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“My favorite restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huong Lai

Huong Lai
Ranked #20 of 2,544 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food for a great cause”
4 of 5 stars 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
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408 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Great service, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank nzp0ppy
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great Food with relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars 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.

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Elisabeth_KL
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Sweden
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best dinner experience in HCMC”
5 of 5 stars 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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