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Pao Cafe

158 Bui Vien, Ho Chi Minh City District 1, Vietnam
+84 8 6295 8840
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
11 Feb 2014
“Good relax”
11 Dec 2013
“Warm things”
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Asian, Vietnamese
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158 Bui Vien, Ho Chi Minh City District 1, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 12 February 2014

Located in Bui Vien Backpacker district, just down from De Tham to Saigon Mini Hotel 5, excellent decor, service, and food. We offer truly authentic Vietnamese cuisine. English speaking staff.

Thank Nguyen07
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Pao is set in a nice quiet, very Vietnamese street off Bui Vien and appears to be a normal coffee shop. However they do really good food. The staff here always greeted us with a warm genuine smile and always provided us with first class...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 30 April 2013

For the life of me, I don’t know why this restaurant received so many high marks. I ordered Vietnamese fried spring rolls, but they came out burned. I also ordered seafood fried noodles, but I found it a little too greasy and they weren’t very...More

3  Thank davidtran95
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Went to this restaurant as it had good reviews, and, sorry to say, was a little disappointed. Food was edible, average at best. Noodles were tasteless, ginger tea was pretty weak and tasted of warm water. There are better Vietnamese restaurants along this street. Good...More

Thank emilybubble
Reviewed 6 February 2013 via mobile

Was having my dinner there with my wife last night, there was around five tables with customers.. When i just sat down, I heard some customers next table telling the staff that the food are good, but the waiting time is terrible.. I was thinking...More

Thank ForsakenJoe
Reviewed 31 January 2013

price is quite cheap for a dish. dined here once and the taste was quite delicious. it was nice to have the front table n feel the atmosphere of the street.

Thank agustinedwi
Reviewed 22 January 2013

This restaurant is a diamond in the rough.. The whole street is littered with cheap tacky restaurants so wasn't expecting much. We decided to get the beef in lime as an entree which was very good. We both ordered hotpots (listed on the menu to...More

Thank Kiwi_Nicko_85
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We choose Pao because close to our hotel and after hours around Ho Chi Mihn it was a great deal. The caramel pork and salads are good and the ginger tea as well. The service is nice, indeed very nice compared to other cafè we...More

Thank dv547
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We have eaten three times in this restaurant, which is in the heart of the backpackers area (Bui Vien). Pao Cafe has some comfortable chairs (and tables) facing the street - definitely the best place to be seated. There doesn't seem to be any really...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 13 November 2012 via mobile

No Yelp in Vietnam so hit up tripadvisor and ended up here. After getting homemade fat litle thumbs-like spring rolls in Hanoi, these were more like the packaged ones in Viet places back at home. Also had the Pho, again, nothing special. Service was fine....More

Thank Zan5hin
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Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Bui Vien, Ho Chi Minh City District 1, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 6295 8840
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Located in Bui Vien Backpacker district, just down from De Tham to Saigon Mini Hotel 5, excellent decor, service, and food. We offer truly authentic Vietnamese cuisine. English speaking staff.
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