Ho Chi Minh City is blessed with fantastic restaurants serving a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine. It is this confluence of food cultures that has made Vietnamese food famed around the world, and brings visitors flocking to sample Saigon’s many fabulous restaurants.
While street food and snack stalls are also an inextricable part of a Vietnamese dining experience, sometimes you need a fabulous restaurant that combines expertly prepared dishes with a pleasant ambiance, stunning views and diligent service. Our list of the Best Restaurants of Vietnamese cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City has them all to varying degrees so you can rest assured they will provide a dining experience to remember.
1, Quan An Ngon Restaurant.
Rising in levels like a manor from a medieval fairytale, Quan An Ngon is one of the most popular restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, housed in a renovated Vietnamese mansion with a tree lined garden and staff waiting to greet guests wearing traditional silk outfits (complete with wooden shoes). Inside Quan An Ngon Restaurant, the expanse of teak, ornate Chinese inspired lattices and surrounding balcony have all the hallmarks of a classic kung-fu movie. Visitors are often delighted with the classically styled interior. If you are looking to try many casual Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls, black pepper crab, noodle soup – in a clean and friendly environment then this is an excellent option.
All regional specialities are on offer at Quan An Ngon Restaurant meaning you can eat your way around the country in one sitting. From the south there is goi cuon – commonly known as summer rolls in English – making a particularly excellent appetiser: soft, almost transparent spring rolls stuffed with shrimp, basil and spring onion. They are light and fresh, perfect after an afternoon’s traipsing around the city. From the central region of Vietnam there are Hue and Hoi An style noodles, while the northern specialities include pho bo (beef noodle soup) and banh tom ho tay (crispy pastries filled with minced shrimp).
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1
2, Gạo Restaurant – The traditional Vietnamese Cuisine Restaurant.
Located on the corner of Le Quy Don and Dien Bien Phu street, Gạo Restaurant is known as ancient architecture combined with green nature setting, All these elements will bring you a fresh and relaxing environment to enjoy the best Cuisines served by our professional and devoted team.
Come to Gạo Restaurant, the all-encompassing menu features varieties traditional dishes of the staple crop to celebrate the heritage of VietNam with reasonable price ranges. It also offers professional catering services for events such as: conferences, birthday parties, business meetings, etc,…
Let come to Gạo Restaurant and enjoy our traditional Vietnamese Cuisine in a luxurious space close to nature in the heart of Saigon!
- Address: 33 Le Quy Don Street , District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
3, Nha Hang Ngon
One of the most enjoyable things to do when visiting a foreign country for the first time is eat the local specialities. If this feeling grips you during your trip to Ho Chi Minh then Nha Hang Ngon restaurant is a delight, skilfully combining a comprehensive menu of classic Vietnamese dishes, English speaking waiters and beautiful surroundings.
The menu is full of all the staples of Vietnamese cooking, popular dishes include fresh spring rolls, minced prawn on bamboo and an array of noodle soups. For fans of seafood, the grilled crab comes cracked for convenience and accompanied by a delicious dipping sauce made with fish sauce, garlic, lemon and a subtle chilli kick. A meal at Nha Hang Ngon is accompanied by a platter of vegetables, herbs, fruits and leaves of varying texture and taste, as is the norm with authentic Vietnamese dining. With such a large menu, you would be forgiven for feel a little overwhelmed with the choice, but pleasingly, the English descriptions are excellent and the staff here are always ready with suggestions or recommendations.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
- Address: 160 Pasteur St, District 1
- Address: 260C Pasteur, Ward 8, District 3, Ho Chi Minh