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Baba's Kitchen

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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Saigon's favorite Indian restaurant!

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delivery order - most authentic Indian in Saigon

Had a range of dishes including chicken jalfrezi, paneer curry, saag aloo and much more. Chicken was all breast meat and good quality, garlic naan was covered in lots of fresh garlic and all the dishes were really spicy and delicious. I previously enjoyed curry from another Indian restaurant in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had a range of dishes including chicken jalfrezi, paneer curry, saag aloo and much more. Chicken was all breast meat and good quality, garlic naan was covered in lots of fresh garlic and all the dishes were really spicy and delicious. I previously enjoyed curry from another Indian restaurant in Saigon (for its fresh ingredients) but will always use Baba's... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I am a big fan of Indian food and have it frequently in NYC with various friends from India, so believe me when I say the food here is good. The waiters were attentive, and even though some did not understand English very well, they tried to decipher our speech or called another waiter over rather than just ignore us.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Slow service is my only criticism, When the food arrived id forgotten about the wait, it was superb, Butter Chix, Rogan Josh, Korma, Vindaloo, all the favourites we had and were delicious and Garlic Naan YUM. Wish I had a chance to dine again, and nestled in the heart of Bue Vien Street District 1. Check it out !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have been there several times. The food is always very good. The waiters are welcoming and the service is perfect. The upstairs' balcony offers a pleasant setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The only Indian dish India does better is a dosa. I'd rather eat at Babas than head back to the subcontinent where the food leaves you incontinent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located in the most popular area in Saigon, which is easy to find and walk around the surrounding atmosphere. The menu consists of various Indian-styled dishes (I chose tikka masala with naan) and the staff are very polite, helpful and attentive. The price is reasonable; the atmosphere and customer service is good! Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Reliably decent Indian food at sensible prices. Can't comment on the place itself, as I've always ordered it for delivery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was a pleasant surprise to discover this wonderful restaurant which serves a variety of popular Indian food in HCMC. Having experienced mediocre service in Vietnam for almost 3 years, this restaurant was a treat for sore eyes. Even the Vietnamese staff were so observant, always there is someone maintaining eye contact, with proactive response. The dishes in the menu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Poor food. Late to bring food out ops tasted bland. Kitchen was dirty and has RATS in. I had really really bad diarrhoea when I got home and my glass of water was tap water. And I was able to watch and hear people having SEX in the hotel across the road.

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BabaRobin, Owner at Baba's Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi, this is Robin, the owner of Baba's. I read every comment card and review, and I treat each of them seriously, but I'm having some difficulty in this case. I can assure you that: our kitchen does not have rats, and in fact our kitchen is too small for any creature to hide in; we do not serve tap... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I've been here a few times and will come back again. Highly recommended Indian Restaurant, food was amazing, service was complete, location is great...The Chef really brings real Indian Cuisine to Saigon!

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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, Vietnamese, Vegan

Description

Saigon's favorite Indian restaurant!

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