Indochine

4.6
1423 reviews
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$50 and over
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Vietnamese
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  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Indochine is a timeless classic that combines stylish ambience, tropical decor, and exotic French-Vietnamese cuisine that is perfect for intimate dinners and private events alike.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 505-5111
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Huy Chi Le
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Catering
Please inquire for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Astor Place and East 4th Street
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Parking details
Parking is available in nearby public garages and on the street.
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Public transit
6 subway line to Astor Place.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Private Dining

A favorite of designers, celebrities and downtown New Yorkers, Indochine’s sexy ambience, exotic cuisine and superb, consistent service make it an ideal location for private dinners & luncheons, high profile media events, wedding receptions, and holiday parties.

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What 1423 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TN
New York Area
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in great setting. Attentive service. Model like crowd but more noise than the subway.

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SI
New York Area
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We ordered summer rolls which were ok, but we’ve had better. We also ordered Chilean Sea Bass and spare ribs. The ribs were quite good, but the sea bass didn’t have much flavor.

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JR
New York Area
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

only dish that sparkled was the spicey beef, portabello mushroom was ehh and salmon was unexceptional. Chocolate cake was amazingly good. Space is dim and I asked the bartender if he had a flashlight to read the drink menu and was essentially rude and said no. As if it was an dd request. Good service would have a light at the ready.

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VS
New York Area
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A New York classic, around since the roaring 80's. Always delicious, bustling and dependable when I need some old NY.

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m
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Indochine is a unique place with a distinctive vibe that never disappoints. It’s where we go with friends to have a special night. The food is excellent, the service efficient and the decor fun and elegant.

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CT
New York Area
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall very good experience. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Amok, eggplant, pho, and hazelnut choc dessert were our favs. Also reccomend veggie roll and skirt steak. We arrived at 6:30, the 3 of us could converse comfortably but by 7:30 it became little to noisy for each to be heard. We’d retyrn anyway.

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A
London
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!! ❤️

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Washington DC
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Always attacked by the noise level which makes conversation difficult. I expect it but .I’m always surprised by just how loud it is.

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C
New York Area
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food but we couldn’t wait to get out because the noise level was too much. It was impossible to talk between the four of us.
We left without even looking at the desert menu.

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Indochine from Toronto and had a wonderful experience. Our favourite dishes were the skirt steak and the crispy shrimp- to die for. All the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

haven't been in years, this place is pricey but does not disappoint. Excellent service, good food, inimitable Vietnamese tastes -- we had the prix fixe and enjoyed it all immensely.

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K
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I visit NYC, INDOCHINE, is always a the top of my list! My all time favorite restaurant. A NYC institute for over 34 years. Great ambience, exotic, tropical decor and THE FOOD, ohhh my my my, has ALWAYS been superb! The servers/service have continued to be wonderful and always friendly. Thank you Jean-Marc on your continued success. I wish you were still in LA.

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r
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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J
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best restaurants in NYC. A veritable institution.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven’t been to Indochine in a few years and it was as great as I remember. The recommendations from the staff were terrific and the atmosphere and vibe were wonderful. Looking forward to returning

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London
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

way too noisy

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Birmingham
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Seated immediately; food well prepared and attractively presented; service impeccable.

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TB
Washington DC
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my 3rd or 4th time dining @ Indochine.
I have especially liked the ambience .
This particular evening (June 20), the place was very crowded and thus noisier than usual.
The food very good but we assumed that the rice came with the entrees NOT separately at an minimal but additional cost.

All in all a good experience but would have been better if a bit quieter.

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KS
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently delicious - varied Asian fare - Vietnmese? or Malaysian? The service is generally excellent without being pushy. Great dinner option for The Public Theatre - across the street from the theatre and they will get you out in time for whatever curtain you are making

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PS
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always love this restaurant for lovely, unique SE Asian food. Great selection of apps and beautiful fish dishes. A special place and ideal for celebratory occasions.

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T
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter how many times I go here, it never disappoints.
Great staff and awesome food.

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TT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails are delicious as well as the food, super quick service and everyone was so nice. I’m Vietnamese so I know good Vietnamese and it was delicious. Will def return!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Aunt was visiting from out of town.

