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“Valentine's Day meal”

Chanh Garden Bistro
Ranked #62 of 4,308 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Description: Rooftop bistro serving affordable western international food & drinks. MSG free. Interesting vegetarian options. Affordable prices & great quality. Terraces with views, opposite the tallest building of Saigon. Kitchen opens 10:30AM, last food order at 10:30pm. Drink orders until 11:45pm. Happy hour every day 2-6:30pm. Oysters fiesta every week from Thursdays to Sundays. Our menu also includes a limited inspired Asian corner, and interesting vegetarian options
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Description: Rooftop bistro serving affordable western international food & drinks. MSG free. Interesting vegetarian options. Affordable prices & great quality. Terraces with views, opposite the tallest building of Saigon. Kitchen opens 10:30AM, last food order at 10:30pm. Drink orders until 11:45pm. Happy hour every day 2-6:30pm. Oysters fiesta every week from Thursdays to Sundays. Our menu also includes a limited inspired Asian corner, and interesting vegetarian options
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I had read favourable reviews of Chanh bistro before leaving the UK and as Valentine's Day fell during our stay in Saigon I thought it could be an option for a nice meal together. Anyway time passed and due to one thing and another I never got anything booked. So the night before valentines I emailed and asked if they had any specials etc and a table for 2, in no time at all I had a reply with a delicious sounding and very reasonably priced set menu attached and offer of a table at 7:30 which I jumped at. We decided to stop in for a cocktail that night also and just familiarise ourselves with the location etc. Cocktails were delicious and reasonably priced for such a lovely setting, staff were exceptionally friendly and although not all of their English was great we communicated just fine! So onto the valentines meal, I had beef salad, duck breast and cheesecake chocolate bomb with my girlfriend having the same but with pumpkin soup starter. My beef salad was excellent and a huge portion, I noticed a few locals who didn't get anywhere near to finishing it but being a greedy westerner I cleared the plate, fantastic combination of flavours and tender fresh thin slices of seasoned beef. Pumpkin soup also went down very well. The place was busy and we had a small wait for our mains which was fine by us although the owner was quick to apologise but as I say it was not a problem! The duck was worth the wait, a nice sized piece of perfectly cooked duck breast with a selection of assortments that complimented it perfectly! Finally the dessert, well what a way to finish.. I had seen the picture of it but couldn't quite figure out what each bit was and the description was unclear, well a very pleasant surprise was that the chocolate bomb was filled with delicious creamy cheesecake filling! Wow! Our bill with wine and beer was under £50 which as any Brit will know is a bargain on Valentine's Day, most pubs by usually want similar money for much much lower standard food! And the friendly service here really was icing on the cake. I am also led to believe that the place is locally run or family run, basically not a big company, which is great to see in Saigon, keep up the good work!!

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PhuongTruc, Owner at Chanh Garden Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Dear mbcwm88

Many thank you for your kind comments and review. We were happy to have you on our rooftop for Valentine's day dinner, and could manager to find you a table at last minute.

Reading your comments, "delicious and reasonably priced", "exceptionally friendly" staff and all the good things you say about our food makes us feel proud and is a great reward for all the efforts our team put into this. We shared your comments with each of the members of our team. Indeed we are a small family owned business and we do put plenty of passion into running it! Great you noticed :-).

Please let me know in advance if you happen to be back to our rooftop: I would de delighted to meet you and thanking you personally for your kind words.

Have a pleasant travel if you are continuing your trip, and a great day!

Kind regards,
Phuong
Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon
45 Ho Tung Mau street, D1, HCMC
(opposite the entrance of the Sky Deck of the Bitexco Financial Tower)
Open every day 10am-11:59pm
Tel: +84(0)1269669063

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Chanh Bistro now 4-5 times and they keep delivering both visually appealing and very tasty european style (I have no clue why other reviewers call it French, as Chanh itself does not say so anywhere and also the menu is not French? Perhaps they think "Bistro" implies French Cuisine?) dishes at very reasonable prices. They were all the time using high quality raw materials which were always cooked perfectly, never dry or to raw. The location is nice to escape the bustling streets of HCM for a while and provides a nice view from the outside terrace on the higher floor. The menu has a nice variation of western bistro dishes so I always found something new to try.

