Looking for a unique dining experience in Saigon? Well, you are on the right page. Below I will introduce you to the 10 best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city.

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Ho Chi Minh city is home to fantastic restaurants that serve the best foods from all over the world. No matter how picky you are, you can always find a perfect place to eat in this dynamic city.

Take a look at the 10 best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city below. Trust me, not a single spot will let you down.

Let’s get started.

Top 10 Best Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City

1. Di Mai

Di mai restaurant

Di Mai, or aunt Mai in English, is a fairly new face in town. However, Di Mai is gradually securing a spot in the list of best restaurants in Saigon, and for good reasons.

The whole restaurant is decorated in vintage style, which evokes a wave of nostalgia for every guest. You can feel the meticulous care in all details that are supposed to bring you a relaxing dining experience.

The menu is varied, most of which are local delicacies. Di Mai is a suitable place for a light lunch or a casual dinner with your friends.

  • Opening hours: 07:30 am – 22:00 pm
  • Address: 136-138 Le Thi Hong Gam, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1

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2. Shri Restaurant & Lounge

shri restaurant

Located on top of the Center Tower, Shri restaurant Saigon offers a panoramic view of the entire Saigon from above. And believe it or not, almost all tables have stunning views thanks to the ceiling-to-floor windows.

The views, along with the open space make every guest feel relaxing and comfortable. You might want to visit Shri restaurant to unwind after a long day traveling around the dynamic city.

The restaurant serves European cuisine, home-cooked dishes in particular. If you are in Saigon and you wonder how European foods are cooked in a foreign city, do not miss out on Shri restaurant & lounge.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 am – 00:00 pm
  • Address: 72 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh

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3. Skewers Restaurant

Skewers Restaurant

Every expat in Ho Chi Minh city loves Skewers, provided that they have been there at least once.

There is not much to say about the interior design of the spot. It embraces modern architecture, giving a simple yet luxurious feel. All the furniture are in dark brown color for a cozy atmosphere.

As its name might suggest, this Ho Chi Minh restaurant serves skewed Mediterranean food. Those into grilled meat definitely want a taste of the dishes here. To top it off, here you can find the best cigarettes and whiskey in town.

  • Opening hours: 11:30 am – 22:00 pm
  • Address: 136-138 Le Thi Hong Gam, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1

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4. Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Can you imagine this spot after hearing its name? Yes, it looks exactly like a secret garden hidden in the boisterous city of Saigon. The tables are placed in open air with a lot of greenery around; therefore, you can seek a refreshing experience here.

In the evening, this rooftop restaurant sparkles with various lanterns and string lights.

Secret Garden mainly serves home-cooked Vietnamese food. This is the go-to place if you wish to try authentic dishes of local cuisine. And to eat like a true local, make sure you order foods following family style as the Vietnamese.

  • Opening hours: 11:30 am – 22:00 pm
  • Address: 136-138 Le Thi Hong Gam, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1

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5. Mountain Retreat

Mountain Retreat

Looking for the best restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city District 1? Then Mountain Retreat is a must-visit destination . It is a bit hard to find, but the climb is worth it.

The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with bamboo ceiling and clay walls. Dining with authentic Vietnamese delicacies in such an earthy setting will certainly give you unforgettable memories.

Not only the foods, but also the drinks appeal to every guest coming there. Some best-loved options here are mocktails and juices.

  • Opening hours: 10:30 am – 21:30 pm
  • Address: 36 Le Loi Street, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

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6. Lemongrass

Lemongrass restaurant

This is a fine dining restaurant decorated in French architecture. The whole place has a classic and luxurious feel to it. Plus, the candlelight and live music adds a touch of romance for your experience.

That said, Lemongrass is a perfect restaurant in Ho Chi Minh for a romantic date at the end of the day.

The menu is varied, and vegan options are available.

7. Baoz Restaurant

Baoz restaurant

Baoz is one of the first Hong Kong eateries in Ho Chi Minh city. It serves an abundance of dishes, from typical choices such as Chinese dumplings, scallops to other lesser-known foods. Therefore, if you want an authentic taste of Hong Kong cuisine, do not miss out on Baoz.

I must say that Baoz is quite a crowded place. If you desire a private and quiet space, then Baoz is not for you. However, the world-class quality foods make up for that. Plus, most dishes in Baoz are affordable. That is why locals and expats keep coming back there.

  • Opening hours: 06:30 am – 23:00 pm
  • Address: 82-88 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 7, District 5, Ho Chi Minh

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8. Hum Vegetarian, Lounge and Restaurant

Hum-Vegetarian Lounge and Restaurant

Finally a spot for those vegans out there. In fact, there is a plethora of vegetarian restaurants in HCMC, but the best and most popular one must be Hum.

You can seek peace and equilibrium as soon as you step in the restaurant. The fresh greenery, water ponds, and wooden furniture will give you relaxing moments, whether you are vegan or not.

Wait until you dine! The foods live up to the expectations of those who take vegan cuisine seriously.

  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 22:00 pm
  • Address: 2 Thi Sach, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

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9. 4Ps Pizza Saigon

pizza 4ps

Some of the best pizzas are available in 4Ps Pizza Saigon – a pizza and pasta restaurant in Saigon District 1. You might be surprised to know that it is a Japanese-owned place.

The pizza is stone-baked with a lot of toppings and locally-made cheese. There is a variety of topping options, so go for two or three half before choosing your favorites.

  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Address: 2 Thi Sach, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

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10. Ciao Bella

ciao bella restaurant

To complete today’s list, I want to introduce you to an Italian restaurant in Saigon – Ciao Bella. It is not only famous for serving the best Italian delicacies, but also for the ambience setting and friendly service.

Make sure you try “Posh Carbonara” – the signature dish of the restaurant. Trust me, it will not disappoint you.

  • Opening hours: 07:30 am – 23:00 pm
  • Address: 11 Dong Du, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

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The Bottom Line

Ho Chi Minh city houses a plethora of restaurants that serve superb cuisine all over the world. Above are the 10 best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city according to my experience.

How about you? Which one do you think is the best place to eat in Saigon? Share your thoughts with me and other readers in the comment section.

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