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    Up cafe: Spinny Sips in an Upside down world!

    by Fudge Written May 28, 2013

    Enter the Up Cafe and you feel automatically like you're in a surreal world from the past.

    Everything on the ceiling and walls is hanging upside down! Even the ceiling is made to look like the floor. Lampshades are inverted, dressing tables and cabinets hang spookily off the ceiling. My only amuse was why the waiters and waitresses were not walking upside down or wearing reverse clothings!

    Excellent choice of tastefully chosen music to accompany whatever purpose you may be there for. It was pleasant.

    Food was served relatively fast and it was fresh and tasted good.

    Favorite Dish: This is regular dessert cafe with the usual mochas and cuppocinos.

    I ordered a mixed fruit salad bowl with a fancy drink. And my friend ordered some french fries with a hot vietnamese coffee. We would go back for more!

    Here are some reviews of the place:
    http://english.thesaigontimes.vn/Home/travel/aroundtown/16405/
    http://twiceasdelicious.com/ho-chi-minh-city-up-cafe-up-up-and-away/
    http://www.travelfish.org/eatandmeet_profile/vietnam/saigon_and_surrounds/ho_chi_minh_city/ho_chi_minh_city/1516

    Trying to swing with the house The exterior of the Up cafe -taken from a magazine Upside down Monalisa couldn't capture these guys! There's always that 5% fear of the props falling
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    Tau Ben Nghe: Saigon River Floating Restaurant

    by schurman23 Updated May 4, 2013

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    We ordered seafood spring rolls and yangzhou fried rice and chicken hot pot. The spring rolls were awesome and one thing good with this restaurant is they give a very generous serving. We had eaten too much of the spring rolls and fried rice when the hot pot was served. We were not expecting the very large serving of hot pot so we ended up filling our stomachs to our hearts content. It got to a point when we just cant take some more, so we just had some food wrapped for take home. But just as were about to relax after the very heavy meal, the entertainment started while the restaurant is slowly moving through the saigon river. The fire dancer and hula hooper was just amazing. I hope I can post the video here in VT so you can see them.

    Favorite Dish: Seafood spring rolls have the distinct taste of crab, shrimp and fish. You can taste them all at the same time and it blends quite well in your palate. Its best served when hot. But still delicious even when its cold (I brought some on our bus travel to Cambodia the next morning).

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    Quan An Ngon 138: Recommended by a local

    by annase Updated Mar 16, 2013

    I liked the atmosphere in Quan An Ngon 138. When we arrived, they had some sort of sprinkling system on which released very fine spray of cooling water into the air which was really lovely. The food was very nice and there was plenty of it. Unfortunately, I had suffered from stomach bug the day before, so I wasn't very hungry, but it was a really nice restaurant. It was recommended to my friends by a Vietnamese guy who they started talking to on the plane to Ho Chi Minh City

    Entrance

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    SH Garden: Nice ambiance

    by annase Written Mar 16, 2013

    We didn't eat at SH Garden, but the restaurant had a nice ambiance and pretty nice views as it is located on the top floor of a building is from the French colonial times (from the 1930s). The restaurant was recommended in the Vietnamese Airlines in-flight mag. The prices were more expensive than many other places, but they were still pretty cheap considering what they are in Europe.

    There was an old wooden elevator, which is apparently still functioning. However, we decided to walk upstairs.

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    Cuc Gach Quan: Very popular Vietnamese

    by annase Written Mar 16, 2013

    We chose this restaurant based on good reviews it had received on other travel pages and I must say that I was a bit disappointed. The restaurant was really nice, but we ordered way too little food considering that the dishes were quite tiny. The menu was slightly confusing as there were lots of dishes on it, but it was not easy to choose from it. Luckily the staff was very friendly and helpful.

    I can't remember how much we paid, but it wasn't the cheapest. Really nice deco. The restaurant was full of western tourists though. It may be a bit too dear for the locals.

