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“Cheap and cheerful cuisine.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bun Bo Hue Yen Do

Bun Bo Hue Yen Do
252/68B Ly Chinh Thang Street | District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84839312975
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Ranked #384 of 1,567 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
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“Cheap and cheerful cuisine.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

O.K., there are 'Street Food' eateries galore in Ho Chi Minh City, and there’s many places like Bun Bo Hue Yen Do. This is very basic and elemental restaurant serving what I call, ‘Just Off the Street Food’! I've never been a fan of street food, so, stepping into this tiny eatery just off a main drag, with a few tables with proper chairs, was enough to keep me assured to dine here.

A family runs this eatery, and they were very nice to us when we visited to try bowls of bun bo Hue (spicy Vietnamese beef and lemongrass noodle soup). In a spot like this, of course, they don't have room for much refrigeration, so, beers were served warm with ice. Nice! In places like this, it is best to just go with the flow...

Of course, dining here will not be for everyone, that's for sure, as it is a step-up from street food, but, not much.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

bun is the wonderful food for try with beef soup and many vegetable side dish and you can refill moe and more vegei

Visited May 2012
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“Great cheap food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011 via mobile

We ate here today for lunch based on reviews and weren't disappointed. We had two huge bowls of noodle soup, three pork spring rolls, two iced yogurts, one beer, one water, all for 220,000 VND. Great food and value for money.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Good sevice and good variety for western palate.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011 via mobile

I found the selection of dishes here good and orderd the garlic fried rice $2.5 (48000d) and crab and roll shrimp spring rolls (46000d for 6) the food was tasty and arrived with the usual chili infused sauces. I was recoverying from heat exhaustion so avoided the sauces but foundthe dishes flavoursome and would return there again. The service is prompt and attenive and at aroound $10 for 3 dishes and 2 drinks (sodas) great value.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Extremely good and affordable food, wahsroom disgusting, though”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

The food here is as good as any other good local style restaurant 2 price levels higher, very healthy & tasty, a wide variety. The people are helpful and nice, anyhow you should avoid using the washroom. Dirty, old, round the corner from the kitchen, not cleaned on a regular basis and just one for men & women. Having said that this is an extremely good place to have some budget food from middle of Vietnam. The place is pretty lively but not noisy.

Note that this is a chain with 8 to 10 locations in HCMC.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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