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Restaurant 13

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15 Ngo Duc Ke, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 9314
09:00 - 23:00
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Vantaa, Southern Finland, Finland
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service. Food was fine but nothing spectarcular. I prefer a bit more indepth flavours then they offered.

Thank Becca_M28
Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Despite some of the recent reviews saying food was bland, we took a chance and came here for Vietnamese hot pot. We found it to be flavourful and actually very delicious! It was a really enjoyable dinner on a rainy night. We also ordered a claypot pork, and sliced pork belly which were all very tasty. Although the proprietor was... More 

Thank Faith_Liu
Cincinnati, Ohio
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Close to Renaissance, Vietnamese food and free wifi were my requirements. I found this restaurant clean and was surprised at the variety on the menu. I tried a chicken/crab/mushroom soup and spring rolls. Very tasty. Prices were affordable too. Good choice for my first meal in Vietnam.

Thank moonstream11
Kunming, China
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice hidden away Vietnamese Restaurant by the Saigon River..little hard to find even for the local taxi drivers but worth the trip..Food is very good but more for the location.

Thank LostinChina55
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff with an English menu that was easy to use. Service was quick and efficient. The food wasn't bad, but it didn't pop, either. Good taste with a large enough portion, but we ate at many more places on HCMC that were truly standouts. This just wasn't special in any way. We were the only people there who were... More 

Thank Paige F
Taupo, New Zealand
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

On our first day our Vietnamese family members took us here for a large family lunch and My father, my partner and I returned for dinner 2 days later. We loved the food and enjoyed the experience, I did think the service was a little lacking and could improve but some of this could be my expectations coming from a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We chose this restaurant because Ngo Duc Ke at no.13 was recommended in the Claire Boobyer Vietnam Guide Book. There was a gap where no.13 should have been (presumably demolished!) so we went in no.15 which was called Restaurant 13. All a bit confusing. Anyway the food was the worst we ate on our trip, bland and tasteless. To top... More 

Thank 41hungryowl
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Only one gentleman with bow tie that takes your order. He remembers regular. Brought visitors there and they love the food. What to order? Interesting 2 dishes I would want on the table. Caramel Claypot fish and pork belly. Great size for 3-4 if you are ordering 2-3 more dishes if you eat with rice. Second must-order dish is the... More 

Thank TM_Yap
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Authentic but medium. Seems family run and authentic food. The service was fast and food came quick. Good prices and broad selection.

Thank JonasHNielsen
New York
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Restaurant 13 is a small restaurant, but it has a good location (next to Dong Khoi street) and is open later than many other places in the area that serve Vietnamese cuisine. The quality of the food was consistently good over several visits. The head waiter speaks English well and can be a good source of information about the cuisine.

Thank NYTraveller09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Ngo Duc Ke, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3823 9314

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