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Ciao Cafe

74 D Nguyen Hue | Dong Khoi Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(08) 823 1130
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Ranked #348 of 1,366 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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57% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The restaurant looks inviting from the outside and has a nice atmosphere inside, but that is where the compliments stop. The food is average to say the least, and overpriced for the the area. The waiters totally messed up the order despite speaking good English, and ended up serving us the wrong food and we're not prepared to correct their... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Unless you are sick of local food and really must have your fill of Western food and Matrix re-runs, don't come here. Overpriced, bad service, and waiters don't speak English despite clearly targeting an English-speaking demographic. Menu contains huge variety of choices, but in a way that makes you nervous...like why are a burger and fries offered on the same... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is an average at best place. Plain tasting food. Also my fries came out bland And Luke warm. The Pho was very "American" style...definitely pass and go to next spot. Many others better. You won't get sick (I don't think) if you do decide to try though

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Left my pc behind and the staff kept it till I am returned to collect it...what a suprise!! The services was great that you can actually relax and enjoy your time in ciao.coffee and the drinks was excellect but would be nice they have more selection of pastries.

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meekatharra
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

An oasis!!! A quick glance passing I thought it was a chain "restaurant", glad we went in. Had a truly lovely dinner from the set menu followed by a stupendous dessert. But the setting was charming - great atmosphere, emotive and a must to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Went there almost daily to order Cappuccino & relax during my holiday, one of the best I ever taste !!! They use Lavazza coffee beans and every cup is brewed carefully as I don't taste any variation Decor is great and remind me of the post war era 1960

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Toowoomba, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner, paid a lot of money for not much food. Service was very slow, except when we were eating then the staff lingered around clearing plates as soon as we finished.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was surprised to read negative reviews of this place - we only went for coffee and ice cream though, and it was exactly what we were looking for. My family mainly ordered top notch cappuccinos (we had iced versions) while my husband enjoyed a great Vietnamese coffee. We liked it because it felt REAL. A bit quirky, dark and... More

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Bamako
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The menu is quite limited and not very exciting. The food was ordinary, nothing wrong with it, but not a place you would rush back to. No argument about value, though. A main course and a beer cost about $8. Service leaves a bit to be desired. Went there as a group of 7. The waiter took the orders without... More

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Oregon
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I mistaked it for the highly rated Ciao Bella because of the similar name. We ate dinner there and I told my wife that I would no longer trust Tripadvisor because it was not even close to great. My error, it was the wrong restaurant. Food was not particularly good and the service was quite slow.

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