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175/9 Pha Ngu Lao Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
0838360162
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here yesterday after having tried Hum vegetarian by the war remnants museum and My Vegetarian restaurant near Ben than market and it far surpassed both! Go to those if you're looking for atmosphere or presentation but for taste - come here! (It's also cheaper). This one we just stumbled upon and it happened to have a vegetarian menu which... More 

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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

The food here was alright but nothing spectacular. It's located around the back packers area. We got their special mock grilled meat and that was the best dish. We asked if they had a mock shrimp dish and they said yes but brought out real shrimp. It's not a big deal because we're pescatarian but vegetarians should beware when ordering... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Can't understand the mediocre reviews of this place because I've eaten here on multiple occasions and every time has been excellent, I first visited in October 2015 but wasn't on trip advisor then, fast forward to now and 5 months later we're back, its got a excellent menu with friendly staff and really cheap prices, but the best reason to... More 

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Thank Chris M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We were searching for a place that offered vegetarian food, until we saw the separate vegetarian menu this restaurant provided... Loads of great dishes! We had difficulties to choose :) The food was delicious, the price very reasonable and the owner was very friendly too ;) We can definitely recommend this place!

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Thank Hakan Y
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Straightforward, basic vegetarian restaurant but with a large menu. Grilled eggplant was great, but the claypot veggie pork and mushroom was super peppery and I couldn't finish it. Make sure you specifically ask for less pepper or less spicy. They were very generous with the rice. It is super cheap given the quality of food. Location is very convenient right... More 

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Long Beach, California
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12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I went here for some dinner. Ordered spring rolls which tasted funky on the inside and they were served with the most nasty looking peanut sauce that was watered down. I also ordered a mushroom tofu claypot which didn't seem fresh and was swimming in oil. The boiled veggies were limp and not good quality. Overall, this was a horrible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This was the first restaurant we visited when we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, based on the reviews we were looking forward to our first taste of Vietnamese cooking and were not disappointed! Firstly the menu has a huge selection of vegetarian foods to choose from which was really refreshing to see, secondly the staff were lovely and lastly... More 

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Chur, Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Extremely good food, fair prices and very friendly personell. Huge selection of local, international and vegetatian dishes. Went there already twice and will come back for sure. Also visited by local people. Defenitely recommended!

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Thank Keflor
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

The menu has lots of different options and what we had was really good. Fast bringing the food, very friendly waitress and nice place. Plus is not expensive compared to other restaurants around

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

We (2 couples) had dinner there last night and it was awesome!! The staff is really friendly! You must order vegetarian food there, even if you're not a vegetarian. The food tastes great and portions are really big, enough for a really hungry man:-) and it's great that you get a lot of fresh vegetables. The prices are great too!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Vietnamese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175/9 Pha Ngu Lao Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 0838360162
Description
District 1, Backpackers' Area

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?