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Skewers

9A Thai Van Lung Street, District 1 | 9A Thái Văn Lung, Q.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 4798
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Ranked #73 of 1,436 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located near the Opera House, Caravelle and The Park Hyatt Hotel (5 minutes walk). Skewers has been open since July of 2000. The restaurant has 2 level, ground floor with 30+ seating, bar area and open kitchen. 1st floor with 12 tables, plus a cigar/smoking lounge. Skewers is open for lunch and dinner only. From 11:30 to 2pm and 6pm to 11pm. The kitchen last order is at 10:30pm. The restaurant is good for groups, wine tasting, lunch, special dinner, entertaining clients, romance, delivery and reservation.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The breads are hot and fresh, but the assorted dips were awful renditions, especially the pesto, which tasted at first like pesto then quickly degenerated into tasting like dead olives. The guacamole was similarly off, as was the hummus and the aioli, which were missing some key ingredients. The moussaka was unlike any other I have tasted, the consistency extremely... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Skewers was often on the hit list while living in this amazing and romantic city; Saigon (correct name these days of course is Ho Chi Minh) and whilst the food was often excellent it was pretty much a lottery draw how the staff would be on the night? Either the restaurant had a high turnover or simply run a huge... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One more perfect meal at Skewer's... my friends and I was once again more than satified after dinning in this great restaurant last month. For about 6 years I'm a very regular client from Skewers and I'm just amazed to see how this restaurant can keep such a constent quality of food, service and cleanliness. This time I tried the... More

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Saigon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I enjoy what was a very tasty meal, however first alarms went off when their "free range grass feed lamb chops were soooo tender, i very hard thing for the best chefs. the overwhelming taste made it clear they were using MSG but the next morning it was clear they used chemicals to tenderize the meat... I was sick, diarrhea,... More

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Terry R, Our restaurant has been open since 2000. We are a Mediterranean restaurant, most of our products, herbs and spices are imported. We do not use MSG and have no use for MSG. We are quite surprise because this is the first time we actually hear about this. Mediterranean cuisine is based on the simplicity of the products... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you want a break from Vietnamese food try Skewers. we had clam chowder- delicious. Then we had the spare ribs- bbq... so tender and tasty. pity we couldn't eat desert cause we were full. Btw we split the chowder and ribs between 2 of us and it filled us.

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear JacinthaT, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Glad to hear that you have had a good experience with us. Fyi, our smoked BBQ pork ribs won the best BBQ ribs competition this year amongst all the BBQ in the city. Please share your experiences with your friends and family. Hope to see you... More

Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went to Skewers to have a change from Indian food, but still have some good vegetarian food for my friends. Nice establishment, we arrived just before 6 PM and were first in the door. Interior is inviting and upscale. I had Spaghetti, one had Falafel, and the other a vegetarian pasta dish. Waiter was attentive. Menu has many options. I... More

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear David H, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Glad to hear that you have had a good experience with us. Please say hello next time you're in... Hope to see you again and thanks again for the review. Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are all Vietnamese-fooded out, try this place. The clam chowder in the bread bowl is great. They have a good fixed price lunch menu. A little pricey, but good food. The baba ghanoush is also very good.

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Dear Sahara39, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Glad to hear that you have had a good experience with us. Clam Chowder is one of our best dish and glad you have found it. Hope to see you again and thanks again for the review. Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Frankly the service and food is average or marginal. I have been there twice. The meat in the Gyro is very good however the rest of the garnishments or food is nt that good. The cucumber sauce was more yoghurt and rather bland. The pita bread was uncooked and tasted like flour. The fried cheese with feta was not impressive... More

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Entreguy, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Too bad your experience with us was not so favourable but glad you took the time and let us know in order for us to make continuous improvement. Hope to see you again in the near future to let us know how we are doing and... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is not Vietnamese food; not even close. It's not Asian food, but it is a restaurant serving excellent Mediterranean food (mainly traditional Greek dishes) of a very high standard. You can certainly challenge me on what is good Vietnamese / Asian food, but I can hold my own when it comes to European tastes and this restaurant is excellent.... More

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear AndyS100, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Glad to hear that you have had a good experience with us. Please share your experiences with your friends and family. Hope to see you soon and thanks again for the review. Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The best clam chowder soup I ever had in the town. Service is quite nice too, the waiter keep coming for adding more water if our glass getting half empty. But quite noisy sometimes on the second floor when event happening.

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear AliceSeastar, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Glad you have enjoyed the clam chowder... one of our best selling dishes. Hope to see you again soon and thanks again for the nice review. Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

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