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“Good place for laid back evening!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beirut Garden

Beirut Garden
74/13D Hai Ba Trung Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 2188
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Ranked #245 of 1,568 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dinner with entertainments. Everyday belly dancers, cuban dancers, one of the best meditarranean cuisine in the city. Soon will be more... Don't miss it!
HCMC
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Good place for laid back evening!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I have been to Beirut 2 times now. It is a good place for a laid back evening. If you want to chill and keep chilling till late in the night then it is a place I would recommend.

The service is ordinary and they now have a new executive chef. So i am assuming that the quality of food will improve further. I like the food, it is good (not awesome) but if you are from middle-east or west-asia then it is a good change from the regular Ban Bo and Pho.

It is decently priced and the mezze platter was very filling. The serving portions are large and so one should be careful while ordering. They also have a You-Tube influenced balle-dancing which is a good attraction. Though i would not like to call it belle-dancing.

The place is huge and the decor could have been tastefully done. There are all kinds of chairs from plastic to iron. The only thing that is un-amicable about the place is the owner. He is too loud for his own good. If he can improve his mannerisms then this place can be much better.

Overall, it is a decent place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very very very very poor food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I cannot stress how bad this Lebanese food is. In short the food tastes like shoes. Kafta is definitely microwaved then thrown on the grill!

The bread... Please don't get me started I wouldn't even feed it to my worst enemies and the owner is cocky and openly flaunts his money and lights up his fat cigars that stink.

I have the commend the Vietnamese staff very friendly and helpful but I think they are oblivious to the fact that they are working in a doghouse where, unfortunately corners have been cut.

Yuck.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Below average, farsical reviews, all focused on presentation, the beirut management have undertrained the staff in flavour, qual”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

We ordered the famous hummus, pickles, tabouli, felafel and lamb kafta. The tabouli isn't flat leaf, is under seasoned and tasteless - we asked for additional lemon and pumped seasoning into it to give it a go, the parsley had been cut too long beforehand and we could not revive it. The felafel is crusted in sesame seeds and is a good diversion from the weak flavours inside. The pickles were the biggest disappointment - they were like biting into a blank flavour canvas. The bread, while made onsite - we didn't get th fresh batch, it comes hot and crisps up in a minute as it is stale. The famous hummus is under seasoned, watered down with no alignment to chickpea dip. The kafta arrived and it looks the part but is strangely mushy meat, the first thing you taste is an odd lamb taste and the finish is without herbs and overcompensated with salt. A huge disappointment as I look as Facebook photos of Abdul's in surry hills in Sydney, a 4:00 am kebab on Oxford st supercedes the Mediterranean flavour hit than what you get here. Our bill was over a million dong and we reluctantly handed over the money as we truly don't want to condone such a poor representation on Lebanese food. As we are leaving my partner asks me to emphasize the state of the bread and that the kafta was microwaved and then put it in the grill. Shame, we were so excited.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great location but ordinary food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This restaurant has a great location in the old opium refinery in Saigon's district 1. It is let down by some very average food (and high priced at that by Saigon standards). Try elsewhere in the refinery for a better meal.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Great food, really friendly staff. Really unique set up in the garden bar.. Also an experience being able to smoke shesha.. Get the haloumi bread, it was amasing.. Fantastic selection of drinks..

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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