    Starters My main course Deco Entrance

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    HEILMANS DONER: best sandwich, DONER

    by xymmot Updated Feb 7, 2013

    A fresh baguette, cut in half and fill with delicious roasted pork and beef sliced thin and shaved, then chopped and put in the roll , fill with condiments of slice cucumber, cilantro, carrots and mayo sauce.

    Favorite Dish: Doner Banhmi sandwich for 18,000 dongs

    yum
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    Dong Hoa Xuan: Want an Authentic Saigon Meal? - Eat Here

    by ja3ja3 Written Jan 13, 2013

    Simple, genuine, "real" Saigon neighborhood restaurant filled with local. Simply excellent Vietnamese food! OPen 8 am - 2p. But come just before non for the best food selection. Everything is made fresh daily - so when they run out, they run out!

    Favorite Dish: Ca Kho To (fish steak in caramelized fish sauce)

    My favorite - Ca Kho To
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    Quan An Rát Hué: try the spring rolls!

    by theguardianangel Written Nov 24, 2012

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    After several tours around the city, we went to Ben Thanh Market and had lunch. We were too tired to eat far from our next stop, so we ended up here in Rát Hué. This restaurant is located across the main market, enclosed in another “compound”.

    It’s very unusual though that there was not even 1 staff who knows how to speak English. When we arrived in the restaurant, almost all of the people dining had put their eyes on us. We really felt that we’re the “visitors” and when we looked around us, we realized that all of them were locals- most were people working in an office and a few families. It’s very hard to communicate with the waiters/waitresses that we have to do sign languages but I admire how these people remain polite and patient to serve us. Good thing also that their menu has English translations that we just have to point out our orders making it easier for both parties to communicate.

    The place is great. They have 2 floors, on the upper level is where you have to take off your shoes first and can seat on the floor then dine like a Japanese style (I don’t know if it’s really how they traditionally eat).

    Favorite Dish: Their spring rolls were tasty! They have 2 kinds- fried and raw. I really can’t say if the other was raw since the ground meat inside was cooked, it’s just the wrapper in which I don’t know what is made from.

    The noodles were quite different from what I used to eat that’s why I tried- dried noodles with vegetables on the side and slices of meat balls, I think. One of our friends ordered mixed rice, but I just think it’s just java rice mixed with ground meat but it’s delicious and very tasty!

    2nd floor view from above 2 kinds of spring rolls
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    Pho Hai Thien: Start the day right here!

    by theguardianangel Updated Nov 24, 2012

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    The place is great, clean and painted in green! The staffs are friendly and very courteous. The kitchen is enclosed within a clear glass which is good since the customers are able to see how their orders are prepared. Pho Hai Thien also boasts of their Vietnam record hanged in their wall and also written in the menu that they are the first one who thought of adding the color of pho with green vegetables.

    Favorite Dish: They say that you haven’t been in Vietnam if you haven’t tasted their Pho and glad that we tried! I love their Pho with beef! It’s the best! The noodles were just cooked right and the beef was cooked well, easy to chew. Pho with chicken was great too and both of which cost 45,000VND each.

    Ofcourse, my day will not be complete without having an iced cold milk coffee! I really love it! Its bitter taste with the antagonistic sweetness of condensed milk- that made it perfect! Costs 25,00VND

    Pho with beef morning isn't complete w/o iced milk coffee!
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    GLORIA JEAN'S: DELICIOUS LATTE

    by alyf1961 Written Oct 15, 2012

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    Gloria Jean's is an American coffee shop chain which started in 1979 by Gloria Jean Kvetko in Chicago. I didn’t find any Starbucks in Vietnam so Gloria Jean’s became a good substitute along with Highland coffee.
    We had an hour to wait until the War remnants museum opened again at 13.30 so we had a short walk to Gloria Jeans on Nam Ky Khoi Nghai.
    I had a delicious latte and Emma had a fruit chiller.

    Favorite Dish: LATTE

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    CARL JRS: DELICIOUS

    by alyf1961 Written Oct 11, 2012

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    Carl Jrs is an American fast food restaurant. We had a burger here in Ho Chi Minh. The burger was tasty and the chips (fries) were some of the best I’ve tasted. The Carl Jrs we visited was in the Vincom centre.

