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Xe May Sandwich Shop
Ranked #6,500 of 14,730 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighbourhood: East Village
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Neighbourhood: East Village
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I ordered the spicy lamb banh mi and was in heaven. I had to keep calm while I ate it since I was sitting in the park and people love staring at you when you eat and I didnt want to look too greedy. The meat was well seasoned and was a nice portion for the price. I read that their bread was crunchy and it was hot and toasty. I realize now I just prefer it hot and soft. Overall the sandwich was delicious and well made. I also had the green tea lychee drink that was just as delicious. I will definitely return to check out some other items on the menu.

Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I tried #1 menu for lunch.
You can choose spicy level,mild,medium,and spicy.
I chose "medium" which was not spicy at all for me.
Don't worry you can adjust it by sriraccha sauce on eat-in counter.
The space was very tiny so if you try this shop for group,I recommend you for to-go.
By the way the staff was very friendly and attentive!
Will try again.

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Thank YM443
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

I really don't understand why this place got such high ratings. I can see why people in NYC would like this place, the decor is snazzy, bright colors, unique design, small shop, something Compared to CA, their super cub classic is subpar and lacking depth of flavor and freshness from the vegetables. Lucky for them, the sandwich I ordered was the "Hog", hence the 4 stars, but if I had tried the classic first, it would have been a 3 star rating. I also tried the Pilot and it was disappointing, no flavors in it, especially lemongrass, it was too mild. If I had to recommend any of the sandwiches, it would be the Hog, don't bother with the others.

One thing that I did like about this place was the baguette they used, it was much thinner than the one in CA and the bread was much softer. They also toast the bread so that definitely plays up the taste to certain crowds. Traditionally, there is supposed to be more meat and vegetables, here, they give you a few slices of meat and vegetables that are thinly sliced so it appears that you got a lot.

The food I tried does not make me crave this place nor would I come back again because I think I can find another place that's cheaper with the same amount of ingredients. The menu may not be as creative but at least the classic sandwich will be better.

Unfortunately, despite the high rating, I would only mention this place in passing if somebody asked for this particular type of food and I definitely wouldn't take somebody from CA here, they would be disappointed. However, if you want to try a twist on the Banh Mi, this is place to try (just don't get the classic).

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Thank Mystiqz
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

thesese two guys that work there are great and the food !!!having been to vietnam anstried many the special is just superb wash it down with a basil lemonade and its heaven

Thank higlandtravel
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