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“A perfect mix of delicious food and high-standard entertainment”

BO NONG - The Ethnic Cabaret
Ranked #763 of 3,860 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 16, 2014

I don't think you can find so far such a cool concept in Vietnam: watching a cabaret-like show performed by Vietnamese artists while enjoying a digest of what Vietnamese food has the best to offer, with a tiny pinch of French touch. The staff is super nice and helpful, the food is very tasty (try the fish!), and the show is great. What I liked the most was the magician, who had a great interaction with the audience, but also the traditional music. All the artists wear Vietnamese traditional costumes. They also have an expensive choice of beverage (Tequila Patron, kaboom!) and the place is nicely furnished. In adition, the two young French owners are very friendly (and cute) and they are willing to tell you a lot about Saigon's best places to have fun. It is a unique place and I highly recomend it.

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Thank Alexis R
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I picked this place because my partner and I wanted something a bit different from either a tried and tested "proper" restaurant or just a cafe. The idea of food and cabaret sounded a little crazy and so we decided why not try it! The dinner tables are set around a stage and so it has the feel of a supper club. We were welcomed in by the friendly staff and showed our table. One of the young owners introduced himself and we chatted for a while as we ordered wine and food. The food was absolutely fine and tasty and the show got started. It lasted about an hour maximum and we watched while we enjoyed our food and drank our wine. It's important to say that the show is not true cabaret in the sense you might expect if you're in the know. The night we visited had a show which comprised of quite a large ensemble of performers who did everything from set dance and song pieces to a magician on stage with just a couple of helpers. The magician was really good I have to say. All in all, it was a fun, gentle, enjoyable hour to watch these performers give it their all. We ended up sitting and chatting with the owner afterwards again and then hit the town later with him which was a great way to end the whole night. I'm not sure if partying on with him is included in the price! This is a new concept that the young owners are trying and they're still finding their feet with it but, for something new, fun, and an experience which won't just be another restaurant story when you get home, I would recommend this place completely.

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Thank markedin1
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great people, great food, great performances! Definitely a place to check out when dropping by Saigon or to hang out with friends and family if you already live here.

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Thank Maraphoria
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The food was good and the performance was great with a mix of song, dance, musical n magic show.

You have to pay separately for the food ordered and the show ticket us$24 pax.

The table setup is more suitable for a drink than for eating dinner.

I think is nice to drop by after dinner to have a drink and watch the performance if u want to have a more comfortable seating to eat your dinner.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We are a group of 5 person, and Saigon is our last destination before heading to home,we found this restaurant by accident, but that's our lucky, we love the performance of the Viet artist , singing traditional music and having the best Caramel Fish Clay-pot, Shrimp lotus salad, spring roll. The service is pretty good and the restaurant is in good location .

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Thank Jenla1
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