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87-89-91 Ho Tung Mau street | District 1 (beneath Au Lac hotel), Ho Chi Minh City 0, Vietnam
+84 122 763 1261
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Ranked #14 of 1,537 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: First Algerian Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city. Serving Algerian style Couscous, Tajines. Fresh mint tea, Espresso, Great wines, draught beer available. Unique decor, central location, lunches available Mon-Fri.
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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Where to wrap up an amazing trip round Vietnam - one last amazing meal before heading home? Something a little different. Head for the Bitexco tower and down Ho Tung Mau Street to Bahdja. The Harissa and the eggplant dips and bread were divine. We had the chicken and lentil salad and the beef, mint filo pastries for entrees and... More

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28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were lucky to be seated as we didn't have a reservation but there was one table free. We were promptly seated and given the menus. We went for the breads and dips for our starters, and for the main a chicken tagine and lamb chops. A complimentary sample of breads came out as we waited - the bread was... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My trip to this restaurant was a bit lost at first. The taxi driver had stopped me at further front block. But it never stops me from trying to be here.. When I first step in, I was totally been blown away by the front line staffs who greets me with a beautiful smile and warm welcome. The waitress also... More

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ho chi minh city
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have been here several time, and i always had great food, great service. from the couscous, the tagine and chachouka, always tasted great, always authentic, till the "corne de gazelle"! thank you

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Ahipara, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Yes we went because of the trip advisor reviews and because it was close to our hotel. The food itself was good but if I'm being honest it wasn't wow. That said we were perfectly happy with our meals. What spoilt it for us was the Manageress who clearly underestimated her staff and thought she had to do everyone's job... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just finished a GREAT meal at BAHDJA restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. The appetizers were fantastic and the Couscous tender moist and seasoned just right. This place has great food, great service and great value! The chairs are comfortable to sit in, the decorations take you to North Africa and make you feel a world away. Try it and... More

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was kind of exciting to taste Algerian food in the center of Vietnam city, Ho Chi Minh. I liked the atmosphere and services. I enjoyed it very much.

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bruxelles
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Appreciate eating a tastefull couscous in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City. Very friendly staff. I took couscous merguez, and it was not bad at all.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have to say I love to add couscous in almost everything I eat and have had a hard time looking for a restaurant in HCMC that serves good north african cuisine. Now I found it. Bahdja is the place to go whenever you crave couscous. Their highlight is couscous royale, you absolutely have to try it. The owner is... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were greeted by the owner who was exceptionally polite and friendly. I myself am a huge couscous fan and have previously tried many couscous restaurants in HCMC, but this place served it the best. We ordered one beef bourek and one couscous royale to share along with a mint tea. While waiting for our food, the owner brought out... More

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