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“Superb food with a view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sao Hom

Sao Hom
Ranked #6 of 93 Restaurants in Can Tho
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Mekong delta and Vietnamese cuisine, but also western dishes to accommodate travelers with kids; overlooking the river in a unique setting.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Superb food with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We ate here whilst staying at the Victoria Can Tho, the place was recommended by our tour guide. The menu is comprehensive enough, with western and traditional Vietnamese food. My wife had fish fillets cooked in a tamarin sauce, I had duck breast cooked in what we believe was star anise. Both were excellent. The restaurant overlooks the river so there is a great view of boat traffic - reserve a table if you want one right on the edge.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Cumbria
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mediocre food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We went during an overnight stay in Can Tho during a delta trip - and this is very much a tourist restaurant. It is beautifully situated, excellent views - and the staff are friendly.

But when you order chicken with lemon grass and chili, surely you expect it to have some trace of the chili? I had to resort to the sauce bottle.

Very disappointed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Cumbriabuggyer
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Sayulita, Mexico
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Tourist restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

This is a pretty restaurant, on the water, nice table setting. I had a vegetarian set meal that was quite tasty. My daughter had a greek salad and my husband a set meal. Mine came with spring rolls, soup, curry, rice, something else, and fried bananas. It was about 10 dollars. Only downside was the staff was seriously tourist weary, and not afraid to show it. But I get it, it is what it is, a tourist restaurant. I'm sick of tourists, too!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank trevadea
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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298 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Gourmet food and outstanding service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We stayed in Can Tho for 24 hours and managed to squeeze in dinner, breakfast and lunch. This is by far the best food we had in all of Vietnam going from Hanoi to the Mekong Delta in 3½ weeks. Try the fish or pork in clay pot and you'll become addicted

The service is high class - the staff is attentive, professional waiters, skilled in English and very friendly without overdoing it. And when entering the restaurant you get a free view to a professional handling of the fruits and vegetables in the kitchen.

The location doesn't get more romantic. A scenic view by the river, in the evening you can sit on the pier, in the morning you can see the sunrise and the morning joggers. And there are NO MOTORCYCLES anywhere near the restaurant :o)

Note: In the evening you should order a table. This restaurant is highly popular - for a reason!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JeJeWe
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saohom, Propriétaire at Sao Hom, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for your appreciation, I shall as always share it with the team: they strive to do the right thing and have a good time at it.

You are quite right to mention there are no motorcycles, yet in the day, you might find the boats passing by are sometimes as noisy if not more --a different kind of noise, though, and more exotic.

You are right to mention it might be a good idea to book a table in the evening --(0710) 281 5616--.

Very pleased you liked the place and Cần Thơ
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the 3.5 stars - this place is delicious!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

My husband and I are Vietnamese and Can Tho is the last leg of our one month vacation in Vietnam. This was the best restaurant we've eaten at in all of Vietnam. No joke.

I read all other tripadvisor reviews and had mixed emotions coming here. In the previous reviews, the manager responded to all the reviews and stated that the food is "safe" and catered towards the tourists' palate to make it easier on the tourist. He recommended that you inform the waiter of your preferences. BINGO! That's exactly what we did. We ordered traditional vietnamese dishes: fried tofu in tomato sauce, sauteed morning glory w/garlic, fish claypot, and bo loc lac and asked them to make it "VIETNAMESE-STYLE" - which is usually more garlic, fish sauce, and onions - to give it that bold, authentic, flavorful Vietname taste.

The food was perfect. We ordered a lot for two people and finished our entire meal w/delight while enjoying the breeze at our table out on the deck.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Briohny01
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saohom, Propriétaire at Sao Hom, responded to this review, 29 February 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for your appreciation: I shall share this with the team, they'll appreciate it very much. It raises the morale and makes for better work to come.

Thank you.

Ben
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