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“Nice venue and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hoa Tuc

Hoa Tuc
74/7 Hai Ba Trung, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3825 1676
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Ranked #65 of 1,567 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
London, England
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Nice venue and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great location in courtyard, so sheltered from traffic. Good for eating outside. Quite a broad menu - wider than Vietnamese. Food well presented, and decent wine list. A nice spot, although not the most traditional local eating experience. I had a mild stomach upset after eating here, although my wife was fine and no one else seems to have a problem. Nonetheless, I think we'd go back, but be careful with washed salads etc.

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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We have been here 3 times and have never been disappointed. We have been with friends and with kids and each time it has been fantastic. The staff were very helpful as they recommended dishes we would have overlooked. They were great with the kids. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back without a doubt!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Mateo, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Vietnamese salads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We had two salads. One with lightly boiled or steamed flowers (forgot the name) and crab in fish sauce dressing. Absolutely delicious. But even better was the beef salad on beautiful lettuce leaves and slices of white eggplants. To die for!!!

What impressed us most was how freshness of the ingredients, the balance and delicacy of the taste.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
“Nice setting but shame about the service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We returned to this restaurant after having enjoyed it on our last visit in March this year. The outdoors area is beautifully set up and quite a romantic setting with fans cooling the tables on warm Saigon nights.

The food was disappointing and for Vietnam, expensive (US$109 for 2 of us including wine). We shared the mixed platter for entrée and only the spring rolls were tasty. For main course I had BBQ Bass, which I had to send back as it arrived stone cold. My wife had the skewered prawns which were OK dipped in the sauces provided. We didn’t bother with dessert or coffee.

We had a bottle of the restaurant white wine special of the month which we found almost undrinkable so we ordered their cheapest French Riesling and wrote off the special.

The manager is a very nice, efficient man but sadly this doesn’t flow through to all his staff. Whilst a few of the waiters are cheerful and friendly, the waiter we had was surly, quite rude and aggressive. Spoils it for those who are trying and as regular visitors to Saigon we wouldn’t bother going back.

The restaurant was almost full, 99% of the customers Western Tripadvisor readers and in our opinion is overpriced and overrated.

If you want authentic Vietnamese food at half the price try the Hong Hai seafood restaurant in District 3 in Pasteur Street. You won’t see many Westerners there but the food is amazing.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was my second time here. Had a good experience last time and this time was no different. Smooth and attentive service. Nice food (love the soft shell crab), reasonable wine list, nice atmosphere, slightly more expensive, but compared to Western standards very reasonable and a great place to go.

Visited November 2012
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