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“Not cheap but good casual dining”
Review of Hoa Tuc

Hoa Tuc
Ranked #39 of 3,361 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Not cheap but good casual dining”
Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Went here on our first night in HCMC, and found that this is what we needed. A good first taste of Vietnamese food with helpful staff and tasty dishes. Location really good by plenty other options for drinks.

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English first
Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“+10% of TVA and 5% of service!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

The food is quite good but the quantities are not very big and the food is not traditional.
I think that this restaurant will be more appreciated from people living there than from tourists looking for authenticity.
We asked for an Iced Tea (the official beverage in VN) but the waiter said that vietnamese people didn't drink tea and that we should take instead a hot caffe latte (??!!). We ended with water as it was just impossible to have a tea with ice.
Moreover, the prices are quite high, which is "normal" for a restaurant of this standing, BUT we had the bad surprise to see on the bill +10% of TVA and 5% of service.
I guess it was written on the menu (probably ver smally as I didn't see it) but I don't really like it anyway.
Cooking class on the 1st floor really nice

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London, England
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Nice venue and good food”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great location in courtyard, so sheltered from traffic. Good for eating outside. Quite a broad menu - wider than Vietnamese. Food well presented, and decent wine list. A nice spot, although not the most traditional local eating experience. I had a mild stomach upset after eating here, although my wife was fine and no one else seems to have a problem. Nonetheless, I think we'd go back, but be careful with washed salads etc.

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Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We have been here 3 times and have never been disappointed. We have been with friends and with kids and each time it has been fantastic. The staff were very helpful as they recommended dishes we would have overlooked. They were great with the kids. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back without a doubt!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank EilidhCKK
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San Mateo, CA
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Vietnamese salads”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We had two salads. One with lightly boiled or steamed flowers (forgot the name) and crab in fish sauce dressing. Absolutely delicious. But even better was the beef salad on beautiful lettuce leaves and slices of white eggplants. To die for!!!

What impressed us most was how freshness of the ingredients, the balance and delicacy of the taste.

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