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“Really good fun”

Luong Son (Bo Tung Xeo)
Ranked #373 of 3,565 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Saigon. It's lively, noisy, packed full of locals and buzzing with the smell and smoke of all the table top BBQs. We picked the ostrich, frogs legs and cuttle fish - all of which we grilled to perfection ourselves. It can get pretty warm on a hot, humid night with a BBQ sat in front of you so dress cool and order plenty of ice cold Saigon Export beer.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

This is such a lot of fun for a night out... If you want a premium restaurant experience then this place is not for you but if you like to get stuck in and have a bit of a food adventure then this place is wonderful.

We opted for the table bbq and it was delicious. We bbq'd frogs legs, cuttle fish and ostrich (the frog and ostrich were particularly good) the staff will help you as much as you want or need and there are plenty of other delicious dishes you can choose from that are less DIY (but less fun)!

As other reviews say, you should expect to leave smallish a bit smokey but also expect to be very very hot after sitting around a roasting hot bbq in a busy restaurant. You will want a shower when you are done...

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Semi open air. Cheap and very poular with locals and tourists who brave it. The waiters are always in high spirits which is remarkable considering their hours. The general view seems to be to avoid the pork.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

If you like barbecues, this is the place to go!
If you are looking for a dressy restaurant where tablecloth are changed after every guest and everything is sparkling clean - stay away and leave to fun for the others. But if you like atmosphere, good food barbecued by yourself on the table (beef, ostrich, squid, prawns...) you will love it. They offer a large choice of food. The atmosphere is more like a big family barbecue in a garage-style hall. Lots of vietnamese families having fun with lots of food and beer (of course with ice cubes), smoke and laughing everywhere around you.
If you come a second time you are treated like a patron, very welcoming.

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Thank pzinken
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a lively resturant packed out with locals and visitors to the city. It all seems a bit manic but it works. Basically, it's a self barbecue service where you select your meats or fish to barbecue. It's fun but hot! Probably best to avoid the pork. It was a bit chewy but the ostrich was great. The spring rolls were also lovely.

Keep an eye on the price totals when you are ordering so you have a good idea on what the bill will come to. Because of numbers and how busy the place is orders and bills could get mixed up!

We would go back.

Thank Jerry L
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