Anyone want to visit a Japanese hostess bar in Ho Chi Minh?

San Jose, CA
#2
Hi Alvin,

I have never tried a Japanese (Little Japan) hostess bar in HCMC Saigon. I will be in-country 1st week of September and back again in October.

I have no problems paying whatever their rate is there in the Le Thanh Ton area, and you can choose the bar. Please feel free to PM me if our schedules coincide.
 
#3
all the girls there are vietnamese. some are wearing kimono to give you the japan feeling. i cant say is a good place but is worth trying out. the damage for there is not cheap unless you dont mind about the money.

if you are a type of calculative person, this is not a place for you.
if you are a type of not calculative on spending money for entertainment, you must try this place

As i know many peoples are too calculative when come to entertainment, which always lead to no happy ending.
 
#5
Got a friend who ended up with a 21 mil bill for his group. They had shots and stuff, but still...if you do go, watch the bill and make sure you know the prices. If you're a big spender, I recommend going to places with an upstairs. Then you can actually sit with the girls instead of just talking to them behind the counter. But upstairs areas are for the big spenders.
 
San Jose, CA
#6
Got a friend who ended up with a 21 mil bill for his group. They had shots and stuff, but still...if you do go, watch the bill and make sure you know the prices. If you're a big spender, I recommend going to places with an upstairs. Then you can actually sit with the girls instead of just talking to them behind the counter. But upstairs areas are for the big spenders.
That's a $900+ USD bill. Pretty sure they got rung up extravagantly due to the shots. Better just to buy a bottle if you're going to take shots or take only one or two.

I am always leery when Vietnamese joints ring the bill up almost a thousand, but not quite. Just like ringing someone almost a hundred, but not quite, just ninety-something. I rarely ever get drunk when pursuing tail simply for this reason as well as for my safety.

And i always ask the hard business questions, before i go in and do/drink anything.
 
#7
Got a friend who ended up with a 21 mil bill for his group. They had shots and stuff, but still...if you do go, watch the bill and make sure you know the prices. If you're a big spender, I recommend going to places with an upstairs. Then you can actually sit with the girls instead of just talking to them behind the counter. But upstairs areas are for the big spenders.
21 millions holly crap ! Hope they were a group of 10 people at least.
Anyway hostess bars in little tokyo are known for beeing a rip off place, targetting mainly the japanese customers who are paid by their company for their entertainment.
 
#8
Not even 10 person, even if you go alone or 2 pers you can have crazy bill like this. The bell system is a scam.

Basically the girl dare you to ring the bell. If you do that mean you pay a shot overprice to everybody staff and in vn they are easy 20 staff blabla so boom the bill skyrock. They fake drink they just serve but how to check 20 lads drink their shot?

Avoid bar with ring bell is the best and safest. Have a nice ktv place for 150-200 usd per person you are a king for a night. (check my link)

Check my post and pm me for more infos.

Queen KTV in District 1, Ho Chi Minh
 
San Jose, CA
#9
The KEY to going to places like these and being dealt with straight, directly, and fairly is to have a Vietnamese-speaking person in your group. Or multiple Vietnamese-speaking drinking buddies.

The times i have gone to KTVs or hostess salons in the States and in Vietnam, i always make sure the owner/manager knows my limitatons and expectations. The Japanese businessmen often drink their asses off to the point of overintoxication, and don't really care about the bill amount.

You see this in Japan and even in the States, where they throw around thousands of dollars a night in strip clubs. You see this with newly-minted multi-millionaires in the SF Bay Area as well.
 
#10
I am myself a Viet Kieu, and I never dare to enter to these bars in little Tokyo. Heard so many bad story about blackmailing and surrounding by many guys when refuse to pay the huge cheated bill.
 
#11
I have never had issues where i negotiated or made clear the costs with the manager at the onset before even ordering a drink or "nhau" menu item.

I believe misunderstandings occur when there is a language barrier and guys try to impress the females too much and the drinking gets out of hand.

We have these types of places (albeit underground) in what has become one of the most expensive places in the world, and the folks that get ripped off are the ones who get too drunk and/or order too many bottles/shots.

Whenever i drink beers, i always tell them to tally up the empty bottles in the box right under our table. And i tell the manager in Vietnamese that i require this at our table, before anything is ever ordered.

There are plenty of other ways to bed prettier women for far less, of course.
 
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#13
I have been in this area a few times. It's ok just to relax , chit chat and play a few games with very young girls. They're usually not that pretty but to relax after a day of work it's worth it. Feel free to PM me, I am in HCMC.
 
#14
Japan Town places have the youngest girls compared to all the other hostess scenes.

If money is not a problem, you can have some fun. But beers are around 150k (compared to 50k), girls usually sit behind the counter (opposed to sitting next to you), and most places have a counter fee that's around 200-250k per person.

So whereas at places like Pasteur where you can choose to buy a girl a drink (150k), at the Japanese counter bars, they will talk to you whether you want to or not, and you're expected to pay the counter fee.

Keep that in mind when you go.
 
#15
Japan Town places have the youngest girls compared to all the other hostess scenes.

If money is not a problem, you can have some fun. But beers are around 150k (compared to 50k), girls usually sit behind the counter (opposed to sitting next to you), and most places have a counter fee that's around 200-250k per person.

So whereas at places like Pasteur where you can choose to buy a girl a drink (150k), at the Japanese counter bars, they will talk to you whether you want to or not, and you're expected to pay the counter fee.

Keep that in mind when you go.
lol thx for the infos I didnt know have counter fee?!! Japanese are so much scrub ....
 
#16
This may seem pricey to us average guys, but to put it into perspective of a Japanese or Korean businessman who is expatriated (temporary or not) from his home country, this is paltry peanuts.

Korea's Samsung at one point poured in 3 BILLION dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI).

The Japanese companies have invested even more.

Vietnam has a trade surplus with the U.S. to the tune of 37.3 BILLION dollars in 2017. Total trade was 58.2 BILLION.

These businessmen and those who conduct/transact business don't see things in hundreds or thousands...of dollars... They see matters in hundreds of millions and billions, and all have corporate expense accounts aside from their hefty salaries. Makes sense to spend it, as it's a write-off, plus it is good for continuing inter-business. Plus, the stress relief from their workaholic lives by going to these places may even enhance their Productivity.

So it might not simply be about mongering, but "comfort", similar to fine cuisine aka "comfort food".

I wouldn't mind going just once, purely for the experience.
 
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#17
I didnt see things that perspective so it definetely not for me since I dont have corporate expense to pay for it. Thx for the informations :D
 
#18
You locals have a tremendous advantage living in HCMC and should also be informed that Apple computers is slated to build fab operations in Vietnam for AirPods. Apple pays very, very well. I live very close to Apple Global HQ so i see how nice their average workers dress and the cars they drive.

There are always offshoot business opportunities that arise from this. Just like how the offshoot business opportunities for those in Little J-town HCMC were created for those interwoven businesses, restaurants, massages, hostess, etc. in that Le Thanh Ton/Thai Van Lung area that benefited from the Japanese in that area and the 100,000 Korean expats in Vietnam (that created their own little Koreatown in D7).
 
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#19
all the girls there are vietnamese. some are wearing kimono to give you the japan feeling. i cant say is a good place but is worth trying out. the damage for there is not cheap unless you dont mind about the money.

if you are a type of calculative person, this is not a place for you.
if you are a type of not calculative on spending money for entertainment, you must try this place

As i know many peoples are too calculative when come to entertainment, which always lead to no happy ending.
I didn't find anything on google map by the word little japan, what is their full name?
 
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