Dong Pho Restaurant, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Dong Pho Restaurant, Saigon

| 25 Sep 2015
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Dong Pho Restaurant, Saigon
57 Ho Xuan Huong, Dist. 3, Ho Chi Minh City
 +84 8 3930 7665


Price guide: $$$ Around 300,000VND per person food only

Our rating
25 Sep 2015

Dong Pho may be the nicest setting in Saigon for a spot of Hue cuisine. It's a around 10 minutes by cab from downtown in a bright open colonial era villa.

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There are a handful of restaurants in Saigon's District 3 that warrant the short cab ride from the centre - Dong Pho is one of them.

While Vietnamese cuisine is celebrated the world over, the cuisine of the former capital of Hue, is probably the most unique and least recognised. And it's delicious.

Standards like spicy bun bo Hue soup and banh khoai are better known, but the delicate cuisine of rice paste, grilled meats and exotic salads seems to get less attention.

Hue cuisine is unusual in concept, but its flavours are very accessible - and Dong Pho is a comfortable place to explore them.

Dong Pho is very popular with locals - it doesn't see too many travellers. Recommended.

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