So the place I am working at moved offices last week and we have been exploring the neighbourhood. I finally had the chance to try Omai, this Vietnamese resto that I've had my eye on for a while now. It's now officially my favourite spot for beef Pho! That being said, it's not cheap but rather a higher end, high end ingredients kind of Chelsea spot. Lunch luckily is a bit cheaper, but still miles away from the idea of a cheap bowl of pho! All in all I LOVE it, and I intend to go at least every week while I'm in the hood. The ambiance of the place is sirene and it's more like you're in a spa getting a massage that a restaurant for lunch. All the fresh rolls and appertizers were great. The beef Pho, was insane! I honestly haven't had a bowl this tasty in my 3 years in NY! The cold bun was wonderful. Basically everything we ordered was good! Guess that's the reason it gets a critic's pick on NY magazine's website.
158 9th Avenue (nr 20th st)
New York, NY