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“funky” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon

Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon
Ranked #95 of 2,649 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: "TUI THAI Eatery" is former Monsoon Restaurant and Bar Saigon with one of the same founders. Managed by Thai & Vietnamese-French management team and Thai Chef. Authentic Thai Cuisine from secret home recipes from Bangkok in a relax and fun atmosphere. Outdoor dining Thai BBQ available. Thai Cooking class starts in May 2016. For tour operators, we can provide Vietnamese and Thai Set Menu with special prices. A real local taste of Thai in Saigon!
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“funky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Our family of 3 recently ate dinner at Monsoon and enjoyed the atmosphere and service. The menu is extensive to cover the broad range of cuisines and it can be a challenge to decide - I suspect that your satisfaction with the meal will hinge on your choice (we had two really good meals and one that was a bit ordinary). We chose the tasting plate for entree which gave you a chance to try all the cuisines, in some ways it would have been better to then have chosen a main meal after the entree based on your preferences from the tasting plate.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is quiet, a relief after a few days in Saigon, and the service was friendly and warm.

  • Visited November 2012
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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have been here twice and love it! Delicious food; pleasant atmosphere; good service. Will go back again!

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“Nice for an occasion or simply something a bit smarter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Celebrating a birthday so wanted something a little smarter. Enjoyable meal in a nice setting, be careful on your map skills, get a taxi. Worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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“Excellent place !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We went to celebrate our anniversary and wanted a nice place ... the place is beautiful! The food is fantastic, we ordered some assorted entrees we got the chance to try everything and the quality and the flavors were incredible ... is a kind of food fused with flavors of Southeast Asia and in the menu that are separated by region for everyone knows where are what you eat ... it was all great and although the price is European, worth every penny you pay. Even the owner was firing people in the door, calling taxis to customers and asking what had seemed the food ... a perfect place!

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Singleton, Australia
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“Monsoon Restuarant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I am sorry to say this was a bit of a disappointment. We had seen so any good reviews and walked for klms to find the place. It was our wedding anniversary and wanted something special. Over priced and realistically the food wasn't up to scratch. The staff weren't as welcoming as some that we met in other cafes and street stalls, don't order the squid - a bit overdone, sorry to say.

Visited November 2012
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NayaSaigon, Owner at Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
It must have been in another place, because at Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon we do not have a Squid Dish on the menu :-)
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