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Jake's BBQ

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50 Pasteur, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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84838251311
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10:00 - 23:00
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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229 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Jake asks us welcome, he gave great advice and he was still around in the little, cosy and very authentic restaurant, when we left, full and satisfied. This restaurant is about Jake. Traditional american ribs, tasty like in Memphis, where we last enjoyed ribs in the classic way. This time we got delicious ribs, half a side to share (which... More 

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Thank Anders R
Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure to meet you and I am glad you liked the food! Thanks again for the review!! More 

Burlington, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

One of the best BBQ pork sandwiches I've ever had! We ordered from the light lunch menu, and it's a good thing too because there was ample food on our plates and it was delicious. In talking with the owner we found that all the sauces and dishes were homemade and meats were smoked on site. Great place, Great food,... More 

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Thank molz75
Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Looking forward to have you back to try more of our delicious selections!! Thanks again for the review! More 

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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Pulled pork, burgers, sides - all amazingly delicious and decent portion sizes. I'm gluten intolerant and Jake was great - giving me extra pork and sides to make up for the bun. I even took some home! Above average prices so this is not for the budget traveller. And not a restaurant for a date night either, more like a... More 

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Thank karen w
Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I'm very happy you liked the food and hope to see you back again in the future. Thanks again for the review! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

After an extended stay in HCMC we had started to look forward to some western food. Based on reviews and being conveniently located close to our hotel, we decided to give Jake’s BBQ a try. The restaurant is quite small but is well decorated and with a comfortable feel. We were greeted by Jake who explained he’d had a run... More 

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Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!! I'm very happy you enjoyed the food and if you are ever back in HCMC stop back again. Thanks again for the review!! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were travelling on a relative budget so this was a little of the higher end of what we'd normally spend but boyyyy it was worth it. Delicious hearty indulgent food, the staff were very attentive.... if you don't want an empty beer they won't let it. The pulled pork hits the meat lovers sweet spot and I had a... More 

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Thank den5lb
Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!! I wanted to throw a bit of something different at folks with the Parfait and its been a seller! I'm very glad you liked the food and thanks again for the review!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Friendly staff, down home BBQ and sides, reasonable prices…perfect complement to all the great local food that the city has to offer. Several notches above the offerings of the former restaurant in this location, Mogambo. Jake knows his stuff. To quote the slogan of Nashville’s famous Perfect Pig, “The waist is a terrible thing to mind!”

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Thank PHILIP B
Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!! Very glad you liked the food and hope to see you back again soon!! More 

Darwin
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A small cafe with a rustic feel. Jake has done the place up to give it the "aged look" with rusty corrugated sheets of iron, panelling the ceiling and recycled furniture and furnishings. The menu is very limited, but if you are looking for a BBQ, then that is what you will get. Prices are average and very reasonable. I... More 

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Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food here and hope to see you again. Thanks again for the review! More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Do check out Jakes for the authentic smoked BBQ just the way its done in the states. You will find the Minnesota "juicy Lucy" which has cheese embedded in the burgers as well. I look forward to my next trip to Saigon and will stop in as always! Soren R. Kirchner Citizen Ambassador

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Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Mr.Ambassador!! I'm glad you really liked the food here and always looking forward to having you back again!! thanks again for the review!! More 

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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Wow what a surprise. Great ribs but could use a little greens in there so I don't feel so guilty. A little on the expensive end but worth it in the end. Service was good. Thank you.

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Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!! I'm glad you enjoyed the ribs and I hope to see you back again!! Thanks again for the review!! More 

Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Exactly what I wanted! Everyone else's reviews sent me here and I'm happy to add to them. Def recommend checking this place out! Asked the man himself what he recommend I try and ordered that with no disappointment. If it wasn't such a short trip I would come back again this week haha Cheers!

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Thank Paul T
Jakes_BBQ_D1, Owner at Jake's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! With so many good choices narrowing down one can be a challenge for sure, glad I was able to help and you enjoyed it! Hope to see you on your next trip here. Thanks again for the review!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Barbecue, American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Pasteur, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 84838251311
Description
Classic American comfort food! A cozy atmosphere with a very friendly and well trained staff. Seating available at the bar, main floor and second floor. If your craving a taste of great Americana this is the place to be!!

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