Vietnamese Cuisine in New York

There are many Vietnamese restaurants serving anything from traditional Vietnamese dishes to hybrid cultural dishes.

These are sure to tickle your fancy!

Apple Restaurant ($19 avg.) 17 Waverly Pl. (btw. Greene St. & Mercer St.), 473-8888 M-Sa 12pm-2am, Su 12pm-12am Come to Apple's for great Vietnamese Vegetarian!

Boom ($ inexpensive) 152 Spring St. (btw. Wooster St. & W. Broadway), 431-3663 M-F 12pm-1:30am, Sa & Su 12pm-4am "New-age" Asian restaurant that becomes a nightclub at "pumpkin hour". Brazilian jazz played every Monday.

Can ($25 & under) 482 West Broadway (@ Houston St.), 533-6333 Su-Th 12pm-3pm & 4:30pm-11pm, Fr & Sa 12pm-3pm & 4:30pm-12am

Cuisine De Saigon ($25 avg.) 154 W. 13th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.), 255-6003 M-Th 5pm-11pm, F & Sa 5pm-12am, Su 5pm-10:30pm

Indochine ($37 & under) 430 Lafayette St. (btw. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 505-5111 Su-Th 5:30pm-12am, F & Sa 5:30pm-12:30am

Mekong Restaurant ($12 avg.) 44 Prince St. (btw. Mott St. & Mulberry St.), 343-8169 M-Su 11:30am-11pm Enjoy a variety of Vietnamese dishes at Mekong, from the stir-fried calamari to the shrimp rolls or grilled pork chops with garlic and lemongrass.

Monsoon ($21 & under) 435 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 81st St.), 580-8686 M-Su 11:30am-11pm Try a dish of grilled prawns or a bowl of bouillabaise prepared by chef Laura Lam. This upper-west side restaurant is highly recommended.

Pho Bang ($8-$10) 6 Chatham Square (@ Bowery), 587-0870 M-Su 10am-10pm Gracing the corner of Chatham Square, this Vietnamese restaurant serves some truly scrumptious Vietnamese dishes, even though the owners are Cantonese!

Viet Nam Restaurant ($17 & under) 11-13 Doyer St. (btw. Bowery & Pell St.), 693-0725 Su-Th 11am-9:30pm, F & Sa 11am-10:30pm