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74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 0509
11:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Simple food, easy to make your choice and taste is good. Try chicken fettuccine and chocolate mousse. Wine per glass a bit expensive.

Thank Вероника К
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wouldn't come back here again, definitely not because it was bad, because the food was ok, but nothing special. Reasonably priced as far as western restaurants are concerned, but your money will go a lot further on vietnamese cuisine.

Thank TheBozzasaurus
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stopped in here for an Aperol (or 4!) but it was a lovely atmosphere with gorgeous French Bistroesque ambiance outside. We also ordered the chocolate pud as we were craving a bit of home. Yum!

Thank amuir1495
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner after stressed week. 1st impression is attention of all staffs as we were weird . We waited for 25 mins for our dish. The waiter bring 2 opened-bottle of still water without any permission. Good and coZy ambience. Staff was knowledgeable

Thank 775t_nv
costa mesa
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265 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the heat and bustle of Saigon, The Refinery is a welcome respite from the heat, great cocktails, great food and Happy Hour! Lovely outdoor seating area and the history of the place is very interesting, highly recommend.

Thank blink99
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really good atmosphere at Happy hour,Passion fruit martini is a very nice cocktail ,very lime flavoured but works so well.nice with an order of bruschetta. two for one cocktails ,the blackboard on the wall can be very slightly misleading ,when you get the cocktail menu check which ones exactly are the two for one's.as the blackboard lists the exact one's... More 

Thank itso1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect mojitos, great tapas, great deals during happy hour, not so good French onion Soup. The soup was too sweet, maybe use a drier wine? Everything else was perfect and the decor is gorgeous!

Thank Patrícia A
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi Patrícia A, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us, your feedback is valuable. There's nothing more satisfying than knowing that you were pleased with the drinks, the tapas, the decor and of course our happy hour deals! We appreciate your constructive feedback regarding the French Onion Soup and we will pass this information... More 

Beloit, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations for the Terrace and were glad we did as it filled up quickly. It is off the sidewalk in a garden courtyard with a few other restaurants which made it a bit difficult to find and actually we walk by it the first time. They have fans to cool the area and it is covered in case... More 

Thank Dawneen
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good French Food & Lively atmosphere You feel like you were in France The decorations look like the movie Casablanca We Got Good French Soup & Fish French Salad & Baguette Chicken in French Sauce & eggplants & Cauliflower Good French wine & Nice Service The waiters were very helpful & tried their best! Located inside an indoor garden right... More 

Thank Galia B
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations as a Vietnamese from home recommended it. Very average menu, service and food. Air con struggled and it didn't look like the website.

1 Thank Kazza3013
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at The Refinery, responded to this review

Hi Kazza3013, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations after being recommended. Nevertheless, your comments are important to us to help us improve our food standards and service. Hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Q1, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3823 0509
Making great use of an unusual historic location, Saigon's old opium manufacture, The Refinery was built, designed and decorated locally with custom made furniture and lighting in the greatest Paris bistro tradition. Tucked away in a secluded courtyard, it boats a beautiful indoor seating area with many original features and a large front terrace with jasmine and greenery. Enough to make anyone forget the noise and madness of the city while sitting in the very heart of it.In this peaceful setting, one can enjoy modern European cuisine with an extensive wine list, including 18 Old and New World wines by the glass.

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