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Lane 178-180D Hai Ba Trung Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1 | At the left at the end of the lane next to the bread shop, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 28 6263 2525
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lane 178-180D Hai Ba Trung Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1 | At the left at the end of the lane next to the bread shop, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed today via mobile

What an amazing experience! Especially made delightful by the hosts/ servers at Noir. We were greeted warmly at the entrance and made comfortable at the dining area by all staff members. We were a party of 4 good friends and all of us thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank JoannaDtraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was beautifully set up. They are incredibly welcoming, and they get you involved with the experience straight away. Firstly, they offer you a drink, but you aren't allowed to know what it is till later. Then they give you a children block game,...More

Thank Aria V
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Aria, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for writing a review. It was a pleasure welcoming you. At Noir. Dining in the Dark we are very proud of our service and it is always a pleasure to know we achieved our goal: providing...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I heard of this unique restaurant a couple of times but did not have the chance to try it. One day my friend invited me for a dinner but refused to let me know the location. He likes giving surprises. Upon arrival, we had to...More

Thank John L
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear John, Greetings from Saigon. How wonderful to receive such a nice message of compliments. I appreciate the decision of your friend to bring you to our restaurant by surprise, thank you very much indeed, as well for taking the time to write your impressions....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a long-overdue post for this amazing place. Noir will give you a unique experience and it remains on my top list of recommendations to anyone who is visiting HCMC. Me and my friends did not know what to expect from just looking at...More

Thank Viet V
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Viet, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant with us and the TripAdvisor community. We enjoyed welcoming you and your friends and it is great reading you liked the experience, from service to food. Dark it is and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This concept is not new but this restaurant is not part of the chain that is in Europe and is privately owned so I suspect there is a lot more love and attention within it. We had not been to a Noir before so didnt...More

Thank jett123
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Jett, Thank you for writing a review and for having dinner at our restaurant. It is always a pleasure knowing our attention to detail is noticed and appreciated. Oftentimes, we tend to overlook and take our senses for granted, but here at Noir. Dining...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with friends. Menu is perfect, something for everyone. The servers here are just wonderful and have great memories it seems. Will be back definitely!More

Thank Tien N
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tien, Greetings from Noir. Dining in the Dark. Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure welcoming you and your friends. Dining in the dark does indeed touch many aspects, for you as a guest is a unique dining experience, focusing on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a rare, sleepy-lane in downtown Saigon is this MUST visit, AMAZING concept restaurant. The Dutch owner & his partner make a strong case for the benefits of employing visual & hearing impaired beautiful souls. Many/most of the floor staff are just that...More

1  Thank Joseph T
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Grant, Thank you for your kind and detailed review, our 1,700th! It was such a delight welcoming you and sharing this unique way of dining with you. The team, Thu and I am glad you liked the Menu from the East with matching mystery...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had seen the reviews but did not realise it’s concept restaurant. They take you to a dark room where you can’t see any thing and serve food. You can’t see any thing but they guide you where is the food. It’s amazing experience. Food...More

1  Thank Ravi K
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ravi, Thank you for telling us and the rest of the TripAdvisor community about your recent experience at our restaurant. The team and I are glad you liked the dining experience and found the food delicious. We are very depended on sight, and that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You actually eat with your eyes! No, seriously you do. You do not realise how much you rely on them until you can't see what you are eating. The dining area is pitch black, you see nothing! Not even the finger right in front of...More

1  Thank Paudi_uk
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Paudi, Thank you for dining at Noir. Dining in the Dark and for writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed the experience very much. Since 70% of our sense is sight, in the dark with 30% left for four senses there is indeed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience in Ho Chi Minh city. Definitely a one in a million dining experience. All the staff were so beautiful and it was even more beautiful knowing that a lot of staff employed had disabilities. Loved it!!More

Thank Scallabrina75
Germ D, Owner at Noir., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Scallabrina, Thank you very much for your kind review and it was nice to welcome you. We are all pleased to read that you consider the dinner at our restaurant as the best experience on you holiday. You are too kind. Besides having a...More

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6 September 2018|
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Response from Germ D | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Thank you for your question. We feature three set menus, see the menus on the website with tabs for the Menu from the East, the Menu from the West and the Vegetarian Menu. There are here also pictures of... More
Nasir J
21 August 2018|
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Response from Germ D | Property representative |
Dear Nasir, Thank you for your message. It is indeed recommended to make a reservation prior. Of course we always try our best to welcome our guests, however to avoid disappointment and since on many evenings we are being... More
Bing W
11 June 2018|
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Response from Germ D | Property representative |
Dear Bing, Most certainly!! We do welcome everyone who wants to give the unique dining in the dark experience a try. We do often welcome single diners and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. Of course, nobody is able... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lane 178-180D Hai Ba Trung Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1 | At the left at the end of the lane next to the bread shop, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 28 6263 2525
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Think of modern society and images of shining cities and glowing screens come to mind. Every facet of daily life depends on sight. How would your other senses react to dining in complete darkness? You will discover the stunning truth about how people tend to experience food with their eyes, rather than their mouths. Noir. Dining in the Dark offers dining in a pitch-black dining room where you will be guided and served by our team of 11 blind or visually impaired staffs who have been specially trained to assist and reassure sighted guests. Transfer your trust to these skilled guides as they lead you to experience a new way of sensing the environment around you. On offer are three mystery set menus - from the east, from the west and vegetarian, and surely our Chef and his team are able to cater for food allergies and dietary restrictions. This is not simply dining, but rather a uniquely mind-altering experience where smell, taste, touch and hearing unite to bring you a completely new journey of the senses! Last order at 21h30.
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