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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” (11 reviews)
“water spinach” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 558 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were disappointed with the food. We had fresh vegetarian spring rolls and the wraps tasted plasticky. The braised chicken with ginger was tasty but nothing you couldn’t cook up in a wok at home. We sat next to a particularly noisy group of people...More

Thank jysh55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can grab a seat by the window you can watch life go by on the street below. i’m vegetarian and my boyfriend is a carnivore so we didn’t share dishes, but the lemongrass tofu i got was so delicious and he raves about...More

Thank Lizzie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to take the trouble to find this restaurant by a frequent traveller to Vietnam and were so glad we did. The food was well prepared and fresh. The table service was great. The ambience was comfortable. There was nothing not to like...More

Thank SouthPerthAustralia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic authentic setting upstairs so look hard to find the entrance - but it’s there ! Welcoming hardworking staff and owner - a great spot to eat in central HCMC.

Thank PAF100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. We had the set menu and everything was good. The spring rolls were tasty and fresh, purple yam soup looked strange but tasted great and the cream caramel flan a great finale. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam with a group of friends and we all agreed this was some of the best food we’ve had. One of our group has allergies and our waitress was really knowledgeable and able to sort a lovely meal. Great food and...More

Thank Bung0
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Two of us went for dinner without a reservation and after a short wait we were seated. Pleasant dinner room upstairs and helpful staff. There is quite a large menu and we opted for the pork and vegetable soup, the chicken in lemon grass, water...More

Thank paulosussex
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there last night. The atmosphere is lovely, nice music, beautifully decorated and nice lights. Had the "light" set menu which wasn't light at all but delicious. If you're in Ho Chi Minh go there, good value, great food and perfect service!

Thank Shteelcity2014
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed everything about Huong Lai from the excellent service to the food. We each had a standard dinner set (3 courses), and while the food was a little more expensive than the average street food stall, it was worth every penny for the nice...More

Thank Molly H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended in lonely planets this is a training restaurant for disadvantaged young people. What's not to like! The service was fantastic, the food delicious and yes it is more expensive than street food but given that we had starters, mains, 2 beers and glass of...More

Thank G76NI
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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 Juan N | 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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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