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“Suprised by very good quality food Xe Lua Chinatown NY”
Review of Xe Lua

Xe Lua
Ranked #4,341 of 14,025 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Between Canal St. and Bayard St.
Transit: Canal St (J, N, Q, Z) Canal St (4, 6, 6X) Canal St (N, R)
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We had two times diner in Xe Lua, very good and fresh food. The restaurant interior is simple, but clean. Excellent appetizers and very good main dishes. Above all the restaurantowner is a very friendly man who gave us a very warm welcome feeling. We stayed in another part of NY but we returned for a second time to Chinatown to eat in Xe Lua.

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Reviewed 18 April 2013

Went in whilst on hols in New York as reviews (few that there are) seemed pretty decent and I could book it on opentable. When we arrived it really didn't look much from the outside, and looked pretty empty inside which is often a bad sign. However, we decided to persevere and were so pleased we did. The staff were incredibly friendly and took us through to the room at the back where they seem to seat everyone - it was full, so why they don't do what most restaurants do and fill up the tables by the window at the front first is a mystery, and must put a lot of people off which is such a shame. Good choice on menu (inc for a vege amongst us), all really well priced, and the quality was excellent - very fresh and light, unlike a chinese we went to the night before which has great reviews on here but was really stodgy we thought! So don't be put off by the empty looking restaurant out front, its well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We had great dinner in this restaurant, they cooked fresh food not the frozen ones. That is reason we came back here whenever we stayed NY. Keep in touch you guys.

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Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

Simple yet warm, friendly place. The selection includes specialities not easily found, and the tast is great. The personnel very helpfull

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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Had dinner here tonight - what a fantastic menu selection - really giving you many choices such as beef, shrimp, pork, chicken, fish, shark fin, frog, vegetables and a nice pho selection as well. My dinner-mate had the vietnamese rolls (on the greasy side), but I had a pho which was to die for! Definitely plan on returning here - what a great dinner on a cold winter night.

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Thank YayeMama
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