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The Dublin Gate

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19 Thai Van Lung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam (Formerly Bernie’s irish bar and restaurante)
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7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a beef burger and it was really overcooked, it was dry and didn't taste of much. Could do with a few more fries on the side. The service was not great, our waitress spoke no English and her and another waiter seemed to be having an argument, which made things awkward when they both tried to serve us... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for happy hour. Good news the aircon and has draft cider. Other than that dull, pricey and lacks character. Fat from Irish bar.

Thank Robert S
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our most recent visit was a litany of mistakes and bad management... This seems like a really good bar when you walk in, and there's so much missed potential here. That's why we come back every so often, to give it another chance. However, the food here has been regularly tasteless - not just bland, but tasteless, as if the... More 

Thank APerson1982
County Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly atmosphere with really really good food and a great selection of drinks! Genuine bar, good music, nice staff,a very enjoyable visit. Pity we could not make another night!!

Thank maevemoy
Bath, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here because it was raining hard so we didn't want to go too far from our hotel. We had missed happy hour - the staff told us it was in early afternoon, quite strange. We asked for some bottled water - they didn't have any. All of our food however was nice, I enjoyed the fish and... More 

Thank Jen R
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not inclined to frequent Irish pubs when in the UK and only happened upon this place I'm order to avoid a sudden downpour of rain. The welcome was warm and typically Irish in spite of the predominantly Vietnamese staff. I was so impressed with the service and the menu that I went back that evening for a meal.... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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479 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before and the food is okay. I can judge by my most recent visit. I ordered the Irish breakfast. The food arrived and everything was cold and had no taste. The bacon was just fat It was around midday and there were only two people in the bar and they were not eating. Surely they can... More 

Thank Peter W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I'm the first to wonder why people visit Irish pubs in foreign countries rather than experiencing more local venues. I have now discovered why, it's convenient, you know what you are going to get and the staff will speak English. Great drinks, great food and great company. Simple. We were nearing the end of an South East Asian drinking marathon... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We decide that we would head out for one drink, and fancied trying to find an Irish bar. We found this place and how lucky we where. A pool table at the back great Music no surprise then that we had more than one drink and in fact stayed till it closed at one. The staff where attentive and one... More 

Thank Kerri L
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This place used to be called Bernie's and the name was quirky with a nice friendly touch to it. Now it has changed and though management is the same some of the atmosphere has suffered. The front part of the restaurant has been redesigned, the large menu board has gone, some of the staff has left and with this you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $35
Irish, International, Bar, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Thai Van Lung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam (Formerly Bernie’s irish bar and restaurante)
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 84866561103
The Dublin Gate Irish Bar and Restaurant, is a contemporary Irish Pub, located in district 1, Saigon, Vietnam. We pride ourselves on focusing on great food, drink, people and all the comforts from home making it the home of the Irish in Saigon! We are open 7 days a week from 7:30am until 1:00am, the kitchen is open from 7:30am until midnight serving all day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?