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Lemongrass

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4 Nguyen Thiep - District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
(08) 822 0496
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Cairns, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on our last night in Vietnam and wished that we have found this restaurant sooner. Were lucky to get a table so do book ahead. Appears small but has quite a few floors. Simply wonderful food at very good prices. Quiet live music from traditional Vietnamese instrument. Good friendly service.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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157 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

interesting setup as found in most HCMC restaurants where you walk n walk up the stairs given the tight spaces in this city. food was not impressive in my opinion , prices a little higher than the usual still affordable if u r a tourist s almost everyone eating in there was a tourist. means no VN would eat thee... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had really high expectations for the place. Sadly, I was underwhelmed. The food is good, the fried spring rolls especially, but prices are steep in Saigon standards. The service leaves much to be desires. The restaurant has 3 floors, I was seated at the third floor, and I had to wait several minutes for a server to come up... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had a smell when entering with badly worn carpet. It was almost like the saying "Joes Café". It is not the high class restaurant as made out. The food was mediocre and the service bad. The plastic menus sums this place up. Avoid at all costs

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Thank Gordon W
Lanzarote, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok it was late in the evening but i think if you dont want the custom just say we are shut. once we orderd a drink we was then asked to order all food including deserts if we wanted one,that should have been the que to head for the door, but we sat it outand was not empressed the chicken... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a recomendation from someone who visited last year. It must have really gone downhill since we found it pretty grim. The decor is tired and rather grubby, the food was really bland, and the meat was not freshly cooked, but had been added at the end of the stir fry. It was a bit like a... More 

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Keene, New York
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222 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's nothing wrong with this place but there's nothing outstanding about it either. One pork dish was very dry and we didn't eat much of it. The squid curry was very tasty. There was live music that created a nice mood.

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Bunbury, Australia
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569 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends and really looking forward to a excellent meal based on our previous experience. Maybe we visited on an off night, service was disjointed, meals served haphazardly, food was good but not outstanding for a restaurant of this reputation. Drinks selection excellent. The venue just lacked ambience on the night. I felt that the restaurant was trading on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located in the middle of District 1, Lemongrass is a gem of a place. Lovely ambience, great service and delicious food at reasonable prices - everything about this restaurant was good. We had fried spring rolls - very good, reminded us of the ones we had had in Laos, then a fragrant and tasty pho and a dish of... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped because it was full of customers and looked good. The service was horribly slow and the food unmemorable at best.Our spring rolls were good but the ginger chicken was very overcooked and missing the ginger. After sending it back they threw in some ginger and brought it back to table. You can do much better elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Nguyen Thiep - District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: (08) 822 0496

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?