Top ChoiceInternational in Ho Chi Minh City

Quince

Saigon's hottest ticket is a resolutely urbane, happening space with an open kitchen, distressed brick walls, cool tunes and a slightly edgy location close to the Saigon River. The vibe is reminiscent of East...

Top ChoiceFrench in Ho Chi Minh City

Jardin des Seins

Opened by three-Michelin-starred twin chefs Jacques and Laurent Pourcel, this heritage villa in the city centre offers Mediterranean French gastronomy with wonderfully unexpected pairings like shrimp carpaccio...

Top ChoiceCafe in Ho Chi Minh City

Old Compass Cafe

This cafe/cultural centre is a gem. It's tricky to find: off busy Ð Pasteur, along an alley and then up steep stairs in a somewhat rundown apartment building. But persevere and you'll enter a gorgeous all-day...

Top ChoiceVietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City

Padma de Fleur

This wonderful florist-cafe is run by an artistic owner who takes as much care with her bouquets as she does with her cooking. The food is healthy, nutritious and delicious, with lots of Vietnamese salad leaves...

Top ChoiceVietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City

Quan Bui

Stylish Indochinese decor features at this slick place where the focus is on authentic local cuisine. Many dishes feature the more hearty flavours of northern Vietnam; offerings include delicious heo quay Quan...

Top ChoiceVegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City

Hum Vegetarian Cafe & Restaurant

This serene and elegant vegetarian restaurant requires your attention. Everything – from the charming service to the delightful Vietnamese dishes and peaceful outside tables – makes dining here an occasion to...

Top ChoiceVietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City

Bep Me In

At the rear of a nail-bar alley near Ben Thanh Market, this superb resto offers rustic, honest dishes from rural Vietnam in hip surrounds. On the ground floor there are big shared tables, and the quirky decor...

Top ChoiceVietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City

Cuc Gach Quan

It comes as little surprise to learn that the owner of this place is an architect when you step into this cleverly renovated old villa. The decor is both rustic and elegant, which is also true of the food, with...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Ho Chi Minh City

Lubu

Shared tables and a sunny whitewashed interior combine with excellent Mediterranean cuisine at this District 2 favourite. Spanish, Moroccan, Greek and Italian are the main culinary touch points, with menu...

Top ChoiceCafe in Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Merchant

Thatched-roof buildings clustered around a courtyard provide an atmospheric setting for this informal but upmarket cafe-bistro-bar. Phu Quoc seafood is delivered directly and chalked up on the blackboard menu...

Top ChoiceVegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City

Chay Garden

When you need a respite from Saigon's teeming streets, this lovely vegetarian restaurant is the perfect choice. Tucked down a quiet lane near the War Remnants Museum, Chay Garden consists of several dining rooms...

Top ChoiceVegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City

Hum Lounge & Restaurant

Hum Lounge & Restaurant

Excellent Vietnamese-inspired vegetarian cuisine in a central garden location. Settle into the elegant space with subtle lighting and classy furnishings in a lane off the riverfront. Delectable dishes include...

Fusion in Ho Chi Minh City

Blanc Restaurant

Blanc Restaurant

Housed in a beautifully restored French colonial-era building, Blanc serves refined Vietnamese fusion amid an eclectic collection of antiques and artwork. Thought is given to innovative flavours and textures, as...

International in Ho Chi Minh City

Noir, Dining in the Dark

Noir, Dining in the Dark

Does food taste the same when you can’t see it? That’s the question Noir, Dining in the Dark, aims to answer. Choose between an Asian, Western or vegetarian set menu and spend your time in the pitch-black dining...

French in Ho Chi Minh City

L’Escale by Thierry Drapeau

A slice of the French countryside in Ho Chi Minh City, L’Escale faithfully recreates the menu of two Michelin-starred chef Thierry Drapeau, featuring earthy flavours married with impeccable technique and...

Cafe in Ho Chi Minh City

Maison Saigon Marou

Maison Saigon Marou

This stylish and colourful cafe is home base for Marou, an artisan chocolate producer. Watch Marou's skilled team tempering and moulding chocolate crafted from local fair-trade cacao, and enjoy drinks (hot...

Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City

Rice Restaurant & Bar

Celebrating all things rice, this cosy neighbourhood restaurant serves up Vietnamese classics with a fusion twist. The sun-dried squid is marinated in rice wine and the udon-like banh canh rice noodles are...

Spanish in Ho Chi Minh City

Tomatito

Just steps from Ben Thanh Market, Tomatito bills itself as a 'sexy tapas bar'. The interior is one big brightly-lit room done up in a retro-Spanish vibe, while the extensive tapas menu features seafood and BBQ...

Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City

Secret House

Secret House

Secret House offers a stylish take on home-style Vietnamese cooking close to Ben Thanh Market. The main dining room features mud-and-straw walls and rustic lamps fashioned from fish traps, while outside tables...

Japanese in Ho Chi Minh City

Towa

For astonishing city vistas Towa can't be matched from its perch on the 28th floor. One of HCMC's best Japanese restaurants, this is the natural habitat for the city's elite and high rollers from Tokyo. Prices...