VCafe

4.2
36 Reviews
$30 and under
Vietnamese

About

V-Cafe serves traditional Vietnamese food in the heart of TriBeCa, NYC. The cuisine has been, for thousands of years, oriented for balance and nutrition.

It uses an abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables for texture and color, marinated meats in spices rather than relying on excess oil for cooking or for enhancement of flavor. We feature authentic dishes from the North, South and Central Viet Nam. The foods of Viet Nam are prepared with both French and Chinese influences that date back some 2,000 years and one can see this reflected in the dishes served at V Cafe (VietCafe).

To start, try our Pho Ga Herbed Chicken Soup, Pho Bo Herbed Beef Soup or Ginger-Lime Lemonade and vegetarian entrees.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarlaR
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Reviewed on May 9, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always great food. Love this place and love the atmosphere.

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vipSohowoman
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love VCafe for its great Vietnamese food and the physical space. Just wish it didn't become so noisy when customers are there. All those beautiful hard surfaces do nothing to muffle sound.

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vipNYCFamily
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went over the weekend and had no trouble getting a reservation. The food was great. They also have a heavy had for the glasses of wine. Will come back soon.

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vipOldtimenewyorker
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lychee martini and lettuce wraps to die for. Salmon glazed is great.

MP
vipMP90
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Popular spot for business meals. Great variety of food, albeit expensive given location in the Tribeca area. Portions are very good and staff are attentive.

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vipShannonH
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just talking about how much we enjoyed our meal. I loved the ginger glazed chicken and my friend enjoyed the noodles. We will definitely be back!

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vipcdravi10748
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whenever we are in NYC we make it a point to eat at VCafe. The food is always good .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

À "Vietnamese restaurant" ruled by Mexican. Don't go there if you're looking for Vietnamese specialities... their food is boring, often frozen as the spring rolls...
service is great, the server was very nice.

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StellaB
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently flavorful, authentic and healthy food - Went for my daughter's 21st birthday and staff went out of their way to make it a memorable occasion for her.

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vipNYC2ndHome
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating here. Food is always fresh and dishes are great for all types of eaters. In love with their coconut noodle soup & husband had stew, which was very good!

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BethC
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love it and our friends said they'd be happy to come down to our nabe once a week for VCafe. Love the food, love the servers, just grateful to have it in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow considering how empty the restaurant was, but the food was great.

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Railbird
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience3

An attractive, comfortable place with nice service. But... it would be hard to find blander, more boring Vietnamese food. The Applebee's of Vietnamese food. There were certainly no Vietnamese eating there when we went. Avoid.

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vipPhilip002
London
40 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun food, authentic and somewhat novel. Good value food, but wine was overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A great fan of pho noodles. Also love the fried tofu with fish sauce. Very casual place to hop in for a quick lunch with friends or co-workers.

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RSNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The staff are friendly, and food is good but nothing unusual

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vipKenA
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A nice surprise; very quiet on a Monday evening but the ambiance is nice, and the food was excellent. Service was good. Nice flavors in all the dishes, served promptly and hot. We will come back.

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vipYouhavetoreallyloveit
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VCafe is an excellent choice for Vietnamese food. The flavors were wonderful, very large portions, very shareable - took mine home for lunch the next day and it was equally as good if not better, having aged a bit! We ate quite early so it was not crowded. The service was good and the waitstaff very pleasant. It is not in my neighborhood, but would go back there any time.

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vipFooddiva1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome fresh food!

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing shrimp rolls and the Viet summer salad is a must!

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vipPhilip002
London
40 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vietnamese food is a pleasant change from other cuisines, light, flavorful and refreshing. The restaurant is quiet, unpretencious and functional. Our waiting staff were pleasant too.

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theycallmeliz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best pho I've had in the city!

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bdayPtreat
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was tasty. However we ended with '2' different wait staff attending to us Also the menu items were on the pricey side.

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vipniki
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

each & every plate was delicious

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vipYBobb
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is always very good and the staff super friendly, however they are not too attentive after the food is served. You will have to chase someone down for anything from extra napkins to the check. If that changes, it would make the dining experience so much better.

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vipCather123
New York Area
541 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2015
Overall3food2service4ambience4

we had to be in the area for an event and thought we'd get a bite of Vietnamese. We often eat Vietnamese food at a local place near our home. VCafe was no where near as good - the food was boring, bland and expensive. The place is lovely and people were nice, but we won't be going back.

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vipsandrab
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

no matter what you eat it is always fresh, tasty and always makes you want to return.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
284 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, ambiance, and service. Reasonably priced. Good for groups. Relaxing vibe.

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vipZeke
Sydney
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The decor is nothing special, but it is located in the heart of TriBeCa and there is always a table available. I love the Ha Noi Noodles. Service is very nice.

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vipBonnie
New York Area
850 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Large, boisterous groups plus loud music make for unbearable noise. Add to that lemongrass curry that was over salted, and ugly, unappealing looking dishes (chili calamari and chili tofu: what are those wilted green clumps that overtake the plates?) and you get the idea. The only thing worth eating were the vegetable rolls. We won't return.

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vipZeke
Sydney
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is my favorite Vietnamese place in the city. The Ha Noi Pho is great. While the atmosphere isn't very special, it is a large space in the heart of TriBeCa. Decent service and reasonable prices.

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alwaystryingnewplaces
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

used open table for reservation, and it was easy...when we got there our table was ready, despite a reasonably crowded restaurant...we were pleased since Tribeca can be very busy, on any given night. The service was very attentive, the food was delicious, and we had a great table for 5 near the front of the restaurant; overall highly recommended

LK
vipLion26King
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous flavored food and a cozy, homey setting. For full write-up go to www.celluloidclub.blogspot.com.

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vipTravelingwoman
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed for the weekend and we had to scramble on a Saturday night to find something else in the area. We had an out of town guest and the experience was embarrassing, to say the least and very disappointing. I would like my points credited for this most unpleasant event.

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vipBarbara
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent at this restaurant. I had duck for my main dish and it was very tasty. We were a group of 7 and we all sampled each others main courses and everything was fantastic. The restaurant probably does more business with their takeout/delivery, than with actual diners in the restaurant - we couldn't believe how much food was being prepared for takeout! The service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry, so it was okay. I would highly recommend this restaurant :-)

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viptribecalocal
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even if you're new to Vietnamese food, the staff will help you navigate the menu for mild to spicy. Excellent apps and entrees. Very attentive service too

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from VCafe using the Order Online button. VCafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 431-5888.

VCafe is rated 4.2 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.