Bunker

4.7
67 reviews
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Vietnamese
At Bunker, we want to share the homestyle Vietnamese street food on which our family was raised. We believe in only sourcing the best ingredients that hold true to our core values in food. This means food grown and prepared with love, using vegetables and heritage meats from local farms, the finest quality condiments, and no MSG shortcuts. Here, we’re a big family. We hope that you can also feel at home, while enjoying the food, art, and music that fill our street-to-table restaurant. We recently relocated to a larger home in Bushwick. If you haven’t already, please come by and join us!
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MS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food. Enjoy their small space the new spot is great!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great. The server just did not remember that I wanted oxtail with my pho, seemed to always recommend something not on menu, didn’t offer hot sauce or etc with spring rolls and didn’t remember which card should be charged what

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HZ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a fun and funky place with great Vietnamese food! Great sounds track and cool space - out of the way but plenty of parking - super attentive service.

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VD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The plates and silverware need improvement a little too rustic for my liking
Food was tasty and cooked well. Fried foods were light not greasy at all.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, fun environment, but pricier than most Vietnamese restaurants in NYC.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good overall. The Pho was not authentic Vietnamese as the broth lacks depth! The spring roll was not wrapped in rice paper. The papaya salad with beef jerky was good along with the flat noodle with duck!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is still so undiscovered and soooo amazing. I don’t want to write this review because I don’t want more people to go, but it’s really that good! The food/ambiance/service is so unpretentious and just stands on its own. Your Uber driver might be concerned they might get robbed, neighborhood could not be more out of the way and random, but that’s part of the whole thing. Could not recommend it more

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy!!! Had the lemongrass short rib bahn mi- best I’ve EVER had! Wonderful staff was very attentive and quick. Thanks for a stellar dinner ✨✨

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, delicious food!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid. would come back. Got bad seats right behind the front counter. Beef in the pho could be a little more raw when it comes to the table. Ingredients are top notch you can taste the difference

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DS
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I love the food at Bunker, from when it was first on Metropolitan. The pho seems authentic, and the other foods are always interesting.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loves Bunker. Kids are always willing to explore the menu and discover something new they like. Waitstaff is so friendly and attentive.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Anyone looking for some pretty tasty Vietnamese food, and good fun drink will not be disappointed. This is a great place to go with a group of friends, share some little bites off the appetizer menu, and not spend an arm and a leg. There were a couple stand-outs from our meal including the side of chinese broccoli, and the duck spring rolls. From the main course/entree items, we ordered the beef pho, which was not completely disappointing but it did miss the mark in that it needed more salt, more body; it was lacking something IMO... Also, the sauteed lamb ribs left much to be desired since there wasn't much meat on the bones at all. All in all, Bunker is a lively and (mostly) delicious restaurant that is best taken advantage of by ordering the smaller more snacky items.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was unreal

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you think Bun-ker 2019 is 5 stars then you would have given Bun-ker 2014 a whopping 25 stars.

Sad and disappointing to see such a gem slowly and steadily work its way from the talk of the town to just an average Vietnamese place.

Perhaps, in six months, it'll work it's way down to just another place to grab a Bahn Mi and some Pho if you happen to be near by.

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LG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was quite tasty, especially the curry puff and vegetarian noodle dish. However, Ban Mi was disappointing -- bread was crumbly and not what I was expecting (although the ribs inside the sandwich were really good!). Expect to yell a lot at the person next to you or across the table from you because by the time we finished our food the music was really loud. I guess these restaurants continue to try to be trendy and "energetic" (to use Open Table's words) but why restaurants try to be both a dance club and food place I'll never know (maybe I'm getting too old :)

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was reminiscent of what my husband grew up with & the first couple of times we’ve been at the smaller location. Recommended to everyone to stop by & try.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't miss Bunker. Amazing food, drinks and vibe! Highly recommend it for a date night or a fun night out. Such a gem!

