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175/9 Pha Ngu Lao Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
0838360162
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: District 1, Backpackers' Area

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  • 23
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Vietnamese Vegetarian Food!

This was the first restaurant we visited when we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, based on the reviews we were looking forward to our first taste of Vietnamese cooking and were not disappointed! Firstly the menu has a huge selection of vegetarian foods to choose from which was really refreshing to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant we visited when we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, based on the reviews we were looking forward to our first taste of Vietnamese cooking and were not disappointed! Firstly the menu has a huge selection of vegetarian foods to choose from which was really refreshing to see, secondly the staff were lovely and lastly... More 

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Chur, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Extremely good food, fair prices and very friendly personell. Huge selection of local, international and vegetatian dishes. Went there already twice and will come back for sure. Also visited by local people. Defenitely recommended!

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The menu has lots of different options and what we had was really good. Fast bringing the food, very friendly waitress and nice place. Plus is not expensive compared to other restaurants around

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We (2 couples) had dinner there last night and it was awesome!! The staff is really friendly! You must order vegetarian food there, even if you're not a vegetarian. The food tastes great and portions are really big, enough for a really hungry man:-) and it's great that you get a lot of fresh vegetables. The prices are great too!... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Delicious vegetarian Vietnamese food - the rice noodle soup was amazing and so filling. Lovely staff. Don't be confused by the sign in the photos with 'Vietnamese Aroma' - this is not the place!

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Luzern
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a small restaurant in the backpacker quarter. I liked all the food extremely and the service is excellent. A good place when you want to eat vegetarian. And it is also not expensive.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We tried to find good vegetarian cafe in central part of Saigon, but it's was very difficult. This place was near our guesthouse and we decided to try. Nice menu and big portions. Also very testy. If you looking vegetarian place - it's a good choice.

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Phuket, Thailand
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

After seeing so many great reviews online i was looking forward to trying out this place but kind of wish i hadnt bothered. I ordered wheat noodles and veg (from the vegetarian menu) but when it came out i saw there was beef in it. I asked the waitress was there meat in here she said er yea. Another waitress... More 

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Park City, UT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

After some hit and miss dining in HCMC, I was very happy to find this cute family restaurant. It's off an alley so its a bit quieter and fun to sit in front and people watch. We only ordered off the vietnamese part of the vegetarian menu but all dishes were very good and inexpensive. Beer was cheap as well,... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Lovely and friendly staff, one girl spoke english very well. The menu has a lot of choices from vietnam/thai influences, lots of salads and veg combinations, lovely spring rolls. The menu also has meat choices! Clean and comfortable setting, with very low prices, only one side alley over from 'mini hotel alley'

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175/9 Pha Ngu Lao Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 0838360162

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Description

District 1, Backpackers' Area
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?