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“Authentic Turkish in HCMC!”
Review of Mezze Saigon

Mezze Saigon
Ranked #1,323 of 5,382 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: US$1 - US$30
Description: Chef Karim has brought his passion and love for capturing the essence of Arabic flavors and spent a great deal of time sharing family recipes with Chef Vinh. In return Chef Vinh shared recipes, he picked up from his travels whilst talking to some of the street stall owners. Quality forms the basis of everything we do and we have gone a long way, to source the best ingredients we can find and we hope you like it :) So what is Mezze Saigon? The name gives it away a little, but we want to be clear... our menu is a mix of different styles of mezze from various countries around the Middle East and its neighbors. We don’t want to be tied down and we will aim to bring in new dishes and monthly Mezze Saigon specials... perhaps even introduce some fusion dishes in there too. We will continue to develop the menu and are happy to take feedback from your travels too. We have a lot of ideas and look forward to trying them out soon. For now we just want to be here... with you and your friends!
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Description: Chef Karim has brought his passion and love for capturing the essence of Arabic flavors and spent a great deal of time sharing family recipes with Chef Vinh. In return Chef Vinh shared recipes, he picked up from his travels whilst talking to some of the street stall owners. Quality forms the basis of everything we do and we have gone a long way, to source the best ingredients we can find and we hope you like it :) So what is Mezze Saigon? The name gives it away a little, but we want to be clear... our menu is a mix of different styles of mezze from various countries around the Middle East and its neighbors. We don’t want to be tied down and we will aim to bring in new dishes and monthly Mezze Saigon specials... perhaps even introduce some fusion dishes in there too. We will continue to develop the menu and are happy to take feedback from your travels too. We have a lot of ideas and look forward to trying them out soon. For now we just want to be here... with you and your friends!
Reviewed 16 November 2019 via mobile

Visited after hearing great things since its recent opening and we weren't disappointed.
The service & food were great!!!

We had the halloumi falafels, eggplant & the mezze platter to share. Everything was delicious and nothing could be faulted!!!!
The Turkish bread was the best I've had out of Turkey and the beef kebab was very soft and incredibly tasty! Along with 4 beers, the price came to just over 1,100,000vnd (what was great is the service & tax charge is included in the menu prices, making prices very clear, especially for tourists!)

Will definitely be returning very soon

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Gemma C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PhuongTruc, Owner at Mezze Saigon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2020

Dear Gemma C - Many thanks for your kind comments and your visit. We are delighted to read you enjoyed our food and the experience. See you again soon, and happy year 2020!
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Mezze Saigon - Middle Eastern Restaurant
Floor 5, 215 Ly Tu Trong st., D1, HCMC (Corner of Trương Định & Lý Tự Trọng, NEAR the Bến Thành market)
Open daily: 10:30am-11:45pm
☎️ Reservation: +84 28 38221088 or m.me/mezzesaigon

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Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

The food is very tasty but the portion sizes are small. You're looking at 150k+ for a very small main dish. Expect to order a few things per person to feel full. The menu is also misleading (said a meal came with a salad but it didn't) and the staff denied it to start with - they did correct it in the end but overall service wasn't good considering the price.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 893kyleb
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PhuongTruc, Owner at Mezze Saigon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2019

Dear 893kyleb - Thanks for your visit to our young restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed the taste and food. We find it review a bit severe and harsh on us, especially given we are in soft opening mode and very much eager to get feedback to improve, rather than receiving bad reviews here that will affect our business in the long run. But we took your review very seriously and discussed it with our service team, and our kitchen team including Chef Karim.

On the food portions and prices, we hear you - we have to date received comments both ways on this, most advising that the price point is right and even affordable for the quality, given use premium imported ingredients that you know cost high if you live here, and we operate an hygienic kitchen to international standards run by professional chefs and cooks. This is a choice of quality and hygiene and this a market were we believe there is demand. This is confirmed by many guests who have visited our restaurant in our soft opening so far and know that one cannot expect a full main dish of quality imported lamb or beef for VND150,000. This is of course different at street side stalls and restaurants using low quality local meat. Having checked the records, I note your total bill for dinner for your table of two was VND450,000/USD19, net. On the portions specifically, the dishes are mezze (small dishes) sizes for some, and we are considering offering the choice of two sizes of dish for the same items for guests expecting real main dish sizes.

On your point about the menu saying a salad coming with the dish you ordered, this is indeed a mistake of the waiter who took care of your table who should have known better the menu and offered to rectify. We sincerely apologize for this mistake that should not have happened: we have started retraining the team on this and are confident this will not happen again. Again, this is not uncommon in the launching phase of a restaurant and this is why we normally expect a bit of lenience from visitors in our soft opening.

We are a passionately run family owned business that strives for quality, and we really appreciate your feedback and hope you can give us another chance to impress you. If you come back, please let me know (+84 90 8113200, Phuong) and I will make sure we treat you for some dishes you have not yet tried. And I also hope you can in light of our comments above reconsider your review that, as it stand, will impact us negatively in the long term.

Your note about our tasty food really brightened our day, by the way! Thanks you again for your visit and feedback. Have a lovely day.

Kind regards,
Phuong
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Mezze Saigon - Middle Eastern Restaurant
Floor 5, 215 Ly Tu Trong st., D1, HCMC (Corner of Trương Định & Lý Tự Trọng, NEAR the Bến Thành market)
Open daily: 10:30am-11:45pm

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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

The very best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Saigon. Located in level 5, 215 Ly Tu Trong street, District 1. The hummus, baba ganoush, tabouleh, chilled mezza platter are equally tantalizing.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank wonderminimal
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PhuongTruc, Owner at Mezze Saigon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2019

Dear Wonderminimal - Many thanks for your kind comments and your visit. We are delighted to read you enjoyed our food.
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Mezze Saigon - Middle Eastern Restaurant
Floor 5, 215 Ly Tu Trong st., D1, HCMC (Corner of Trương Định & Lý Tự Trọng, NEAR the Bến Thành market)
Open daily: 10:30am-11:45pm
☎️ Reservation: +84 28 38221088 or m.me/mezzesaigon

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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Best espresso martini! Wonderful staff and fantastic view from the 5th floor. We only went for dessert/drinks and it didn’t disappoint! Creme brûlée and pana cotta melted in your mouth. Thank you

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 428hannaq
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PhuongTruc, Owner at Mezze Saigon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2019

Dear 428hannaq - glad you liked our place and experience. See you again soon!
Kind regards,
Phuong and Mezze Saigon's team
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Mezze Saigon - Middle Eastern Restaurant
Floor 5, 215 Ly Tu Trong st., D1, HCMC (Corner of Trương Định & Lý Tự Trọng, NEAR the Bến Thành market)
Open daily: 10:30am-11:45pm
☎️ Reservation: +84 28 38221088 or m.me/mezzesaigon

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Reviewed 1 November 2019 via mobile

We stumbled across this today and were delighted with the food and fabulous service.
Great atmosphere and loved the decor.
The best bread pita homemade bread I’ve seen and dips and kibbeh amazing.

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Cat G
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PhuongTruc, Owner at Mezze Saigon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2019

Dear Cat G - glad you liked our place, food and experience. The pita bread is made following a family recipe of Chef Karin - good you enjoyed it.

See you again soon!

Kind regards,
Phuong and Mezze Saigon's team
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Mezze Saigon - Middle Eastern Restaurant
Floor 5, 215 Ly Tu Trong st., D1, HCMC (Corner of Trương Định & Lý Tự Trọng, NEAR the Bến Thành market)
Open daily: 10:30am-11:45pm

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