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“Over priced and average service ”
Review of Ember Bistro

Ember Bistro
Ranked #501 of 4,393 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: US$4 - US$22
Description: Ember is a call to bring you back to the most simple and divine pleasures in life. Concocting for you fine food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. All our ingredients are fresh and seasonal, we prepare all our fully home-made dishes with absolute care and love, to accompany you in your daily meals as your specials moments, from a lunch break to a family meal, or from a romantic date to a friendly coffee. We are here to offer you a unique moment of sharing and savoring.
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Description: Ember is a call to bring you back to the most simple and divine pleasures in life. Concocting for you fine food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. All our ingredients are fresh and seasonal, we prepare all our fully home-made dishes with absolute care and love, to accompany you in your daily meals as your specials moments, from a lunch break to a family meal, or from a romantic date to a friendly coffee. We are here to offer you a unique moment of sharing and savoring.
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Visually from the mall and street this place looks very inviting with beautiful decor suggesting a relaxed atmosphere and the prospect of even better things to come.

Unfortunately this was NOT the case!

Once inside I found the staff to be snotty or condescending.

Drinks were way over priced. The coffee was bitter suggesting burnt beans. Many other foreigners next to us felt the same and aired their dissatisfaction.

There are several other places nearby, up the escalators in the mall or out on the street all within 50 meters that offer better quality at half the price for drinks.

Very unpleasant and uncomfortable place. We will not return.

2  Thank umuwa
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Tuan-Vo-Ba-VN, Người quản lý at Ember Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for sharing with us your thoughts about our restaurant as it helps us what we need to improve. We are truly sorry for all the trouble you might have had while having drinks at our restaurant. We are very honored to serve you and hope to have a second chance to welcome you again with our best foods and services you have come to expect from us and to show how much we have improved. With ours best regards.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We made our way to the Takashimaya Mall to get away from the midday heat of Ho Chi Minh City. There at the ground floor stood the Ember Bistro. We had a cool drink there before looking around the mall. We liked the ambience so much that we went back for lunch. My wife had rice paper pizza which was delicious whilst I had a hotpot meat dish which was also delicious. We had desserts which we shared. All of the dishes were beautifully presented and the quality of the food was excellent. The staff were very attentive and able to advise on a particular wine that we had noted.

Very ell worth a visit.

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1  Thank Cfab777
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Tuan-Vo-Ba-VN, Người quản lý at Ember Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Cfab777, we would like to send our sincerest thank you for your kind support to our restaurant. We are very honored to serve you and look forward to your continued support in the near future. Your trust and confidence in our services are valued and important to us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon in order to provide you with the best quality of foods as well as services you have come to expect from us. With our best regards

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is another visit of my to Ember Bistro for dinner.

It is situated on the left side of the Pasteur Entrance of Saigon Center.. with openess view into the mall atrium. So the ambient is incredible and unique.

It always has seat available for a couple but for a larger group do make reservation and the best table is the one across from the cashier in the corner .. you can see the chef putting the final touches from there.

Staffs are well trained and do speak English and Japanese.

Foods. Tepan Grill & Italian with Japanese finest ; therefore, expecting beautiful food presentations.

The menu is very straight forward and not too busy and one's can decide quickly without a problem such as; burgers, pasta, grills, rice and stews.. just to name a few. The same the drinks memu.

The portion are generous enough to make a grown man full in a hurry and delicious. So I do recommend a Salad, Main Course and Desserts. The salad is actually big enough for two; especially, the tasty roast beef salad. Of course appetizers are equally delicious too, but room for dessert will be questionable. But you can always come back after a walk around the mall.

The price. 1 salad nicoise, 1 spicy chicken wings appetizer, 1 beef stew, 1 braised hamburg, 1 order of bread, 1 juice and 1 soda = 893,000 vnd which about $40 usd.
Trust me, that's very reasonable for such beautiful foods and ambient.

Well, I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have during your many visits.

P.s. I did ran into the owner "Tomita san" at my recent visit and had quite a conversation..

Well until then. Enjoy and safe traveling.

K

1  Thank Karno N
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Tuan-Vo-Ba-VN, Người quản lý at Ember Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Karno N, we would like to send our most sincere thanks for your precious comments as well as your continued and kind support to our restaurant. We are very honored to serve you and look forward to your continued support in the near future. Your trust and confidence in our services are very valued and important to us. We hope to have more and more opportunities to welcome you again soon to provide you with the best quality of foods as well as services you have come to expect from us. With ours best regards.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I had the spicy chicken burger with egg. One of the best burgers I've had in Vietnam. Not too expensive either. Service was good. Definitely recommend to others

1  Thank kenny23692
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Tuan-Vo-Ba-VN, Giám đốc quan hệ công chúng at Ember Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear Kenny,

Thank you very much for your great comment, we are glad to read that you enjoyed your visits at Ember. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Ember!

Cheers,
Tuan

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Had the combo meats that should have had Rib Eye, T-Bone and L-bone. They had run out of L-bone so had two Rib Eyes instead. Was supposed to be medium rare but was more medium. Meat was a bit chewy but tasted good. Not worth the price though.

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1  Thank Zaki V
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Tuan-Vo-Ba-VN, Người quản lý at Ember Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear Zaki V,

Thank you very much for your comment. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Ember!

Cheers,
Tuan - Ember Bistro

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