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Secret Garden Home-cooked Vietnamese Restaurant

158 Pasteur | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 90 990 46 21
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lotus root” (23 reviews)
“pork” (69 reviews)
“catfish” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Pasteur | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to have visited this restaurant as it was one of our favourite places to have dinner and experienced this wonderful Vietnamese cooking . Must book

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with friends and had a great night. Little gem of a restaurant that is hard to find. Great authentic Vietnamese food. Quickly served and lovely quality. Must book!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dedebopper
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good and cozy Vietnamese restaurant in the central Rue Pasteur To absolutely try Green Papaya Salad and Seafood Soup For the fifth star: to improve the access

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank newdealer
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seriously this restaurant is a secret garden as it is hidden inside a dark alley and you have to climb flights of stairs to reach there. Restaurant is on rooftop and therefore fully outdoor rustic feel but no worries cause they have movable shelter in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ahbujin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a place for tourists. It is very buzzy so be sure to try and get a reservation. I got mine via FB messenger. Loved the lanterns and lights, makes good photo op. Food is so-so, try the pork stew with toufu. Oh, be prepared...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Hedgiebunny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for lunch on 12/28. Absolutely fantastic. A tad tricky to find but well worth it. It's like a little oasis up on the roof. Extensive menu, all of which sounds delicious. The snails were great, so were the catfish and the springrolls, indeed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting but after two attempts of trying to eat amongst what was finally an expat/tourist place with not one Vietnamese we turned around put off by there attitude and morgue. Clearly us and our two children were not welcome there. Having a lot of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank bagherrar
Nhu D, Manager at Secret Garden Home-cooked Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bagherrar, We do apologize that we were unable to meet your standards of service on this occasion and your feedbacks would be valuable to our improvements. Secret garden is supper crowded traffic at dinner time, all reservations we have been trying to arrange tables...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was awesome especially the morning glory beef salad!! Atmosphere, food and drinks were great but the service was definitely not great!! No smiles, not friendly and didn’t explain which meal the sauce was for. Will return but hope the service improves for our next...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mitchem1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant from the Lonely Planet guide, but initially had problems to find the entrance, so ate elsewhere, but came across the entrance on the walk back to the hotel and decided to stop for drinks. Dont be put off by the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davlew14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came dye on a recommendation last night and had delicious food in a buzzing place. Very highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GrahamL-S
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August 22, 2017|
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Response from ColinRosewarne | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
May 23, 2017|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
Maybe if you want traditional Vietnamese but we went for lunch so I'm not sure
Gemma C
April 5, 2017|
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Response from jackhiker99 | Reviewed this property |
I was lucky. It was just me for dinner. No reservation but they placed me at a table with a three couples, all traveling separately. You should call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Pasteur | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 90 990 46 21
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Secret Garden home-cooked vietnamese restaurant is located on the rooftop of old building serving vietnamese authentic foods.
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