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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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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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Reviewed yesterday

Eaten a fair bit of Vietnamese in both Vietnam and Australia and this place had the best stir fry and noodle dishes. The seafood noodle dish was exceptional with the best thin noodles ever. Chicken, lemongrass and chilli was also sensational. Great service and ambiance...More

Thank paul b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been travelling around Vietnam and Cambodia for the past 2 and a half weeks and I can safely say that this is the first time my family and I all ate a meal which we all enjoyed - amazingly not one complaint lol. We...More

Thank JAM1London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my wife friend to Huong Lai on this trip to HCM with my wife. This was the first time for her in HL. We orders a la carte dishes and ends up the same if we were to order the set menu. Made reservation...More

Thank cactus6338
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to its locality to our hotel The Caravelle and highly ranked on tripadvisor, I booked In advance to guarantee us a table as did not want to miss out. It’s not a classy establishment but is clean, comfortable and well maintained. The staff are...More

Thank Jonnym_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service at Huong Lai are excellent; it’s as simple as that! From the first friendly greeting to the last mouthful you know that you are experiencing something a little special. As a family we sampled widely from the menu. Pork ribs, chicken...More

Thank Callum P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff lovely, food very tasty, manager chatted with us and was lovely, lovely calm jazzy music and well worth visiting, had a fantastic evening

Thank Ibizagirl2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this thanks to Lonley planet , don’t be put off by the entrance or it’s appearance as like many places in Vietnam it’s not pretty. But when you get upstairs you are warmly welcome and the food is the best we’ve had in the...More

Thank Matlock1lady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unexpected visit. We were wondering around the city and hungry for lunch and came across this unassuming shop front. Up a steep flight of stairs, we found a rustic restaurant with a well set up lunch venue. We tried the standard lunch...More

Thank Shuen Sheng F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not expect elaborate decor in this unpretentious restaurant up a steep flight of stairs with little outside advertising. Instead experience excellent food and service whilst supporting a restaurant with an uplifting ethos of employing former street children. Highly recommended.

Thank PaulH260
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is not an aesthetically pleasing restaurant, but the food is great. Authentic Vietnamese and great value

Thank Jay V
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Thu T
7 January 2018|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. They run a small menu using local produce but I don't remember them specifically catering for gluten free. It is however very good
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 jdvale76 | 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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