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Universal (Sports Bar/Cafe/Restaurant/Live Music)

90 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ranked #154 of 1,486 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Auckland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Its smack in the middle of the most lively street in Vietnam. The beers SUPER chilled and so are the staff. Everyone knows Steve's the man to see. Friendly guy who knows his sports better than you do.... :) More TV screens than a Space shuttle cockpit. Lots of great things on the menu and HUGE TOWERS FULL OF BEER!!... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As a local in Ho Chi Minh i always visit Universal whether it be to watch sport, listen to the live band or just to drink a beer and enjoy some great food. I would recommend Universal to all visitors to Ho Chi Minh and to all that live here. The staff are always friendly, the premise is always clean... More

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Wodonga, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

great sports Bar, friendly staff, good food, well priced drinks, good entertainment, well placed on the street very popular with tourists

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Best nachos that I've ever eaten!!! Staff speak great English, diverse menu and icy cold beer/drinks!

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Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

An 'all purpose' restaurant that shows the top sports programs in a better set up than some of the other sports bars which only offer bar stools. The food is good having eaten there breakfast and dinner and inexpensive. Great burgers. Staff very efficient and pleasant.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When im down in Bui Vien iusually stop here for a few beers. nice place to look at the people walking buy and listen to great live music.

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Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Unable to check in at my hostel at such an odd time of day, this 24-hour place was my refuge while waiting for the sun to come up. Food came in big servings, the staff were attentive and they seriously did not mind people staying there for long. I even happened to find a seat next to a socket where... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful. The view of the Saigon provides wonderful scenery. The service was impeccable. Well timed, professional but still personal. Food was gorgeous and tasty. I'd probably give the food a 4.5 instead of 5. And yes. It is expensive. I enjoyed my time and felt it was worth the dollars.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Good sports bar,good music,live and recorded,good food,lovely staff,best bar on Bui Vien.I will come here again,hopefully next year.It is in good location,in middle of Bui Vien.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great location, good food, cheap beer, good music with pool table and all sports channels. Friendly and professional staff. Great place any day any time as it is open 24hrs.

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