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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Cyclo Resto

Cyclo Resto
Ranked #6 of 3,361 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Hobart, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a delicious meal of authentic Vietnamese food at Cyclo. They do not have a menu, instead you order their set menu which for us was 5 courses. They were nice enough to also make one vegetarian version for our group. Everything was piping hot and delicious! We enjoyed every dish! Super friendly staff and great value food! Worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2014
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Bendigo, Australia
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“One of the Highlights of our Trip”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We met some fellow travellers in Hoi An who recommended Cyclo Resto to us. So glad that we booked the cooking class! It was so much fun. The trip to the market with Anh was an excellent introduction to Vietnamese produce. Anh is a beautiful young woman with a bubbly personality.
Then came the cooking! Fantastic fun! The Chef was so funny and patient teaching us how to use a knife properly. What a mess we made chopping!! We loved every minute of it, and can't wait to try out our new skills at home for our family and friends. Will definitely recommend this wonderful experience to other travellers

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Authentic food, friendly staff”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Booked this cooking course through my hostel. Offered a choice of set menus (4/5 dishes per menu), then we were taken to the local market to buy the ingredients fresh. Anh, the woman who took us around, was lovely - instantly made us feel comfortable, answered all our questions, very chatty. Didn't get a cyclo as they're banned in District 1 now apparently, so we took a taxi instead.
Were introduced to Chef Vu in the restaurant - an open space, testimonies written on the walls. No one else doing the course with us so it was basically a private lesson. They both speak excellent English and made us laugh, great atmosphere. Taught us authentic techniques as well as recipes. All got emailed to us after we left. Get to eat the food afterwards, the best part. Lots of food and so delicious. Got some free lemonade, iced tea, and rice wine, too.
We paid $35 each for it, so maybe we got done over a bit by our hostel, but the experience was so good we were happy to have paid it. Would recommend to everyone going to HCMC.

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
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“What a gem!”
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant may not look like a grand place at the entrance but we were so delighted once we sat down!

The staff were super friendly, the five course Vietnamese meal was delicious and we were even treated to several shots of complementary rice wine!

This place is an absolute gem and I would highly recommend it to everyone visiting Ho Chi Minh city who wants to have a great time with great Vietnamese food!

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Glasgow
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376 reviews
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“Very friendly cheap, food ok”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nice setting on a side street with a balcony. A backpacker kind of joint. Food was ok and was totally dead when I went there. I do not know what the attraction is. I would not go here again

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Dave1408
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