New Tu Do

102 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
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  • Daily 10:30am-10pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Skip the pho at this Vietnamese restaurant, which moved from its old home across the street into more luxurious digs, which make you feel like you're in a small, but very well-lit, village. Anything made with beef is worth trying, including a wonderful warm-beef salad (bo luc lac) and fried beef with lemongrass on rice vermicelli (bun bo xao xa). The curries are another good bet, including a chicken curry with potatoes in a fragrant yellow broth (pho carry), which is called "pho," but really bears little resemblance. What's the matter with the pho at Tu Do? The broth is not pungent enough, and tastes too much of cinnamon.

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    There are no great Vietnamese restaurants in Gotham, so we have to settle for places that are merely good. One of those is Tu Do ("Freedom"), formerly known as Pho Tu Do. Until recently, it was located across the street from its pre...


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