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Skewers

9A Thai Van Lung | Dong Khoi / Hai Ba Trung Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 4798
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Ranked #53 of 1,238 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $25
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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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Issaquah
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Well if you have had enough noodles and would like some western food this is a good place to enjoy. They make a pretty good cocktail as well although I had to personally demonstrate how to make a very dry martini. The locals seem to enjoy it as well when they want a little something other than local food.

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Cambria, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Owner Tristan Ngo has an MBA from University of San Francisco, so it's no surprise his Mediterranean restaurant in HCMC resembles one you might find around Union Square. Food and service are excellent in all respects at a reasonable price. Tristan plays a role in the novel "Saigon Gold."

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Hexham
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Join the locals for lunch, at this busy modern Mediterranean restaurant. All dishes cooked to order in front of you. Very good wine list all at very reasonable prices, nice and friendly staff

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Alan H, Many thanks for your patrionage and time to review us on TA. Always nice to received a review (a good one too) from our guests since we don't often received reviews on TA. We are one of the few older establishment in HCMC (14 years to be exact) that are still standing. Our motto has always been... More

canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I chose this restaurant based on reviews and because I wanted to try something different while traveling in Ho Chi Minh City. The reviewers had said the the prices ranged from $15-25, which was not accurate, most mains were more like $15-20, with items from the grill starting at $20-40. So I was in sticker shock when I saw the... More

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Mahogany76, Many thanks for your patrionage and time to review us on TA. Always nice to received a review from our guests since we don't often received reviews on TA. Food cost has gone up since we registered with TA so I've made a note to adjust the price listing. Unfortunately we are not a Vietnamese restaurant therefore majority... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Friendly staff and a great wine list. Definitely worth a visit for a business dinner or fancy date. Friendly staff and a great wine list. Definitely worth a visit for a business dinner or fancy date.

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Adam R, Many thanks for the review on TA and your patrionage. Always nice to received a nice review from our guests since we don't often received reviews on TA. We are one of the few older establishment in HCMC (14 years to be exact) that are still standing. Glad to be of service and thanks again for the... More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We ordered lemon Chicken and were told that it would take at least twenty minutes for it to arrive. Well it took thirty and we were hungry but the chicken breast was dry and not well seasoned, the peas were underdone and the potatoes, though cooked, Luke warm. Every thing was floating in butter and overall this was disappointing. There... More

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Bill v, Good to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to review us on TA. My apology for not having a good experience with us. You should have told our staff or the management right away. The grilled lemon chicken is actually one of our more popular dishes and this is the first time that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant at Ho Chi Minh! Clam chowder, rib eye, spicy garlic shrimps and dark chocolate bla bla bla.... All is well!

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Rice C, Many thanks for the review on TA and your patrionage. Always nice to received a nice review from our guests since we don't often received reviews on TA. We are one of the few older establishment in HCMC (14 years to be exact). Thanks again and hope to see you soon. Cheers, ngotristan@yahoo.com More

Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I spent a year living in the restaurant district in Potts Point in Sydney. The Italian dish I had at Skewers was as good as any in Sydney. We both had spaghetti dishes - and loved them. Not only were they first class, they were generous in size too.

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear TerryDoddsMoranbah, Thank you so much for your patrionage and time to review us on TA. We don't often get review on TA so it is always nice to received them and especially a nice one as well. Our main business are mostly locals / expats and does not rely mainly on TA and tourists. Glad that you've enjoyed our... More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is my favourite resteraunt ever!! Like the layout and the lemonade is awesome! Go too skewers if you like meditereanian food, you will love it!!!

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Loltroll, Thank you so much for your patrionage and time to review us on TA. I've often mention that we don't normally get review from TA so it is always nice to received and especially a nice one too. Very glad that you've enjoyed our meal and hospitality. Our motto has always been good food, good service and good... More

Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While there is a nice variety of cuisines to choose from on the menu, we ate some traditional Italian meals and they were huge and delicious! Friendly staff. not bad prices.

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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear nannashazz, Thank you so much for your patrionage and time to review us on TA. We don't normally get review so it is always nice to hear from our guests and especially a nice one. We do our best to provide quality food, good service and warm atmostphere to everyone that walked through our door. It is not an... More

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