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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 #83 of 1,486 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I took a date here upon a recommendation from a friend. We ordered the dip combo to start with, and shared the pork ribs as the main. We did not manage to finish either dish, so I asked to take away and dropped it off for a couple of friends to help us finish it. We found the service to... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have been coming here for years - introduced by a business associate. Very close to all the District 1 hotels. Great decor - a small place that is always full. Food is great, some of the best lamb chops in town, very nice wine list. Caesar salad to start, the portions are just right and a great value for... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Have been there many times on different occasions, food taste was always outstanding, it's one of our favorite restaurant in HCMC, all friends I took there love and enjoy their food. My must try recommendations are Grill Steaks, Sizzling Shrimp, Chicken Salad and Cheddar Soup. The only thing that bothers me is restaurant staff told me restaurant doesn't provide free... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If craving for some gyros and moussaka, this is the place to go. We've had the lamb gyros twice here and it's pretty good. The sampler platter of hummus and your pick of sauces served with Pita is just ok. Desserts are just ok here (for the price that it is $6!). Setting is formal and good for evening dining.... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Gary, Thanks for your visit and time to review us on TA, despite the not so favorable review. Our mixed dips platter are our most popular and one of the oldest dish on the menu. We import most of our ingredients in order to provide the best authentic taste as possible such as tahini, paprika, cumin and olive oil. Being... More

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Tristan N, Owner at Skewers, responded to this review

Dear Groovie65, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA despite the not so favorable review. Quite surprised to hear about our service staff. It is not often we get a complaint about our service... We are a family oriented restaurant and try to serve everyone that walked through our door as friends and not customers.... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
13 helpful votes 13 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

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