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Cafe Cardinal

36 22, Nguyen Hue Boulevard | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 6688
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“lobster” (3 reviews)
“foie gras” (3 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hours
French, International, European
36 22, Nguyen Hue Boulevard | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my most recent visit to Saigon, I had the opportunity to dine at Cafe Cardinal for dinner. I chose their seven course Menu Le Clasique. Each and every course was amazing and beautifully presented. Much attention to detail and a lot of effort by...More

Thank Kent_W_SF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the buffet breakfast as part of our stay at the Reverie. Good spread with a mix of Asian and Continental dishes, smoothies, detox waters, cereals, pastries, assorted breads and fresh fruits. Along with the buffet, one can choose from the al a carte...More

Thank RozinaTK
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We wanted to have a memorable meal on our last night in Vietnam so we deliberately sought out Café Cardinal’s Wine Pairing Tasting meal. The fact that no one on the front desk knew about it was probably a warning sign. We were seated in...More

Thank terry6004
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We visited for breakfast. Wonderful assortment of asian and continental foods. Croissants were fresh, soft, flaky and buttery - I love croissants. Buffet includes many fresh made a la carte choices. Juices were freshly squeezed. Coffee was good. Service was exceptionally friendly. Worth a visit...More

1  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We ordered steaks, salads and fish. The waiter is terrible. He didn’t remember the food we have ordered. Terribe and very slow service. His name is Phúc. No apollogies given for serving late.More

Thank Le F
Maximilian_Hirmer, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at Cafe Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Le F, Thank you for having taken the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. It is with concern that I read about the disappointment with your experience at Café Cardinal. Please rest assured that we have investigated the issues you mentioned with our...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The top Hotel " the Reverie Saigon " in Times square in Ho Chi Minh city really lacks more Branding . This hotel has the most outstanding rooms in all of Vietnam , the Truly Ultimate luxury in decorations and amenities in every detail and...More

1  Thank AkoPeb
Reviewed 20 March 2018

the quality is in the detail. they are taking the effort to put live music on the Sunday brunch. The food is amazing and divers. Best of the east and west. some classic dishes for all tastes...

Thank Remco P
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Breakfast service and choices are great and the chef special preparation was awesome. I will say worth it to experience .

1  Thank Cali3102
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Cafe Cardinal is one of if not the most exquisite cafe restaurant we have been to. The food is simply amazing and the French and Italian chefs bring their individual specialties directly to your table themselves for you to try. We had a champagne breakfast...More

1  Thank Mandy J
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Cafe Cardinal is a French restaurant which serves fine dining a la carte. I came here for dinner and was not too impressed with the dining experience. Overall the service is very professional, the sequence of service was very fine dining however there was nothing...More

Thank Akira T
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1 October 2017|
Response from Dawneen | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer your question, but go to their website and contact them with your question. I found The Reverie to be very quick with answers to any of the questions I sent them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 22, Nguyen Hue Boulevard | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3823 6688
  • E-mail
One of Southeast Asia's most distinctive, all-day dining venues, Café Cardinal delivers stunning views of Saigon and a tempting take on Sebastien Schneider and his chefs at work in an artfully designed show kitchen. Its extensive menu is decidedly French, with deliberate detours into complementary Western and Asian cuisines.
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