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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” (12 reviews)
“water spinach” (9 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

What a wonderful quaint place, food was delicious, we got the set menu, yum yum!! Service was fantastic and the restaurant is very busy with not a spare seat. Would highly recommend!

Thank mel1919
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go here...service is professional and excellent, menu is vietnamese and interesting and food is very tasty. The idea behind it adds to the sense of trying something new making for a good experience...plus...we both enjoyed our meal. (No bad thing for a restaurant!!)

Thank Seamus-Marie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place recommended by Lonely Planet, we were not disappointed! We liked the colonial-style building and the setting. Nice cocktails, delicious food served in beautiful dishes; friendly staff. Reasonable prices.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in district 1, not far from Pasteur street/main tourist spots. We were recommended by a local to head there for dinner given it was already 8pm and not far. Simple decor (could be a little dark/stark for some) but Huong Lai offers authentic, reasonably-priced...More

Thank JNg512
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I have to be honest and say tha I was underwealmed by our evening at Huong Lao. The decor was rather spartan with some small, dark abstract pieces of artwork on the walls. Service was fine without being special. But the food was a let...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 3 May 2018

My partner and I loved this place! The food was incredible. Service was great and the setting felts quite authentic and Vietnamese. It felt like the kind of place loved by tourists and locals alike.

Reviewed 3 May 2018

Loved the food here, especially the “purple potato soup” to finish! The sweet bean soup for dessert was also somethin* new for us but surprisingly nice! Other than those, we had standard dishes like fresh spring rolls and lemongrass chicken, both yum. I loved the...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Huong Lai is best Vietnamese restaurant in Saigon. Please just go, eat, feel and enjoy delicious Vietnamese foods.

Thank Yasushi_Nakagawa
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived just 25 minutes before closing time (21.00) and were warmly welcomed. We were never hurried. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. As other reviewers have also said; very tasty and amazing value. Very highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We arrived at 3 pm and were pretty much the only ones there but what a meal, and definitely worth the effort of finding this rather off the beaten track place. Fish was totally crispy and tasty and the crab was sweet and succulent. I’d...More

Thank 830scottlat
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Thu T
7 January 2018|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. They run a small menu using local produce but I don't remember them specifically catering for gluten free. It is however very good
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 jdvale76 | 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 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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