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EL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thought the GPS messed up! Thankfully we snooped around. ‘Tis a very interesting re-emerging neighborhood in Bushwick Brooklyn. A diamond in the rough so to speak. Food was great! Fresh & flavorful. Something for everyone. Sampled stuffed wings, fried crepe, oxtail hash & a Beef short rib bowl. Dessert was a tapioca pudding with some tropical fruits. Cocktails were fun especially the happy hour prices. Can’t wait to go back.

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ST
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly and efficient service, great buzz.

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RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best best best

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RA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance and amazing wait staff! It was great to finally find a Vietnamese restaurant that caters to Vegans! Everything we had was superb! I highly recommend this place and will be back many more times!

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LY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! Beef pho tasted spot-on and authentic, with a rich, salty broth and all the usual ingredients on the side (Thai basil, bean sprouts, etc.). All-in-all, a great experience. Knocking down a star, because the food is overpriced; there's simply no way pho should be $18.

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DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Asian food place. Have the summer rolls, pork chop and pancakes ( with meat)

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DL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Idk where to start. the food was delicious and full of flavor. the appetizer roll...i could have had about 20 of them. Perfect for me since I am diabetic, perfect for my wife likes this kinda of stuff. Specialty drinks where the best. Short ribs plate was tender meat with all kinds of magic seasonings, thank you for that. I had the Beef Bah Mei (I am so sorry for spelling it wrong). Also tons of flavor. WE wanted to stay longer whiling enjoying the mood and atmosphere of this restaurant.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! The food was fantastic and the service great.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect music. Food was outstanding. Great night

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Really great staff and delicious food - very consistent. Oh and really good tunes -

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BK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

They couldn’t get our food out in time. It was an hour long wait for no return. We paid for our drinks and left. Terrible. The kitchen knew it was going to have customers that night, didn’t they?

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DB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. From the original location, the Dekalb Market spot and the current iteration - the food has been nothing short of amazing. It's not often that I leave a place completely loving everything that I ordered. It's also not often that I keep thinking about a dinner more than a week after I had it! Food is great, drinks are great and the space is pretty solid too. The single thing I don't like (and it's small) is that sometimes seating can be weird for some group sizes because of how popular this place is - what I mean by this is that I can be in a group of 4 and end up at a table for a group of 6-8 (which leads to awkward seating/spacing) because the tables for groups of 4 might be taken or given to a group of 2, etc. That being said, it will never be a reason for me not come here. On top of all of this, banh mis are my favorite sandwich and this place has one of the best ones in the city.

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LR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing, the service was outstanding, food was amazing!

Great spot for Pho!

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LK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Bun Ker is tucked in between warehouses and factories in a neighborhood that is becoming very trendy. Great vibe. Food was very good - grilled shrimp was excellent. Might take some getting used to having basil seeds in your drink, but overall a great experience.

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KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bunker is fantastic!! The food is fresh and delicious!! Perfect for meat and seafood lovers, vegetarians and vegans!!!

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j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the best Vietnamese food in Ny

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good stuff, better than an average Vietnamese take out joint. Very good service, fun place for a date! Also, some interesting (Laotian for eg) and delicious beers. Cocktails are A+ as well. There's a few vegan items but I'd love to see more.

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j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever, everything in the menu is awesome, great flavors

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H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The drinks were good. I had a VC Quila and it was interesting. Kitchen could not keep pace. Took too long to get our food. Waitress was very apologetic and brought us complimentary shrimp. Food was okay. I had the surf and turf. The atmosphere was very loud and geared toward a younger crowd. I’m in my 50’s. I would not go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection! Everything.

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SC
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly service in this completely out of the way funky spot. Fantastic food you won’t find at lots of other places.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is the most authentic Vietnamese food I have had outside of Hanoi and made with really high quality ingredients. The eclectic atmosphere really adds to the experience. This is my second visit and I will definitely be back again soon.

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