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Secret Garden Home-cooked Vietnamese Restaurant
Secret Garden Home-cooked Vietnamese Restaurant

Secret Garden Home-cooked Vietnamese Restaurant

8.76 reviews
Vietnamese
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158 Pasteur | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Orange County, California, USA

This restaurant is on the 5th floor of a building and as you're walking up, it has a dingy and well-lived in but not maintained feel.

You'll know you're on the right path when at each floor there is a little sign that encourages something amazing on the 5th floor.

One of the floors even had a graphic of Psy dancing and the caption said "Stairway to Health."

Since it's on the top floor there will be no A/C so be prepared to eat in humidity! The menu is family style and all the dishes come out in small plates.

Between my friend and I we ordered 6 plates and a side dish of pickled mustard greens.

- Bok Choy
- Oc with Pork (snails)
- Squid salad
- Okra
- Clams
- Stewed fish

The squid salad was intensely spicy. The Oc were huge but didn't have a very good taste. My favorites were the clams, okra, and stewed fish.

The ambiance of the place is very cute though as it has string lights and a colorful wall of lanterns. The meal cost about $27 USD.

As I tried other better restaurants during my trip, this wouldn't be a spot I'd go back to again but it was a pleasant visit. :)

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Vinales, Cuba

Don’t let its location put you off. Housed at the top of a dirty apartment block, this rooftop restaurant serves delicious and fresh Vietnamese food. It even has its own herb garden! It’s reasonably priced considering the location and the beautiful setting. The food is a great starting point for first timers in the city, as it’s not as scary as street food, but certainly authentic enough to truly get a taste of good Vietnamese good. Try to go when it isn’t raining and arrive before sunset to watch the colours of the sky change over the city.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Hidden gem in the heart of Ho Chi Minh! Local Vietnamese dishes that are normally home cooked favorites, but more refined. The dishes are all normally shared family style and my
Favorite dishes were the braised chicken, orcha and pork wrapped in corn leaves! The restaurant is located on the roof deck and very homey feeling. The service is superb. I must visit when you are in Ho Chi Minh!

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New York City, New York State

Outstanding food in a unique space and an amazing value.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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