As they provide constant and consistent quality and deliver real value for the money with but very polite service Chanh Bistro easily receives 5 points.

Thank MidnightLaserWarrior
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PhuongTruc, Owner at Chanh Garden Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Dear MidnightLaserWarrior

Many thank you for your kind comments and your repeated visits on our rooftop.

Glad you enjoy our Western international food at our bistro.

Thanks for mentioning our prices are reasonable and the quality is high.

We are happy you had a great experience, and look forward to welcoming you again. Perhaps for some happy hour drinks? Every day 2-6:30pm on cocktails, house wine by the glass and more... :-).

Have a great day!

Kind regards,
Phuong
Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon
45 Ho Tung Mau street, D1, HCMC
(opposite the entrance of the Sky Deck of the Bitexco Financial Tower)
Open every day 10am-11:59pm
Tel: +84(0)1269669063

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Average food, average value. I wouldn't come back to this place. There is better French food in district 2.

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PhuongTruc, Owner at Chanh Garden Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Dear a212017c,

Thank you for your review.

We do not pretend to be a French restaurant. We serve international Western food and try very hard to provide great quality at affordable price, which the vast majority of our guests recognizes and appreciates.

We always welcome constructive feedback. We would very much like to hear from you what specifically you thought was not to your standard or liking, and how we could improve. If you reached me at phuong.ngo@chanhservices.com or the other contact details below, I would review and carefully consider your comments, and take action as needed.

We also hope you will get us another chance to welcome you here on our rooftop, and please you as we do please thousands every month.

Kind regards,
Phuong
Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon
45 Ho Tung Mau street, D1, HCMC
(opposite the entrance of the Sky Deck of the Bitexco Financial Tower)
Open every day 10am-11:59pm
Tel: +84(0)1269669063

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Restaurant with terrace in center of town opposite Bitexco Financial Tower.
Beautifull view on Hồ Tùng Mậu street.
Open the whole day for breakfast, lunch and diner.
Very good choice on menu.
Excellent food and reasonable prices

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Thank DCMP13
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PhuongTruc, Owner at Chanh Garden Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Dear DCMP13

Many thank you for your kind review and nice words. We are delighted you had a good time and great experience on our rooftop. Indeed we open daily from 10am till 11:45pm, with last order to the kitchen at 10:30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you again another time. Perhaps for happy hour drinks? Every day 2-6:30pm on cocktails, house wine by the glass and more... :-).

Have a great day!
Kind regards,
Phuong, Nu and their team
Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon
45 Ho Tung Mau street, D1, HCMC
(opposite the entrance of the Sky Deck of the Bitexco Financial Tower)
Open every day 10am-11:59pm
Tel: +84(0)1269669063

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Just a very good bar on the rooftop with lots of good food and fine wine. We took only starters: the prawns were good and served with fruit salad - very fresh. The foie gras served with a nice salad and good bread. The salmon was so nice that it has been eaten before the photo.

The food is good, the wine variety worths the visit and the view ...

Thank Hezy N
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PhuongTruc, Owner at Chanh Garden Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Dear Hezy N

Many thank you for your kind comments and visit on our rooftop.

Glad you enjoyed our drinks and food, and the ambiance on our rooftop.

We look forward to welcoming you again another time. Perhaps for happy hour drinks? Every day 2-6:30pm on cocktails, house wine by the glass and more... :-).

Have a great day!

Kind regards,
Phuong, Nu and their team
Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon
45 Ho Tung Mau street, D1, HCMC
(opposite the entrance of the Sky Deck of the Bitexco Financial Tower)
Open every day 10am-11:59pm
Tel: +84(0)1269669063

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