Must see restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

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    Sky 28

    Expect some of Saigon's best views from the tables of this 28th-floor upmarket hotel cafe-restaurant. It serves tasty international food, including…

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    Pho Hoa

    This long-running pho joint is more upmarket than most but is definitely the real deal. Tables come laden with herbs, chilli and lime, as well as gio chao…

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    Cafe Marcel

    For the best brunch in the city look no further: this stylish little cafe serves Gallic classics with a twist – try a croque marcel, a spicy shakshouka …

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    Cuc Gach Quan

    Not to be confused with its popular sibling restaurant with the same name, this little gem is all about traditional home cooking in an Old Saigon setting…

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    Family Garden 2

    This simple-looking spot looks like it belongs in a Mekong Delta village rather then inner Saigon, with its thatched roof, chunky wooden tables and…

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    Baba's Kitchen

    Baba's sets Ɖ Bui Vien alight with the fine flavours, aromas and spices of India. There's ample vegetarian choice and the atmosphere is as inviting as the…

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    Banh Xeo 46A

    This renowned spot, acclaimed by Anthony Bourdain, serves some of the best banh xeo (Vietnamese rice-flour pancakes stuffed with bean sprouts, prawns and…

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    Huong Lai

    A must for finely presented, traditional Vietnamese food, the airy and high-ceilinged loft of an old French-era shophouse is the setting for dining with a…

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    Coriander

    The cheap decor does Coriander few favours, but the menu is stuffed with authentic Siamese delights. The lovely fried doufu (tofu) is almost a meal in…

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    Asiana Food Town

    A handy location near Pham Ngu Lao's accommodation, air-con and a huge selection of street food from around Vietnam and the rest of the Asia are the…

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    Chi Hoa

    Vietnamese comfort food served in simple but attractive surroundings. The menu ranges widely, from lots of different sandwiches – try banh mi bi (shredded…

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    Oc Dao 2

    For fine seafood and snails in District 4 look no further. Specials include oc len (snails cooked in coconut milk) and grilled clams with fish sauce and…

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    Banh Mi Huynh Hoa

    This hole-in-the-wall banh mi joint is busy day and night with locals zipping up on motorbikes for stacks of the excellent baguettes stuffed with pork,…

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    La Fiesta

    Tacos, burritos and enchiladas all feature at this colourful restaurant where the decor features cacti and lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) masks. Well…

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    3T Quan Nuong

    This breezy alfresco Vietnamese barbecue restaurant on the rooftop of the Temple Club is in many a HCMC diner's diary: choose your meat, fish, seafood and…

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    Ralf's Artisan Gelato

    This specialist gelato outlet run by a lively Austrian offers a raft of flavours including green tea, pistachio and lemongrass. Ralf's sundaes are…

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    Oc Po

    A very simple snail restaurant on a back alley where a feast of a meal will set you back 100,000d or so. Little or no English is spoken and there are only…

  • Hoa Tuc

    In the courtyard of a former opium refinery, Hoa Tuc offers atmosphere, style and excellent food. Signature dishes include mustard leaves rolled with…

  • Annam Gourmet Market

    A quiet, relaxing and neat place for breakfast, brunch, a salad, bruschetta or baguette sandwich, this stylish coffee shop on the upper floor of a…

  • Elbow Room

    If you’re a lumberjack, you’ll be OK at this upmarket American-style cafe-bistro where there’s a big breakfast with your name on it (pancakes, bacon, eggs…