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“Extremely good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bahdja Restaurant - CLOSED

Bahdja Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: First Algerian Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city. Serving Algerian style Couscous, Tajines. Fresh mint tea, Espresso, Great wines, cold draught beer available. Unique decor, central location.
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
409 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Extremely good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Fabulous food, great presentation, and a great introduction to Algerian food, provided by
Algerian imigrants to Viet Nam. Everything was great in this small restaurant in the basement of a hotel. No outside seating, and a loud neighboring table makes conversation difficult.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Ron W
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186 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Algerian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had couscous merguez, ratatouille and a starter. All were very tasty. The carafe of cabernet sauvignon was very nice as well. Owner very attentive and friendly, making sure that everything went well and that we had a great meal. Like everything in Ho Chi Minh City it can be difficult to find, so take the address when you go looking for it. It is worth the search. There is a sign board in front of it on the sidewalk to help you know when you have located it. It's down a few steps but air conditioned and nice and quiet and calm inside.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Della M
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Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice place for a quiet meal ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

I chose this place for our last dinner in Vietnam. I wanted to try something rather special at the end of our 9-day trip. Having had Vietnamese food for 8 days straight, I felt African will be an interesting change of theme. We arrived around 7:30 for our dinner booking and was greeted by the friendly staffs right away. To my surprise, we were the only table. I was picturing a packed place with music but I was pleasantly surprised by how quiet the place was. The lady who helped us with our orders was very nice and attentive. She explained the specials as well as the ingredients when our food was served. We ordered the lamb couscous which was really good. The bread was homemade,very delicious. I will recommend this place for sure. A nice and exotic dining experience :). Oh, food is very reasonably price. Good value for what u pay.

Helpful?
2 Thank Moyashi S
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hcmc
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent couscous !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Bahdja is one of my favourite restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, and I've been living here for more than 2 years dining out every day. The couscous is authentic, traditional, tasty, in fact excellent.
If you contact the restaurant a few hours before, you can even order a lamb shank (which is not on the menu). They roast the lamb shank slowly at low temperature to make it ultra soft, and the garlic inside becomes sweet !
Enjoy the mint tea at the end !

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank t d
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nice find and great food - owners really passionate about their product and really care about the taste and how its presented. You can taste the passion in the food and we had a great meal at Bahdja!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank GinHK
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