    Favorite Dish: The chips were delicious

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    HIGHLAND COFFEE: VIETNAMESE COFFEESHOP CHAIN

    by alyf1961 Updated Oct 11, 2012

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    Highlands coffee is a Vietnamese coffee shop chain. The founder is a Vietnamese man, David Thai, who went to Seattle (home of Starbucks) and saw the rise of coffee shops in the USA. He opened his first coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh in 2002 followed by one a week later in Hanoi. There are now over 80 coffee shops and the company export their coffee blend to 17 Asian countries and the US.
    The coffee is delicious and they also sell other western type products such as iced coffee’s and fruit based drinks.

    There is a large branch in the Vincom centre.

    Favorite Dish: I had a latte and Emma had a caramel creme....delicious

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    Strata (Meet & Eat) Restaurant: Restaurant with 360' Views of Saigon (3)

    by machomikemd Written Jul 6, 2012

    FINAL part of my Strata Restaurant tips with more pictures around.

    Strata (Meet & Eat) Restaurant is a newly opened restaurant (just opened last april 2012) at the 50th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower and is accessible via a staircase going from Saigon Sky Deck to it. It is owned by an american expatriate chef, tony shadwell, who also owns a number of restaurants (via the Saigon Gourmet Group) in Saigon like Zanz Bar , Alti Heli Bar (at the 52nd floor, facing the iconic helipad) and the fine dining Cirrus Restaurant (located at the 51th floor, both Alti Heli bar and Cirrus Restaurant has no access at Saigon Sky Deck, you need to take the main elevators at the Main Entrance at Bitexco Financial Tower). Strata (Meet & Eat) is a casual buffet and boardroom space with the best views in Ho Chi Minh City. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, the Highest Tea and Dinner with executive buffet offerings; and limited a la carte options.

    according to their website:

    The highest tea in town

    Strata is the place to meet and dine together and with the city skyline as your backdrop, you will be able to savour every moment with your colleagues, friends, or that special someone.

    From our boutique buffet to our highest tea, you will enjoy our range of top quality food on offer at Strata, which is located on the 50th Floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

    So come in and join us for a coffee, cocktail and delicious range of treats, and let our friendly staff at Strata provide you with an experience, that is all your very own.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: you can try the ala carte selections that offes vietnamese fusion dishesh and traditioonal vietnamese and international dishes and prices range from 150,000 VND to 800,000 VND an order, depending on the choices.

    you can also have their lunch and dinner buffets that costs 600,000 VND per person (less 100,000 VND for lunch if you have your Saigon Sky Deck Entrance Ticket with you) and 800,000 VND (less 150,000 VNDn for dinner). Drinks are not included, you have to pay separate for it and drinks cost 100,000 VND for Saigon Beer, 150,000 VND for Fruit Juices, 125,000 VND for Cocktails.

    Lunch Buffet starts from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and dinner buffet at 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

    The buffet Selection has an international array of dishes from soups, sushi, vietnamese spring rolls, breads, salads, desserts, fresh fruits. There is also a selection of 4 hot dishes on a menu they will make to order (included in the price).

    pls see my pictures and videos.

    what a view dessert yes more buffet around
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    Strata (Meet & Eat) Restaurant: Restaurant with 360' Views of Saigon (2)

    by machomikemd Written Jul 6, 2012

    Part two of my Strata Restaurant tips with more pictures around.

    Strata (Meet & Eat) Restaurant is a newly opened restaurant (just opened last april 2012) at the 50th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower and is accessible via a staircase going from Saigon Sky Deck to it. It is owned by an american expatriate chef, tony shadwell, who also owns a number of restaurants (via the Saigon Gourmet Group) in Saigon like Zanz Bar , Alti Heli Bar (at the 52nd floor, facing the iconic helipad) and the fine dining Cirrus Restaurant (located at the 51th floor, both Alti Heli bar and Cirrus Restaurant has no access at Saigon Sky Deck, you need to take the main elevators at the Main Entrance at Bitexco Financial Tower). Strata (Meet & Eat) is a casual buffet and boardroom space with the best views in Ho Chi Minh City. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, the Highest Tea and Dinner with executive buffet offerings; and limited a la carte options.

    according to their website:

    The highest tea in town

    Strata is the place to meet and dine together and with the city skyline as your backdrop, you will be able to savour every moment with your colleagues, friends, or that special someone.

