The Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City challenges the Asian powerhouses of Bangkok and Singapore as one of the most exciting cities in Southeast Asia. From pan-Asian fusion to the traditional Vietnamese Pho, we discover the top 15 restaurants that this dynamic city has to offer.

Shri Restaurant & Lounge

Shri Restaurant & Lounge is set atop the Center Tower. With its ceiling-to-floor windows it offers unparalleled panoramic views from nearly every table. Frangipani trees, water features and the general open-air feel make for a perfect place to unwind after a long day exploring the city. The objective of Shri Restaurant & Lounge is simple: beautiful home-cooked European food in a relaxed and ambient setting.

Mon - Sat:

10:30 am - 12:00 am

Sun:

4:30 pm - 12:00 am

72 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, 3 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84838279631

Skewers Restaurant

Skewers is a long-standing favorite of Ho Chi Minh City expats. It serves Mediterranean food on skewers, as the name suggests. The flame-bursting barbecuing is done in an open-air kitchen, which means guaranteed entertainment if the candlelight and cozy atmosphere doesn’t grab you. To top it off, they offer some of the finest cigars and whiskey in town.

Mon - Sun:

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Mon - Sun:

6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

9 Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84838224798

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Romantic, Gourmet

Cuc Gach Quan

Cuc Gach is a restaurant that finds itself in most travel guides as a top 10 place to eat in Ho Chi Minh City. It gained even more popularity after Anjelina Jolie and Brad Pitt dined here during their visit to Vietnam. It’s located in an old French colonial house that has been restored with recycled material. The quirky design, with its low doors, tasteful interior of antiques, mismatched and chipped china, plants and a nice little pond in the middle of the house creates a very friendly and intimate environment.

Open In Google Maps

Mon - Sun:

9:00 am - 11:00 pm

10 Đặng Tất, Thảo Điền Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+842838480144

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Atmosphere:

Fine Dining, Romantic

Secret Garden

For authentic, home-cooked Vietnamese food, this rooftop oasis is the go-to place. Secret Garden really is a secret garden–beautifully decorated with central Vietnamese-style lanterns, a lot of greenery and wooden furniture to match, and is hidden among the Ho Chi Minh City skyline. There is no elevator inside, but don’t let this intimidate you. Once you’ve sat down, make sure to order family style like the Vietnamese do.

Sun:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Mon:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Tue:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wed:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Thu:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Fri:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sat:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

158 Pasteur, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

+84909904621

Visit website

Meal service:

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Fine Dining, Romantic

Hum Vegetarian, Lounge & Restaurant

The architecture and design of Hum Vegetarian. Lounge & Restaurant perfectly complements its eclectic vegetarian menu. You’re surrounded by fresh greenery, wooden décor and small water ponds that create a simple yet elegant and calming atmosphere as you dine. Careful on all those stairs!

Mon - Sun:

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

2 Thi Sách, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+842838238920

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch, Brunch

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Romantic

Secret House

Owned by the same owner as Secret Garden, Secret House launched in 2017 and quickly rose up the ranks. It is also somewhat hidden, tucked away down a quiet alley (although this restaurant has no stairs to climb, unlike the previous one!) The whole place is decorated like a comfortable, rural home, and you can choose to sit inside which has two floors, or outside in courtyard which is also a herb garden. Try the homemade yoghurt—it’s less than a dollar and delicious!

Mon - Sun:

7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Nguyễn Thái Bình Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84911877008

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Atmosphere:

Romantic, Cosy

Mountain Retreat

Mountain Retreat is spread over two floors of an old apartment building. There is no elevator here either, which makes Mountain Retreat quite aptly named. The restaurant has a cozy interior with a bamboo covered ceiling, clay walls and wooden furniture, giving you a very earthy setting as you dine.

Mon - Sun:

10:00 am - 9:30 pm

36 Lê Lợi, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84907194557

Meal service:

Lunch, Brunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Romantic

Anan Saigon

Anan in Vietnamese means “eat eat,” which is basically all you will do at this restaurant. Located along Ton That Dam Street, the restaurant is right in the middle of a wet market, Cho Cu. The kitchen is run by award-winning chef, Peter Cuong Franklin, who creates masterpieces with only the freshest of ingredients that come together creating vibrant flavors.

Pizza 4 P’s

Mon - Fri:

10:00 am - 2:00 am

Sat - Sun:

10:00 am - 10:30 pm

8/15 Lê Thánh Tôn, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+842836220500

Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Fine Dining

Top