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11 Nguyen Van Chiem, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
07 8 822 5909
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Clearly told the waiter I was very allergic to garlic and onion and that eating these things would make me very sick. I even had it written down in Vietnamese for him. He said yes yes but then wenr ahead and brought me a dish with an onion side soup and the side salad was covered in raw garlic. Had... More 

2 Thank Suzy M
Hanoi, Vietnam
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant near the cathedral. You can enjoy the high quality local foods here with nice atmosphere. Try chicken wings, become one of my favorite.

Thank Shig1970
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135 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

The setting is nice and the menu large enough to include many traditional delights, but somewhere in the kitchen there isn't the skill to really make the food as good as Vietnamese cuisine can be. The cha gio were hot and served with crisp lettuce and lots of basil, but high on pepper. The tofu hot-pot had no flavor for... More 

Thank Lewis H
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Two of us ordered three meals to share as we have large appetites. Can't remember exactly what we ordered and I was going to take a photo of the menu but they took it away. First was shredded beef, soft vermicelli squares(?) on one plate with fresh herbs, lettuce, cucumber on another, with quarters of rice paper and sauce in... More 

Thank thelittlelady
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Someone we met recommended this restaurant so we booked a table and took a taxi. When we arrived there was only one table taken in the restaurant. It's an attractive setting and the staff tried hard but that's where the positive ends. The food was terrible. We ordered fresh spring rolls but the pork inside was just gristle. I had... More 

2 Thank Jude243
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

My family and I recently enjoyed dinner at Thanh Nien restaurant in the bustling District 1 area of Ho Chi MInh City. The food, service and kind attention from Mr. Lee made it very special. Our 4-course meal was a dining experience. Although there is a dining room with AC, we chose to dine in the tropical patio located inside... More 

Thank Grace Q
Dublin, California
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

I've been away from the country for some times since my last visit to Thanh Nien Restaurant. And it was a HUGE SURPRISE when my brother took me there for dinner: the restaurant beautifully renovated and look busy as it used to be 25 years ago! Comes to the food, we ordered Vietnamese traditional dishes Spring Rolls (Cha Gio), Lotus... More 

1 Thank Charlesquil
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Words are not actually enough to say how amazing this place is. I've been eating here for many years now, and I must say that this place is still one of the best places I've ever eaten in. Great food, relaxing atmosphere, great services, etc. A good place for business meetings or casual family dinners, Thanh Nien is recommended for... More 

Thank Eloste
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Located in a run-down combination of several rooms this restaurant was among the few original restaurant that came to life during the 90's. But don't judge this place by its appearance; everything on their buffet menu is good. That's how amazing Thanh Niên is. Chả giò, balut eggs, gỏi cuốn, cháo lòng, bì cuốn, grilled meat skewers to name a... More 

Thank CoyVing
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

We discovered Thanh Nien back in March 2012 with friends. We returned to Vietnam with the whole family 3 generations - 20 of us. They took our booking for dinner and so we were all together (space for 20 diners isn't the easiest thing to find in Vietnam). The buffet was fabulous with everyone being able to try so many... More 

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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Nguyen Van Chiem, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 07 8 822 5909

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