Must see restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Propaganda

    Colourful murals and retro socialist posters brighten up this popular bistro with park views. The menu focuses on street-food classics from around Vietnam…

  • L’Usine

    This elegant cafe is set above a high-end clothing store, with decor combining industrial-style seating and vintage photos of old Saigon. The appetising…

  • Racha Room

    This bar-resto has cool clientele, playlists of lounge and house music and a fine layout with an elongated bar in the heart of the action. The menu…

  • Temple Club

    This restaurant is housed on the 2nd floor of a beautiful colonial-era house decorated with spiritual motifs and elegant Chinese characters. It has a…

  • Refinery

    Formerly an opium refinery, this lovely bistro and wine bar has winning cocktails and appetising food with a French and Mediterranean accent. Menu…

  • Jaspas Wine & Grill

    Light, uncomplicated, busy and popular, Jaspas serves up Asian and Western favourites in a relaxed setting with an alfresco corner aspect. The grilled sea…

  • Jake's BBQ

    Park yourself at the bar and combine comfort grub and cold brews with US and Canadian sports on the TV. Standouts are the smokey ribs with a rich St Louis…

  • Relish & Sons

    Relish & Sons brings a versatile Melbourne vibe to Saigon. Highlights include gourmet burgers and craft beer and cider on tap. Later in the evening try…

  • Fanny

    On the ground floor of a lavish French villa, Fanny concocts excellent Franco-Vietnamese ice cream in a healthy range of home-grown flavours. Refreshing…

  • Tandoor

    This restaurant's lengthy menu has vegetarian and South Indian sections, but the focus here is mainly on authentic North Indian dishes. The fruit-packed…

  • R
    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…

  • T
    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,…

  • T
    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…

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    Rice Field Restaurant

    In the shadow of Ho Chi Minh City's tallest building, Rice Field creates a rural atmosphere on its verandah, with rice plants growing against a backdrop…

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    Five Oysters

    With a strong seafood slant and friendly service, light and bright Five Oysters in backpackerland is frequently full of travellers feasting on oysters (25…

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    5Ku Station

    Hopping with evening diners, this branch of a chain of makeshift-looking alfresco barbecue restaurants is fun, boisterous and outgoing. Grab yourself a…

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    Quan Ut Ut

    With a name roughly translating to the 'Oink Oink Eatery', this casual place with river views celebrates everything porcine with an American-style…

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    MAD House

    Highlights here include an innovative menu blending Scandinavian and Vietnamese influences – MAD House translates to 'Food House' in Danish. There's also…

  • D
    Deck

    Deck is housed in an architecturally impressive pavilion set between an elegant garden and the river. You could happily linger here all afternoon,…

  • B
    Boat House

    This versatile spot features many riverside options: enjoy a leisurely lunch at the outside tables, sit at the bar for a few beers or graduate to…