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169A de Tham | Pham Ngu Lao Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ranked #122 of 1,573 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $8
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Vietnamese
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Cafe Zoom is the perfect street side spot to pull up a low lying chair and watch the world go by. Belly up beside big buckets of icy cold beer, a cheeky glass of refreshing white wine, or a generously dosed cocktail. Zoom serves their souped up snacks all day and into the night - from 7am - 2 am daily. The succinct menu ranges from snacks like the popular chicken fingers with honey bbq sauce, to a line of signature sausage sandwiches to a few more eastern and western favorites plus some specials thrown in for fun. Cafe Zoom is also the home base for Vietnam Vespa Adventures and home away from home for countless other Saigon visitors and expats.
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

During other stay in Ho Chi Minh we went to Cafe Zoom twice. Both times because it was late at night and we were looking for good food m the first time I got the nachos and my wife got the fried rice in a pineapple. We were both very happy with our meals. My tortilla chips were authentic and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was a crazy exhilarating day. Not for the faint of heart. It also included a cooking lesson, which was great. Dat was a great guide.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I had there cheap mojitos on both occasions, delish! I ordered their Mexican tortillas with salsa and guacamole....amazing! So fresh and tasty! Friendly service, and fast orders. You can also see how clean the kitchen is, as they cook in front of you. Highly recommend.

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Vancouver, BC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It's a beehive of activity with excellent food and drink. It's the meeting place and jumping off point for many of their tours and we loved it.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had a nice meal here. The tacos were nice and had a good deal. The staff were very friendly. Try the banana shake. The noise from the road was a bit distracting but the music they played was great

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Oklahoma
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106 reviews 106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Enjoyed lunch here after a great Vespa Tour of HCMC. The food was good with items such as cashew chicken, fried rice, burgers, sausage and sandwiches. Their menu is very wide and all the items we had were good. The service was extra good with the waitress seeing to all our needs. I would definitely visit here again for lunch.

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Hayward, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I stayed nearby in a hotel nearby this restaurant and it quickly became a nice place to eat and get something to drink nearby. The staff are all very friendly and the food was always really good. Unlike seemingly most of the restaurants in this "backpacker" area there are not people constantly trying to lure you in every time you... More 

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Karlstad, Värmlands Län, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our first visit to this restaurant was in dec 2013 when we were on a vespa adventures trip, vespa adventures have their booking office in the restaurant. This was our third visit here and we are coming back because the food, the prices and the service is great. It is fun to sit by the crossroad looking at people

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a meal here after doing a fantastic vespa tour with Vespa Adventures but Id happily come back for a meal even if I wasnt on tour. My older son went for the burger, I had a lovely prawn curry - mine was one of the nicer meals I had in Vietnam actually. We were both well satisfied with... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Cafe Zoom has awesome food, both Vietnamese and Western! Also a great place to catch one of their Vespa tours.

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Additional Information about Cafe Zoom

Address: 169A de Tham | Pham Ngu Lao Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Vietnamese

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