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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not over seasoning, just taste like your home made dishes. Great service and nice atmosphere which allow you to enjoy your meal time. Highly recommend!

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Thank Ann L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight. Up some steep stairs to be greeted by the friendliest waiting staff who make you feel so welcome. Their food recommendations including the prawns in coconut milk and turmeric and a must have thien ly flower vegetable dish, were excellent as we're all the other dishes including the squid and spare ribs with lemongrass. £50... More 

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Thank Jeremy M
Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is tasty. Generally you will not be disappointed by the food. Price is reasonable as well. My friend and I each ordered a set dinner with a glass of non-alcoholic beverage. Total bill was about USD 30. My only regret was not looking through TripAdvisor's gallery as we had a hard time locating the restaurant. We only managed to... More 

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Thank TravelMadder
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is absolutely perfect. The food is great but not perfect. Still a great place, really a place to go to if you are in hcm!

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Thank Maria H
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They don't have a huge range of veggie options - a few mushroom, tofu and I had the veggie stir fry. It was a nice portion and there was lots of greens and other crunchy veg. For a backpacker the price was just ok but for a normal visitor it's more than reasonable! Worth a visit

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Thank Jenm84
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an ok place with a good service (I love the waitresses here), but the experience overall is overrated. Good food for the price, but there are better alternatives in town. Somehow full of Japanese clients, so I felt the selection is adjusted to their taste. I didn't have the feeling of an authentic Vietnamese experience.

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Thank EdieSedwick
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place for lunch after seeing loads of good reviews. Food was excellent and service was great, even from the 'trinee' staff. Set menu starts at 150,000 VND pp and was more food than either of us could get through. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Adam W
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here late on our first night in HCMC after a long flight from Melbourne. Wonderfully warm and efficient service and a great range of authentic Vietnamese dishes of very high quality. I wasn't aware of the street kid angle until my wife mentioned it just before we left - service was thoroughly professional.

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Thank Paul B
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Read good reviews on Trip Advisor, and ended up going twice. Well positioned behind City Hall, its a small frontage and up stairs. Once there, a small restaurant with very good service and good food. The coconut prawns are exceptionally fresh and we loved the 3 types of mushrooms dish. A glass of the local wine is quite drinkable (especially... More 

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Wallasey, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in this small but friendly restaurant. The people serving are former street children but they make you feel very much at home and their level of service was excellent. The food was great and very reasonably priced. I am happy to recommend this place as somewhere where you can enjoy great food at the same time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?