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164 Bui Vien | Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
0838386661
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Saigon's favorite Indian restaurant!

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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
Ate here twice in three days

The food here is some of the best Indian I've had anywhere. Particularly, the samosas, tiki masala, and butter chicken were excellent. The food is great and the staff is attentive but not overbearing. Definitely come here if you're craving some curry!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Lydia E
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Jeju-do, South Korea
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The food here is some of the best Indian I've had anywhere. Particularly, the samosas, tiki masala, and butter chicken were excellent. The food is great and the staff is attentive but not overbearing. Definitely come here if you're craving some curry!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been recommending Babas Kitchen to everyone who tells me they are going to HCMC and always get a 5 star report back. I got a chance to go back this week and once again, I can safely say 'THE' best Indian restaurant outside of India. Authentic, spicy, fresh, amazing. The service is also 2nd to none, with very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice during our stay in HCMC. Food is amazing and the staff is so so friendly. You can feel that they have passion for their job. Constantly refilling your water, asking if everything is ok, loved the little survey at the end. My boyfriend is a cook and this restaurant was in his top 3 of best restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had read the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to give Baba's kitchen a try. We were very glad we did. We usually visit Indian Restaurants in every city we visit and we found the food in this restaurant to be excellent......... one of the better ones for taste. They understood my special needs (Gluten free) and the service... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Delicious Indian food! Not much else to say really. Go through the back way and you can go sit upstairs on the balcony for a nice view of the street without the street being right there. Recommend the 'Mango Juice" which is just pureed mangos.. Yum!!

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I can't understand any of the bizzare reviews before, saying the food is 'average'. Possibly they are fake reviews, considering they haven't made many other reviews... Either they have never tasted proper indian cuisine before, or their taste buds are not working as they should be... Either way, the food here is absolutely delicious! I've eaten Indian cuisine all over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We went there to taste the food, which we found to be a bit expensive as compared to the prices offered in nearby Indian Restaurant and the taste was also average.

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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I come here more for the service than the actual food. The food is good, but I have had better Indian food in town. However, the service is REALLY exceptional. If they can't make what you want less spicy they will come up with an alternative to accommodate you. The delivery is always super fast and the portions are quite... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Table of 4 left very satisfied! Superb food, I've lived in India for over a year and its some of the best I've had! Really nice atmosphere full of happy people! Staff were so nice and were helpful on flavours within dishes! Ate here twice and would love some right now!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Reminded me of a place i eat on a small side street in Kolkata, just once. Service: 1 / 10 ... The staff were TOO attentive on account of: 1. We were the only customers in the place that afternoon(?) and 2.Meal ending lecherous looks from so called overly-friendly staff. (serious creep factor) Assumed it was only #1, until I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 Bui Vien | Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 0838386661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Description

Saigon's favorite Indian restaurant!

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