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Cafe Lam

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175 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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+84 8 3836 0308
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I had a fruit plate for 25k vnd, great coffee for 20k vnd and an omlette and bread for 30k vnd. It all tasted great.

Thank albert k
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch here a few times 3 years ago and it was good . Serves are decent and you have a good choice of western and Asian . When I ate here about a year ago , the food was not as good as if there was a change in ownership or changes in the chef . I decided to... More 

Thank Leicaman8
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This place is kind of small with plastic chairs and tabled but the food! THE FOOD! I ordered chicken noodles here and I had no idea the portion would be so enormous. I only ate here once so I can't comment on the rest of the menu which, by the way, is seemingly endless! This place is perfect for lunch... More 

Thank Christian T
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8 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The place is very cheap in light it's located on Buy Vien Street. Furthermore the portions were really large - this is probably the only place in Vietnam where I didn't manage to eat whole dish. Menu is large (as usually in Vietnam) and dishes are tasty.

Thank Piotr K
Hermsdorf, Germany
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214 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The place doesn't look nice. But it must be the cheapest place for food and drinks on Bui Vien Street. The menu and the food portions are huge. Food was great. Service wasn't so good though.

Thank oggse
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Looks horrendous and there wasn't any soap to wash my hands But after that I had an amazing chicken stir fry and sea food pad Thai !! Cheap and tasted amazing !!!!

Thank Greg H
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The beef pho was amazing. Very flavourful and fresh and clean tasting. 45000 so very good value too. You could overlook the cafe as it isn't appealing to the eyes but the food is great!

Thank allie1904
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is bigger than it looks, there are a few floors. I especially recommend to seat on the balcony and have a look on traffic. Choice of dishes is amazing and all of them are very tasty. Prices are very affordable (around 48 000 dong per dish).

Thank EbebPL
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

They have really good food. Great price/quality ratio. One of the best and cheap food serving places on Bùi Viện.

Thank Konrad P
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I come here pretty regularly and I love it. I've tasted a lot of things on the menu and some are better than others. However, the portions are always really big and the prices are cheap. Service is usually pretty quick too. The deep fried chicken is a must if your craving western food. It's also really nice to sit... More 

Thank Nicole C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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  • Address: 175 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3836 0308

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?