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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Newcastle, UK
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We picked the restaurant based on the reviews and we weren't disappointed. We both had the set meal option, one with lemongrass chicken and one with beef satay, The food was tasty, the atmosphere in the restaurant was good and the staff who were all part of a training programme were really friendly. Make sure you book ahead to get... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious? Yes. Fast, friendly service? Yes. Cheap? Yes. Authentic Vietnamese food? Yes. Helping underprivileged young people learn a trade and begin fulfilling careers? Priceless. Wonderful, wonderful restaurant. Shrimp with turmeric and coconut milk was so good I almost licked the plate. The iced coffee was similarly amazing.

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Thank AshleyEP
Brisbane, Australia
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220 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit restaurant in Saigon. The owner takes underprivileged young people off the streets and trains them in various aspects of the restaurant industry. The wait staff are excellent and their English is some of the best of any restaurants in Saigon. The food is typically Vietnamese and is very good quality at cheap prices. Get there... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For less than 10 bucks I got multiple beautiful and delicious courses served to me. The space was quaint and clean and the service was good. Plus, it is for a good cause!

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Vantaa, Southern Finland, Finland
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service! Clientele seemed to be mainly japanese. Food was tasty and we left happy customers. Definitely recommend for other to give it a try!

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Thank Becca_M28
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit for its commitment to supporting disadvantaged kids alone but when the 'kids' gave such amazing service and the food was amongst the best we ate in HCMC, the whole experience became very, very special. Consider booking or be prepared to put your name down for a table and go for a drink nearby

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Thank EvansFamilyOz
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is run " for the disadvantaged kids of Ho Chi Minh city " . They try really hard & their English is very good . Food is a bit different to other places too which it a real winner . Only local wine served which was again was good . Very very cheap & well worth supporting .

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there on my first day in saigon. Very friendly service and good food ,as well as good value. Typical vietnamese. Fresh and tasty. Appetisers platter for 2 Then beef and fried tofu. Both worth trying. Staff speak English. No language issue.

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Thank frederic l
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here. And the staff are amazing friendly and welcome you with warmth. After opening the menu this place made me think how wonderful the owners were and be nice to see people in other pockets the world do the same thing. We did order a bit from prawns to soup every dish was bursting with flavor would... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A little bit off on a one way street (can be good to know if you plan on going by taxi - our driver had to drop us off a block away). We went here because of what we read here and on their webpage - a place where young disadvantaged girls and boys get a chance to learn a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?