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“Great buffet but poor good service ”

Hoang Yen Buffet Premier
Ranked #1,347 of 3,246 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Vietnamese, International, Grill
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great buffet but poor good service ”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Visited Hoang Yen Buffet Premier restaurant located at Bitexco Centre in the heart of District 1 as invited by some close friends for a party of seven.

Entrance was spartanly decorated and have no entry statement at all .. Was lead to our seating and given wine list which was not elaborate and delightful enough so we chose a bottle of Pinot Noir from Argentina which turn out being below average .. Pretty acidic without the fruity and rich aroma scent.
The buffet spread was not well spreaded out in a orderly way and at the end of the kitchen was the all time favourite BBQ seafood but the waiting time for them to cook your selected food was so long that you loose your interest in no time so I abandon the queue n go look for other spread which was not really impressive as the display was not artistically done. I had to open ten dishes cover just to find two palatable Vietnamese food and the Japanese section looks cold and tired which turn you off
Dessert selection was usually nice with some delightful fruits and local bean curt red bean platter probably as a desperate attempt to appease unhappy customers at the Q line..
Will not probably return as HCM has other choices with better options for the prices this restaurant is charging..

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Ho Chi Minh City
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

The food was good here. Lots of different dishes to choose from. Mostly Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Before you go, you may want to call and make reservations just in case. Unlike other restaurants, be prepare to pay at the beginning of the meal instead of at the end.

  • Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Bang for the bucks”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is by far the best Buffet with reasonable price by a well known Vietnamese Cuisine restaurant called Hoang Yen. The location is nice and modern with ember room to move around. The atmosphere is warm and family like. Lots of see foods offering such are fresh prawns and oyster. They have everthings for everyone. The price is about $12 usd weekday, and $16 usd weekend which are cheap comparing to Saigon Cafe at the Sheraton Hotel. The plus of this location is movie theater which you can catch a good flick while digesting :)

Recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bel Alton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very Good Buffet”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This buffet is the latest venue, opened in Nov '12', oh a buffet chain in HCMC. The restaurant facility is lovely, located in the Bitexco Tower which offers an observation deck on top. It's an especially good buffet for seafood lovers, offering fresh prawns, oysters, mussels, fish, etc. cooked as you choose. Other buffet items are varied with both Asian and Western dishes. Service for removing dishes, filling glasses is very attentive and quick. Total for 3 adults with drinks was about $70US. Recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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