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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sweet place and atmo, great food and staff, some of them homeless youngsters that has been "adopted" by the restaurant to get a job and learn English. Truly a warm feeling here.

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Thank Mach1an
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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217 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good ole local food, home cooking cuisine just like their menu says it is. I had the SET order, was more then enough and was flavorful with local taste, lemongrass, ginger, etc The place was crowded with seemed to be people that have been there before ..very home place .

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Thank Mickeymouseppc
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't sure whether to go or not after reading a view that said it was expensive, I'm glad I did because not only was it fantastic I think it's cheaper than a MacDonald's. The food is really good and the service amazing, especially when you take the circumstances into consideration. Go there, you'll be pleased you did!

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We walk from our hotel to this restaurant for 10 minutes. It wasn't so hard to find because it was of the same street as we are staying. At first glance of this restaurant, i felt a little bit turn off because the outside look so old and dumpy area, then we just went up anyway out of curiosity from... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant in the Lonely Planets guide. Very nice old airy room, but simply furnished. We had spring rolls to start followed by squid and chicken with ginger sauce. All excellent with subtle flavours. Good choice of drinks. Service very friendly and attentive. Great value for money.

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Thank Stoney55
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely restaurant offers very good family style Vietnamese food in nice and warm setting. Whenever I want to have a nice Vietnamese food with a relaxing time, I come and eat here. Price is very reasonable, of course more expensive than local street food, but much less than high end place such as SH Garden.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in District 1 and found many of the restaurants to be quite expensive and were looking for a reasonably priced place. We liked the concept of training disadvantaged kids so thought we would give it a go. We had to wait 5 minutes for a table. We enjoyed it so much that we booked again for... More 

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Montreal
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have tried many restaurants in this area. Huong Lai is a nice small place bur the orices tend to be on the higher side. 22 000 VND for a small bowl of rice, that is double what we pay elsewhere.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and loved this place. Very friendly staff and very good food for a good price. We also really liked the concept of helping street kids to get on their feet by working there.

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Newcastle, UK
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked the restaurant based on the reviews and we weren't disappointed. We both had the set meal option, one with lemongrass chicken and one with beef satay, The food was tasty, the atmosphere in the restaurant was good and the staff who were all part of a training programme were really friendly. Make sure you book ahead to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?