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“Wonderful food in a marvelous atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Villa French Restaurant

La Villa French Restaurant
14 Ngo Quang Huy | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 0084, Vietnam
+84 8 3898 2082
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Ranked #1 of 1,638 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Michelin Starred Restaurant trained French Chef Thierry Mounon and his wife Tina are welcoming you in that elegant colonial style Villa. In Saigon's District 2, enjoy traditional or not so traditional French cuisine straight from Provence. Have lunch or dinner in the serene courtyard or refined interior, both bolstered by experienced and personable waitstaff. La Villa French Restaurant is located on a quiet side street off Thao Dien, a short taxi ride from the city center. La Villa French Restaurant features authentic French cuisine with true love of top products.Lunch Menu available, Dinner, a la carte and set menus are available for your dining pleasure. For the connoisseur a broad selection of French wines is on offer.La Villa is closed Sundays. Local Insight: The Lobster Menu is a must! Lunch Menu available Bringing due diligence to dessert, each pastry is delicate, delicious and just a touch decadent.
Melbourne
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a marvelous atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My wife and I visited La Villa for our 1st wedding aniversary and if we are still in Saigon we will return for each special occasion.
Food was wonderful, the staff attentive and we appreciated the little extras provided to make the occasion something to remember. We will definitely be back.

Visited December 2012
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Jacko31752,

Thank you for visiting us with your wife on your special day! We are delighted to read that you had such a nice time while dining with us, we will be glad to welcome you back for any others of your special occasions! Do not hesitate to contact Tina or me if you need us to arrange something special. I did communicate all your comments to our team as it s a great reward for us.
Thank you again and looking forward welcoming you back very soon in future.
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry and La Villa's Crew
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“go there and enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

i'd suggest you to book a table outdoor and enjoy the atmoshpere, although i sat indoor last time. very good service and cozy environment. Price was reasonable and food quality was good. A waiter also explain the cheese selection to me in detail and I was deeply grateful about that. keep it up

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Joe L,

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to post such a great review on TripAdvisor. All the team and myself are delighted to read that you had a great time while dining with us at La Villa! We are looking forward welcome you back soon in future and are wishing you an Happy New Year and all the very best for 2013!
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry and La Villa's Crew
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Chisago City, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wow best restaurant in Vietnam!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Theirry is an amazing chef. His flavour combinations are superb and his execution of dishes is simply brillian. The service matches his excellence and the atmoshpere is elegant and relaxing.
You just have to go. Keep it up! bravo

  • Visited November 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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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear J0nnyPage,

Thank you for visiting us and taking time to review us on TripAdvisor! We are all delighted to read that you had such a nice experience while dining at La Villa. We do hope to welcome you back soon in future and we are wishing you an Happy New year and all the best for 2013. Thank you again for your patronage!
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry and La Villa's Crew
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Perth
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“Overall, very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My friend and I went to La Villa for their special Christmas Day Lunch, which was prearranged in advance.
First impressions, very good, we chose to sit inside. Good presentation, clean and airy, with good tableware and linen.
The special Christmas lunch was overall excellent, and although expensive for a meal in Vietnam we did not mind because 1. we saw buffets advertised outside the big hotels downtown, with comparable prices, and 2. a meal like this would be out of our budget at home.
We have had enough foie gras and truffles to keep us going for the whole of 2013, or at least until we go to France mid-year.
The stuffed cockerel was sumptuous, as were the desserts.
My couple of negatives: after paying 1.7 mill dong each for the meals, when we were offered a (small) flute of champagne on arrival, we made the wrong assumption that it was complimentary, as we have had in other places, on cruise ships, etc. OK, I should have queried it but it would have seemed bad form at the time. To be charged 480,000 dong for these was disappointing.
The entree, the 2 langoustines/ scampi, although very well presented, only gave the tiniest amount to eat. I was tempted to ask for a utensil to crack the claws just to have a bit more!
Overall, a pleasant Christmas Day.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Maddy1953,

Thank you very much for visiting us on Christmas day and for taking time to post such nice review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you had a beautiful day while having our Christmas Lunch. We do hope to welcome you back soon at La Villa and are wishing you an Happy New Year and all the very best for 2013.
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry and La Villa's Crew
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Thierry is a master chef.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Gluttony. I've been there for dinner and lunch, and lunch is a complete STEAL. Thierry is giving it away. Take advantage of it while you can. The fixed lunch is a dinner-sized portion. For dinner, the Petite Villa is more than enough and you get your share of fois gras. Divine. I couldn't even make it to the cheese course.

Visited December 2012
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear 3isLoud,

Thank you so much for your great comments on TripAdvisor, we are delighted to read that you had such nice experiences both for lunch and Dinner! We do hope to welcome you back very soon in future. All the team and myself are wishing you an Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry and La Villa's Crew
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