Another dandy Vietnamese joint, in a sea of Vietnamese joints in Chinatown, is Pho Cho Ben Thanh. Nothing about this place is mind-blowing, but a recent lunch here delivered satisfying Vietnamese cuisine. When I'm paying $5-$8 a dish, I have nothing really to complain about. A nice Pho, some tasty fried frog's legs, and a fine beef with curry sauce hit the spot. Chinatown in NYC, is another world, and I strongly recommend you get down there to go on a some amazing and magical culinary adventures.
Pho Cho Ben Thanh
76 Mott St. (bet. Canal and Bayard)
New York, NY 10013