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“Superb experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Bobby Chinn - CLOSED

Restaurant Bobby Chinn
The Link at Khumo Asiana Plaza Saigon | 39 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
00 84 8 6291 7788
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
LA, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

After a lot of pushing, cajoling, and some begging and shoving, I convinced my darling (she reads my comments) wife to come to the Wonderful restaurant of Bobby Chinn here in HCMC. Perhaps the lunch special of an all you care to eat Salad Bar, one main dish, and coffee or tea for only $10 USD, or 199,000 VND, had something to do with her acquiescence, because I had been excited about eating at this restaurant ever since they opened. I dragged her in as she kvetched that the food probably wasn't good. The restaurant is a model of understated elegance, and the food on the salad bar looked beautiful.
It tasted even better than it looked, from the silky white bean hummus to a mild anchovy flavor ranch dressing, to a great baby tomato and mozzarella di buffala salad with a feather light extra extra virgin olive oil sprinkling. Many more dishes were each unique and delicious--you must go and try for yourself!
The main dish choices were a mild chicken curry, pizza, pho, and a burger. Our Pho and curry choices were delicious, altho KL said the Pho was skewed to the tastes of foreigners, lacking the pungent and sometimes TOO pungent smell of Pho for Vietnamese. My curry was delicious and served with a perfect white rice, or you could get some of the fresh baked bread or pita from the salad bar.
We finished our feast with Caphe Sua Da, Vietnamese coffee, and my often critical wife was VERY happy and will require a simple invitation to return to this fabulous restaurant! I can hardly wait to dine at Bobby's again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Exquisite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

A fabulous experience, food was delicious And even met THE man himself - great experience and a very memorable evening - will go back every time I am in Saigon.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“THE restaurant in Saigon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at Bobby Chinn Restaurant Saigon!! The food is exceptional and the ambiance very unique! Strongly recommend the burger with the truffle French fries - an amazing twist on an old favorite! The rib eye is a must as well - you don't find the same quality in a lot of other places!
This is THE place for anybody looking for the best culinary destination in Saigon!

  • Visited December 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very professional setup.

Food is good, service is top and drinks also very fine.

Just a little overpriced.

We had 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 bottle of wine (a medium one) = Total 5.600.000 VND :(

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sunnyvale, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very nice dining experience, and the service is fantastic. This is not the place if you are expecting traditional Vietnamese dining. It is more of a East/West fusion approach. The drinks and wine list are impressive, and the music playlist (Bobby's selections) combines a great selection of rock and other progressive tunes.

One very nice dish was the softshell crab quesidilla, together with mango salsa.

Price is high for VN, but we really enjoyed the overall experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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