Num Pang Sandwich Shop

Restaurants, Cambodian Midtown
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Num Pang Sandwich Shop
Photograph: Jolie Ruben
Roasted cauliflower at Num Pang Sandwich Shop This Cambodian eatery's vegetarian sammie could woo a hardened carnivore. Shredded carrot and cucumber, along with aromatic cilantro, brighten chunks of roasted cauliflower. Pureed eggplant and chili-spiked so

Co-owners Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly bring their popular Southeast Asian–style sandwiches to midtown with this outpost of their Greenwich Village takeout shop. The rotating varieties of num pang (Cambodia's answer to the banh mi) here include pulled duroc pork with spiced honey, peppercorn catfish and hoisin veal meatballs, all stuffed into crusty baguettes. Take yours to go, or grab a seat in Grand Central Plaza garden outside.


Venue name: Num Pang Sandwich Shop
Address: 140 E 41st St
New York
Cross street: between Lexington and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–9pm; Sat, Sun noon–9pm
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Price: Average sandwich: $8. AmEx, MC, V
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Alvin C

For a banh mi, you can go down to Chinatown and buy Vietnamese sandwiches there for half the price and it would even be double the size. However, the quality and the flavor of these sandwiches are unique and compares with other sandwiches in the area. The pulled pork and the pork belly are the best ones. I typically get mine to-do because it's a pretty small place and fills in quickly over the lunch hours.  


My experiences at Num Pang have been hit or miss - but they're mostly hits! The tiger shrimp sandwich never fails, and I've recently become a fan of the catfish. I love to see them opening new shops and expanding their delicious sandwich empire - they deserve it!!

Lindsey W

A co-worker of mine took me here the other day and it was amazing. I got the catfish sandwich which he was very skeptical of but I'm glad i did. It was amazing. Well seasoned, not overcooked or undercooked, the cucumber, which I don't normally like, provided a great crunch for the fish. There's some pink sauce that I wish I had gotten more of and the little carrot garnishes were perfect. I can't wait to go back and eat more, I'd like to try the tofu and see how it goes, but all in all I will be visiting at least once a week especially with the speedy quick service.

Zach L

I know a good bahn mi sandwich when I taste one and Num Pang won me over after my first bite. The Cambodian spin on the dish isn't too different from the Vietnamese version that most people are accustomed to. I had the sausage sandwich and watched the cooks grill the encased meat and plop it on a bun in less than 3 minutes. If you need a speedy, tasty lunch, this is the place.

Maddy M

Cambodian sandwiches are the new black. I've now made 3 trips in 2 weeks and regret nothing! The Pulled Pork and Pork Belly are not to be missed, but make sure you have a backup plan if all the seats are taken (which is a high possibility). The service is at a quick fast food pace with a gourmet quality and everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful. The Blood Orange Lemonade is also super refreshing and all natural!

Ashleigh B

A delicious Cambodian style banh mi hit the spot on my lunch break. Just the right size to fill you up for the afternoon but also delicious and fresh. The interior is more like a chain fast food restaurant in style, so not particularly cozy for eating in, but if it's just flavour you're after then that's no problem. With an order of chicken and pork sandwiches between myself and friend, we decided the pork was the way to go. The rice bowls and salads that were being chowed down by fellow diners looked equally as delicious and very generous in size. 

Kat S.

This place is a vietnamese sandwich place, went with some friends after happy hour, great flavors, however would like the size to be a bit bigger, also if you do not like cilantro don even bother in ordering the sandwiches and they do not accept modifications, however you can order something else in the menu, i would recommend to check their website first. If you are not too hungry and want to taste some delicious sandwich and don't have dietary or allergic restrictions this is totally your place to go. #TOTastemaker

All Sandwiches Are Served With Cucumber, Pickled Carrots, Cilantro And Chili Mayo On a Semolina or Quinoa Baguette Baked Fresh Daily In NYC)


A Cambodian take on the banh mi.  Delicious and fresh made sandwiches, made to order.  Super spicy Cambodian cole slaw will bring a tear to your eye if you're not used to the concept.  Great Num Pang brand bottled drinks.  Serves beer as well.  Very casual/fast food atmosphere but at least they keep it clean.

Check out their version of the happy hour.  Select sandwiches are on sale.

George J

This is a place to go for a for a solid Vietnamese sandwich.  The pork belly is my personal favorite, but you really can't go wrong with anything here. 

Dana C

Num Pang is delicious and unique. Everything I've tried on their menu is delicious; the corn and the hoisin meatball are my favorites. All of the sandwiches come with some fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, cilantro) which makes the sandwich taste really fresh and homemade. The bread is always perfectly toasted and there's just the right amount of sauce on it. The sandwiches are a tad spicy which give them a nice kick. They are also extremely filling. The happy hour deals there are amazing because you can get a super filling meal for like $6. This location doesn't really have any seating, but there are several public park spaces open nearby so it isn't a huge issue.

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