There are few things we like about 5ive Spice, a casual Vietnamese restaurant in Nolita. First off, they have outdoor seating. Also, you can pretty much always get a table here, nothing on the menu costs more than $20, and the bathroom is hidden behind a bookcase (which is fun). Will the food blow your mind? Not really. The phở is pretty basic and could use a little more flavor, although we do like the bánh mì and bánh xèo tacos, both of which come packed with meat. This isn’t a destination restaurant, but it is a useful place for when you want a quick, reasonably priced meal in Nolita.
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