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Lac Thai Restaurant

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71/2 Mac Thi buoi St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
(84-8) 8237 506
10:00 - 22:00
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A relatively authentic Thai restaurant but i was surpsied that they put too much pepper in the pineapple rice..i did not enjoy it as it was too peppery. My friends said their green curry and Tom Yum soup was ok. The sticky rice mango dessert was a let-down and I think the rice was not cooked properly. Decor in the... More 

Thank 842emilyh
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my all-time fave restos in HCMC! I always recommend this place to my friends who visit HCMC. Do not forget to order the catfish salad and the tom yum! The taste never changed after all these years! I still cannot find a similar resto in SG and HK that can compare to Lac Thai.

Thank Karen N
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was really tasty even though I'm not a big fan of Thai cuisine. Service, design and atmosphere are good. The restaurant is located in heart of the city, however we struggled to find it in small alley. Prices are affordable and definitely worth it. I highly advise everyone to try this place out and perhaps will come... More 

Thank nikitasgrishin
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

There are many Lac Thai restaurant but I love this place because it is more ethnic and my style. It is very near Dong Khoi Street and always no empty seat. The dish is yummy and big and the price also quite good. I tried several Thai restaurant but my choice is this place.

Thank Soran C
Milpitas, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My husband and I came here as our friend from Thailand recommended. We ordered seafood salad, fried chicken covered with sweet rice, vermicelli in clay pot, steamed fish, desert with sweet fruit cocktails ...we were very satisfied with the price, and the service. Food was very yummy. We wished we came to this restaurant the prior evening instead of coming... More 

Thank hoanglechi
Chester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A good find, here in Saigon. This Thai restaurant made us welcome and had a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere. The food was excellent. Top Tip... if you want chopsticks and a rice bowl, just ask.

Thank Ched1000
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Fancied a change from Vietnamese food so thought we would try here through a recommendation. Having been to Thailand I felt the food was tasty but lacked any spice and was slightly oily compared to what we have had. Service was ok.

Thank jilly145
Shanghai, China
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

After reading some negative reviews on the service, I was surprised. We did not plan to go there as we were dropped off by our tour guide at the Majestic Hotel after our Mekong tour. After a couple of beers regaining our soul back in the German Bar across the road, we searched on the internet for a Thai Restaurant... More 

Thank JimmyinChina
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It was 9pm already so my friend and I were famished. We wanted to have dinner right away and fortunately, Lac Thai is just across our favorite hotel. Lac Thai didn't disappoint. We had an assortment of Thai dishes which tasted authentic. It was a truly delightful and an amazing find in Saigon.

Thank Frick T
Trafalgar South, Australia
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

After eating Vietnamese for 10 days, my partner wanted Tom Yum. Our experience at this restaurant was good. The food was authentic, service good, lovely ambiance.

Thank Adie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71/2 Mac Thi buoi St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: (84-8) 8237 506

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