Ho Chi Minh City Restaurants

Dining options in Ho Chi Minh City run the gamut from fine dining in secluded air-conditioned splendor to sidewalk eateries where the food is cooked in makeshift open-air kitchens. The dynamism and energy of the city is reflected in a dining scene bursting with international options and a host of fusion choices in between.

The city's middle classes love nothing more than descending on the latest dining craze, so do note locals' recommendations and follow the crowds to the latest hotspot. Despite the Saigonese's love for the flashy "new next big thing," there's also a somewhat reluctant loyalty to the French cuisine of their former colonial rulers. Ho Chi Minh City is home to many French restaurants, from casual Parisian-style bistros to the full starched linen and paired wine experience. Most of Ho Chi Minh City's international restaurants are in and around Districts 1 and 3, although there are several excellent options in the expat areas of Districts 2 and 7.

Despite the international offerings, it's the mouthwatering Vietnamese cuisine that remains one of Ho Chi Minh City’s major draws, whether eaten on the street or indoors in a tourist-friendly restaurant—the places with English menus are not always the most authentic, but can be the easiest when it comes to placing an order. But street food and no-frills, family-run restaurants offer incredible value, so after, say, a humble bowl of pho for breakfast and a host of southern specialties for lunch, you can easily justify a splurge for dinner.

Meals are serious business in Ho Chi Minh City, and between noon and 1 pm most office workers and public servants take a lunch break. Dinner is generally served any time after about 6 pm and eating (and drinking) can continue until 1 am or later.

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  • 1. Banh Cuon Hai Nam

    $ | District 3 | Vietnamese

    Always packed with locals, this narrow eatery serves up Ho Chi Minh City's best banh cuon (steamed rice-flour crepes stuffed with minced/ground...Read More

  • 2. Propaganda

    $$ | District 1 | Vietnamese

    Serving what is described as "redesigned" Vietnamese cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients, the sleek and artsy Propaganda does nontraditional...Read More

  • 3. Secret House Vietnamese Restaurant and Cafe

    $$ | District 1 | Vietnamese

    With a thriving indoor kitchen garden in the center of the restaurant, Secret House evokes the feeling of olden days Vietnamese countryside...Read More

  • 4. The Deck

    $$$$ | District 2 | Contemporary

    A stylish lounge and restaurant on the banks of the slow-flowing Saigon River, The Deck is a place to spoil yourself with sublime seafood-focused...Read More

  • 5. Au Parc

    $$ | District 1 | Mediterranean

    Midway between the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame cathedral, overlooking the tall trees of April 30 Park, this is a great place to linger...Read More

  • 6. Dtwo Sportspub

    $$ | District 2 | International

    Nonsports fans are fully justified in hanging out in Dtwo Sportspub just for the awesome pub grub, including classic burgers, fish-and-chips...Read More

  • 7. ID Café

    $$ | District 1 | Vietnamese

    One of the front-runners in the new wave of modern Vietnamese cafés that cater to the young switched-on set, ID Café is popular with digital...Read More

  • 8. MAD House

    $$ | District 2 | Scandinavian

    Serving northern European food with some local twists in a converted villa with lush gardens, Mad House is the work of two Danish chefs; "mad...Read More

  • 9. Pho Binh

    $ | District 3 | Vietnamese

    Even today, long after the war, you couldn't guess this little pho shop's secret: in an upstairs room here, a resistance cell planned the Ho...Read More

  • 10. Snap Café

    $$ | District 2 | Café

    Serving a mishmash of international, Tex-Mex, and Vietnamese fare, Snap is a family-oriented café-restaurant with a resort style that seems...Read More

  • 11. Tan Dinh Market street food stands

    $ | District 3 | Vietnamese

    Sample some of Ho Chi Minh City's best street food from the vendors at the front of Tan Dinh Market (Cho Tan Dinh). The bun rieu (noodle soup...Read More

  • 12. The Elbow Room Bistro and Bar

    $$$ | District 1 | American

    A friendly little bistro that wouldn't be out of place in New York, serving up hearty all-day breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas...Read More

  • 13. Café If

    $$ | District 1 | Vietnamese

    In a beautifully renovated French Colonial villa that evokes the romance of a bygone age, Café If serves up MSG-free Vietnamese fare with a...Read More

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