Specialities and Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

There’s nowhere better in the world to savour Vietnamese cuisine than Saigon where you have a chance to sample not only the delicious local offerings but the great regional fare that’s plentifully available here from north and central Vietnam. Saigon also offers outstanding street food where you’ll rub shoulders with everyone from Vietnam’s young, rich and hip to dour Party cadres. It’s a very egalitarian experience.
Ben Thanh Market food stalls
Add: Le Loi Street
Cuisines: authentic Vietnamese, especially soups (pho, bun bo, hu tieu)
Price: dishes from US$1
Description: Flavours are authentic and the prices are incredible.

Xoi Ga 15 - Sticky rice and chicken restaurant
Add: 15 Nguyen Trung Truc Street
Cuisine: Saigon street food
Price: from US$1.5
Description: The space might be simple, even a tad grubby, but that doesn’t stop locals lining up in droves for a bowl. If you enjoy the street food experience, this is a great spot for a light meal.

Com tam
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price: mains from US$3
Description: This dish is an integral part of life in Ho Chi Minh city as is “Phở” (Vietnamese noodle soup) Hanoi; locals eat it anytime, in the morning, afternoon or even at night. “CÆ¡m tấm” is enjoyed with fragrant grilled pork, tough thinly shredded pork skin (called “bì”) and various green and pickled vegetables, accompany with omelet, prawn paste cakes and grilled prawns.

You may find a restaurant that near your hotel in a short list below:

Com Tam Cali
Add 1: 32 Nguyen Trai Street
Add 2: 35Bis Le Thanh Ton Street
Add 3: 449 Vo Van Tan Street

Com Tam Moc
Add 1: 85 Lý Tá»± Trọng Street
Add 2: 48 Lê Thánh Tôn Street
Add 3: 82 Nguyá»…n Du Street

Com Tam Thuan Kieu
Add 1: 46 Dinh Tien Hoang Street
Add 2: 114 Yersin Street
Add 3: 54 Thuan Kieu Street

Pho 24
Add: 71 - 71 Dong Khoi Street
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price: from US$2 for a bowl
Description: Pho 24 is a chain of “pho” fast-food restaurants found throughout the country that started here in Saigon.

Pho Hoa Pasteur
Add: 60C Pasteur Street
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price: from US$2 for a bowl
Description: one of the city’s oldest and most popular pho noodles establishments.

Pho 2000
Add 1: 1-3 Đ Phan Chu Trinh Street (opposite Ben Thanh Market)
Add 2: 26A Le Thanh Ton Street
Opening time: daily 06.00 AM – 02.00 PM
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price: from US$2 for a bowl
Description: Pho 2000 is a small chain of noodle restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The branch right next to Ben Thanh Market is well known for former US President Bill Clinton having stopped by for a bowl of soup in year 2000.

Ngon Restaurant (Quan An Ngon), Saigon
Add: 160 Pasteur Street
Tel: +84 8 3829 9449
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price: dishes from US$2-4
Description: Well priced local food, a lovely airy colonial villa setting and a great concept

Secret Garden Restaurant
Add: 158 bis Pasteur Street
Tel: +(84)914398309
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price: dishes from US$2-4
Description: a new rooftop restaurant in the heart of Saigon serving a simple menu of classic Vietnamese family fare

Cuc Gach Quan
Add 1: 92B Thach Thi Thanh Street
Add 2: 10 Dang Tat Street
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price: dishes from US$5-10
Description: Cuc Gach Quan quickly soared to the top of Saigon's Vietnamese cuisine scene after a visit by Brad and Angelina in 2010. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and Vietnamese flavours and the vibe is warm and homely.

Le Jardin
Add: 31 D Thai Van Lung, Dong Khoi Area
Tel: +84-(83)-825-8465
Cuisines: French
Price: mains from US$5
Description: The place has a beautiful garden setting with cozy atmosphere. Its well-known typical dishes are Fillet Mignon and the Steak Tartar.

Baba’s Kitchen
Add: 164 Bui Vien Street
Cuisines: Halal food, serve alcohol
Price: mains from US$5-10
Description: Registered owner in Muslim and main supplier of halal meat to many of the real halal restaurants in Saigon. They have a Muslim chef and waiter as well, the food is good, a little spicy.

Jaspas Restaurant
Add: 33 Đồng Khởi Street
Tel: +84-(83)-822-9926
Cuisines: International, Diner, Seafood, Grill, Lunch, Pizza
Price: mains from US$5-15
Description: a decent restaurant in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, nicely decorated and simply unpretentious. Service here is very friendly with the professional Aussie manager.

The Deck Saigon
Add: 38 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward
Tel: +84-(83)-744-6632
Cuisines: Vietnamese, International, Asian
Price: mains from US$20-50
Description: a great escape from the noise and madness of downtown Saigon and have the city’s best riverside meal.