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“Nothing special”
Review of Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon - CLOSED

Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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!
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Nice atmosphere and service, but the food was nothing special. Worth a visit though if you are looking for asian food adapted to the western taste buds.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We came as a group and some of us has been served 30min after the first one were served!!
And there were finally served only after asking twice the waitress, and one of them had to change her meal!
About the food, only small portion...and the pork caramel wasn't tasting caramel at all!
Finally, as if it wasn't enought the waitress didn't give me back the exact change, he was keeping 10000 dong!
But finally when i got back home he had also kept 2000 -_-'
So this restaurant is only working to screw tourist as we were, please avoid!!!

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Thank claroubzh
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NayaSaigon, Owner at Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Saigon, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

Dear customer,

Thank you for your comments on your recent experience at Monsoon even if it was a negative one…

To put things in perspective and soften the ‘Scandalous’ title: the group was booked for 50 persons 1 hr before arrival and 61 people came at 9pm. A big group to take on at once and given the amount of guests we suggested a set menu in advance but an a la carte order was preferred. Our ‘mistake’ in the end because you are right, the service did not go as smooth as planned and there was a big gap between the first order and the last served. For that we sincerely apologize, as we already did on that evening.

We have well taken your points on the food portions and the caramelized pork, good and rightful comments which we are grateful for.

However we struggle with ‘Only working to screw tourist’? Should not happen but cashier/waiter made a mistake of 12,000 VND (0.5 USD) on the change when handing out the requested 61 individual bills. There was certainly no intention, there is certainly no such culture in our restaurant and we do sincerely apologize for this error.

Please do let us know your details through our facebook page and we’d be happy to fix this or you can always contact us directly daily from 10am-11pm.

Yours sincerely,

The Management

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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent a wonderful lunch time here, the food and service is better than just good, we ate from one of the set menus and the quality was very good if not everything was to my taste but hey it's Vietnam and you've got to try new things

Thank silverbackscully
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Inviting courtyard leading up to beautiful resturant. Big menu with food available from other Asia regions also detailed explanations of food in English, waiters were helpful when asking about questions about food on menu.
Was a little disappointed with my pork blackbean dish as it was a little drier than I expected but taste and flavour was good, the green curry was very good.
Nice resturant, staff and service good but giving a lower rating as we had a late dinner and were the last 2 people in the resturant, felt that we were a bit rushed to finish up our meals so they could close which doesn't really make for a nice relaxed dinning experience.

Thank terriede
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, lovely english speaking service and food tasted very comforting. The menu is divers, Thai, Birmese, Laos and Vietnamse dishes. I recommend steak Vietnamese style, so juicy and tasty. Fried banana with icecream for dessert is just jummy! Portions are not huge, but no need to, more space for entree, dessert, and cocktail and healthy juices menu also looked very good.
Everything about this restaurant looks and feels pleasant, the decor, chillax music, even the plates, cups and tablecloth, opportunity to read interesting travelbooks while waiting for your nice. I absolutely recommend!

Thank Valeggua
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