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Propaganda Bistro Restaurant

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21 Han Thuyen, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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+84 8 3822 9048
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07:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place; generally good food. Beef was disappointing (tough) but others very much enjoyed their meals. Lunch menu looks very nice/ different options. I wouldn't rush back here, but I certainly wouldn't have a problem in returning.

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Thank tigernik
London England
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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although not mentioned in the guides we picked this place on Trip Advisor recommendation and proximity to our hotel. We went for the more expensive fixed price 4 course menu with wine pairings. The food was superb and the wines well matched. The only hiccup was a communication mix-up and we ended up sharing a single meal but actually it... More 

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Thank AmershamMan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my third visit to Propaganda. Been here several times because it came highly recommended by a Vietnamese friend. It is a very "nice" place to eat at but the minimum wait time for your meal is ages/forever... I watched everyone who came after me eat but my banh mi (sandwich) never got served.. I don't know how they... More 

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2 Thank drseethaking
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was not as good as we expected. After hearing nothing but good things, we found that the food on the street was better and cheaper than the food we had in Propaganda. The spring rolls may have been superb, but the main courses consisted of poorly cooked rice and over cooked meat. Furthermore, it was double the price... More 

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1 Thank Tom G
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here last week. Food was nice but took a long time compared to everywhere else we have been in HCMC and was more expensive. The service was very slow, took an hour to get our food despite restaurant only being 1/3 full and it being mid-week. Something to do with just opening the top floor. There was no warning... More 

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2 Thank Otherbloke
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was excellent. Restaurant itself is decorated with colourful murals and is very modern. The staff were polite and helpful and food was delicious. We arrived at 6.30pm and were seated right away, but an hour later it was packed, very popular by the looks. This is so far one of my favourites in Ho Chi Minh.

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Thank SamartTraveller
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at Propaganda Bistro Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad to hear, thanks for the feedback SamartTraveller :) We hope you had a good time in Vietnam. More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool restaurant with a great atmosphere. Menu has plenty of variety with a good range of vegetarian dishes. Awesome cocktails!

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Brooklyn
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here for breakfast. We didn't realized how big this place was, there we so many rooms and it's on three floors! We had the omelette banh mi and the omelette spring rolls, both were very delicious, Nice atmosphere. Very friendly waitresses. The Vietnamese certainly know their coffee!

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Thank Lauren D
Baptiste L, Guest Relations Manager at Propaganda Bistro Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Lauren. The place as a whole is quite big indeed, we've got two restaurants in this building: Au Parc on the right side (Mediterranean Cuisine) and Propaganda on the left side (Vietnamese Cuisine) Hope to see you again soon. (The omelette bánh mì is one of our favourite!) More 

Burradoo
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic restaurant and so good we went back twice in one week for dinner. Food fresh and great choices on menu including for vegetarians. Staff friendly and efficient and probably best to book - can do online. Atmosphere really nice and well worth a visit or two!

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Thank Benita R
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food in bistro with propaganda posters on the walls. Friendly staff and the cool napkins are for sale!

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Thank Skarrie

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:30
Monday
07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:30
Thursday
07:30 - 22:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:30
Saturday
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Han Thuyen, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 9048
Description
Propaganda, perhaps the first Vietnamese bistro in the world, is renowned for great wine and Vietnamese food pairing (we ordered from their surprisingly affordable Food & Wine Discovery menus) but do not miss out if you happen to pass by in the day time and order an outstanding Vietnamese banh mi (in home-baked bread) while you enjoy the commissioned mural art in propaganda art style.

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