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“Halal Food at Exorbitant Price”
Review of VN HALAL

VN HALAL
Ranked #2,518 of 3,406 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: Malaysian
Description: Opening Hours: 7 am to 11 pm Phone: 84-838220311 Fax: 84-8 38220311 Website: No website available Email: No email available 2 minutes walk to Ben Thanh. Halal authenticity: Owners are known Muslims. Food relatively cheaper here than at the Halal Restaurants near the Saigon Mosque. Very friendly staff - charged only 7,000 dong for plain rice to take away(to be consumed in the hotel room with the canned halal dishes). Accepts Malaysian currency, serves also Malaysian dishes, and workers can also speak Malay
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Description: Opening Hours: 7 am to 11 pm Phone: 84-838220311 Fax: 84-8 38220311 Website: No website available Email: No email available 2 minutes walk to Ben Thanh. Halal authenticity: Owners are known Muslims. Food relatively cheaper here than at the Halal Restaurants near the Saigon Mosque. Very friendly staff - charged only 7,000 dong for plain rice to take away(to be consumed in the hotel room with the canned halal dishes). Accepts Malaysian currency, serves also Malaysian dishes, and workers can also speak Malay
Reviewed 30 April 2012

It is the first restaurant that we went to at Saigon and it left a sour taste in our mouth in terms of it price. Our family of 4 order the followings:
1) Air Bandung = 45,000 VND/RM6.90/.USD2.1 (Ordered 2)
2) Ice Lemon Tea = 35,000 VND/RM5.10/USD1.68
3) Mineral water = 35,000 VND/RM5.10/USD1.68
4) Kampung Fried Rice = 85,000 VND/RM12.36/USD4.08
5) Papric Fried Rice = 95,000 VND/RM13.81/USD4.56
6) Mee Bandung = 85,000 VND/RM12.36/USD4.08
7) Prawn in Butter and Black Pepper Sauce = 95,000 VND/RM13.81/USD4.56
8) Sambal Belacan = 15,000 VND/RM2.18/USD0.72
9) Teh Tarik = 35,000 VND/RM5.10/USD1.68

Such an exorbitant price and the place does not look like we are enjoying fine dining ambience. On top of the exorbitant price there is a service charge of 10%. The waiter not even try to strike a conversation with us or suggesting what is their speciality. What striked us is that they are charging RM2 for Sambal Belacan which we used to get free back at Malaysia.

The total bill is 627,000 VND or RM91.20 for a simple lunch. I believed this restaurant is too overrated and I won't recommend it to others. AVOID IT AT ALL COST.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Served internet before visiting HCMC & got a list of halal food restaurant.
Location is good 2 junction on your left if you are facing main entrance to Ben Thanh market.
Nearby to Fanny ice cream.
Food poor or average.
The day I went there a lizard crawling up my foot while waiting for our food. Food tasted different & I only have fried rice but drinks was good..had ice lemon tea.

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Thank NishaKl
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

VN Halal serves delicious halal food especially for muslim.
they serves Vietnamese as well as Malaysian food
they dont have baby seat.
must try their coffee and mee mamak.

2  Thank edzeg
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

we went to eat at this restaurant at noon yesterday.
We ordered viet's beef noodle, fried rice and spring roll.
The beef noodle was terrible with over-cooked beef and tasteless soup.
Furthermore, the spring rolls were too small a portion and looked more like malaysian popiah to our disappointment.

And the best part, it was so over-priced. 85k dong for a noodle soup which is equivalent to rm12 and spring rolls at rm11. small glass of bandung at 45k dong - rm 6.70.

And to top that off - we were presented with a service charges of 10 percent! ! The ONLY restaurant that did during our whole stay in vietnam. Needless to say that their service did not deserve that 10 percent with their lacklustre effort to serve us. Even that chic tandoor restaurant at Hai Ba Thrung St with all its bells and whistles did not have a service charge and we ate for less with much more satisfaction.

For fellow muslim or malaysian, try Vietnam Delights down at the Le Lai. The price is not that cheap but you would get a better value for money and the food is good. And no service charge of course. At least, their service was genuine to me.

Dear so-called muslim restaurant food owners, serving muslim food does not entail you to charge unnecessarily. Sharing food is a priviledge not borne too many, however making too much of an income out of poor quality food is a shameful business to begin with.

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1  Thank jalan_warrior
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

This is one of the 2 halal restaurant near to Ben Thanh market. However it's very expensive and food doesn't taste that good. The price listed will differ than actual bill. They don't tell you that the dish is for 4 person until you get the bill. The price in the menu indicates for 1-2 person only. If you come in a group, be prepared to get a shock when the bill arrives. A rip-off.

2  Thank Ganee
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