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“Lively French bistro energy with great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bouchon de Saigon

Le Bouchon de Saigon
40 Thai Van Lung, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3829 9263
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Ranked #232 of 1,521 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lively French bistro energy with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

It was my last night in Saigon and my friend and I decided we wanted to experience a French restaurant in Vietnam. After a lot of research and worried that we may end up at a stuffy too formal restaurant, we decided on Le Bouchon and were pleased we did. It is an energetic bistro reminding me of the atmospherr of somewhere like Pastis in NYC but with better food at half the price. They had me with the free bubbles they served as you decided what to order. I had the steak frites with peppercorn sauce and my friend had the sea bass, both accompanied by a nice bottle of cote du rone. It was delicious! We stayed a not afterwards trying to blend into the French crowd. If you are looking for great French food, reasonably priced, that comes with a lively and fun classically bistro atmosphere, this is the place for you.

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HCM
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My favorite French Bistro in Ho Chi Minh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

My favorite French Bistro in Ho Chi Minh. Excellent value with high quality food. Try the swordfish carpaccio; best I've had. Onion soup is excellent at 25% of the price of a competitor around the corner (for real!).

Staff is very friendly. Can be a bit noisy at night, but nice casual friendly setting.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We were taken by friends who live in Saigon. The food was of good quality, and similarly the service. Decor a little bit tired, but maybe that gives a feeling of authentic. My only gripe is the fact that there was a lot of smokers and there does not appear to be any non-smoking section. But that may be the law of the land.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stumbled across this lovely little restaurant when we were lost only to find out afterwards that it had rave reviews in Tripadvisor. Good choice of French food with a French owner/chef. Food was on the pricier side as was the wine but you pay for what you get. The staff were very friendly and spoke good English with good knowledge of what the restaurant was serving. We had Samantha looking after us and she did a great job, thank you Samantha ;).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Good food at great prices. Staffs were very friendly & offered advices on the menu. We were surprised by music & birthday cake for my daughterr's birthday. Thank you staffs!!

Do make reservations, even during weekday.

Visited December 2012
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