Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Restaurants

Hoa Tuc

  • 74/7 Hai Ba Trung St. Map It
  • District 1
  • Vietnamese
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Art deco interior
  • Vietnamese fare
  • Outdoor dining

Published 07/20/2009

Fodor's Review

The name translates as opium poppy, and this chic little eatery is in a corner of the former La Manufacture d'Opium, the French-controlled opium refinery and warehouse. It offers contemporary Vietnamese cuisine with knockout flavors and a wine list that works with the local cuisine. The art deco interior is elegant, with wrought-iron chairs, cast-iron lamps, quirky purple accents, and a leafy outdoor terrace. Standout dishes include mustard-leaf rolls, pink pomelo, squid, and crab salad, and soft shell crabs in green rice batter with passion-fruit sauce. This is a great place to try one of the local specialties—soursop smoothie—if you are nervous about the street-side drinks stands. The kids' menu will also make mini foodies happy.

Restaurant Information


74/7 Hai Ba Trung St., Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Published 07/20/2009


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