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Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Saigon. The quality of the food is something to behold, especially since the menu is vast—they do everything well. Our order: fried tofu w/ lemongrass (make sure to get their soy sauce w/ chilis), soft shell crab w/ salt...and chili, stewed pork belly (thit kho), crab fried rolls, caramelized catfish (ca kho), morning glory salad, sauteed veggies. I’ll go there every time I come back to Saigon.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

Our tour company arranged for us to eat at Cuc Gach Quan on our last night in Ho Chi Minh City. You will feel like you are entering a private garden and private home. Beautifully decorated with all types of tchotchke, we were excited to...be seated at the same table used by the Obamas when they dined there. That room had US military utensils on display. Once seated, we chose our wine. Then the food started arriving. And arriving. And arriving! So many dishes! We had fun trying them all: mushrooms, soup, crab, beef, white rice, and more. The crab was a standout, and the banana dessert was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, but felt badly about all the leftover food--it was just too much for two people. A wonderful experience!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2020

Went to this place a couple years ago with a friend. We ordered fillet broiled pork. They didn't have fat - fine. But the meat was really really rough. It was like chewing on a piece of rubber. We returned it. They brought out another...dish - same story. I told them sorry - can't accept this dish. The female manager insisted that "nobody complained but us - nothing wrong with the meat." I asked to talk to her manager. She said her manager not around. After back and forth for 15 minutes. They offered a refund. They charged American price but provided trash service. Those two dishes of old pork costed $0.25 in Vietnam. It was not worth being stubborn and arguing with guests over $0.25.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is quite quiet, designed to suit the ancient Vietnamese culture, popular dishes without specialties and not delicious.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

Popped in again here with business clients and had another amazing dinner Food is always so delicious and tasty Love the fried tofu I always take my overseas business clients here

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

An interesting one, this. Our guide recommended it as a place where wealthy Vietnamese ate and without doubt, the food is very good quality and the menu is so thick and extensive that it's almost daunting. We enjoyed the meal, service was good and we...were kindly seated in the small (three tables/ten covers) VIP room at the rear where Barack Obama ate when he visited HCM City. Value for money wise, my wife and I shared a five course meal that cost just $35 plus drinks and tip, so that's fine. So why not more excitement in my review? I'm really not sure. It's a little way outside central HCM City, so you'll probably need a taxi there and back (ours cost $10 return) and maybe it was what we chose, but there were two other restaurants in HCM City where we ate which we rated higher (indeed one of which we thought was exceptional). So, a nice ambiance and 'real' Vietnamese food but a little way out of the city centre. I'd try it if you're staying for a reasonable period but otherwise we probably had favourites elsewhere.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

We asked the waiter can we have the window table, they said No, there is a reservation, but 2 hours later no one come and no reservation at that table.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Lovely place with great food and great service. Authentic food and very good atmosphere and company. Thank you 🙏 😍

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

This establishment have 2 locations, both provided every day Vietnamese dishes. (A larger location at the pictures located in the website and the smaller one located at Thach thi Thanh street) It's a no none fanfare tradition VN families meal, target to the Viet kieu...and travel tourist. The meals are average at best, but that's the intention, just try to reminded the long gone families meals in some Viet kieu past. It's quiet expensive for the local, but for the tourist are same cost at an fast food establishment. The deco are throw back to 50's 60's Vietnam area, it's not a tradition home of the local at least not my years ago home.t It's worth trying for tourist and good to eat it again for Viet kieu.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

First time having Vietnamese cuisine which reminds me so much of home cooked food. Delicious and tasty meal in a very warm cosy ambience. Indeed a gem!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

+ Nice decorated place - The food (quality and flavor) could have been better compare to having a nice restaurant

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Lovely and tasteful decor, beautiful flowers. Our server spoke excellent English while not very friendly or smiley, (which is not a fundamental problem. Some cultural stuff). Nice neighbourhood, while kind of far from the center where many tourists stay. Food was simple but mostly quite...tasty. Liked: fried noodles, green papaya salad, fried soft shell crab (a bit soggy), deep fried tofu with lemon grass, fresh juice. Children liked the squid fries but for me not out of the ordinary. Spring rolls too dry and herbs too strong. Reservation recommended. Eating outside seemed like a good idea. A big group of tourists a bit too loud in the room we were in.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

Not great. As a native Vietnamese - the food is a terrible value, and it is not very good. To serve crab egg rolls with shells .. and to not take it back / off the bill when a customer points out that fact... is...ridiculous. I even showed them the shells I had to spit out, and I am not sure they believed me! Awful service, unapologetic — AND I SPEAK THE LANGUAGE! Inexcusable. This was also during Lunar New Year holidays - when they have very little customers... Makes zero sense. Thinks they already have all they need going for them I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

This is our favorite 'neighborhood' restaurant near home. Developed by a very talented local architect, both townhouses feature a delightful maze of rooms and levels furnished and decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage and recycled materials. The food is second to none, prepared with...organic ingredients and according to regional cuisines. Both presentation and service are superb. FYI, the staff speaks very limited English.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

Given the monumental size of the menu here, trust in the recommendations of the staff - they guided us toward a number of delicious dishes - and steered us away from a few that were just for the locals.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from Robertal34 | Reviewed this property |
I personally prefer Secret Garden better who also does dishes with plenty of local ingredients.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5