Pho Sure — 74.8 to 75 decibels CLOSED

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

We visited Pho Sure twice in as many weeks.  Our first visit was for a quick, early-ish dinner on a wet Saturday night.  We were in the front by the counter and cash register.  Music played in the background, but it was too loud.  No doubt the back dining room gets louder when packed, but it seemed fine too (we checked).  Pho Sure is not a place where people linger–diners come in for a good meal and leave.   We think it’s worth a visit because the noise level was more than manageable, the food is very good, and the prices are very reasonable, especially for the West Village.

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

We visited a second time in as many weeks as we were in the neighborhood, feeling a little peckish, and remembered Pho Sure’s crispy spring rolls (lovely), which we enjoyed with an iced Vietnamese coffee chaser (we will never sleep again).  This time we sat in the back dining room, which was full.  Once again music was playing in the background, and, as before, the volume was low.  Even though there are plenty of hard surfaces in the dining room, the space was pleasant.  We noted that a soft, textile curtain was decoratively draped over one side of the room.  No doubt it absorbs sound, but the curtain by itself could not explain why the space was fairly comfortable.  Our guess is that the music was low enough that people didn’t feel compelled to shout.  Whatever the reason, we were comfortable and happy for it.  If you are looking for good inexpensive eats in the West Village, you couldn’t do better than Pho Sure.


Monday through Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. through 10:30 p.m.

Thursday through Saturday: 11:30 a.m. through 11:30 p.m.

Sunday: 11:30 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.


Street (betw. Bleecker and Bedford Streets), New York, NY 10014


Pho Sure


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