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10 Best Places To Eat In Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Megan
Updated Apr 25, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a city where culture comes alive and food stalls line the streets. There are so many neat things to see in Ho Chi Minh, but it is a place you definitely will not want to miss the food! Take a look at some of these excellent restaurants, ranging from local Vietnamese food to the best spot to get pizza in town.

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1. Monsoon


Monsoon has a menu full of variety and very reasonable prices. It is the type of place where trying new things every time is easy. Regional flavors are readily available, but not too exotic for those who prefer something more mild. There is also cuisine from Loas, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia at Monsoon. The interior is nicely decorated and stylish.

Monsoon

Address: 1 Cao Bá Nhạ, Nguyễn Cư Trinh, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Website: Monsoon

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2. The Deck


The Deck is a stylish, impressively decorated restaurant that sits along the side of the Saigon river. Some tables overlook the water, and guests can even arrive by boat! There is a huge lounge and bar area inside. The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, from western fare to more local dishes. The staff at The Deck is helpful and friendly.

The Deck

Address: 38 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Website: The Deck

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3. Bánh Xèo Đinh Công Tráng


Bánh Xèo Đinh Công Tráng is known especially for its Vietnamese pancake. But there are plenty of other delicious options with any visit to Bánh Xèo Đinh Công Tráng. Spring rolls, noodles, chicken, and more! All the ingredients are fresh and savory. Bánh Xèo Đinh Công Tráng is a very local place that is always quite crowded. There is indoor seating and outdoor seating available. Waiters are helpful and can also speak good English.

Bánh Xèo 46A

Address: 46 Đinh Công Tráng, Tân Định, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Facebook: Banh Xeo 46A

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4. Quan Ut Ut

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Quan Ut Ut translates to mean Restaurant Oink Oink. Here you will find excellent ribs, amazing BBQ, and craft beer. The staff is all really kind and helpful. Quan Ut Ut is also a great spot for groups and parties.

Quan Ut Ut

Address: 168 Vo Van Kiet | Phuong Cau Ong Lanh, Q.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam

Website: Quan Ut Ut

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5. May Restaurant

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May Restaurant has excellent, attentive service and fresh, high quality food. Prices are reasonable, especially during Happy Hour when it is buy one, get one free on drinks. There is a variety of local dishes and international ones to be enjoyed.

May Restaurant

Address: 19 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Website: May Restaurant

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6. Cuc Gach Quan

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Cuc Gach Quan offers delicious food to all. The sweet and sour soup, chicken peanut salad, pork belly stewed with egg, and spring rolls are common favorites. Every thing is fresh, seasonal, and scrumptious. The restaurant is in a fairly nondescript location, but the interior is modern and clean, with a very homey feel. Cuc Gach Quan has kind, helpful staff that contribute to the all around fabulous dining experience.

Cuc Gach Quan

Address: 10 Đặng Tất, Tân Định, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Website: Cuc Gach Quan

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7. Pizza 4P's

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If you are craving some pizza on your visit to Ho Chi Minh, Pizza 4P’s is definitely the place to try! The idea of the restaurant began in Tokyo with a group of friends who then moved it to Vietnam. The goal of Pizza 4P’s was to create a space where people could relax, eat great food, and be happy. 4P’s represents the wish “For Peace”, to live happily, with a positive life outlooks. Pizza is a dish people enjoy all over the world, so take a trip over to Pizza 4P’s where they are “Delivering Wow, Sharing Happiness”.

Pizza 4P's

Address: 01-02 Level 6, Saigon Centre, 67 Le Loi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Website: Pizza 4P’s

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8. Shri Restaurant & Lounge

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Shri Restaurant & Lounge opened in 2010 and has since become a culinary institution in Ho Chi Minh. Here you will find a balanced international menu and a large selection of wines from all over the world, with excellent cocktails made especially for Shri Restaurant & Lounge. The terrace offers fabulous views out over the central city. There is often relaxed music playing, making it a romantic spot to enjoy a bite to eat or to watch the sunset over a drink. The lounge is fun and stylish. There is even a transparent glass bridge that leads guests to the nearby rooftop pool bar. On week days Shri Restaurant & Lounge is relaxed and calm. Service is excellent, decor is cool, and service is great.

Shri Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 72 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, 6, 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Website: Shri Restaurant & Lounge

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9. Skewers Restaurant

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Skewers offers tasty, fresh Greek cuisine, a rarity in south east Asia. The restaurant itself is comfortable and cozy, a great spot to spend time with friends or to go out on a date. Portions are large and prices are good. There are many vegetarian options here as well.

Skewers Restaurant

Address: 9A Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Facebook: Skewers Restaurant

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10. Quan Bui

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Quan Bui serves up quintessential home cooked Vietnamese food in a comfortable, modern atmosphere. Most options on the menu come from traditional family recipes. All food is made with fresh, high quality ingredients in order to make the best dishes possible. There are plenty of options available for all taste preferences. And you can even get some craft organic beer here! It can get quite busy during lunch, but is fairly quiet during morning hours. There is even a beautiful rooftop to be enjoyed. Food is top notch, and service is great.

Quan Bui

Address: 17a Ngô Văn Năm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Website: Quan Bui

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Eat up!

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Ho Chi Minh has plenty to keep your tastebuds satisfied, from local cuisine to international specialties. Be sure to try out some of these great options on your trip there!

This article was originally published on Oct 13, 2017

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Megan is an avid explorer and food aficionado. She loves to see the world, experiencing different cultures & traditions. When she’s not off traveling, you’ll most likely find her tucked away with a...Read more

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