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“Great atmosphere”
Review of Cyclo Resto

Cyclo Resto
Ranked #9 of 3,194 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Hidden away but not for long. Great food, great prices, basic selection but wouldn't want for more. Definitely worth seeking out.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Food was great, well seasoned with great flavours .... There were 6 course set menu - prawn fritters for starters, melon soup, snakehead fish & lemongrass chicken with rice as mains and pineapple fluxes for dessert
Prawn starters were really yummy and the plate presentation was artistic n outstanding. The melon soup was something different - great flavours n well seasoned. On the mains I was a little disappointed with the fish dish - the fish was a little chewy being overlooked n the sauce could have been better. The fish pieces were tiny... The lemongrass chocked was wow full if flavour n well cooked... The dessert was pineapple slices ... Was a little disappointed to see that the slices were a black along the edges and the top side was a dry!! Overall value for money was good and a good culinary experience... Service was very friendly n attentive. Definitely a must try

  • Visited June 2013
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Beijing
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic cooking class”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

My mother and I ate here lateish one night (they close at 9:30), fixed 5 dish menu, and simple drinks. The food was great, and plentiful and the prices rock bottom. The food was so good, and I wanted to learn how to make the delicious green melon soup, so we decided to take the cooking class, which I highly recommend. We got picked up in sparkling cyclos, toured and bought our class materials from a local market, learnt 4 dishes (which I will make), learnt some fun garnishing techniques and then ate what we made. The class was 3 hrs (not including eating) and was really great value and super fun. If you are looking for 5 star dining this is not the place, decor is non existent, they have only been open 6 months, restaurant is up an old staircase. However they are really friendly, food is fabulous, cooking class was really hands on and great value. One of the best things I did in Vietnam.

  • Visited June 2013
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braunschweig
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great meal”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

we hat two menus with lots of different dishes. i can't remember what it really was. but they rearragend their standard menu to our needs (vegetarian and meat). so far a great experiance with terrific food.

  • Visited June 2013
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Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simple Vietnamese food”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Saw this recommendation and went to try it on our first meal (lunch) in Vietnam.
Food was tasty but not as wow as i thought... looking at the recommendations on tripadvisor and scribblings on the restaurant's walls.

There was no menu or ala-carte items, just a set meal with prawn spring rolls, (very sweet) green melon soup, french beans with pork, claypot fish, lemongrass spiced chicken and watermelon.

The soup was a tad too sweet, staff said it was the natural sweetness of the green melon though, and promptly whipped one out to show us.

I personally like the french beans though.

Otherwise, this meal was pretty average for an Asian cuisine.

Cost about USD$6 per person, not inclusive of drinks. Compared to other places, it's not exactly that cheap, as we have had better meals at that rate.

  • Visited June 2013
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