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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For less than 10 bucks I got multiple beautiful and delicious courses served to me. The space was quaint and clean and the service was good. Plus, it is for a good cause!

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Vantaa, Southern Finland, Finland
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service! Clientele seemed to be mainly japanese. Food was tasty and we left happy customers. Definitely recommend for other to give it a try!

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Thank Becca_M28
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit for its commitment to supporting disadvantaged kids alone but when the 'kids' gave such amazing service and the food was amongst the best we ate in HCMC, the whole experience became very, very special. Consider booking or be prepared to put your name down for a table and go for a drink nearby

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is run " for the disadvantaged kids of Ho Chi Minh city " . They try really hard & their English is very good . Food is a bit different to other places too which it a real winner . Only local wine served which was again was good . Very very cheap & well worth supporting .

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Thank Ian788
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there on my first day in saigon. Very friendly service and good food ,as well as good value. Typical vietnamese. Fresh and tasty. Appetisers platter for 2 Then beef and fried tofu. Both worth trying. Staff speak English. No language issue.

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Thank frederic l
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here. And the staff are amazing friendly and welcome you with warmth. After opening the menu this place made me think how wonderful the owners were and be nice to see people in other pockets the world do the same thing. We did order a bit from prawns to soup every dish was bursting with flavor would... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little bit off on a one way street (can be good to know if you plan on going by taxi - our driver had to drop us off a block away). We went here because of what we read here and on their webpage - a place where young disadvantaged girls and boys get a chance to learn a... More 

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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

What a treat. Such a great restaurant, serving excellent food, professionally prepared, and presented expertly by disadvantaged Vietnamese youth supervised by skilled trainers. This is an amazing place, and a rich experience from entering the ornate front door, climbing the twisting wooden staircase and emerging in a beautiful airy dining room welcomed by smiling, friendly and efficient floor staff. The... More 

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Ireland
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

This is where I ate on my last night in Vietnam and it was a great send-off. The food was excellent and the service in this traditional restaurant was outstanding. If you're in Hi Chi Minh City for any length if time, this restaurant should be your first choice for food.

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Thank Declan C
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving in HCMH picked this restaurant on it's TA rating and proximity to our hotel. Didn't know the background to this restaurant and pleased to support the cause. Unfortunately the food was very mediocre and had I read the reviews I would have seen a number of people have had rhe same experience. Hope they can work on this.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814

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