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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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
This Restaurant is a Lifesaver!!

Ok, I have to start by saying that Vietnamese food does not agree with me. After 2 days of eating fruits, I stumbled upon Baba's in Backpackers District and it literally saved my life by having an amazing meal!! The service was superb and quick, the food was great!! Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Mohammad D
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Dubai, UAE
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Dubai, UAE
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Ok, I have to start by saying that Vietnamese food does not agree with me. After 2 days of eating fruits, I stumbled upon Baba's in Backpackers District and it literally saved my life by having an amazing meal!! The service was superb and quick, the food was great!! Highly recommended.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Top curry at affordable prices. Staff do ask you if you have enjoyed the meal a lot though. However, better that they care than not i suppose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I ate here 4 times it's absolutely amazing. The lunch special is great. I would recommend the garlic Nann! (Get two orders instead of rice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food is rather avarge. Chicken tikka masala tasted a little bit like bacon (?). Naans were good. Staff was very friendly but too attentive. You could not enjoy if somebody pop out every 10 sec to help you with something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

we were at the restaurant today for lunch, we checked out th elunch which was very tempting, and decided to go with the al a carte because we wanted to try Biriyani and chettinad chicken which we had in our mind before leaving the room. The reviews were very good and our hopes wern't that high, because indian food in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went to Baba's kitchen after reading good reviews on here. The service was the best that I've had since starting my travels 7 weeks ago!! Staff were so attentive & gave us time to read through the menu (not common in SE Asia!!). You get free water & a cold wipe on arrival. They told us what all the dips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

After a long bus ride we stopped here for a late dinner. The service was great. Free glass of water with dinner. The staff were super attentive. The food was fantastic and served very fast. Overall a great dining experience on Bui Vien.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Service a bit slow food ok not that friendly at tamarind in London so this food was pretty mediocre wouldn't go again the bar opposite is not great either called the donkey bar I think a donkey could run it better rude staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Came here led by the positive recommendations on trip advisor and was not disappointed, though right at a busy touristic street and in between some a bit dodgy looking shops, this hidden gem showed up to be a good choice, food was lovely and staff friendly and helpful, will come back for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After travelling for several months the idea of traditional Indian food was a must! Staff were very friendly and constantly filling up our water cup and checking everything was fine. We are used to eating where the locals eat and not the touristy places but this is a must if you are craving Indian food! For 2 of us it... 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, Vietnamese, Vegan

Description

Saigon's favorite Indian restaurant!

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