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The Refinery

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74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
+84 90 399 90 82
11:00 - 23:00
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91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Refinery is in a beautiful location and building, service was actually very good and though we were a large table they did a pretty good job though there was obviously no system of recording who ordered what as dishes came out and the wait staff then tried the whole table to see who's food it was. My biggest problem... More 

Thank cwoodhead
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Refinery use to be a nice place, I visited several times before. But last time the service was a total chaos. We got something totally different what we ordered, it was mixed up with an other table. Then we had to discuss few minutes to get our original order. Later it was not easy to catch a waiter and... More 

Thank Utak13
Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been the night before to The Temple Club which was outstanding. We were hoping for a similar experience but it was just a big disappointment. We like the French Colonial style, which The Temple Club has in spades. This was watered down, and a bit contrived, like being in a Cafe Rouge. We sat for 10 minutes and... More 

Thank dwiles2016
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi dwiles2016, Thank you for your honest feedback, we apologise for the disappointing service that you may have received on this night. At the Refinery we aim to always provide the highest standards of service to all our valuable guests so again, we appreciate your honest feedback and we will endeavour to work towards ensuring service at all levels is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really like inside decoration of this restaurant. Been there at Valentine's Day , it was busy and crowded but the food I've tried very good . We were not disappointed . It was just what we needed on our Valentine night. The staff were very professional and friendly. Especially is "Na" who is the assistant of the refinery. She always... More 

Thank Sang N
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is quite limited and the food is ordinary. Don't feel "French" to me although the decor and service are ok.

Thank winstonw621
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi winstonw621, Thanks for your feedback. We are always open to new suggestions and improvements to The Refinery. We will take on-board your feedback accordingly. All the best More 

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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, well made cocktails, excellent service. Go there with an empty stomach, as portions are rather larger than typical French fine dining. It is more than enough for a couple to share a starter and take each a main. Better reserve a table. Very tasty, and rightly prepared salad and onion soup, and top "Frites & steak". Prices are... More 

Thank Michael H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warning!! If you are really hungry, this is a place to visit. Food is plentiful, with a huge range of crusines to chose from. Value for money, without a doubt.

Thank Gary F
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a nice ambiance and a cool history (used to be an opium refinery back in the day), but it took way too long for our food to come out - waited at least 45 minutes. Food was good, including dessert, but really need to step up the service. Also, got eaten alive by mosquitos - they lit a mosquito... More 

Thank hyejiny13
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi hyejiny13, We're so glad that you enjoy the atmosphere that we've work hard to create at The Refinery. Thanks for the honest feedback regarding service, we work with our floor team to ensure that it's managed appropriately. We hope that next time you return, you'll feel the service, like you feel the ambience. All the best. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside this restaurant it is a little like an old fashioned brasserie in France, with elegant furnishings, quiet (no raucous music), bench seats and chairs, high ceiling etc. The food is good, although pity no wine can be served except by glass or bottle. However, the service is curiously disorganised or sporadic - difficult to catch their eye - or... More 

Thank Hugfrancis
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food with nice ambience. Steak frites, pork chop with apple sauce were both very tasty. Viet iced coffee was the best we had during our trips to Viet! Definitely sit outside!

Thank howeiwu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 90 399 90 82
Making great use of an unusual historic location, Saigon's old opium manufacture, The Refinery was built, designed and decorated locally with custom made furniture and lighting in the greatest Paris bistro tradition. Tucked away in a secluded courtyard, it boats a beautiful indoor seating area with many original features and a large front terrace with jasmine and greenery. Enough to make anyone forget the noise and madness of the city while sitting in the very heart of it.In this peaceful setting, one can enjoy modern European cuisine with an extensive wine list, including 18 Old and New World wines by the glass.

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