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Belly's Watering Hole

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43 Phan Chu Trinh Street | Ward 2, Vung Tau 064, Vietnam
+84 64 3527 707
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in whilst doing a walk. Based on previous recommendations I had the crumbled prawns washed down with an ice cold beer. I was not disappointed.

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Thank Steven S
Krakow, Poland
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150 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watering holes in Australia save lives of people and animals. Belly’s Watering Hole in Vung Tau has saved my good opinion about Vietnamese food. After a week spent in Ho Chi Minh I was rather disappointed with the food I had in restaurants there (both in street places and in more expensive restaurants). I thought that perhaps the food I... More 

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Thank Mariusz M
York, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read about this place on TripAdvisor and drove past thinking it looked a bit horrible. We went anyway, it was really nice, full of Australians, great food and cheap beer. Stop here for a bite to eat and a drink, it is worth a visit.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Why do I keep coming back to Belly's Watering Hole when I dont drink alcohol? It's because his kitchen serves the best crumbed prawns in Vung Tau, if not the whole of Vietnam. To cook crumbed prawns properly you need to have the oil hot otherwise they become greasy. These come out crisp and dry on the outside and tender... More 

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Thank DirtyPierreOnTour
Cape town
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Good spot if you are looking for some western food. The local Vietnamese dishes were tasty as well. Friendly owner!

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Thank Plaasseun
Leuven, Belgium
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The food was good, which is surprising with a menu that is quite big. The staff's service is excellent and miles ahead of a lot of other vietnamese establishments.

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Thank Jeroen V
Muswellbrook, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Top place to visit! Felt at home. Yummy veggie curry - you must try it! Belly is a legend himself the ladies tend to every need! Breakfast is also delicious! They have vegemite!!

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Thank clarebianco93
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Belly made us so welcome. He made sure we had good food, drink, accommodation & tours. Great place for expats to meet. Highly recommended, we'll be back. Thank you Belly & staff. Much appreciated.

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Thank Shirley N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

You must visit this bar with eyes and minds fully opened, the people are immensely likeable — Mr 'Belly' himself is cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. The food is excellent, the beer is cold, the sun nearly always shines. There is laughter in most corners, a good time doesn't get much better than this.

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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit here. Food is of the best quality. Service with a smile. Absolutely wonderful friendly staff and the boss is always on hand with a smile and a welcome One of life's characters. So overall folks I can highly recommend this place for any meal. Breakfast lunch or dinner. Or even just a relaxing drink in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Cuisine
Vietnamese, Bar, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Phan Chu Trinh Street | Ward 2, Vung Tau 064, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province  >  Vung Tau
  • Phone Number: +84 64 3527 707
Description
A great little find in Vung Tau serving a wide range of international and local dishes with icy cold beer. It is just around the corner of Phan Chu Trinh st and Luong Van Can st .Next to Hong Binh apartments, open 7.30am until 10.30 pm. Mainly frequented by long time expats and wisened short stayers.

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