The Refinery

Classy and intimate

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What we say: 4 stars

While it doesn't possess the longest menu in the city The Refinery does have a good variety of light cafe fare, such as salads and sandwiches, which makes it an especially good choice for lunch. They also have an extensive wine list.

Prices are reasonable and main courses start at 100,000 VND. Interestingly, the restaurant gets its name from the fact that it was built in the headquarters of what was once Saigon's largest opium refinery.

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74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (08) 3823 0509
Open: Open daily 11:00-23:00 or last customer
About the author
Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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The Refinery
74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (08) 3823 0509

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