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“Reasonable”
Review of Huong Lai

Huong Lai
Ranked #24 of 3,204 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Reasonable”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Good food, small servings. Can't say I would come again. Possibly good for couples but I think you could do better in the area.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a small restaurant but fantastic food. Tucked away on a back street in District 1 it is well worth finding. Steep steps upstairs but a welcome awaits. Great service, piping hot food and very good value. A pork dish, chicken dish, vegetable dish + rice and an excellent bottle of red wine and water for under £20.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Excellent last meal in Vietnam”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

For our last meal in Vietnam we followed reviews and tried this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The premises are very tastefully decorated, with a very pleasant atmosphere. Food was delicious (menu has a great variety of dishes) and service was fantastic, with all the staff speaking good English and being very attentive towards us. We shall definitely be coming back to Vietnam, HCMC and Huong Lai.

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Jersey
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“Excellent small restaurant - come here”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The restaurant is quite small so worth either booking or getting here early. Last orders are taken at 21:00 and the restaurant closes an hour later so not a place for later dinner.

The staff are fantastic. Genuine warm welcoming smile and very helpful when it comes yo explaining the best way to get maximum enjoyment out of your meal combinations. All the food is freshly cooked and turnaround from order to delivery is quick.

Have read on here that the portions are small. All I can say is that some people must have huge appetites. We only had breakfast all day and could just about manage the shared platter as a starter, the port clay pot and stir fried chicken with lemongrass and chilli as the mains, with a vegetable dish of sour melon and steamed rice. Left extremely full.

All dishes were cooked with a perfect balance of flavour. The chicken in lemongrass and chilli has been the best example of this dish I've had in the past three weeks of touring Laos and Vietnam. Simply perfect. The pork cooked in the clay pot was equally as impressive with a subtle and delicate flavour to the broth.

This restaurant has charm, friendliness and flavour. Excellent. Thank you.

  • Visited March 2013
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Nha Trang
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“Bland food.”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

As a chef, I expect food to be flavorful. This food was bland, small portions, and overpriced. For a tourist it might appear inexpensive, but there is much better food here for much better value. The pork ribs were fried and tasted like chicken. They obviously fry in the same oil and do not change the oil often enough. While I can eat dinner for 2 in NYC and pay as much as $300.00 and not feel ripped off. Here 3 of us ate for about $23.00 and it felt like a rip off.

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