7 GREAT RESTAURANTS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

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It will be a mistake if you come to the biggest city in Vietnam without having a meal with local taste. Let"s take a look at our list of 10 top-recommended Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh for the best experience with local foods here!


1. Cyclo Resto Restaurant

Address: 6/28 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, District 1 Opening hours: 11.30 am - 9.00 pm Price ranges: $4.3 - $8.6

Cyclo Resto is the top famous Vietnamese restaurant for foreign tourists which provides amazingly tasty foods at extremely cheap prices. With only around $5, you can have a festive meal with at least 2 - 3 dishes in Cyclo Resto. The restaurant is quite small but still has capacity enough for a few small groups of diners. Besides meals, it is also a good place for cooking classes or Ho Chi Minh City tours with different experiences.

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2. Viet Kitchen

Address: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, No. 8-15 Ton Duc Thang St., District 1 Opening hours: 6.00 am - 11.00 pm Price ranges: $12.5 - $100

Viet Kitchen which ranks 2nd place of 10 best Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh provides a fine dining cuisine experience, which is a totally different style from the No.1 - Cyclo Resto. Located in one of the fanciest hotels in Saigon which belongs to the world-known Marriott Group, Viet Kitchen is where you can find the best Vietnamese fusion foods served in the Western style. Come to this restaurant, you can not only taste amazingly delightful foods but also enjoy the perfect services at international standards here.

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3. Hum Vegetarian Cafe & Restaurant

Address 1: No.32 Vo Van Tan St., District 3. Address 2: No.2 Thi Sach St., District 1. Address 3: No.32 D10 St., Thao Dien, Thu Duc City. Opening hours: 10 am - 10 pm Price ranges: $3.5 - $15.2

Hum can be considered as the best vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. Following the motive of fine dining for vegans, Hum Cafe & Restaurant serves delicate foods in Vietnamese and fusion style with familiar ingredients but cooked with complicated skills to upgrade the flavors. The only controversial thing is the price at this restaurant. Most of the diners agree that it is worth what they got; however, some people still claim that it is too expensive for a vegan meal even when the foods are really tasty.

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4. Home Finest Saigon Restaurant

Address: No.252 Dien Bien Phu St., District 3. Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm Price ranges: $32.6 - $52.1

You don’t have to come to a 5-star hotel to have a classy meal, Home Finest Saigon Restaurant is always the top choice for fine dining Vietnamese cuisine in Ho Chi Minh. In this place, they serve both Vietnamese and fusion foods made from high-end ingredients along with perfectly professional services. Not just a restaurant for tourists, this restaurant is also a top favorite place for business meals with delightful foods, an interesting wine menu, and a fancy atmosphere.

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5. Vo Roof Garden Restaurant

Address: Rooftop, 7th floor, Trung Thuy Building, No.44 Nguyen Hue St., District 1. Opening hours: 11 am - 11 pm (Temporarily closed) Price ranges: $1.5 - $4.3

Modern Vietnamese foods at cheap prices are the highlight of Vo Roof Garden. It is hard to find a nice place with a stunning rooftop view like this lovely restaurant at a reasonable price. You can have a tasty meal with a main dish and a drink at around $4 here which can be considered as “local price”. Besides the food, another signature at Vo Roof Garden is its cocktails which are recommended by many diners, and of course, they also have affordable prices.

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6. NAM Vietnamese Rooftop Kitchen

Address: No.242 De Tham St., District 1. Opening hours: 11 am - 9 pm Price ranges: $3.7 - $9.1

Another Vietnamese restaurant with good foods and nice views is NAM Vietnamese Rooftop Kitchen where you can find an extensive menu with a wide range of choices for Vietnamese foods from North to South. For people who are in Saigon but want to taste the Central or Northern cuisine, NAM restaurant is definitely a wise choice. In addition, the food price here is quite impressive. You only have to pay around $6 - $7 for a delightful meal here and enjoy traditional Vietnamese recipes while admiring the beauty of the metropolis from a rooftop.

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7. Soul Ben Thanh Restaurant and Bar

Address: No.7A Thu Khoa Huan St., District 1. Opening hours: 4 pm - 2 am Price ranges: $3.00 - $30.00

You shouldn’t miss Soul Ben Thanh Restaurant and Bar for your exciting nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City. Located right in the most crowded area, this is a hot place where you can have a tasty dinner and chill with your friends at the same time. The foods here are amazing which are cooked mainly in Vietnamese style and you only need to pay around $15 - $20/person to have a delicious festive meal in Soul Restaurant. However, the alcoholic drinks here are quite expensive. It costs you at least $5/shot and may rise up to $450/bottle depending on the type of drink you choose. Therefore, after a delightful dinner, if you want to get drunk here, think carefully!

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8. Bep Me In

Address: No.165/50 Nguyen Thai Binh St., District 1. Opening hours: 10.30 am - 11.00 pm Price ranges: $2.4 - $14.5

Vietnamese traditional foods with authentic local taste are what you can expect when coming to Bep Me In. The goal of the restaurant is to bring Vietnamese family meals to everyone; therefore, you will find simple dishes with impressive flavors here. Foods in Bep Me In restaurant are not expensive, spending about $10/person and your stomach will be fulfilled. For people who love BBQ, Bep Me In also provides the BBQ buffet menu at VND 599,000/person (around $26/person) so you can eat as much as you can.

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9. Huong Lai Restaurant

Address: No.38 Ly Tu Trong St., District 1. Opening hours: 11.30 am - 10.00 pm Price ranges: $4 - $7

Huong Lai is a small and elegant restaurant to enjoy Vietnamese and Asian foods nested on a small street in Ho Chi Minh City center. Most of the diners who came here agreed that it is an excellent restaurant with delicate foods, authentic taste, and nostalgic space. Another highlight of dining at Huong Lai restaurant is its tranquil and quiet atmosphere where you can enjoy your meal slowly with relaxed vibes.

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10. Bun Cha 145

Address: No.145 Bui Vien St., District 1. Opening hours: 11.30 am - 8 pm Price ranges: from $1.7

Just like its name, this restaurant is famous for its signature “Bun Cha” (Noodles with Grilled Pork). Although this small vendor is not the top favorite place for enjoying Bun Cha with locals, it is still very popular with foreign visitors thanks to its great location and taste which is much more familiar with tourists.

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Above are the top 10 best suggestions for Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. However, in a big metropolis like this city, there are so many restaurants serving delightful foods that we haven"t known. Book a tour to Ho Chi Minh and explore more amazing restaurants with us!