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16 Bui Vien, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
84.8.8371311
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Thai restaurant

Thoroughly enjoyed our Thai curries at Coriander, very tasty and exceptional value for money. Service was good and they even served wine by the glass at a very reasonable price. (Also decor seems to have improved since the review in our 2014 Lonely Planet).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Three sisters run this Thai restaurant and they do a really great job of it. The restaurant is tucked away on a busy backpacking strip of restaurants and bars in HCMC. There are 3 levels of seating and private rooms if you have a group wanting to eat. We ate ourselves silly on beautiful fresh seafood and we demolished Tom... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our Thai curries at Coriander, very tasty and exceptional value for money. Service was good and they even served wine by the glass at a very reasonable price. (Also decor seems to have improved since the review in our 2014 Lonely Planet).

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The restaurant has a good location, positioned at the top of Bui Vien. We thought the food here was average at best. Our main meals were oily, lacked punch and flavour. The service was adequate if a little mechanical, the staff failed to smile or make us feel particularly welcome during our visit. Worth considering only if you are really... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

3 sisters run a good small restaurant in a friendly, cheerful atmosphere. We ate there on 3 occasions over 2 weeks, once with our 11 family members aged 70 to 5 years.. Lots to satisfy everyone. It's near the corner of Bui Vien St and easy to miss, but don't! The meals are generous and well priced.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The worst Thai food I have ever eaten! Doesn't even resemble Thai food and I was sick the two times I ate there.

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Edmundston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in backpackers district one while in Saigon and ate at the Coriander restaurant two times. The food was excellent on both occasions, the prices very reasonable and service was good. The staff will get someone that speaks english more fluently if you have questions. We had the whole fried sea bass in 3 spices sauce which was out... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The very first time we had a Pad Thai like it is supposed to be in Vietnam was here, in Coriander. I had the curry, which I found a tad sweet, but that's just southern Vietnamese cuisine. Downside was that their power was out, but that was repaired after 45 minutes or so.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My girlfriend and me were very keen on eating thai cuisine in Saigon and trusted the recommendations on Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor. Unfortunately our expectations didn't match reality. The food tasted boring and worse than average. The meal was cooked without any ideas and the way it looked was very poor and plain. The restaurant might be interesting for someone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is my first time here. But my bf have been there before, somehow they remember him and give us free new cakes after dinner. It was ao nice to be remembered!!!! Also the food was good and tasty. I like the red curry there.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife, daughter and I stumbled upon this tiny restaurant at the top end of Bui Vien and only went in as we liked the name. What a find! Amazing Thai curry, very friendly and efficient service and unbelievably cheap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Bui Vien, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 84.8.8371311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Thai

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