Fodor's Expert Review Huong Lai

$$ Around Dong Khoi Street Vietnamese

In a prime location on Ly Tu Trong Street, Huong Lai serves up traditional Southern Vietnamese home cooking with a very high feel-good factor—all the staffers are orphans and disadvantaged young people, given a helping hand by the philanthropic Japanese owner, who calls his enterprise a training restaurant. The interior is delightfully rustic, the service is friendly, the English language skills excellent, the food is authentic, and over the course of more than a decade, Huong Lai has launched more than 60 young people into careers in the five-star hospitality sector.

Vietnamese Casual Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

38 Ly Tu Trong
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

28-3822–6814

www.huonglai2001saigon.com

Known For:
  • Vietnamese cuisine
  • Helping disadvantaged youth
  • Excellent service

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