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“Good food, Good value” 4 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 1,578 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good food, Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Setting: colonial style building with seating inside and outside. The interior is very well presented with paintings and attractive furniture. We chose a table inside and did not regret it.

Food: we decided on a set menu for 990K dong: fois gras (fantastic), seabass w. black tagliatelle (very good), cheese trolley (very good) and finished off with a dessert of pistachio icecream and pistachio ecclair with raspberries (very good). On top of that, thru-out the evening we had a number of small complimentary dishes - bread basket, amuse buche and a few others which were all a pleasant surprise.
Wine: good selection of wines and champagne. Wine is served in a decanter which is a nice touch.

Service: very attentive. The staff seem to be very well trained by the owners. The owner and wife of the chef attended to our table and gave us rundown on the menu.

Overall: good quality french cuisine in a great setting with great service.

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“Words can't describe the evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Thankfully we had a reservation,whilst a number of tables were empty when we arrived by the end of the evening all tables were taken. We were greeted by Tina who introduced herself as the owner and hostess,. such a charming lady! Tina was happy to go through the menus and explained the differences.
My partner ordered from the lobster menu, this was lobster done 3 ways. I ordered from the a la carte menu. The wine list is impressive and showcases a number of European wines, we subsequently decided on a French Riesling.
The entrees and mains were fabulous everything served was beyond perfect. The food was absolutely delicious! We finished off with the souffle, this has to be one of the best souffles that I have ever eaten.
The staff are faultless in their professionalism. This is 5 star dining equal to some of the best restaurants in Europe or Australia and it is all delivered with a smile and everyone appears to enjoy their job.
We dined in the garden which was really beautiful with the lights dotted throughout the garden. The inside dining room is certainly reminiscent of a French drawing room with high ceilings and beautiful curtains.
If someone had said that we would have one of the most enjoyable dining experiences of our lives in Ho Chi MInh City I would not believe them. Yet that is exactly the evening we had and the service continued with the cab driver being told in Vietnamese our destination.
If we ever go back to Ho Chi Minh City La Villa will be at the top of our list.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best degustation ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I was taken to this wonderful french restraunt by my partner Pippa
And I had the best dining experience ever. The food was out of this world and the staff were dotting all over us. The chef came out and spoke to all the diners
Pictures will follow.

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“Fantastic from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We visited La Villa restaurant whilst on honeymoon in Vietnam and decided to treat ourselves for my husband's birthday. Everything from
the service, to the food and wine was incredible. It was one of the best meals we've ever had and the special birthday treats were very much appreciated. A lovely hidden gem, thank you.

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“La villa- beautiful!!! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were in Ho Chi Min over new year. My partners 40 th was on the 2/1 so I researched the best restaurants in Ho Chi Min and this one came to my attention again and again.
It did not disappoint.
The setting was lovely. In District 2 in a quiet road and as the name describes a villa. You have a choice to eat indoors or out, both being lovely settings.
We had a 14 and 8 year old with us so was a bit worried about food suitability but they bent over backwards to accommodate my 8 year old with good old steak and mash! We had many difficulties with food choice and her in Vietnam but they got it right and she was happy!
The menu is a la carte. There were entrees, amuse bouche, bread etc.
The menu was amazing and every course was fantastic.
The total bill was approx £180 for four people including wine. You would not get that in England.
The chef and his wife were lovely. After finishing his service he came and said hello to every table. Very professional, welcoming and intimate.
Would highly recommend

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