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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely Christmas dinner at Blanc. Excellent food and services. Lovely setting and great time. We will come back to try their set lunch ;)

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2020

I could find a sense of Tonkin the moment I walked through the door. This is truly a little Hanoi in Saigon. Hearing-impaired staff will always be there to make sure that I enjoyed my lunch. Food was fantastic with nice decoration. A must try...is pork and chicken. I will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 3, 2020

The food is very delicious. I was satisfied with lunch set( price: 120.000 ++) above: salad, fruit( Ha noi plums), ice cream,... So good. I'll come back. Thank for your service. Thank Ms.Huong very much.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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germd2014, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2020

Dear Lung, Thank you for your review and visiting us for lunch at Blanc. Restaurant. The team, Huong and I are glad you liked our set lunch and we are delighted to read you thought the food is delicious. It will be a pleasure to...More

Reviewed February 20, 2020

Excellent food. The portions are not big but very well prepared and nice presentation. You can easily order two appetizers and then a main course. The cold pea soup was very tasty with an additional cheese stick that I loved. The Atlantic scallops were well...prepared as well as the Crab Cua. The Angus beef was cooked just the way I asked complemented with mashed leek, carrots and good sauces. Try also the Quinoa curry. Very tasteful Chinese Vietnamese decoration in the restaurant. The waiters/waitresses are deaf and mute and a booklet presented when you arrive at your table gives you the opporutnity to learn some sign language. Very nice experience helped by the excellent service. They also have a good not too big choice of wines. If you are in Ho Chi Minh city go to restaurant. The next evening we went to their restaurant downstairs which is Noir. Eationg in complete darkness and served by blind waiters. Unforgettable experience and again excellent food quality.;More

Date of visit: February 2020
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germd2014, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Dear Frederic, Thank you very much for your detailed review and feedback which will be definitely shared with our staff both in the service and in the kitchen sides. It was a pleasure welcoming you and we are glad you enjoyed the dinner and the...More

Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

The other restaurant of the group (Noir being the other), you simply can’t miss this. Both other experiences of dining in the dark (with a blind waiter), or in silence (with a deaf/mute waiter). Blanc offers dining with a deaf/mute waiter and is amazing. The...wait staff are so patient and friendly with children. The little ones also love learning and being able to communicate. Such a wonderful opportunity to engage and understand perspective of people with an impairment. Food is the best I have eaten anywhere too!! Do yourself a favour and book one or both (as we did).More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Germ D, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Dear Blanc.-lovers, Greetings from Saigon. How wonderful to receive such a nice message of compliments. Thank you indeed for choosing our restaurant and for taking the time to write your impressions. It is always a pleasure to be able to pass on such positive feedback...More

Reviewed January 2, 2020

First time to Blanc and will be back! Amazing service and food was exquisite! Perfect portion sizes for a 4 course meal. The social enterprise nature of the restaurant is amazing. Learning to sign and seeing deaf/mute & hearing impaired staff, fully engaged with customers...was refreshing and wonderfully inclusive. A new experience to Noir-Dining in the Dark!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Germ D, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Dear Blanc.-lovers, As always a pleasure seeing you and nice you came for dinner at Blanc. Restaurant with friends. Thank you for your kind patronage to both Noir. and Blanc. It is the warm and friendly guests like you that really make me love my...More

Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

The ambience in the restaurant was really cosy and beautiful, complemented by the excellent dinner and servers. Though the latter are deaf/mute, it did not compromise on the excellent service that they gave. My friend and I were totally in awed by the wonderful dining...experience and will definitely return when we are in HCMC.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Germ D, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Dear Esther, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you liked the dinner and appreciate the service from the deaf and hearing impaired staff and even commented positively on the ambience of the restaurant....More

Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

Same restaurant and owner with Noir blind dinning (downstairs) but about using sign language to communicate with restaurant staff (who are hearing impaired) The food was good (same quality as Noir) but the experience wasn't as interesting. When we visited Noir was full but Blanc...was empty so sometimes the staff wasn't available, together with the fact that you couldn't call them by voice was a bit inconvenienceMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Germ D, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Dear Lee, Thank you for visiting our restaurants and for leaving a review. Of course, Noir. Dining in the Dark and Blanc. Restaurant are two totally different restaurants, difficult to compare. The experience of eating in the dark is definitely more spectacular than eating in...More

Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

I am so glad for being able to share this wonderful dining experience with my friends and colleagues on several occasion. It was our brief chance to momentarily put ourselves in the shoes of the hearing impaired staff through their form of communication and be...grateful for the amazing diversity of humanity 🤲👌🙏 Needless to say it’s highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Germ D, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Dear Trung, It is always a pleasure welcoming you to our restaurant and thank you for your continuous support. It was nice meeting your colleagues on your last visit and the team and I are delighted you enjoyed the dinner and experience. Besides having a...More

Reviewed September 13, 2019

Have tried dining in the dark in my home country so decided on Blanc. instead. Service was excellent! I'm not too familiar with sign language and both my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed learning a little bit of it during this dining experience. The staff...were very patient in guiding us along, too! The food.. well.. NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING! Really loved everything we had from the 2 set menus we ordered. Ingredients were fresh, food was well-prepared and presentation was definitely superb! We're also very impressed with how we felt very welcomed at this place, from the moment we entered, to the time we left when we even met Germ who was asking us about our experience. :) Thank you very much for taking care of our needs and ensuring such a great dining experience. Will be back again!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Germ D, Owner at Blanc. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Dear Blanc.-lovers, Thank you for your kind review and it was a pleasure welcoming you. The team and I are pleased you liked the dinner, from service to the food. We are quite proud of our kitchen team and the dishes they prepare and they...More

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