5 Best Restaurants in Saigon

Fantastic restaurants abound in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), featuring a fusion of French, Chinese, and, of course, indigenous Vietnamese food. This fusion of culinary traditions has made Vietnamese cuisine famous around the world, attracting tourists to Saigon's numerous fine dining establishments. Enjoy a delectable meal at one of the below 5 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

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1. Quan Ngon 138 – 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, District 1, HCMC

Quan An Ngon is filled every evening with tourists and well-dressed locals thanks to a gorgeous design scheme that seems like something out of an exotic fairytale and a variety of cooking stations serving specialties from all across Vietnam. Fresh spring rolls, Hue noodles, and black pepper crab are just a few of the iconic Vietnamese foods available here. This restaurant is located in a renovated mansion close to the Reunification Palace, where guests can dine among elaborately carved teak furniture, lotus ponds, and serving personnel dressed in classic satin costumes.

 

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2. The Deck Saigon – 38 Nguyen U Di street, District 2, HCMC

The Deck Saigon is a lovely al fresco location overlooking the Saigon River, 15 minutes by cab ride from Ho Chi Minh City center. This restaurant's romance is unrivaled, and the pan-Asian fusion cuisine is expertly cooked. This restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, features outstanding set lunch options. A la carte supper options include soft shell crab tempura, chargrilled prawns, and rib eye steak. The majority of the meat is imported, so it isn't the cheapest, but it is guaranteed to be of good quality.

 

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3. The Refinery Bar & Restaurant – 74 Hai Ba Trung street, District 1, HCMC

With a menu of French bistro favorites like steak frites and inventive salads, The Refinery Bar and Restaurant adds a bit of French elegance to downtown Ho Chi Minh. The Refinery, a former opium factory, features authentic colonial fittings and a gorgeous garden terrace that is ideal for soaking up the cosmopolitan environment while sipping a few wines. This popular restaurant is located on Hai Ba Trung Street, opposite to the Park Hyatt Hotel, in a stylish courtyard.

 

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4. Nha Hang Ngon (Ngon Restaurant) – 160 Pasteur street, District 1, HCMC

Nha Hang Ngon is a very popular restaurant in a renovated colonial mansion that serves a wide range of Vietnamese dishes. Although the menu is as long as a cookbook, all of the meals are described in English. Although some may argue that the restaurant lacks authenticity, it is an excellent choice for large groups looking to enjoy a variety of Vietnamese cuisine in nice surroundings. While this isn't great dining, the costs are so low that practically everybody can afford it.

 

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5. La Cuisine – 48 Le Thanh Ton street, District 1, HCMC

La Cuisine is unapologetically classic French cuisine, serving steak tartare, foie gras with Provence figs, and pan seared duck with Béarnaise sauce, among other classics. The plating and execution, like the white-washed, bare brick walls and sturdy hardwood tables, are trendy and modern. The owner and chief chef is a Frenchman who has worked all over the world before deciding to create La Cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City. Look for the set lunch menu, which offers two or three dishes at a discounted price for a taste of something special at a fantastic price.

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