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“The worst expensive restaurant I have been to”
Review of Temple Club

Temple Club
Ranked #218 of 5,428 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 20, 2016

A group of 25 had a business dinner among the management team & board dinner, though menu & seats was pre-booked but we found the food (shrimp) not fresh, taste not of Vietnamese cuisine as advertised, service time too long, the waiters, waitress and cashier not professional, negative attitude.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank DK D
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were lucky to be able to sit in the bar area despite not making any reservations.

We ordered 2 appetizers - lotus stem with shrimps and Temple Club platter and 2 main dishes - caramel pork in hotpot, an Indochina staple dish of Chinese influence, and, Peking duck orange. I liked the appetizers enough but the main dishes were simply heavenly.

A repeat visit is a must when I visit Saigon again.

NB: The only miss for me is serving us Evian without asking our permission.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank FrickTeung
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

You could walk by this dining gem a thousand times and never know that it exists. The setting is colonial, with brick walls, high ceilings and the sort of furniture that would be expected in a gentlemens club. The food is amazing, the atmosphere unique, get the sharing platter as an appetizer, it was delicious. Enjoy!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Eve B
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

The entrance alone captures your interest...along a narrow corridor, dark but lit by candles and the smell of lemongrass leads you up to the fancy Indochinese interiors of this restaurant. You are brought back in time, because of the meticulously designed restaurant interiors are amazingly intricate. The restaurant area gives you a quiet cozy dramatically lit dinner. Somehow the interiors overpower your appreciation of the food. The Vietnamese food is good but quite pricey compared to the regular prices of these dishes found in almost all restaurants in Vietnam. It's the combination of both the wonderful flavors of Vietnamese cuisine plus the amusing ambience. And do not forget to check out their lounge area: red brick walls with interior decor and quaint pieces from the French Indochinese period...a lot of turn of the century and art deco furnishings. A wonderful experience for a nice quiet subtle fancy Vietnamese dinner in SaiGon

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Venue was lovely and ambience great. Food was ok. They were out of a number of menu items and had these crossed off. Some also weren't crossed off but were still unavailable. Overall not a bad experience, it was quite good but not as good as I'd hoped for

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Amy S
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