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JV
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I hadn't been there in years and since we were seeing a play at The Public across the street, decided to go again.
It did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the pre-theatre prix fix menu more than worth the price. Great choices.
It's great to re-visit an old friend that is still fresh and new. Plan to return next time I' go to The Public.

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OT
New York Area
1.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Waiter spilt a drink down my white trousers. Barely got an apology and they took $14 off the check at the end of the evening. The one drink they spilt.

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B
New York Area
1.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Yes, for a restaurant that had its heyday a long time ago, to still have an attitude as to where they seat you (specially on a Sunday night at 7:00 pm) is not only deplorable but doesn’t make any sense business wise in these days and age..

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C
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Indochine has still got it. Ambience and food were excellent. Staff are fab and friendly.

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SR
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Indochine delivers a consistent product and ambience that always reminds me when I return after so long that I should probably come back next week as well.

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M
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The only really negative aspect of our experience was the deafening noise level. We have dined there before and it wasn’t so bad. By 730 our group( 9) had to shout at each other to be heard. A minor quibble is that portion sizes were inconsistent. We had double orders of various dishes and they varied quite a bit. Food was very tasty and service attentive, though a bit slow at times.

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AM
San Francisco
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Tutti i piatti di pesce non erano buoni
In particolare la zuppa di pesce aveva un odore sgradevole e un sapore di congelato
Anche gli antipasti modesti

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DO
New Orleans
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Made us wait 40 min for our table when there were several empty tables
The food and our charming waitress made up for it

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OT
New York Area
3.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This place was ok. Very scene-y. Food was good, nothing special. Ribs we so salty they were nearly inedible. Service was dreadful. Took 10 mins to try and flag someone down to order rice. Probably won’t ever go back unless I’m not the one paying!

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MP
New York Area
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was appreciated by my guests but I’ve spent time in SEAsia and it was unfortunately dumbed down. The Amok bore no resemblance to Amok in Cambodia or Thailand. The summer rolls were disappointingly tasteless. There was no use of fresh herbs like coriander or mint or basil in anything I ordered. Too bad because people are ready for stronger tastes now. No need to tone things down anymore. I last ate here in the 70s! It’s great to see this restaurant still here, convenient to the Public Theatre.

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S
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed at Indochine. We ordered all the hot appetizers on the menu plus sticky rice. Everything was mega delicious. The waitpeople are friendly and gorgeous. We've been going here for years, always wonderful. It's an A+++

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FR
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great peope! Got it recommended by a friend and I was not dissapointed. A must when in NYC!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After 3 decades, better than ever. Thank you!

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l
Chicago
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience! We started with summer rolls, spring rolls, and junbo lump crab cake. For dinner we shared the spicy chicken breast, fried whole red snapper, and the bouillabaisse. For dessert we shared the pear wontons and the cream brûlée. I’m looking forward to coming back soon!

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f
Italy
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice spot, really. Charming people, wonderful food and nice waiters. everything to provide for a special dinner. (but please ask guests not to come in with their baseball cap on!!!)

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RM
Denver
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Noise level great enough to make conversation difficult; otherwise, terrific.

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IK
New York Area
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We went to Indochine for the 7th or 8th time, this time for a combined birthday/anniversary dinner before the theater. The location of Indochine is great if you’re going to the Public Theatre. The people who work there, make and female, are all elegant and beautiful to look at. The ambiance is chic and artsy. It’s a place that people of any age or demographic who like something a little exotic, luxe, friendly and downtown-y would love. The menu has a lot of fish meals, which we love. Drinks are exotic and delicious. We had the Chilean sea bass and the red snapper. Both were delicious. The CSB was in a tasty broth, the snapper flash fried to crispy perfection. We shared the Vietnamese cake with sesame ice cream and coffee gratinée for dessert and it was romantic and festive. The only problem was service this time. We ordered a side dish that never arrived. In addition , my husband ordered a glass of wine that also never materialized. I don’t know what happened but no one came by our table for 15 minutes after dinner was served so by time they came by we didn’t even bother to mention it - it was too late to enjoy them with our meals. I would still go back. It’s still romantic, great for food and for the downtown people watching thing. Just not up to the service standard we’d exoerienced before.

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