10 interesting restaurants and eateries in Ho Chi Minh City


HO CHI MINH CITY – 10 dining addresses are on the list of 100 interesting things about Ho Chi Minh City, that visitors can refer to when traveling to the city.

The 10 dining locations below are on the list of “Ho Chi Minh City – 100 interesting things” announced by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism on the evening of December 3, based on more than 104,000 votes for 10 categories including sightseeing programs. interesting, interesting attractions, entertainment spots – interesting entertainment programs, interesting shopping spots, interesting tourist accommodation facilities, restaurants, interesting eateries, interesting cafes, attractions Interesting check-ins, interesting travel events, culture, sports and interesting delicacies.

Madame Lam Restaurant

Address: No. 10 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, Thu Duc City

The restaurant is located in the green campus of the complex at 10 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien. The space here is designed in the Indochinese architectural style of the 1950s. Madame Lam is also known for its contemporary culinary style dishes. All dishes on the menu use typical regional ingredients and spices. Each dish is associated with traditional stories, reminiscent of family meals such as Que Son cassava pho, Saigon dessert, grilled chicken wings.

Noir Restaurant. Dining in the Dark

Address: 180D Hai Ba Trung, Da Kao, District 1

Nestled in an alley on Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Noir – Dining in the Dark gives visitors the experience of a meal completely in the dark. Visitors just need to relax, use their taste buds to feel the sophistication of the food and let their minds drift to the music.

Unique dark restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City.  Photo: Noir.  Dining in the Dark
Unique dark restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Noir. Dining in the Dark

Before dining, diners are required to put their bags, personal items, phones or things that can light up such as watches and lighters in a securely locked cabinet. Then came a dark room with a blind waiter.

Dark restaurants are no longer strange in many countries around the world, but this model has only come to Vietnam since 2014, founded by Mr. Vu Anh Tu, a Hanoi native, and a Dutch colleague.

Ann Quan

Address: 66 Ngo Duc Ke, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

This is an address specializing in serving Northern dishes in the heart of Saigon. Most of the raw materials for processing are transported from the North. Diners can find simple dishes with flavors of the Northern countryside such as snail vermicelli, fish vermicelli, crab vegetable soup, wormwood rolls, pickles, and eggplant.

La Vong fish cake dish at Ann Quan.  Photo: Ann Quan
La Vong fish cake dish at Ann Quan. Photo: Ann Quan

Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro Restaurant

Address: 21 Han Thuyen, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The highlight of this restaurant’s space are the murals with the typical drawing style often seen in promotional posters that are familiar to all Vietnamese people but new to foreign visitors. The dishes here use Vietnamese ingredients, the preparation method is new but still retains the traditional flavor. The menu includes familiar dishes such as broken rice, bread, noodle dishes, and rolls typical of Vietnamese cuisine.

The Deck Saigon Restaurant

Address: 38 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, Thu Duc City

The Deck Saigon is a restaurant and bar by the Saigon River, located in Tay Thao Dien neighborhood. The restaurant attracts visitors with its romantic space, combined with elegant interior. The indoor area is always filled with light with glass windows. The seating in the courtyard is designed in a traditional style, with wooden floors over small fish ponds, water jars and trees such as bamboo and areca palm.

This address also attracts tourists because of its sunset viewing space next to the Saigon River. Visitors can watch the sunset from 4pm to 6pm daily, sipping wine and cocktails.

Vietnam House Restaurant

Address: Dong Khoi Street, District 1

Vietnam House used to be an ancient building with colonial architecture, located at the corner of Dong Khoi and Mac Thi Buoi streets. In the 1900s, this used to be the famous restaurant L’Imperial, where successful businessmen often frequented. Currently, Vietnam House restaurant is run by famous Australian-Vietnamese chef Luke Nguyen.

Outside Vietnam House restaurant.  Photo: Vietnam House
Outside Vietnam House restaurant. Photo: Vietnam House

The restaurant’s menu is traditional Vietnamese dishes from across the three regions with creative variations. The banh xeo dish is served with Alaskan king crab and Iberico black pork, braised beef served with mashed beans and truffle mushrooms. In addition, the restaurant also offers more than 500 premium wines from around the world.

Ganh restaurant system

This address specializes in serving Nha Trang specialties in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to grilled spring rolls, which are a typical dish, visitors can enjoy many other specialties such as shrimp steamed in coconut water, fried squid with fish sauce, jellyfish vermicelli, fish vermicelli, and famous hot pot in the Central Coast region. This restaurant system has 3 branches in Ho Chi Minh City, located in central locations including Thao Dien (Thu Duc City), Pham Ngoc Thach (District 3), Hai Ba Trung (District 1). Each location has a different layout, with space for families, groups and individual guests.

Quan Bui system in Ho Chi Minh City

This system has 7 branches operating in Ho Chi Minh City. The restaurants all have a traditional Vietnamese atmosphere. The interior is designed in Indochina style, with wooden tables and chairs, lanterns in old colors, creating a cozy atmosphere like at home. The menu here focuses on specialties from 3 regions, rustic flavors, using local ingredients such as fish sauce hotpot, strabismus fish hotpot, la Vong fish cake, braised snails with banana and beans, young rib and crocodile soup, NEM crab.

The Gangs system in Ho Chi Minh City

This address is for diners looking for a space to drink and gather with friends and colleagues. The restaurant serves Vietnamese, European and Japanese dishes along with a variety of draft beers, craft beers and wines. The space here has a liberal style, suitable for intimate meetings. The restaurant regularly has live music nights with different themes, giving diners a vibrant party space.

Binh Quoi tourist village

Binh Quoi Tourist Village, belonging to Saigontourist Group, is created by a chain of Binh Quoi tourist areas 1, 2, 3 located close to each other on Thanh Da peninsula, Van Thanh tourist area, Binh Quoi tourist area. Tan Cang tourism, Saigon restaurant cruise, Can Gio tourist area and Saigon river cruise. This destination is suitable for multi-generational family groups, enjoying regional culture and cuisine together in a village setting.

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