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“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cuc Gach Quan

Cuc Gach Quan
Ranked #36 of 3,154 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
rockville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was our favorite restaurant in HCMC.

Beautiful setting.

Huge menu (too big?), but waiter was very helpful.

He asked us what we liked, provided suggestions. His suggestions were perfect.

Soft shell crabs were excellent.

Caramelized chicken also excellent.

Total cost for 4 entrees, coffee and 3 teas was 835K.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank md115
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Healthy VN dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with the presentation of the fruit drinks; they used the most organic straw we've ever seen! The ambiance was warm, the service was quick, and even the wash rooms were pretty. The dishes were more expensive than the usual food you get from the street shops or the markets, but the flavors were well-balanced and were very, very healthy.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Mae_Pagala-gala
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Saigon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Over the years I have been once or twice a month and still today nothing can beat Cuc Gach Quan for top quality Vietnamese food. Well organized from arrival to paying the bill! Ms Tran is a great host and knows how to handle the hunderds of guests they have each day. All staff speaks very well English and I never encountered any issue. Decoration in both locations plus the coffee bar in another street is from the best I have seen in Vietnam. I can write here about yummy food but my favorites are soft shell crab, seabass with passion sauce, tofu wtih fried lemongras, steamed zucchini flowers, duck in clay pot, morning glory with tamarind salad, wild brown rice and lately the steamed clams with lemongrass that even my Vietnamese friend said it was the best in years she tasted! A special note for the wide selection of juices and the way they serve the juices. Please do try them!
If I need to leave Saigon I will miss this institute, I would call this rather an institute of Vietnamese culinary highlights in an authentic way, as most probably the only place of this megapolis.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Sandy H
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Very cultural, traditional and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's been somehow one of the most delicious Vietnamese dishes I have ever enjoy recently. The way it cook is very standard to vnese taste. The way it served is also very traditonal with small much many portions at a time. And the atmosphere is very homie, cozy and rustic as well.
Enjoy very much here.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Tung_Tran_BT
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London
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was by far the best restaurant we found in HCMC. It ticked all the right boxes - delicious food, extensive menu, great service and good value for money. The sea bass with passion fruit sauce was outstanding as was the squid with tamarind. Vegetables were cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. The menu is extensive and the waiters are happy to explain and recommend dishes to suit. There are two parts to the restaurant on either side of a quiet side road. Both buildings are beautiful and add to the warm and welcoming atmosphere. At around £24 for two with drinks it is excellent value and well worth seeking out. We walked there from District 1 which was quite a long way and it was a little difficult to find. A taxi back was only £3.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank RedKlover
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