    From our boutique buffet to our highest tea, you will enjoy our range of top quality food on offer at Strata, which is located on the 50th Floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

    So come in and join us for a coffee, cocktail and delicious range of treats, and let our friendly staff at Strata provide you with an experience, that is all your very own.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: you can try the ala carte selections that offes vietnamese fusion dishesh and traditioonal vietnamese and international dishes and prices range from 150,000 VND to 800,000 VND an order, depending on the choices.

    you can also have their lunch and dinner buffets that costs 600,000 VND per person (less 100,000 VND for lunch if you have your Saigon Sky Deck Entrance Ticket with you) and 800,000 VND (less 150,000 VNDn for dinner). Drinks are not included, you have to pay separate for it and drinks cost 100,000 VND for Saigon Beer, 150,000 VND for Fruit Juices, 125,000 VND for Cocktails.

    Lunch Buffet starts from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and dinner buffet at 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

    The buffet Selection has an international array of dishes from soups, sushi, vietnamese spring rolls, breads, salads, desserts, fresh fruits. There is also a selection of 4 hot dishes on a menu they will make to order (included in the price).

    pls see my pictures and videos.

    the bar hot menu selections buufet 1 ordeing more more buffets
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    Strata (Meet & Eat) Restaurant: Restaurant with 360' Views of Saigon (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 6, 2012

    Strata (Meet & Eat) Restaurant is a newly opened restaurant (just opened last april 2012) at the 50th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower and is accessible via a staircase going from Saigon Sky Deck to it. It is owned by an american expatriate chef, tony shadwell, who also owns a number of restaurants (via the Saigon Gourmet Group) in Saigon like Zanz Bar , Alti Heli Bar (at the 52nd floor, facing the iconic helipad) and the fine dining Cirrus Restaurant (located at the 51th floor, both Alti Heli bar and Cirrus Restaurant has no access at Saigon Sky Deck, you need to take the main elevators at the Main Entrance at Bitexco Financial Tower). Strata (Meet & Eat) is a casual buffet and boardroom space with the best views in Ho Chi Minh City. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, the Highest Tea and Dinner with executive buffet offerings; and limited a la carte options.

    according to their website:

    The highest tea in town

    Strata is the place to meet and dine together and with the city skyline as your backdrop, you will be able to savour every moment with your colleagues, friends, or that special someone.

    From our boutique buffet to our highest tea, you will enjoy our range of top quality food on offer at Strata, which is located on the 50th Floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

    So come in and join us for a coffee, cocktail and delicious range of treats, and let our friendly staff at Strata provide you with an experience, that is all your very own.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: you can try the ala carte selections that offes vietnamese fusion dishesh and traditioonal vietnamese and international dishes and prices range from 150,000 VND to 800,000 VND an order, depending on the choices.

    you can also have their lunch and dinner buffets that costs 600,000 VND per person (less 100,000 VND for lunch if you have your Saigon Sky Deck Entrance Ticket with you) and 800,000 VND (less 150,000 VNDn for dinner). Drinks are not included, you have to pay separate for it and drinks cost 100,000 VND for Saigon Beer, 150,000 VND for Fruit Juices, 125,000 VND for Cocktails.

    Lunch Buffet starts from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and dinner buffet at 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

    The buffet Selection has an international array of dishes from soups, sushi, vietnamese spring rolls, breads, salads, desserts, fresh fruits. There is also a selection of 4 hot dishes on a menu they will make to order (included in the price).

    pls see my pictures and videos.

    stairway access from Saigon Sky Deck welcome menu buffet selections having a cafe sua da
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