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“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
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Ranked #56 of 1,423 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
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
41 helpful votes 41 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.

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Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
99 helpful votes 99 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
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London, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 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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“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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