Have eaten here twice, the first time downstairs (two people) and the second time on the first floor terrace (four of us). Nice atmosphere, friendly service, cheap draught Saigon beer (10,000 dong a glass), pretty good food. The upstairs terrace, overlooking the street below, is very pleasant.
I had grilled shark on my first visit, and wasn't very impressed, although it wasn't terrible at all just very bland, but the next time, I had a different grilled sea fish - ca bop (written without the necessary accents), which was very good. Other dishes included oysters (good), grilled beef with cheese (good and nicely cooked beef, but very little cheese), sweet and sour ca bop again (very good), spring rolls (OK). If I had the option, I would give the food 3.5 out of 5 rather than 3.
The place seems to specialize in seafood, which is probably what should be ordered here.
I need to make one comment about Five Oysters. In the evening, there is almost always a person standing at the entrance trying to entice people to come inside. In my opinion not only does this demean the restaurant in most people's eyes but it probably deters more people from entering than it succeeds in attracting. Whenever I see somebody trying to persuade me to enter a restaurant, my automatic reaction is to avoid that restaurant. I think there must be something wrong with the place, if they need somebody to do this thankless job. And I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking this.
Anyway, it's a nice, bustling place and recommended.
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