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“Vietnamese fusion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Xu Restaurant Lounge

Xu Restaurant Lounge
Ranked #31 of 2,641 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bonita Springs, Florida
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484 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Vietnamese fusion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Xu, famous for its Vietnamese fusion food, is quite tasty and well presented. The waitress is quite darling but we can hardly understand a word she says. And she obviously can’t understand us. A Coke order becomes a Grey Goose and Coke ... my husband can't understand why it tastes so funny. Good food, though, once we communicated.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Spoonball
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Spoonball,

Thank you for visiting Xu and taking your time to post a nice and constructive review!! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food. And sorry for that problem, we'll fit it! Xu do hope to welcome you back with warmest greeting! Wish all the best for you!

Best Regards,
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Singapore
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Fabulous place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is so far the highlight of our Vietnam trip. Cocktails were cracking. We had 7 different cocktails and everyone was good with a unique touch. "Xu tini" was the best and is a must try! For the food, I was a little bit skeptical before because I'm not a Vietnamese food fan . However, they did such a good job on the twist of sauces and every dish was mouth watering . I loved the soy glazed beef mignon the best ! Definitely go if u r in HCMC !

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lingt
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Lingt,

Thank you so much for visiting Xu and your compliment! We're really delighted to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and had a good experience for your dinner. That also encourages our team so much. Looking forward to serving you soon in the future with Xu warmest greeting!

Best Regards,
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Decent bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The first night arrived HCMC, I spent good time there, didn't try the food,only cocktail, average drink but atmosphere is great. Nice music and didn't see working girls around. Good for relax after working, or warm up before go to others bars.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CaraMia820
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear CaraMia820,

Thank you for visiting Xu! We're glad to hear that you like Xu atmosphere. Hope you can try our modern Vietnamese food next time. And we do hope to welcome you with warmest greeting!

Best Regards,
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Copenhagen
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26 reviews
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“Good but very pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We tried the 7-course degustation menu with free flowing wine and cocktails.
The food was very good - think traditionel vietnamese food but elevated to actual restaurant level.
All of the 7 courses had 2 sometimes 3 items on it. And we only had issues with two items. One was an excessive use of garlic with the pumkin pure and the other issue was a lack of salt on the lamb - which was easily corrected with the salt on the table.
One thing we had a bit of an issue with was the fact that they charges us for a bottle of still water - even though we had free flowing wine, beer and cocktails. They should in my opinion have counted the water with the other free flowing drinks. The drinks were mainly good, but their 'exotic vietnamese cocktails' were a bit to exotic!
We ended up paying about 4.7 million for the meal for two people - beware that an additional 5 percent service charge and on top of that 10 percent VAT is added to the bill.
Good food but a bit to pricey.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Danishdesigner
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Danishdesigner,

Thank you for visiting Xu and taking time to post your nice review! As you said, All of the 7 courses had 2 sometimes 3 items on it. And that's also reason for us to set the price that it's worth. One more thing, we're sorry for putting you in unclear information about tasting menu with free flow wine, cocktails, beer & mixed drinks. Italian bottle of still water, you’ve ordered, is not included.
One more time, thank you so much for your constructive review! We'll fix it. And we do hope to welcome you with warmest greeting! Wish all the best for you in 2013.

Best Regards,
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Lennox Head, Australia
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439 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Food to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We went here with a tour group for a degustation dinner with matching wines, and what a meal it was. Not a bad dish among them and the nitrogen frozen sticky rice was a real winner.
Great atmosphere and attentive staff even if they had trouble understanding the Australian idiom.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Schlepper1939
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Schlepper1939,

Thank you so much for visiting Xu and your compliment! We're glad to hear that you had a good experience for your dinner. Look forward to serving you soon in the future with Xu warmest greeting!

Best Regards,
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