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Cafe Lam

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175 Bui Vien, District 1 | 175 Duong Bui Vien - Q1 - TP Hcmc, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3836 0308
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beef pho was amazing. Very flavourful and fresh and clean tasting. 45000 so very good value too. You could overlook the cafe as it isn't appealing to the eyes but the food is great!

Thank allie1904
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is bigger than it looks, there are a few floors. I especially recommend to seat on the balcony and have a look on traffic. Choice of dishes is amazing and all of them are very tasty. Prices are very affordable (around 48 000 dong per dish).

Thank EbebPL
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have really good food. Great price/quality ratio. One of the best and cheap food serving places on Bùi Viện.

Thank Konrad P
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I come here pretty regularly and I love it. I've tasted a lot of things on the menu and some are better than others. However, the portions are always really big and the prices are cheap. Service is usually pretty quick too. The deep fried chicken is a must if your craving western food. It's also really nice to sit... More 

Thank Nicole C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

In the backpackers district (District 1). Phe-no-me-nal!!! Great curry, beer prices cheaper than the convenience store; but that's not the best part. It's the staff. Spend a second getting to know them. They will bend over backwards for you. Unbelievable value. Was there 3 times in 3 days. And to sit and watch the craziness that is District 1 from... More 

Thank Chad H
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I visited this place last month. I don't think I ever went here before the outside doesn't look like the kind of place I'm sorry to say I wanted to eat at. Surprised the food was good the people were nice and the beer was most importantly - cheap. Hence more beer same money. Beer economics :) Turned out to... More 

Thank Michael K
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

As the title says, it may not look great but the food is great. It's also really cheap for Bui Vien, about $2.50 for a big meal. They have a massive menu that caters for many tastes, both Western and Asian. Definitely try it if you're on a budget as it's cheap and the portions are very big.

Thank Seán P
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant in the past and had decent food. It's cheap, not great, but good. This last time I went I ordered a quesadilla. The tortilla was raw. When I say raw, I mean raw dough. It was not edible. When I told the staff, they angrily took the food away and told me to leave, and... More 

Thank Max C
Penang Island, Malaysia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Small cozy place in busy Bui Vien Street. Three floors with few tables in each floor. Got english menu & food photo attached. The food portions quite big and served fast. Recommend the lime shake & coconut shake. Tasty & overall price is cheap.

Thank Kimlucy9050
England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Cozy place in busy street. Quite good coffee but good for starting new day. Many tourists and resturant nearby but I would recommend just for short visit only as the area is so crowded.

Thank worldwelovetravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Cafe
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Bui Vien, District 1 | 175 Duong Bui Vien - Q1 - TP Hcmc, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3836 0308

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