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The Lunch Lady (Nguyen Thi Thanh)

23 Hoang Sa St., District 1 | Phuong Da Kao, District 1 (Quan 1), Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (102 reviews)
“noodles” (64 reviews)
“spring rolls” (79 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
PRICE
$
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LOCATION
23 Hoang Sa St., District 1 | Phuong Da Kao, District 1 (Quan 1), Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at many street vendors through our trip and the Lunch Lady was probably the least clean however the soup was amazing! We had Bun Moc, a rustic pork noodle soup; the broth was incredible and the ingredients in the soup each had their...More

1  Thank welltravelled0808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit hesitant to write a review here because of how famous the lunch lady is. I've eaten here on both of my trips to Vietnam. Both experiences were about the same - good but I yearned for more. Maybe My expectations were...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest meal we had in HCMC. The shop was hard to find, hidden in the middle of small alleys but we went with our private tour guide who brought us there. The lunch lady was the only one cooking but she has...More

Thank 882ginat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good crab noodle soup before in Banh Thanh so had a point of reference. Ingredients used were fresh and generous so the 130k VDN for 2 bowls of noodle, one plate of fried spring rolls and a plate of dough fritters were higher...More

Thank csh68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my guide and was charged only 120,000 for two of them, spring rolls and an iced tea for me. About $5 US. I see here others are being charged double. I have to presume that is the tourist price, and because I...More

Thank friendlybob
Reviewed 18 May 2017

First of all, they do not have a fixed menu. I think they serve what is available. Having said that, anything they serve is delicious. So consider it as chef's selection. Do not expect a proper restaurant, it is on the sidewalk. Very limited seats,...More

Thank viewsfromawayfarer
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Prices may be inflated but you're guaranteed amazing pho. You don't get charged for the summer rolls and fried shrimp cakes if you don't eat them. Hours are 10:30am - 2pm (not 2am).

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 12 May 2017

There is another review on here from a Vietnamese local who sums this food cart well. It is authentic but you need to be prepared in advance. The various side dishes which come (and are very tasty indeed) are extra on top of the price...More

1  Thank geo_somerville
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I don't mind paying a little extra for something as delicious as her soup was!!! But they gave us food we assumed was a kind gesture, and then we ended up paying (a lot) for it. Two people was 250,000 and we SHARED a bowl...More

Thank jessicaledrew
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The lunch lady has now gotten to big for her shorts for example. We went there for lunch and sat down straight away we were asked if we want soup which we said yes ,but you need to eat h your table very carefully as...More

1  Thank empiresalt
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sean L
Is she open on a sunday? And what time till?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Hailey H | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's open 7 days a week. I'm not sure they have official hours... it's not rally that kind of place.
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Grandy S
Is it open around 7-9 pm?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Loveforgoodfood | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Hoang Sa St., District 1 | Phuong Da Kao, District 1 (Quan 1), Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
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Description
It's the best hawker/food stall in ho chi minh city!
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