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“Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Skewers

Skewers
Ranked #89 of 2,905 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Located near the Opera House, Caravelle and The Park Hyatt Hotel (5 minutes walk). Skewers has been open since July of 2000. The restaurant has 2 level, ground floor with 30+ seating, bar area and open kitchen. 1st floor with 12 tables, plus a cigar/smoking lounge. Skewers is open for lunch and dinner only. From 11:30 to 2pm and 6pm to 11pm. The kitchen last order is at 10:30pm. The restaurant is good for groups, wine tasting, lunch, special dinner, entertaining clients, romance, delivery and reservation.
Genoa, Italy
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630 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,221 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were staying at the Legend Hotel and Skewers is just outside their back door, so we decided to give it a try. It’s seating is over two floors and I felt the first level although a bit noisy was more atmospheric. Service was prompt, friendly and helpful. The menu has a nice mix of Mediterranean dishes with fish, chicken and steak. Most classics come with a twist, changing up the flavors. We enjoyed the starter of your choice of 4 dips and choose the salsa (just OK, a bit hot) guacamole (good) hummus (very good and had a smoky flavor) and baba ganoush (loved it!). For my main, I order the Greek moussaka which was much lighter with a tomato base vs. béchamel and a very healthy portion. I enjoyed it but wasn’t expecting something different. My husband had steak ordered medium; it arrived very rare and a bit tough. He also asked for a small salad in place of the potatoes and received it.
Overall a pleasant evening but with so many restaurants to try in Saigon, it wasn’t a fantastic dining experience, so we didn’t return.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Genova
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Restaurant menu is varied and international. There is something for all. Food good, service great atmosphere very nice was at the second floor.

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Thank SoloGenova
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Worth the walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Having read a few reviews on trip advisor we decided to give Skewers a go and we are glad we did. If it about one - two blocks away from the back of the Opera house but if you do not mind a walk then you will get to see a bit more of the city as well as maybe even come across some other gems along the way.

They have a great wine selection, the seating is cosy and could make for a very romantic dinner if you wanted.
There was a great selection of food on the menu and the food was tasty with well sized potions. We order a salad, the dip platter and the lamb cutlets to share which was enough to satisfied us both without feeling like we had eaten too much.
If back in Ho Chi Minh I would definitely go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kev_deb2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“No1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great staff, great food, nice surroundings, cigar lounge too. Great value! Nice wine list.

Nothing to dislike.

Visited December 2012
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Singapore
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244 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good ambience and Vegetarian selection is good but slightly pricey by Vietnam Standards”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I was recommended this place by a friend living in HCM. They have a good selection of vegetarian options and the food is nice and the ambience good. Slightly pricey by Vietnam standards. But well recommended. The Gyros was very nice.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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