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The Refinery

74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 0509
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simple food, easy to make your choice and taste is good. Try chicken fettuccine and chocolate mousse. Wine per glass a bit expensive.

Thank Вероника К
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wouldn't come back here again, definitely not because it was bad, because the food was ok, but nothing special. Reasonably priced as far as western restaurants are concerned, but your money will go a lot further on vietnamese cuisine.

Thank TheBozzasaurus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped in here for an Aperol (or 4!) but it was a lovely atmosphere with gorgeous French Bistroesque ambiance outside. We also ordered the chocolate pud as we were craving a bit of home. Yum!

Thank amuir1495
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for dinner after stressed week. 1st impression is attention of all staffs as we were weird . We waited for 25 mins for our dish. The waiter bring 2 opened-bottle of still water without any permission. Good and coZy ambience. Staff was knowledgeable

Thank 775t_nv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heat and bustle of Saigon, The Refinery is a welcome respite from the heat, great cocktails, great food and Happy Hour! Lovely outdoor seating area and the history of the place is very interesting, highly recommend.

Thank blink99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really good atmosphere at Happy hour,Passion fruit martini is a very nice cocktail ,very lime flavoured but works so well.nice with an order of bruschetta. two for one cocktails ,the blackboard on the wall can be very slightly misleading ,when you get the cocktail menu...More

Thank itso1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect mojitos, great tapas, great deals during happy hour, not so good French onion Soup. The soup was too sweet, maybe use a drier wine? Everything else was perfect and the decor is gorgeous!More

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

Hi Patrícia A, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us, your feedback is valuable. There's nothing more satisfying than knowing that you were pleased with the drinks, the tapas, the decor and of course our happy hour deals! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations for the Terrace and were glad we did as it filled up quickly. It is off the sidewalk in a garden courtyard with a few other restaurants which made it a bit difficult to find and actually we walk by it the...More

Thank Dawneen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good French Food & Lively atmosphere You feel like you were in France The decorations look like the movie Casablanca We Got Good French Soup & Fish French Salad & Baguette Chicken in French Sauce & eggplants & Cauliflower Good French wine & Nice Service...More

Thank Galia B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations as a Vietnamese from home recommended it. Very average menu, service and food. Air con struggled and it didn't look like the website.More

1  Thank Kazza3013
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi Kazza3013, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations after being recommended. Nevertheless, your comments are important to us to help us improve our food...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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 8 3823 0509
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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.