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“Lucky find”
Review of May Restaurant - CLOSED

May Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Southern Vietnamese family dishes are the main focus of the restaurant. We will welcome you as if you were coming in our home, with smiles and soft atmosphere, believing that good food brings people together. In a French colonial house, we went back to the roots of Vietnamese cuisine as it was done in the Sixties without MSG.
York, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lucky find”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We are currently visiting Ho Chi Minh and always like to look at the top rated restaurants on trip advisor before we venture out. How lucky were we to find this delightful clean restaurant tucked away in a back street. I would strongly suggest getting a taxi from wherever you are staying as you would never stumble across it. Three of us went for dinner and the food and the service was impeccable. Although do be aware that whatever you order it all comes out at the same time. We had starters and mains and the portion sizes were very generous. None of us managed to eat everything. We also had 2 cocktails and a fresh juice and the total bill was only $37. Amazing value for money. The previous night we had eaten in the Alto bar and the food there was twice the price and half the quality. If you are visiting this amazing city then i would definitely recommend a trip to May if you fancy some real vietnamese cuisine.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Linda S
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice environmanr & Delicious food”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our whole family went there during the summer holiday.

The place is very beautiful and give you the feeling at home. The dishes were very tasty. We have the salad, rolls, fried fish ball, noodles, bit melon soup...they are fantastic. Although it is not the cheapest one during our trip but it is the most valuable one. Highly recommend!

Staffs were very friendly and helpful, service was good! We will come again next time!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Debby F
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Adelaide, Australia
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Elegant cuisine in an exquisite setting”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Step inside this beautifully decorated and extremely charming 'home' and let Mr Ty feed you with the foods he is passionate about.

We did and were thoroughly blown away by this utterly delightful meal and Mr Ty's hospitality.

I cannot recommend May highly enough - it is a truly beautiful establishment and one that I will always remember well.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank RafKim
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Seriously good”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We visited May on 2nd September, and it was brilliant.
In a city that knows how to eat and eat well, MrTy takes things to the next level. Yes it is a little more expensive than a 20k Dong bowl of noodles slurped down on a footpath, but you get what you pay for, think of it as the difference in traveling by bicycle vs Rolls Royce. The restaurant is a beautiful setting for a meal and the food was not only tasty but presented in an artistic manner.
After a quick chat with Mr Ty we decided to just let him feed us and we were not disappointed (pork hotpot with egg was an absolute winner).
A dinner for two consisting of; starter, three mains with rice and a dessert, add a few beers and fruit juices the bill was about 800k Dong (about 40 AUD) - in Australia for a meal of this calibre in a beautiful restaurant you would happily pay over 150AUD.
My only regret is we did not have time to come back for a second dinner. Thanks for a great meal Mr Ty we will be back on our next visit to your beautiful city.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Zorg_indivisible
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

excellent food, we tried the chef's recommendation and had a bottle of super tasty white wine. Atmosphere is lovely in an old restored house with friendly and helpful staff and very good service. One of the nicest places in Ho Chi Minh City for dinner. If you like to sit on the first floor, you have to make a reservation.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Eva185
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