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“Rubbish”

Xu Restaurant Lounge
Ranked #44 of 3,599 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is trying to combine vietnamise cuisine with fine dining .In my view the plates look pretty but lack flavour and subtance the service was good but the food was rubbish

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Thank dub53
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XuSaigon, Manager at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear dub53,

Thank you for coming Xu last time.

Regarding your comment, we had total 300 review with over 170 excellent review about our food. So we were surprised that you had the rubbish food. May we know what did you order & what food makes you unsatisfied.

Thanks with Regards,

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Pretty popular with expats Xu has a great atmosphere Thursday- Saturday nights. Drinks are pretty pricey for Vietnam but service is good and the DJ knows what he's doing. Haven't tried the food yet, but doesn't look like the best value.

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Thank Hugo T
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XuSaigon, Manager at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear Hugo T,

Thank you for visiting Xu and enjoyed our lounge.

Look forward to next time you try our food.

Regards,

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Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We were politely welcomed, offered water and an explanation of the different tasting menus. It seems the menu is not seasonal, which is a drawback. We chose the five course tasting menu, where you could add "free flow of drinks". We expected this to be wine pairings with refills, but it turned out it literally meant free flow of house white and red. A good option if you are there to get drunk but not suitable for a restaurant with gourmet ambitions. Our five courses where infact ten (2 smaller dishes each). At their best they where quite tasty, but a few where bland. We got the feeling that this was not prepared with real passion.
We paid more than 4,5 million Dong, and expected more. If you choose to go here, we would recommend choosing ala carte and whatever you prefer to drink.

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Thank Sofuspus
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XuSaigon, Manager at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Thank you for your review. Our menu is in fact seasonal, and our tasting menu changes every week. We have many options available for wine pairings as well as free-flow beverages. Our menu options have a range of flavours, and our preparation rivals that of any fine-dining establishment of our caliber. The idea behind a tasting menu is too get a sample of many types of foods, without any one item being overwhelming. For those that wish to hand-pick menu items, we also offer an ala carte menu.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Lovely restaurant, clean with friendly staff. Food was quite nice, very modern menu. Translates into small dishes but quite expensive. We were shocked when we saw the bill.. Nice place but be prepared for the cost.

Thank OzMADD
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XuSaigon, Manager at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear OzMADD,

First of all, we would like to say thank you for coming and left us the good comments.

Regarding the cost, when operating the good restaurant, we expected the guests would happy with our service and pay for what they get. We also displayed the price in each dishes in front stand of the door.

Thanks with Regards,

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

That's right. We came back. And not only that, we brought the in-laws and it was my birthday! So yeah, we really like this place. We were blown away back in 2011 when we first tried it.

1. Service is outstanding. Never had an empty drink! Plus, the staff were very conscientious about what type of cutlery went with each dish, and were great about swapping it out and were not disruptive.

2. The cocktails--Jeez. The one with Tamarind and Sugar, I thikn it's called the Meruva, is fantastic. I'd love the recipe. They were all great.

3. The food. Bear in mind, this is like an asian style tapas place. So if you're intent on having your own meal in front of you, you might not like this concept. But if you're up for sharing and having fun, do it. We ordered pretty much everything and I think it came out to maybe $100USD/person, which includes loads of cocktails. Not bad, especially coming from Signapore, which is hella expensive.

4. Great management makes all the difference. These guys are pros, and we were happy to make their acquaintance again. They're diligent with email reservations, as well, so don't worry.

5. Location. You can't beat it. You can pop over to Apocalypse now or Velvet or wherever from Xu. It's also featured in Luxe guides, which never lead me astray.

ENJOY!

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Thank DallasFlysolofemme
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XuSaigon, Manager at Xu Restaurant Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear DallasFlysolofemme,

Thank you for all your positive feedback.

You are exactly our loyalty customer as you knew us very well and always enjoyed when you was at Xu. You explain everything very clear & correct.

We look forward to seeing you next time.

Thanks with Regards,

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