Ho Chi Minh city or Saigon is one of the major cities under the Central Authority of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city not only impresses visitors by its hospitality, but the tourist attractions and food here are also superb. The food is diversified with different prices and typical dishes of different regions. Here diners can find almost any Vietnamese or European & Asian food that they want to enjoy. Up to the present time, there are more than 540,000 large and small restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and a lot of street vendors serving many different dishes.
There are well-known restaurants in every district in Ho Chi Minh City, which are very popular with tourists and people here. If you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful city, you can visit some of the restaurants in the list below.
I - Best restaurants in District 1
1 - Cuc Gach Quan
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Entering the restaurant space, you will feel like you are lost in an old Vietnamese house from feudal times because the interior, the decoration as well as the arrangement are all in the architectural style of this period. Of course the main dishes on the menu of the restaurant also bear the taste of the countryside in Vietnam such as Sour Soup, Pickled Egg Plants or Roasted Meat, etc are all special dishes that often appear in Vietnamese meals.
Address: No. 10 Dang Tat, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: 180.000 - 210.000d/dish
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM each day
2 - An Nam Quan
The menu of the restaurant serves famous Vietnamese dishes such as braised fish with bamboo shoots, pork rice paper, waterfall fish hot pot, chicken on the tray or snakehead fish in banana leaf, etc. These are specialties bearing the flavor of the sunny and windy Central region.
Address: No. 59, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Average price: 120.000 - 140.000 VNĐ/dish (5.17 - 6.03 USD)
Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM each day
3 - Sen Dong Duong restaurant
The space is inspired by lotus - the national flower of Vietnam, bearing characteristics of gentleness and elegance of ancient Vietnamese people. These lotus dishes will surely make you mesmerized: Lotus Root Salad, Sen Dong Duong Shrimp, Lotus Root Hotpot or Coriander Beef with Corn Salad, etc.
Address: No. 64, Vo Thi Sau Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Average price: 200,000 - 250,000 VND / dish (8.6 - 10.77 USD)
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM every day
II – Best restaurants in District 2
1 - Sanh Quan restaurant
The restaurant space is designed in a unique and cool garden style. This place is really suitable for meeting friends. The popular dishes of the restaurant include: Ga Met 7 Mon, Grilled Eel with Piper Lolot, Beef Dip Vinegar Broth, etc.
Address: No. 22, Song Hanh Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: 150,000 - 250,000 VND / dish (6.46 - 10.77 USD)
Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM every day
2 - Mon Hue restaurant
Here serves all the specialties and famous dishes of the Hue food such as Hue Beef Noodle Soup, Grilled Meat noodles, Spring Rolls, Imperial Chicken Drumsticks with Rice, etc. The space of the restaurant is also imbued with Hue Royal Court architecture which will definitely make you impressed.
Address: No. 40, Song Hang Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: 100,000 - 200,000 VND / dish (4.3 - 8.6 USD)
Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM every day
III - Best restaurants in Saigon District 3
1 - Gao Restaurant
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With the design of old Saigon, classic and luxurious, the restaurant serves all the dishes that bear the convergence of Vietnamese cuisine such as Chicken Hotpot with Piper Lolot, Steamed Chicken with Lemon Leaves, Steamed Crab with Beer, Fried Young Pumpkin with Beef, etc.
Address: No. 33, Le Quy Don St, Dist 3, Ho Chi Minh City:
Price: 280,000 - 300,000 VND / person (12.06 - 13 USD)
Opening hours: 8:00 - 20:30 every day
2 - Vietheritage
The restaurant has a classic style with a simple but elegant interior. Along with that is a superb traditional music service. The popular dishes at the restaurant are, Red Tilapia, Grilled Chicken in Clay Pot, Mountain Jelly Vegetable Salad, Fried Black Tiger Shrimp served with Fruit Sauce, etc.
Address: No. 48A, Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: 250,000 - 350,000 VND / person (10.77 - 15.08 USD)
Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM every day
IV - Best restaurants in District 5 Ho Chi Minh City
1 - Viet Pho
For those who love fresh seafood, you have to visit Viet Pho once. Seafood here is really fresh and diverse, especially, diners will be able to choose fresh seafood before it is cooked by the chef.
Address: No. 53, Nguyen Trai St, Dist 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: 400,000 - 700,000 VND / person (17.2 - 30 USD)
Opening hours: 9:00 AM- 11:00 PM every day
2 - Banh Bo Thot Not restaurant
The main dish served is Pandan and Coconut Tapioca Cake. Being made from jaggery sugar, the cake has a sweet taste with the typical iridescent yellow color.
Address: No. 83, Huynh Man Dat St, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: 10,000 - 100,000 VND(0.43 - 4.3 USD)
Opening hours: 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM daily
V - Best restaurants in District 7
1 - Cu Lao Xanh Village
The main menu of the restaurant interpets Vietnamese dishes's flavor and identity. Along with that, having a separate space along the lake decorated with bamboo will make diners very impressed.
Address: No. 88, Nguyen Duc Canh St, Dist 7, Ho Chi Minh City:
Price: 60.000 - 300.000d/dish (2.58 - 13 USD)
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM everyday
2 - Cham Charm
The luxurious space design and the attentive service style combined with the diverse menu help the restaurant win much affection from customers. In particular, the restaurant has a large area, suitable for meetings, company or large organization festivals.
Address: No. 2, Phan Van Chuong Street, Phu My Hung Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City:
Price: 700,000 - 1,650,000 VND / person (30 - 71 USD)
Opening hours: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM every day
VI - FAQs
1 - Do you need to tip the staff in these restaurants?
→ Not required. You can tip in VND or your country’s currency
2 - Can I pay in foreign currency?
→ Depending on the restaurant
3 - Do these restaurants have a separate parking space and are there any fees?
→ Restaurants have a parking space and there is no charge.
Those are the top great restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city serving most local dishes. Good food in Saigon is anywhere on the streets, but this list is hoped to help your trip with much more experience and convenience.