was back in vietnam 2 years ago. Thanks Kathy for introducing me to this place!

Pros: Service are friendly, food are excellent

Cons: decor

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I happened upon this restuarant a couple of years ago and have been addicted ever since. I used to frequent China Town for the variety of Chinese fare but now I totally bypass all that and head straight for Vietnam Restaurant atleast every other week.
The taste is so unique and always leaves me satisfied. The food isn't greasy or overly-spiced or salty, all the ingredients are in perfect harmony. And the portions are perfect and its a great value!
No wonder everytime I think about it my mouth waters!

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★★★★★

I happened upon this restuarant a couple of years ago and have been addicted ever since. I used to frequent China Town for the variety of Chinese fare but now I totally bypass all that and head straight for Vietnam Restaurant atleast every other week.
The taste is so unique and always leaves me satisfied. The food isn't greasy or overly-spiced or salty, all the ingredients are in perfect harmony. And the portions are perfect and its a great value!
No wonder everytime I think about it my mouth waters!

 

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