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“Best restaurant in Saigon”

Frangipani Hoa Su Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Saigon”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

I ate at Frangipani last night and absolutely loved it. The area it's situated in is quiet and residential and the restaurant is open, casual, and cool. The food was absolutely excellent and incredibly reasonably priced. The restaurant seems to be geared towards affluent locals and expats rather than tourists which was a nice change of speed. Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Ho Chi Minh.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Sarah O
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Dung V, Owner at Frangipani Hoa Su Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Writer,

Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at Frangipani Hoa Su on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the food and our service. We strive to improve our service everyday. And We greatly appreciate your feedbacks. We hope you do come back here in your next visit.
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15 reviews from our community

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English first
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not great”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went there with friends on the evening. It was weekday. No one around... not great for atmosphere, still not a problem when you are with friends. Problem begins when you try to be Asian and Western and the same time and you are half way through for both. Western food wasnt great, Vietnamese was OK but over priced.
On top of things, the "coolness" of seeing the kitchen dies when you see the cook trying the sauce with the same spoon he's cooking. That is a big NO in any kitchen (specially if customers are looking at you!).
Not going back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Torcuatense
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Dung V, Owner at Frangipani Hoa Su Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
On behalf of Frangipani Restaurant, we would like to say thank you for taking your time to review our place. We would like to say a few words to you and to all our customers. Regarding your comment:

The Atmosphere: Our Customers can choose to sit outside garden with cool air, and with those who prefer a more privacy, they can choose to sit inside with our private dining room area with AC and beautiful paintings of Saigon, Rome or Paris.

The food: Our restaurant serves both Vietnamese & Italian cuisine hence the kitchen area is divided into two clear areas : Vietnamese area & Italian area. Therefore, we can monitor and protect the quality of each dish that is being processed. Apart from these two kitchens, we also have 1 separate kitchen area (100m2 3rd), which is reserved for cooking classes or private events.

The kitchen: Our purpose for open kitchens is we would like our customers to see how our chefs prepare food. That being said, the cleanness is always being kept well. On tasting the food during processing, all our chefs are required to use 1 small bowl with 1 small spoon to try for one dish. If we want to try the second dish, all chefs are required to wash and replace with new bowl and spoon

Western Food: We are family run restaurant who is very lucky and blessed to be trained for 15 years from international experienced chefs who have worked abroad for 5 star hotels in VN and Europe. Sometimes, the fact is that a local Vietnamese chef’s Coq au vin dish can be not as good compared to when it is cooked by a 3 Michelin stars French chef.

Price: At Frangipani, we are committed to only using fresh organic ingredients including meats, seafood and vegetables. Absolutely no chemical additives and MSG are used in our food.

One of the very important aspect in F& B is the hospitality hence we are looking forward to welcoming you again at our restaurant.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Thao Dien! ”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a surprisingly good restaurant in the heart of Thao Dien. The place is pretty big with a bar, an outside kitchen and several seating areas in a stylish setting. The whole atmosphere is very nicely done, it's got a sort of classy 'lounge-type' feeling, which is rare in district 2.
Food is good too and you really can't complain about the prices either.
Definitely worth a visit!

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1 Thank TravelTimur16
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Dung V, Owner at Frangipani Hoa Su Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Writer,

Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at Frangipani Hoa Su on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the food and our service. We strive to improve our service everyday. And We greatly appreciate your feedbacks. We hope you do come back here in your next visit.
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Siegburg, Germany
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, good food and good service, but English should be improved”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We went there last night together with my family. Very nice interior, open kitchen (rare in HCMC) and warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff was very friendly, polite and willing to help, but unfortunately their English skills were below basic. The order was not easy to give and also they forgot some things. Food was excellent! Since it's a Restaurant in D2, an expat area of HCMC, staff (or at least one staff) should speak proper English. Otherwise everything was very good. Will come back!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank familytrotter
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Dung V, Owner at Frangipani Hoa Su Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Writer,

Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at Frangipani Hoa Su on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the food and our service. We strive to improve our service everyday. And We greatly appreciate your feedbacks. We will train our staff to speak better English. We hope you do come back here in your next visit.
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Vietnamese food”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant is really really great. Good Vietnamese food especially the BBQ pork rib. But i dont understand why there is noone everytime I came. Big bar with friendly staffs. I hearded that the owner has another coffe or restaurant in district 1, really want to try there. You won't regret to have a dinner there.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Bis_saigon
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Dung V, Owner at Frangipani Hoa Su Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Writer,

Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at Frangipani Hoa Su on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the food and our service. We strive to improve our service everyday. And We greatly appreciate your feedbacks. We hope you do come back here in your next visit.

Also, our other cafe in District 1 is called A cafe, which is located inside Anna Vo Fashion store at 23 Dong Khoi, next to Majestic hotel .

Dung Vo and Frangipani's staff
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