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“A very nice restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of May

May
3/5 Hoang Sa | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City District 1 HCMC, Vietnam
+84 8 39 10 12 77
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Ranked #43 of 1,573 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southern Vietnamese family dishes are the main focus of the restaurant. We will welcome you as if you were coming in our home, with smiles and soft atmosphere, believing that good food brings people together. In a French colonial house, we went back to the roots of Vietnamese cuisine as it was done in the Sixties without MSG.
New Delhi, India
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7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Last month I visited this restaurant for a dinner during my visit to HCMC and I really liked the place.

The first thing that strikes you as you enter May is the relaxed ambience. Unlike a typical restaurant, May is not a huge hall with rows of tables spread around. It is in fact a string of smaller halls, in varying sizes, spread over different floors of the building. As you settle down to dine, you get a feeling that you are in the dining room of a friend's place.

The relaxed ambience is certainly not to be interpreted as inefficiency. The service while being very cordial is very quick too. The food itself is very tasteful. I tried traditional Vietnamese fare at May and liked it very much. Their drinks were also very delicious.

The whole place looks very clean and hygienic, with someone appearing to keep a sharp eye for cleanliness.

On top of all this I found even their pricing very reasonable.

I would gladly recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxed dinner with drinks, and would most certainly visit them whnever I am there in HCM.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best little secret restaurant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We ate here after finding it on tripadvisor and it was a fantastic choice. The taxi driver had a little bit of trouble finding it as it is down a little alleyway but its well worth it and there is a security guard. The food was DELICIOUS, especially the silken tofu with chilli and lemongrass.

The waiter was very friendly and gave us some local visitor guides to help us with the rest of our trip.

  • Visited June 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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Moscow
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“Nice food, terrific staff, so friendly and helpful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

the house is in a little street, all is newly decorated, felt a bit strange, the food was good, and the staff was so nice and helpful, did not know what to do to make us happy, very enjoyable evening, worth a try...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salvador, BA
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“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

In a city where food locations are just as abundant and diverse, May turns out to be a solid choice you can rely on, year after year. The tucked away location makes it even more suprising and the colonial house atmosphere adds charm to a great food experience. Try the duck breast on ginger.... relatively expensive by Vietnamese standards

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Good place and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very enjoyable evening at May's which serves tasty authentic Vietnamese food. Every dish we ordered was full of flavors and served very efficiently. The decor is very thoughtful as are the staff. There is not much else left to be said...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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