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“Expensive but Amazing Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Xu Restaurant Lounge

Xu Restaurant Lounge
Ranked #36 of 3,104 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, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Expensive but Amazing Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

The price range listed here ($8 - 30 at the time of this review) is a bit low (my entree alone was nearly $30), but my meal was excellent and the decor and service are absolutely top-notch. I had the lemongrass sea bass skewers with caramelized onions and green beans (and I don't even like green beans), and it was flawless I also had two bite-sized desserts -- strawberry shortcake and chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Each are $1 and are literally only one small bite. The menu was also very good (check their website) and includes a few set meals, as well as a la carte stuff. Also, a nice wine list. There is a nice bar / lounge downstairs with a slightly different atmosphere and comfy chairs. Hooray for comfy chairs! It is open until 11 pm.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank orbitone
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Orbitone,

Thank you so much for your visiting and your appreciation! We're really delighted to read you great review and know that you had a good experience at Xu. We always try our best to make your customer satisfied. Serving you is your honor! We do hope to well come you back with warmest greeting. Wish you all the best!!!

Best Regards,
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice dinner spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

While on our family holiday we had dinner here as had read all the reviews. It was expensive but the food was excellent. Service was excellent as well. The only fault was that the menu other than the "tasting" options was limited.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Chexz
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Chexz,

Thank you for visiting Xu and taking time to post your nice review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. And everything has its own value. About tasting menu, you can change item on menu if it not suits to your taste. And we're always ready to support our valuable customer. One more time, thank you for your feedback. It's our pleasure to serve you. We do hope to welcome you back with warmest greeting! Wish you all the best.

Best Regards,
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Recently had my third dinner at Xu. Excellent each time. The food, the atmosphere; just an oasis in a busy city. No doubt some dishes are better than others but when you mix in the service and the setting this is just a lovely place to be. Already looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark A
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Mark A,

Thank you so much for your patron and your love to XU. Your review is such as a reward for our team. I will pass on your compliment to them. I guess they will be happy to know that. One more time, thank you so much for visiting Xu. We do hope to welcome you back with warmest greeting. Wish you all the best!

Best Regards,
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Houston, Texas
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“Lovely place with super services...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Been there few times..... Although you will pay little higher price compare with local standards, this restaurant offers all kinds of Vietnamese specialty cuisine and first class service in HoChiMinh City..The food is extremly good...Tasty and well presentation. Great selection of wine & drinks. The atmosphere is lovely and cosy with a little bit of high class (compare to the rest of restaunrant in VietNam)... A place to relay & enjoy the Vietnamese cuisine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nguoithucdem
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear nguoithucdem,

Thank you for visiting Xu and taking time to post your great review! We're really glad to hear thay you enjoyed everything at Xu and have great experience. Thank you for your patron. It's your pleasure to serve you. We do hope to welcome you back with warmest greeting! Wish you all the best!

Best Regards,
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Alphington, Australia
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“Amazing international standard fusion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was the culinary highlight of my Vietnam trip.

Although expensive by Vietnamese standards, the food was simply amazing and to experience the equivalent back home would be a) hard to find, and b) out of my price league.

We had the 8 course set menu and every dish was just amazing both in presentation and flavours. As an added bonus, the cocktails were also the best of our time in Vietnam. The espresso martini in particular had us licking the glass clean.

Visited April 2013
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Thank BradFromMelbourne
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XuSaigon, Sales & Marketing at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear BradFromMelbourne,

Thank you for visiting XU and taking time to post your great review. It seems like you enjoyed every minute and had a good experience at XU. And we're really glad to hear that. We try our best to satisfy our valuable customers. Serving you is our honor. And thank you for your nice photos. We do hope to welcome you back with warmest greeting. Wish you all the best!!!

Best Regards,
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