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Cafe Lam

175 Bui Vien St | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3836 0308
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jungle curry” (3 reviews)
“pad thai” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
175 Bui Vien St | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place, the portion sizes are huge and prices are very good! 48k for the biggest plate of noodles with veg and tofu. We haven't had portions this big in 4 months of being in Asia and even have half left over...More

Thank Jasmine B
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Simple cheap Vietnamese home cooked food in the backpacker area. Not high quality, but very good. Big portions. We had breakfast and dinner here. Vegetarian options. And some Korean and western dishes.

Thank Ariane S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

My first time eating at this end of Bui Vien.The Lam Cafe is opposite the junction with Do Quan Dao street.The portions are large as stated in other reviews.I had the pork chops with mashed potato.My partner had beef noodles which included a mixed salad.The...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

a huge variety of food all at a great price with many veggie options and large portions. cheap beer. it also has balconies on the upper floors which are a great place to sit and watch the road from. we had 4 meals there during...More

Thank JoJo1000000
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We were seated on the third floor balcony which has great airflow and a good view of the street. We ordered peanut satay chicken with veggies, stir fried chicken with lemongrass, and a burger and fries. All of the food had great flavor and the...More

Thank Tiffany B
Reviewed 30 November 2017

When I stayed near Bui Vien street, I ate at Cafe Lam at least once per day and have plans to return. There is a large variety of dishes from local to western to Mexican, and all are great. Usually at a restaurant with so...More

Thank Liz Y
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

You can get a really cheep Western or asian Metal there IT IS located at the Walking street but If you go to the top flour you don't have to eat next to a street You l get your meal really fast I can recommend...More

Thank randancemaster
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I lived in HCMC for a year and I was at Lam Cafe every lunchtime and usually dinner too! Cheap tasty food, huge potions and lovely staff who I really miss. I would recommend the papaya salad, jungle curry, chicken cashew, chicken lemongrass and green...More

Thank Abbie M
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It's not luxury local but... Perfect food, nice staff, low prices. You must been here! We ate here several times and everything was delicious!

Thank Aleksandra E
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

By Lam cafe you're on the good spot for cheapest, but excellent food. Take mashed potatoes and chicken, this is what they can make like the best of the best. It's not long taking them to make you an excellent meal what fills you really...More

Thank Jonas Olivier P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Bui Vien St | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3836 0308
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