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Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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No.1, Cao Ba Nha, Nguyen Cu Trinh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 84, Vietnam
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to several Thai restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city, and monsoon is my favorite. A Thai friend said the taste is real Thai, unlike in other resto. Yeah, no doubt for that. The pad Thai and som tam here are the best. I have been here for several times and never got disappointed. They serve wine but... More 

Thank J2NN
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Ordered Thai red curry salmon, it was superb! The staff is attentive, guess it's because there isn't crowd around 8pm. The price is reasonable

Thank Leno S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

It seems that this restaurant has been struggling with its identity, having been pan-Asian then Thai then split into an upstairs & downstairs with one floor being Thai and the other being Burmese/Cambodian/Lao/Vietnamese. We were going to sit downstairs (nice decor) but were ask to sit upstairs as a group were coming in and they wanted to use our table.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I visited as part of a large group arranged by work so I didn't order the food we ate and so found myself eating all sorts of things- all of it delicious. This place is worth finding, and be adventurous in you menu selections.

Thank BeanBeanie_13
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We went there for the breakfast! The downstairs is for the drinks and desserts only. You would smell the rich chocolate when you first step in the restaurant! Upstairs is for the meal where we had our breakfast there! The environment is very French style! The staffs there are quite helpful and speak good English.

Thank Rubywang
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522 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Very much enjoyed our meal and the surroundings. Had no idea food was Thai, all seems the same to me however there was a very wide selection. No complaints about service.

Thank lizandianp
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Food is on point in terms of flavours, heat, authenticity. The place is quiet, so if you want to get away from local noise & food for a bit, this would be it.

Thank ZephyrHousing
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

There were few people when we went there so the atmosphere was awesome and service was more than enough. The staff said High season is August to February and on the other months, it would be less crowded. It was enjoyable to eat Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar foods. The menu was not diversified but it was ok since... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

A visit to Monsoon is a great break from the local choices of Vietnamese culinary delights. You will love the Thai offerings in this restaurant, the many choices, and the genuine taste of Thailand. The environment is appropriate, but what lets this place down is the service which is underwhelming and certainly nothing to rave about. Thai hospitality is renowned... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were a mixed nationality (Vietnamese, Italian and New Zealander) group of six, all with experience of genuine Thai food in Thailand. We all agreed that the food was probably as close to true Thai food that we had experienced anywhere. Taste, texture and presentation were all excellent. The only minor complaint i had was our waiter who was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1, Cao Ba Nha, Nguyen Cu Trinh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 84, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 84862908899
"TUI THAI Eatery" is former Monsoon Restaurant and Bar Saigon with one of the same founders. Managed by Thai & Vietnamese-French management team and Thai Chef. Authentic Thai Cuisine from secret home recipes from Bangkok in a relax and fun atmosphere. Outdoor dining Thai BBQ available. Thai Cooking class starts in May 2016. For tour operators, we can provide Vietnamese and Thai Set Menu with special prices. A real local taste of Thai in Saigon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?