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“My favorite restaurant”
Review of Huong Lai

Huong Lai
Ranked #23 of 3,288 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

A little old style designed restaurant with Great food, nice environment, good music and professional service! My favorite in HCM!

  • Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food for a great cause”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Highly recommended restaurant.
Located in an elegant colonial building I'd suggest booking ahead as this place is popular.
Enjoy beautiful food while making a difference to someones life. We did however, find the atmosphere & other patrons a little stuffy but the friendly staff make up for it.

Visited December 2012
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Thank TeamBauwr
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
428 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
“Great service, excellent food”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We visited this restaurant as we were advised the owner had created opportunities for homeless children. The food was very food. I enjoyed the prawns in the coconut. The food was fresh and meals devine. My family committed very highly on their meals.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank nzp0ppy
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great Food with relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very relaxed restaurant with friendly staff. Easy and cheap to catch taxi from district 1(cost me $2). Asked waitress to recommend dishes and decided upon lemongrass pork rib and tamarind prawn with garlic rice (both lovely). For rice, 2 mains, 2 red wines and some water it cost me $19. Waitress was so lovely, she came running over when I was finishing off my rice with chopsticks and told me it was okay in Vietnam to use your spoon to eat rice. Would go again.

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Thank Elisabeth_KL
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Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best dinner experience in HCMC”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Apparently all the staff are former homeless children which has been trained by the restaurant owner. I must say, that this restaurant provided one of the best service I have ever got. Very professional and always with a smile. On top of that, the food was very good and tasty. If you want to dine at Huong Lai, be sure to make a reservation, the place fill up really fast!

Visited December 2012
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