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May

3/5 Hoang Sa | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City District 1 HCMC, Vietnam
+84 8 39 10 12 77
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Ranked #22 of 1,362 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southern Vietnamese family dishes are the main focus of the restaurant. We will welcome you as if you were coming in our home, with smiles and soft atmosphere, believing that good food brings people together. In a French colonial house, we went back to the roots of Vietnamese cuisine as it was done in the Sixties without MSG.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had a delightful dinner at May. The food was delicious, the drinks perfectly mixed, the staff are very friendly and clearly well trained. The atmosphere and setting transport you away from the bustle of the Saigon streets. I highly recommend May - bravo!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Just a quick note from us tonight to say we so enjoyed our dinner at May. Also a note to thank previous reviewers whose comments encouraged us to drag the children out on a rainy night from our comfy hotel to enjoy one last lovely Vietnamese meal before heading back to Australia tomorrow. I won't repeat what many others have... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

The food at May was of a very good quality, you could taste the freshness and quality in the food. The bang for buck is simply undeniable, I don't think we've got as much value for money in Ho Chi Minh as we did at May. The tamarind prawns were awesome, so we requested the tamarind squid as well, and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

May on Hoang Sa is our favourite restaurant in HCMC. Delicious food, beautiful setting, happy staff - an absolute delight. The barbecued squid is worthy of some of the best restaurants in the world. It's a place we love going back to.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our friends that live in Ho Chi Minh took us here for dinner. As we were traveling. We got eight dishes and split them between six people. Everything was amazing! And super cheap!

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I had a 6 hour stop over in HCMC. Not wanting to at the airport, I checked TA and scrutinised all the Vietnamese resteraunts. May's came out my clear destination choice. No MSG and some very tempting dishes. So with that, I got myself a visa, sent an email to May's asking if they would be able accommodate me. I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We made the trip by taxi to May and did not encounter too much difficulty. the taxi drive took us to the door, as it is in an ally way off Hoang Sa. Nice old building, a bit grubby but good to see the French colonial influence of the region. The food was good, the veges and fresh salad ingredients... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I were at the end of a month in Vietnam and had a few hours between flights so went for lunch at May having read some reviews. We were not disappointed. It is a little hard to find and was quiet (it was a public holiday if that makes a difference) but the staff were really friendly.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our hotel was situated near the opera, so this restaurant was not walking distance, a short taxi drive, but worth it, very nice vietnamese menu, definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After being dropped by the taxi on the main road, we had to meander ourselves into the rather dodgy alley before hitting the quaint colonial house by luck. The appetizer of 4 choices was a good introduction. I loved the vegan deep fried spring rolls, my husband adored the beef wrapped in some leaf. The main was tender beef with... More

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