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“Definately: no recommendation!”
Review of Restaurant 13

Restaurant 13
Ranked #580 of 3,606 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there tonight (district 1) as it was close to our hotel, recommended by travel guide as an simple but authentic Vietnamese restaurant - the only thing they got right: it looked clean. I am wondering if the good reviews were at a different location? The food was no good price for value, we had the crispy squid (had better before), seafood rice (could hardly find the seafood - tiny little pieces) and a shrimp noodle soup (even worst pho we had was better). At 9:30 p.m. we were the only guests. Wonder why.

Thank Anna K
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We dined here last night 10/8/2017- I wanted the giant prawns on the menu - it had no price for the dish - giant prawns in tamarind sauce - the owner was very rude and impatient in explaining the menu. He charged us 200,000 dong - ( US $12) for one giant prawn. Upon discussing this with the friendly staff at The Grand Hotel where we were staying - we were told that he ripped us off and even our tour guide was shocked when we told him this morning. Would not recommend this place to anyone. We were just walking along the street trying to find a place to eat when we got ambushed by the mates of this restaurant owner forcing us into dining there - 5 of them all talking at once etc - we were tied and hungry and thought what the hell - and Hell it was. While we were eating the owner was staring right into us making it very uncomfortable.

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Thank blossom9s
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

we just happened to be walking past and were peckish
it wasnt busy - but there were a few locals tucking in
the decor is very basic ( like an english cafe)

The food was good quality and cheap
the service prompt and friendly

a very basic venue - but ideal if you are caught hungry

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Thank mike j
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here whilst we were nearing the end of our time in Vietnam. We read a lot of the reviews and decided to come here for dinner as it was so close to our hotel.

We ordered pork spring rolls, fried squid (calamari), chicken noodle soup and chicken curry. We arrived at 6.30pm and it was completely quiet!

The food was gorgeous and we've eaten out ALOT in Vietnam. Would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for authentic Vietnamese food. The menu was quiet extensive and a little tricky to get your head around but in the end I asked for a chicken curry as this is what I was looking for and the waiter had no issue with it. The decor of the restaurant was like a cafe and a little run down but we didn't let that tarnish our experience.

Reasonable prices for food (we paid around 559VND) which included 2 beers, 2 starters and 2 mains (plus rice).

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Restaurant nearby a Renaissance hotel Riverside , BBQ squid is good, price around 140,000 VND they also have local food .

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Thank TatumTraveller
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