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First 4 Michelin Star Restaurants in Vietnam 2023 by Michelin Guide

Posted by Da Thao on 10/06/2023
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Vietnamese cuisine has been renowned for its vibrant flavors, fresh ingredients and unique culinary techniques. From banh mi, pho, to spring rolls and grilled pork, Vietnamese dishes have won the hearts of food lovers around the world. In the landmark year of  2023,  Michelin Guide opened a new era for Vietnamese cuisine with the first 4 Michelin Star Restaurants in Vietnam both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 

First time ever Vietnamese restaurants achieve Michelin Star

On June 6th, 2023, for the first time ever 103 restaurants and canteens in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been honored by the famous Michelin Guide, including 4 exceptional restaurants that receive a prestigious one Michelin Star. These Michelin selected restaurants were recognized for their high quality cooking and remarkable dining experiences that are must-visit destinations to stop by on a trip in Vietnam.

 Michelin Star restaurants in Vietnam

First 4 restaurants in Vietnam achieve Michelin Star

List of 4 Michelin Star restaurants in Vietnam

Four Michelin Star restaurants in Vietnam include 3 restaurants in Hanoi and one in Ho Chi Minh City. These restaurants given the honor are Gia, Habina by Koki, Tầm Vị and Anăn Saigon. Now, let’s check what makes them special to achieve one prestigious star from the Michelin Guide. 

1. Anăn Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

Anăn Saigon is the only representative from Ho Chi Minh City in the list of top 4 Michelin Star restaurants in Vietnam. The name Anăn means “eat,eat” and is located in Cho Cu along Ton That Dam Street, a wet market in the heart of bustling Saigon. 

“A contemporary Vietnamese restaurant where chef Peter Cuong Franklin applies modern cooking techniques to street food recipes to create mouthwatering flavors,” the Michelin Guide writes of this restaurant. 

Anan Saigon - Michelin Star restaurants in Vietnam

A dish with balanced flavors and textures at Anan Saigon

After working in Hong Kong, Chicago and Bangkok, chef and restaurateur Peter Cuong Franklin returned to Vietnam to open this restaurant. He applies modern cooking techniques to street food recipes and creates delicious dishes with mouthwatering taste. “Whether you order fresh tuna tartare, roast duck rice paper, shrimp meat tacos or wagyu beef marrow noodle soup, each dish is elegant with balanced flavors and textures.”

  • Address: 89 Ton That Dam, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
  • Open hours: from 5 pm to late from Tuesday to Sunday
  • Website:

2. Tầm vị, Hanoi

At first sight, Tam Vi restaurant exudes the charm of a vintage teahouse that feels typically Northern Vietnamese atmosphere. They serve traditional northern Vietnamese dishes combined with Chinese-style and hand-written signs. 

Summer is like being cooled down by the fresh and peaceful atmosphere at Tam Vi restaurant. Here customers not only eat a delicious meal but also mellow in every moment, enjoy a homely space as well. 

Tam Vi - Michelin Star restaurants

Typically traditional Vietnamese food make Tam Vi worth achieving Michelin Star

In addition to the North dishes, the restaurant also offers diverse culinary traditions of Central and South Vietnam. Some highlights of the menu featured by Michelin Guide are Chả Ốc (snails mix with fresh herbs, vegetables and rice) and Canh Cua Mồng Tơi (spinach crab soup).

3. Hibana by Kiko, Hanoi

Hibana by Koko is the only Japanese cuisine on the list of Michelin Star restaurants in Vietnam. Nestled in the basement of Capella Hotel, the restaurant has just 14 seats and is helmed by chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi. 

Hibana by Kiko restaurant

Premium Japanese cuisine by chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi

According to the Michelin Guide, the menu here stands out with decadent edge, epitomized by the premium ingredients imported twice a week from Japan, such as spiny lobster, Yaeyama Kyori beef and Hokkaido hairy crab. 

4. Gia, Hanoi

Gia is a Vietnamese contemporary restaurant, run by chef Sam Tran. It receives one Michelin Star recognition for its tasteful and seasonal menu that is inspired by Vietnamese culinary heritage. 

The beautifully prepared dishes with the mix of delicate flavors and interesting texture are key factors making Gia in the prestigious list of Michelin Star restaurants in Vietnam.

Gia restaurants

Gia’s food is inspired by Vietnamese culinary heritage.

One special thing about its name “Gia” that means “Family”, a reference to the nostalgia of chef Sam Tran and his partner Long Tran during their years working abroad. Thus, eating at Gia always bring you a feeling of being at home and connection.

On the other hand, located on Van Mieu Street, the restaurant’s decoration takes inspiration from the Temple of Literature just across the street. 

  • Address: 61 Van Mieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Open hours: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 6 – 9 PM from Friday to Sunday
  • Website:

To sum up, the recognition of the first 4 Vietnamese restaurants with Michelin Stars in 2023 is a remarkable achievement. That not only celebrates Vietnamese culinary heritage but also highlights the innovation and skill of Vietnamese chefs. 

Save the address of these Michelin Star restaurants for your upcoming trip to Vietnam. Let’s try diverse and exceptional culinary experiences here!

Besides, if you have a long-term business trip or settle in Vietnam, let Visreal help you find your favorite apartment for rent in Ho Chi Minh

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