The Racha Room, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
Ho Chi Minh City | eating guide

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The Racha Room, Saigon

| 30 Jun 2017
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The Racha Room, Saigon
12 - 14 Mac Thi Buoi St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Lunch and dinner

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Price guide: $$$$

30 Jun 2017

The Racha Room's formula - modern Thai cuisine and quality cocktails - has been a hit since it opened its doors in 2014. The food’s great and so is the space in an old downtown shophouse. It's as popular for a drink as it is for food.

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Racha Room has established a very firm space on the culinary circuit since opening in 2014. It's also one of the city's most popular cocktail bars.

While Racha Room takes its food seriously, the atmosphere is relaxed and includes both a common table for groups and communal dining, as well as individual tables for those wanting something more private.

Downstairs feels more like a bar / bistro space and plenty of Saigon folk are stopping by for a drink from its well-stocked bar.

Prices are good for the quality of the cuisine on offer.

The only disappointment is that The Racha Room is still a smoking venue. This isn’t so unusual in Saigon and high ceilings mean the smoke is less oppressive than in some venues around town - but if you’re a  non-smoker visiting town, it may come as a surprise from a place that takes its food so seriously.


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Rusty Compass reviews are always independent. If we receive any freebies we’ll let you know. I know some of the owners of Racha Room however I have not received any freebies, payments or other inducements for the creation of this review. We paid our way for all meals and drinks.

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