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“Nice view but...”

The View Rooftop Bar
Ranked #69 of 5,949 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Diner, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The View Rooftop Bar is located on the rooftop of Duc Vuong Hotel. There is no better way to experience Ho Chi Minh City than from a lofty rooftop with buildings and streaming cars spread out far beneath you. But some bars in Vietnam’s biggest city are now charging sky high prices to go with the sky high view. That’s why The View rooftop bar at Duc Vuong Hotel is such a great place for a drink: prices for a beer start from just 20,000 VND ($1 US), and the panorama from the ninth floor takes in the full cityscape of Ho Chi Minh for some great photographs. Located on the backpacker street of Bui Vien, The View rooftop bar is easy to find; it is housed atop one of the tallest buildings on the street.The bar is spread out across the entirety of the roof and split into two main sections providing plenty of seating. In addition, there is a sort of tree house structure made out of wood and an indoor ‘party room’ with disco lights (although this is almost always empty). The most pleasant part of the bar is the area stretching off to the right as from here there is the clearest view of Bitexco Tower and the neighbouring skyscrapers of Ho Chi Minh City’s financial centre. Wherever you look in The View rooftop bar you will see colourful strips of neon lights and plenty of trees, shrubs and flowers; like its Christmastime in a garden centre! It’s a charming and easygoing interior which matches the vibe of Bui Vien Street perfectly.Beers for $1 and cocktails for $3 is unheard of at any other rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh City so if you want to capture a breathtaking background but don’t want to break the bank The View Rooftop Bar at the Duc Vuong Hotel should be your first choice. It must be said that service at The View is excellent and the English speaking staff are happy to chat and offer advice about where to go in Ho Chi Minh. They also serve a reasonable menu of western and Vietnamese standards but ultimately it’s the cheap cocktails that keep people coming back for more.
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The view is wonderful at night. Sadly the service was beyond horrible. My fiancée ordered a steak, medium rare. What she received instead was a very well done piece of meat. So well done in fact she wouldn't even try to eat it. I thought no big deal mistakes happen just send it back.

Instead of just making her a new steak the staff came out and argued with her. They insisted that the steak was prepared how she ordered it. We then asked for the check and had dinner at a different location.

Date of visit: June 2016
2  Thank LostRonin
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Shamrock H, General Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Dear LostRonin,
Thank you for dining at The View and taking the time write to us. We understand that your dining experience hasn’t met your expectation. Thank you again for the feedback in details that helps us improve our service quality as well. Much look forward to welcoming you back and offering you an entirely satisfactory dining experience.
Best regards,
Shamrock H

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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Really nice service and discount if you're staying in the hotel but the drinks are expensive and the hotel doesn't seem to endorse the food for some reason.
The drinks are more expensive then other places but the view is really nice

Date of visit: June 2016
3  Thank Lewys43532
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Clover H, General Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Dear Lewys43532,
Thank you very much for your feedback! At The View, we try our best to offer 'exceptional' items thorough preparation, we are glad knowing you liked our food and service. Many guests share with us that their memorable dining experience with The View is rather unique in Ho Chi Minh City, and we are grateful for such appreciation. Your note on pricing is noted. We hope to welcome you again at The View!
All the best,

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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is dead, no other customers other than us, which I'm not suprised at as the view from the 'rooftop' is not good. Buy 2 get one free offers on Larue and Saigon Red and Green. Wouldn't return

Date of visit: June 2016
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Clover H, General Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Dear jackmoore93,
Thank you for taking your time writing to us. First of all, we would like to extend a sincere apology here to you and once again, thank you for this chance for us to improve the quality and performance. And we also hope to have another chance to welcome you at The View Rooftop Bar for a satisfactory dining experience. Very best from all of us.

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

It was cool. Yes it was, and even much cheaper than this. The view is great and I can say it still the cheapest rooftop bar in Saigon. However they gotta work on the music here. It's either a whole James Blunt's album or elevator music, sigh*. I will not recommend the food though, there are better choices in Bui vien for much more reasonable price than here.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Clover H, General Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Dear Phương M,
Thank you for visiting The View and writing us a feedback. We understand that the food you have chosen this time hasn't matched your liking. Hopefully, it will change next time, should you visit us again.
Best regards,

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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I came across this bar restaurant walking down busy bui vien st , outside there was a girl smartly dressed in traditional vietnamese dress and smart bell boy what looked like a very upmarket hotel amongst many noisy bars and massage joints inviting customers in .
I went in for a look got lift to 7th floor and found a well laid out clean open air bar restaurant , straight away was taken to seat and given a menu i thought for the location and surroundings the price was very reasonable a beer starting at 30,000 vnd .
Next day i returned with friends for drinks and cocktails they were also impressed by the place this time we sat in the covered area on the comfortable sofa with many available air fans .
Staff also seemed good alway available to take orders and bring drinks and well dressed .
All in all quiet , clean and reasonably priced
Will return again on next visit !

Date of visit: May 2016
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Clover H, General Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear Davebussell,
Thank you very much for visiting The View and enjoyed our drink! We really appreciate your taking time to review The View. Hope to see you again with more fulfilling experience!
Best from all of us.

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