Lu Bu Mediterranean Restaurant, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Lu Bu Mediterranean Restaurant, Saigon

| 23 Jan 2017
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Lu Bu Mediterranean Restaurant, Saigon
97B Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 8 62818371
Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Closed Monday


Price guide: $$$

Our rating
23 Jan 2017

Lu Bu is a modern, Mediterranean style restaurant in District 2, run by Saigon culinary veteran Jim Cawood.

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Lu Bu is one of those rare places where the dedication of the owner to the cause of fine food and wine is on display each day and night. 

But Jim, who hails from Australia, also knows how to enjoy himself. Lu Bu captures nicely his passion for food and wine.

The menu includes salads, oysters, a delicious mezzo plate, gnocchi, lamb souvlaki, confit French duck leg, New Zealand steak and more.

The wine list covers the old and new worlds and Jim is one of Saigon’s most respected sommeliers. He’ll happily help out with a suggestion.

Indoors is non-smoking. Smoking's permitted at tables outside.

Lu Bu’s located around 15 minutes from downtown Saigon by cab in District 2. It requires a little effort to get to but this area is relatively quiet so it can be a welcome escape from the chaos of the city. 

While it feels more like a dinner venue, Lu Bu’s a good breakfast and lunch option too. Weekend brunch is especially popular.


This is an independent review. Rusty Compass may have received a complimentary glass of wine over many visits to Lu Bu - we're not sure. Otherwise, we've paid our way and received no financial or other inducements to write this review.

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