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La Fenetre Soleil

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44 Ly Tu Trong Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3824 5994
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Owner was particularly pleasant and engaged. She has a nice menu of Indonesian food with snacks to main courses. As far as I can tell music is featured nightly starting around 9:00pm. They also do some dance classes and a salsa night. There was a really nice language exchange meet up going on before the music the last time I... More 

Thank Lachlan C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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218 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Cafe no doubt! And at certain nights they even have live band, dance session, and also on certain timing they served food. Nice place for friends gathering and also on weekend night-outs. A place for drinks and be merry!

Thank Kevin C
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here on a Sunday and they had an open mic night and the guys playing were fantastic! They did covers, but improvised a lot and we had a great time! They also do swing dancing lessons one night of the week and had an open swing dance for a couple hours before the band came on. Unfortunately, this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ambience with cool jazz music and fabulous Indonesian specialty food. Cinta was a charming host.

Thank thepearsos
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Love the jazzy ambience and friendly jam sessions, good food, and surprised how suddenly we could escape the crazy loud traffic..

Thank Yudhistira S
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The rudest service I have ever seen. This is the first time me and my group of friend stormed out after 10 mins. If you were this won't apply to you because there's an obvious double standard here.

Thank TrungDo88
Paris, France
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350 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place I always feel a bit weird about. Seems mgmt is a bit wonky. Prices are high for drinks but the place is cool so i think they get away with a lot bc it's very sexy chic in there. they have live music which is nice...

Thank VagabondLane
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Hidden away past a dilapidated flight of stairs is the quirky La Fenetre Soleil. Eclectic decor and live music even in the middle of a weekday afternoon. I had high expectations ....which were dashed upon the arrival of the menu...it looks and reads like that from a substandard roadside Indonesian restaurant. Limited choices and the food when it arrived was... More 

Thank SaraV72
Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Loved this place. It's got quirky, almost colonial era decor. The food was astonishingly good. I asked the owner what she recommended (it's Indonesian ) and she said beef in coconut milk with chilly sambal (I think ti was Rendang ) it was so so good. Im drooling thinking of it wishing I could have it again. (Will do when... More 

Thank taxedteacher
Java, Indonesia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

For me, sunday night is best time to visit this cafe. They have open mic for jazz. I really enjoy it. The place was relatively small with limited seat. Better come early while waiting for the great performances.

Thank dyahdong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 20
International, Asian, Indonesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Ly Tu Trong Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3824 5994
La Fenetre Soleil is the only Indonesian restaurant in Saigon serving traditional Indonesian home cooking for lunch and dinner.

Because we have a lot of international guests we also serve some international dishes and snacks.

In the evening we turn La Fenetre Soleil into a live music club with Jazz, Soul, Funk, Blues and Reggae musicians playing live while you can enjoy our food and a drink.

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