Quan Ut Ut, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Quan Ut Ut, Saigon

| 15 May 2014
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Quan Ut Ut, Saigon
168 Vo Van Kiet St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City - 5 mins by taxi from downtown
Dinner and beers from 4pm


Price guide: $$

Our rating
15 May 2014

Quan Ut Ut is an American BBQ in a down-to-earth local Vietnamese style space.

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Quan Ut Ut is a celebration of Vietnam's favourite meat - pork.

Turns out Americans love their pork too - slow smoked. And the owners, an American, an Australian and a Frenchman, have concocted an American style BBQ - with Vietnamese characteristics. The menu features ribs, pork belly, burgers, lots of beer and a selection of snacks but the feel is firmly grounded in Saigon. Diners are seated on low wooden stools on the pavement or at benches inside.

The name "ut ut" is the Vietnamese version of "oink oink". A "quan" is a local style Vietnamese eatery.

Quan Ut Ut is targeting Saigon's increasingly culinary curious locals. But they're not unhappy with the warm reception they're getting from expats and travellers too.

Servings are generous, there's a good range of veggies, fries and mash to balance out the meat and the price is right. Staff are bright and cheerful and coping with the onslaught well.

There are big home-brewed pale ale plans but at time of writing, demand is outstripping supply.



Rusty Compass received no inducements to review Quan Ut Ut.

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