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“Great small and friendly restaurant...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bahdja Restaurant

Bahdja Restaurant
87-89-91 Ho Tung Mau street | District 1 (beneath Au Lac hotel), Ho Chi Minh City 0, Vietnam
+84 122 763 1261
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Ranked #5 of 1,486 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: First Algerian Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city. Serving Algerian style Couscous, Tajines. Fresh mint tea, Espresso, Great wines, draught beer available. Unique decor, central location, lunches available Mon-Fri.
Luganville, Vanuatu
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great small and friendly restaurant...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

was looking to eat a real couscous for quite some time now, and oh was I surprised when I found this friendly little restaurant Bahdja listed on TripAdvisor #7... we had an assortment of salad entrées, and ordered the Royale couscous as main... the entrées was good but the couscous was one of the best I have ever had, and to find this in Hô Chi Minh City was like heaven... Highly recommended!!!...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bahdja_Restaurant, Owner at Bahdja Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear newlook_vu,

Thank you very much for the review and high recommendation!
As you liked our couscous, we dare to suggest trying out our Tajines. Hope your next visit will bring you the same satisfaction.

Best regards & always welcome!

Bahdja team.
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San Francisco, California
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best couscous in Saigon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A friend said her teenage son requested to have his family birthday dinner here and the whole family loved it. With an endorsement like that, we went there for lunch, and the couscous was very good. It was not busy at lunch, so I hope people will come to support it as we need to keep a place like this in Saigon.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bahdja_Restaurant, Manager at Bahdja Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear SFOSGN,

Thank you for your time to make nice review about us and your support!
We are glad you liked couscous and hope some day you will discover a different atmosphere of Bahdja in the evenings.

Best regards & always welcome!
Bahdja team.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good North African food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a tiny restaurant in District 1 based in the basement of nearby hotel. The place is run by algerian shef and his russian wife Anna who works as administrator. The atmosphere is nice and cosy. Service is good and friendly but not annoying. The menu is small just with some signature dishes which is probably good since the quality is then guaranteed and one would not visit Algerian restaurant for a ceaser salad.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bahdja_Restaurant, Owner at Bahdja Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear VSViet,

Thank you much for your review and nice evaluation of Bahdja.
We'll be glad to welcome you again!

Best regards,
Bahdja team.
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“Great Algerian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

We had been traveling The south east Asia for a month and thought that something else than the south eastern Asian cuisine would suit us fine for a change. We found this Algerian restaurant from Tripadvisor recommendations. The menu is quite short but there's a couple of vegetarian options, too. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. I would surely recommend Bahdja to the friends of North African cuisine.

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Bahdja_Restaurant, Owner at Bahdja Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Videnoja,

Thanks a lot about nice memories of Bahdja.
We're glad to know you was happy with diversification of your gastronomy tastes.

Hope to see you again back to Vietnam!

Thank you for your review & Best regards!
Bahdja team.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not a great experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Went there for a romantic dinner with my girlfriend after reading a lot about Bahdja on Tripadvisor.

We were super disappointed... Since we didn't understand the menu we asked the waitress for some advise. She couldn't help us... Then we asked the host (foreigner) to help us instead. However she wasn't for much help too.

We did also ask for more bread (of course we would pay for this) but didn't come. After reminding them twice during 30 minutes we were informed that they have run out of bread.

Finally it very easily gets very noisy there. A group of 12 loud speaking teenagers sat just behind us and was nearly impossible to have a nice conversation.

Food was very so so...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bahdja_Restaurant, Owner at Bahdja Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Chris V,
Thank you for finding time to share your experience of dining with us.
We are sorry your romantic dinner hasn't succeed.
Our team members always try to assist all our guests in having nice time, we are confused how could we not provide you good introduction of our menu if it was requested.
We as well apologize for not providing bread for your needs, by the way, it is a complimentary item, we do not charge for it. Your comment is taken, we bake more bread daily from now on.
Hope some day you will pay us a visit again and experience will turn into "great".
Best regards,
Bahdja team.
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