Quan 94

Restaurant Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Đa Kao, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Restaurant
A-la-carte
10.00 - 20.00 USD

Quan 94 is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Quán 94 (Crab 94) specializes in soft shell crabs and if you have never eaten one of these creature, there is no better place to start.

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Why Quan 94 is special ?

Quan 94, this rough-and-tumble joint with metal tables and plastic chairs serves the very best crab in town. A section of the restaurant’s entryway functions as a makeshift kitchen, and the soft-shells are prominently displayed front and center. There’s something strange and yet strangely appealing about seeing the crustaceans alive and kicking prior to consuming them. If you need a reason to visit Vietnam, well Crab 94 in Ho Chi Minh might just be it. Go, sip a beer with a big ice cube in it and enjoy a really good meal.


Must try dishes:


Soft-shell crabs with tamarind


Deep-fried soft-shell crabs


Glass noodles sautéed with crab


Glass noodles sautéed with shrimp


Crab-stuffed egg rolls


Source: http://gastronomyblog.com/

Selling points

  • Full & Satisfied You'll Be
  • Great place for crabs
  • Local fare at it's best in Saigon
  • Great Seafood Meal in HCMC
  • Good Value All Crab Meal

Facilities

  • Noise level Loud
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
186.98 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
16 places

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Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Đa Kao, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • The kitchen at crab 94 spills out on the sidewalk, you have to walk past it to get to your seat.
    Things to do
  • You should directly to the second floor of the restaurant to avoid the smell, noise, and public sight of the first floor.
    Things to do
  • They have an English menu if required.
    Service
  • When you walk in, you can see a tray of live crab right across from the fryer.
    What to see
  • When you order a crab, the cook picks up a crab, cuts in two, dips it in the batter and it’s straight to the fryer. It possibly can’t be fresher.
    Food
  • The place is busy, noisy so be prepared to wait a few minutes to get your food.
    Experience
  • The original restaurant had moved to another place further down the road and the new resident in old address had put up a restaurant, too, with the same name. So make sure you go to the old restaurant which is now at 84 Dinh Tien Hoang St.
    Location

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"It isn't an elegant place. It's for locals," the lady receptionist at the hotel's front desk discreetly warned us as we asked the other clerk to make dinner reservations for us. So off we went for dinner to Quan 94 which is the best place to have crab in the city. It was tricky to get to the place; the original restaurant had moved to another place further down the road and the new resident in old address had put up a restaurant, too, with the same name. So we made sure we went to the old restaurant which is now at 84 Dinh Tien Hoang St. Indeed the place looked discouraging with its old plastic chairs and metal tables with laminex tops. But it was filled with locals (an all-guy group near us was eating with a lot of crab-leg-sipping noises) and foreigners with their little tourist guide books. As suggested, we went directly to the second floor of the restaurant to avoid the smell, noise, and public sight of the first floor.We ordered deep-fried crab spring rolls (chả giò cua biển), soft-shell crabs (cua lột chiên bột), and steamed crab claws with roasted salt, and steamed rice. We asked the waitress for dining instructions: how to wrap the spring rolls with the greens (lettuce, basil, and some vegetable which looked like our local ferns or pako with more tangles) and which sauce went with what crab dish.The food was a bomb! And I ate a bigger share of the crab dishes which I had dreamed of since we planned our trip ... not a crumb was left. I want to go back for another crab meal and try the crab with crispy noodles, steamed crab claws with tamarind sauce, and crab fried rice which we oogled at as they were being delivered to the other tables!

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