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“The best Vietnamese BBQ I've had”

Luong Son (Bo Tung Xeo)
Ranked #418 of 3,606 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 30, 2012

I went to Luong Son tonight as part of a party of 6. As with the other reviewers' notes, the place was packed. We went for an entirely BBQ'd menu, although the hot pot looked intriguing (more below) and we'll try that next time. We started off with a few orders of wild boar. Great taste, but IMHO wild boar does better with braising than a grill. We also had alligator and my selection was the ostrich, which was incredibly good. Unfortunately, they did not have rat or snake. For the six of us, the bill was only VND 689k, very reasonable for a place where the meat is of this quality.

One other thing for the more adventurous--the fertilized quail eggs they provided were phenomenal. I don't care much for chicken balut, and duck balut is tasty but more challenging. Quail, I think, provides a taste as good as duck but as easy for the Westerner to eat.

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Thank mojomarc
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Excellent value, good fun if you order the more exotic meats, very tasty I'd recommend: beef (bo tung xeo), jumping prawns, oysters, garlic fried morning glory.

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Thank Steve H
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We went here around 6:30pm on a Saturday night after reading about this restaurant on a blog. We have been to all sorts of Japanese, Korean, etc. BBQ places before but never Vietnamese. Overall the food and service was excellent. We tried the Ostrich BBQ and Frog leg BBQ. Both are good if you have never tried them before, and if you have, I would suggest the Ostrich. Service was excellent, we were unsure of the cooking times for these meats so the staff came and spent a long time with us to make sure that we cooked the meat perfectly. The aspects that prevent this place from getting 5 stars are that a), the table we sat at was dirty before we even sat down, clean table clothes can't be that hard... b) we sat in the upper area and it was very very smokey, it looked like the lower area at street level had much better ventilation. A final tip, this place gets full very quickly, particularly on weekend so make reservations or go early.

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Thank BlueGT
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

People come to Vietnam for a number of reasons but sooner or later they want good Vietnamese food...but where to go for legitimate food? Luong Son (Bo Tung Xeo) is a place I go to at least 3 times a week. Good food, good price, safe (you are not going to get ill on this food as it is correctly prepared and handled). The place specializes in barbecue, as in open grill at your table. you cook your meat but they have other things, too. All are good. Very attentive staff...and most speak enough English to where you can function just fine. Salads, by the way, are huge and can feed two or three people as long as you get one or two other items.
Only negative...smoke. What do you expect at a place with 10 or 15 little barbecues on the tables at any one time,eh? But they have fans blowing full blast so...not too bad.
It is a bit noisy but....for between 5 and 8 dollars per person plus beer, you ARE going to come away feeling good.

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Thank SaigonBruce
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you like the BBQ food in Saigon, do yourself a favour (flavour) and eat here. We have been here several times and it never disappoints. We always try and sit close to the road and watch the world go by. It is great to cook your own food on a bucket BBQ - the menu has a very wide selection of meats - see other reviews.

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Thank Andy W
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