Urban Kitchen Restaurant and Bar, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Urban Kitchen Restaurant and Bar, Saigon

| 19 Oct 2015
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Urban Kitchen Restaurant and Bar, Saigon
18 Ngo Van Nam St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+848 6250 6363
Lunch and dinner


Price guide: $$$$

Our rating
19 Oct 2015

Urban Kitchen is probably the closest thing Saigon has to a  gastropub - serious pub food in a cool, vintage, bar space.

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Visitors to Saigon are spoiled for choice on many culinary fronts. But  quality food in a cool, cosy bar setting is one angle not so well covered - which makes Urban Kitchen a welcome arrival.

The broad menu of modern western dishes includes burgers, pastas, ribs, steaks, salads and more. It’s a nice spot for an early dinner when things are mellow and happy hour prices till 8pm mean the bar is well priced too.

The lunch menu is also worth a look.

These guys care about their food - and while it’s not cheap, it’s reasonable for the setting and quality and compares favourably with western restaurants around town.

Urban Kitchen morphs into a more serious bar in the evenings and gets busy on weekends. DJs play Fridays and Saturdays and Saigon’s prettiest folk come out.

Urban Kitchen has a perfect smoking area out front, but still allows smoking - which can dampen the culinary experience when the place is crowded.

Rusty Compass reviews are always independent. We list the places we think you should know about. Rusty Compass has always paid its way at Urban Kitchen and no inducement of any kind was received for this listing.

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