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“A nice treat in Bacolod”
Review of Rau Ram Cafe

Rau Ram Cafe
Ranked #15 of 326 Restaurants in Bacolod
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Description: Rau Ram Cafe, formerly known as Saigon Cafe Garden Resto serves authentic Vietnamese and Asian Fusion cuisines. It's the first authentic Vietnamese Restaurant in Bacolod City. Now open on it's new location in Bata, near Marapara Golf Club just across it's old location with more spacious parking.
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I've lived in Bacolod for 2 years and have always been dismayed by the lack of cuisine options in a city of half a million. That's been changing and Rau Ram is a welcome player.

The menu is small and representative of good, classic Vietnamese dishes. I went with two others, so we ordered a nice sampling of 5 dishes. The Bo Kho was worth a return visit - outstanding.

The Banh Mi was okay, a little skimpy on the pork. The vegetarian spring rolls were fresh and tasty with a surprise of a little apple inside for freshness. My friends also ordered grilled pork belly and loved it with the sriracha sauce.

Prices are so low, you don't hesitate to try a couple of dishes.

I will definitely return and have already been talking it up at the office.

Date of visit: September 2015
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2  Thank 628elainey
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RauRamCafe, Owner at Rau Ram Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Hi there. First of all, welcome to Bacolod City. Rau Ram Cafe would like to thank you for sparing us your valuable time to write a review about our restaurant. We really appreciate it.

Your review is on point. Indeed, our menu is kinda small at this time. We really want to focus on giving our customers an authentic Vietnamese dining experience. Our menu includes some of the most popular Vietnamese as well as Asian fusion dishes. Our goal is to eventually expand our menu and we are currently working on some of the dishes we will be offering soon. We have also some dishes that we offered in the past that we are planning to put back in our menu. The five dishes you sampled were some of our bestsellers. About the banh mi, we will reevaluate our portion especially the pork. By the way, we will be introducing authentic cold cuts as our filling for our banh mi.

As for the prices, they are really affordable and the servings are huge.

We really hope you could come back again and try our other dishes. Thanks for promoting Rau Ram Cafe in your office. Looking forward to see you. God bless.

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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I've never actually been inside this resto but we've been having our food delivered in the office. Very affordable vietnamese dishes with huge servings. 1 serving could be shared by 3 or 4 people. My personal favorite is their Bhun tit noodles (not sure of the spelling though). Fresh Spring rolls are also a must-try!

Date of visit: June 2015
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RauRamCafe, Owner at Rau Ram Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2015

Thank you so much for writing a review of Rau Ram Cafe. We are so grateful for your kind gesture of writing this review despite not having visited our place. We really wish you could visit us one day. Yes, we have maintained our affordable prices and the huge portions even if we already moved to a new and bigger location right across the old one. We're currently offering different types of Bun thit nuong (rice noodle salad with grilled pork). Now we have Bun thit cha gio (rice noodle salad with fried spring roll). There's also a vegetarian option for this dish. We will introduce more options in the future so you will have more choices and that way you will enjoy your favorite dish in a lot of ways. Your favorite Vietnamese Spring Rolls are still available.
We hope you can find time to visit us so you can explore the other dishes on the menu which are equally delicious and mouth watering. God bless.

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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

The food is good and the prices are cheap!
We ordered the Bun Thit Nuong, Heo Quay, Balut in Sweet Chili Sauce, Com Chien and Spring Rolls. Everything was delicious and the servings are very generous.
The place is packed when we got there and it seems it's that way very often.
The service is kind of slow, we had to make a follow up a couple of times.
The place is not that accessible too so try to ask or check in google maps for more accurate directions. But once you're there, it's worth it.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank kayewangph
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RauRamCafe, Owner at Rau Ram Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2015

Thank you for taking time to write a review of our Restaurant, Rau Ram Cafe. We're glad you had a great experience with us except for the slow service that you encountered at that time.Our apologies. We will certainly make every effort to improve our service. As you have observed, the place is packed most of the time especially on weekends. Rest assured we will continue to serve you good food and maintain our affordable prices. As for our location, yes it is kinda challenging to locate at first but once you're there, it's all worth it as you have mentioned. We have posted a map on our facebook and instagram account so people can locate us easily. We also have also listed some phone numbers for our customers to call for directions. Again, our heartfelt thanks to you. Looking forward to your next visit. God bless.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Eating Vietnamese food at Rau Ram Cafe was wonderful. It was my first time to visit and, let me tell you, it was more than a great experience. Food - 5, Service - 5, Place - 5. Location-wise - maybe 3 but the food's still worth it. I'm listing this place down as one of my top Bacolod City restaurants. Recommendation: Pho Bo and Coffee...

Date of visit: August 2015
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Thank Mea P
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RauRamCafe, Owner at Rau Ram Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write a review about your first dining experience with us at Rau Ram Cafe. We would like you to know that we really appreciate this simple gesture of giving us your feedback, We are truly glad that we made a good impression on your first visit. Thank you as well for your recommendation. Indeed, our Pho Bo and our Vietnamese iced coffee are one of our bestsellers. We hope you could visit us again so you can try our other dishes. Looking forward to your next visit. God bless.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great tasting dishes with good ingredients and perfect seasoning. I liked the rolls that were fresh and the noodles! It closely resembles the authentic meals prepared by the Vietnamese community in Palawan. Some of the stuff I even like better here! It's enough to fulfill a craving for something different.

It's a bit cramped, especially if you're a big group, and you'll have a bit of a challenge finding it at first (and also if it's at night and have no car) but I think a visit to this place is well worth it.

Date of visit: September 2014
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Thank marian16rox
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RauRamCafe, Owner at Rau Ram Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2015

Hi Marian. How are you? Thank you for sharing with us your experience at Rau Ram Cafe. We sincerely appreciate your effort and make sure it doesn't go unnoticed. We're glad you enjoyed our food. We know it's quite challenging at first to find our location but as you have said, the trip is all worth it. We hope you could visit us next time. Take care and God bless.

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