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Huong Lai

38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“purple yam” (10 reviews)
“water spinach” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recommended in lonely planets this is a training restaurant for disadvantaged young people. What's not to like! The service was fantastic, the food delicious and yes it is more expensive than street food but given that we had starters, mains, 2 beers and glass of...More

Thank G76NI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read about this lovely restaurant in my lonely planet - I really liked the social message behind it. The food was outstanding and perfect portion sizes for 2. The egg & garlic rice was so yummy and it was the perfect accompaniment to the fried...More

Thank Preema K
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We have been here for dinner three days ago. We have enjoyed all the dinner, all the dishes we tried were very tasteful. Top in Ho chi min

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went here given rating on this site. Had a lovely meal. So fresh. Nice atmosphere. English and Japanese language menu available. Staffed by former street kids etc so makes the value of this place even more remarkable. Thanks for a great meal!

Thank BLOGAN1984
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The food was really good and the service was very friendly and professional. It's pricier than in food stalls of course but then you also get a serene ambience. Last but not least, when we asked for black coffee we got just that; black unsweetened...More

Thank patrizzzz
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Houng Lai having just come out of the Opera and wanted somewhere authentic to eat. The basis of this restaurant is that it supports street kids and orphans to give them their helping hand into work. All the staff where brilliant and...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It's a nice restaurant, simple decoration, but sufficient and fine. The service is excellent and the food is very good. You can choose a la carte or from three different menus. Good menus, fine dishes. We had a great dinner, enjoyed the food and beers.

Thank Els K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Second visit here and delicious once again. We tried a set menu this time and we were rewarded and surprised by the eggplant dish, the purple soup and the pork and lotus root.

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Friends recommended this restaurant which is run by disadvantaged youth & orphans being trained in hospitality. The staff were so lovely & great with the kids. They couldn't do enough for us. The food was great & the kids rated this as their favourite.

Thank kmaeaf
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about this place, from the delicious food, delightful young people being mentored there to the interesting building the restaurant is in. The egg and garlic fried rice is a must.

Thank Tina T
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Carmen D
25 August 2016|
Response from martine e | Reviewed this property |
No, I cannot change the opening hours on Tripadvisor as I am just a reviewer of this restaurant, but it could be added somewhere in the reviews that they take the last order at 9 pm so customers should arrive before that... More
Carmen D
25 August 2016|
Response from Juan N | Reviewed this property |
I'd love to, but it's not my call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814
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