We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not cheap but good casual dining” 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
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #74 of 1,603 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Noodle, Contemporary, Vietnamese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Not cheap but good casual dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Went here on our first night in HCMC, and found that this is what we needed. A good first taste of Vietnamese food with helpful staff and tasty dishes. Location really good by plenty other options for drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

940 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    455
    335
    102
    31
    17
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“+10% of TVA and 5% of service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

The food is quite good but the quantities are not very big and the food is not traditional.
I think that this restaurant will be more appreciated from people living there than from tourists looking for authenticity.
We asked for an Iced Tea (the official beverage in VN) but the waiter said that vietnamese people didn't drink tea and that we should take instead a hot caffe latte (??!!). We ended with water as it was just impossible to have a tea with ice.
Moreover, the prices are quite high, which is "normal" for a restaurant of this standing, BUT we had the bad surprise to see on the bill +10% of TVA and 5% of service.
I guess it was written on the menu (probably ver smally as I didn't see it) but I don't really like it anyway.
Cooking class on the 1st floor really nice

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, England
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
63 helpful votes 63 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Mateo, CA
Senior Reviewer
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hoa Tuc also viewed

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 

Been to Hoa Tuc? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hoa Tuc, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.