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“A meal worth the search!”
Review of An Vien Restaurant

An Vien Restaurant
Ranked #695 of 3,611 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 17 December 2013

HCMC. is not short of good restaurants but An Vien has to be at the top. A little difficult to find as it is up a little alley off the main road but most taxi drivers can find it.Situated in an old two storey home full of antiques, beautifully decorated with a lovely ambience. You feel cared for from the moment you arrive and the service is efficient but gentle. The menu was extensive and exciting and though we had been eating Vietnamese food for two weeks, there were still pleasant surprises. Wine list was more than adequate.I ordered far too much food as the serves were very generous but it was a lovely experience a variety of such well cooked and presented food. Again the waiters showed their professionalism in their instructions on how to tackle the food and nothing was a problem.If you appreciate good food in a relaxing atmosphere, this restaurant is a MUST!

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Went there on the night we arrived and they accommodated us even though it was close to closing. This was my 3rd visit but my friend's first, and we both enjoyed the food thoroughly. The food, the setting, the service and the price is reasonable - you cannot fault this restaurant.

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We had a long layover before our flight back to LGW, so decided to get out from the airport for our last meal in Vietnam. I saw this in a local magazine I picked up on the plane and thought it sounds ok. It took forever for our cab driver to find it, mainly because it isn't on the Main Street itself, but down a little alley adjacent to the number 178 shop. The setting is a beautiful old villa, which felt like eating in someone's private and elegant apartment. The service was very good, with an extensive wine list. The menu was huge and it was difficult to narrow down our choices, but finally we managed to select a few of the many delicious sounding options. When they came we were just blown away by the sheer yumminess of the food. It was easily the best meal we'd had in the whole 2 weeks, really nice meat (chicken and pork), great touch with the flavourings (ginger, lemongrass, garlic and chilli) and perfect portion sizes. I would definitely go back here if we ever came back to HCMC, it was excellent.

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Thank Ratbag
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Cozy & heart warming ambience with familiar Vietnamese dishes to offer nesting in a quiet alley of a busy street. Good service. Decent food at quite a reasonable price range.

Thank Trang D
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

The An Vien was easily our best dining experience in HCMC. The food was delicious and the ambiance was that of an old colonial villa. Service was friendly and efficient. Pricing is reasonable, in line with the high quality of the food. This will definitely be on my list for the next visit to Saigon. The address is 178A Hai Ba Trung (not 178), which is important because you have to walk around the corner and about 50 ft down an alley. Highly recommended.

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Thank inbavaria
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