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“Great place, astonishing Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cuc Gach Quan

Cuc Gach Quan
Ranked #35 of 2,905 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place, astonishing Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Excellen service. the place is amazing. must eat!!!
price are reasonable. dont miss this restaurant.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best meal during our time in SE Asia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was the best meal we ate during our 3 weeks in SE Asia.

The location is a little way out of the central tourist area, but well worth the (cheap) taxi fare.

The restaurant is set in an old house, with a unique fit-out in places (e.g. a 4-post bed that had been converted into a table).

The menu here is huge but the staff are good at assisting you with what to order. The whole meal was exceptional, but the caramelised pork was to die for!

Very popular so recommend reserving a table ahead of time.

  • Visited January 2013
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Culinary adventure realized, thanks Trip Advisor reviewers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We've been in Saigon for four days, and searching for more contemporary but we great Vietnamese food, we came across this restaurant through trip advisor. It was only about a 10 minute cab ride from hotel, down a major roadway, but turned into a couple of alleys that made us a little wary. It was his beautiful oasis in a darkened street. As soon as you walk to the narrow doorway, there is an inviting serenity. I am a chef by trade, and was able to pick some dishes through our conversation with the waiter. Every dish we ordered was great, as I'm sure almost all the other dishes on the menu would have been. We ordered a softshell crab dish, the morning glory vegetable sauté, the beef hot pot, the fresh spring rolls with prawn, the deep-fried spring rolls, the grilled beef, as well as fried and steamed rice. We also shared a sweet and sour soup, and all of this came in less than $20 per person, including some Tiger beer of course.

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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Awesome dining experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Having been to Saigon countless of times, I was satisfied with eating what most locals eat on the streets & markets: pho tai, bo kho, banh mi, cha gio, etc. I wanted a different experience and Cuc Gach Quan was the best choice. The place was cozy, service was friendly and food was authentic! We had tasty softshell crabs, stewed fish, stewed pork with egg & my instant favorite, zucchini flowers. Can't wait for my next visit!

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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“What a terrible experience....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited last night, full of hopes, thanks to the many positive reviews.
The restaurant is set in what used to be a residential house.
The decor is modern, but we found it lifeless.
The menu is a tome of tens of pages, very difficult to read through.
The staff was clearly untrained, all running around like headless chickens.
After a long time we managed to order our food.
When the drinks (two beers and a coke) finally arrived a long time later, there just slammed on the table and no glasses were offered.
We asked to talk to the owners or manager. None of them were present.
That's when we decided to leave. The first time I decided to walk out after ordering food.
The place is just a farce and I don't think it was our bad luck.
Not recommended.

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