Not long ago, we told you where you could get couscous, but what about oriental cuisine from the Mediterranean coast all together?
We’re used to seeing so many French and Italian places, but the we’ve spotted some great places to enjoy Mediterranean food such as kebabs, mezzes and all the delicatessens from this part of the globe?
Of course, you have Saffron, Au Parc and Lubu who are well known « go-to »’s, but Saigon has much more to offer !
We’ve gathered places you should really discover, or re-discover, for a nice meal.
For shisha lovers, you can also enjoy them in some of the proposed venues!
Dive in for their Doner kebab and shawarma!
They serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, you can find halal food as well.
Shishas are available!
Also serves Vietnamese food, so a great mix if you’re taking your local friends who are a bit shy to try far away dishes
25 Dong Du | District 1 – Saigon
Warda Shisha Lounge and Restaurant
Their lamb chop and the calamari are a must try.
Hummus is absolutely delicious and is served with warm bread and vegetable sticks. Probably the only restaurant that serves Tajines.
The chocolate cake is very tasty, and don’t forget to order baklava.
71/7 Mac Thi Buoi Street, District 1 – Saigon
Patio, Restaurant & Grill
Mediterranean restaurant tucked in D2, it’s all outdoors and you really have the feeling you’re having diner at a friend’s garden !
Offers a variety of grilled meat and fish, extremely fresh ! Also have a very good selection of pastas.
52 Ngo Quang huy, Thao Dien District 2 – Saigon
Beirut, Mediterranean Kitchen & lounge
For starters, get tempted with their assorted dip platter composed of hummus chickpeas & sesame dip or Baba ganoush eggplant & sesame
Their mixed grilled platter, with chicken shish tawouk, beef shish kebab, or lamb kofta Shish is a great option for sharing.
Their wood fire Beirut Pizza is a must try, with choice of cheese, minced beef, sausage or mushroom Pizza Man’oushe.
A bit pricy yet delicious and authentic!
Also have live belly dancing shows in the evening.
74/13D Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1 – Saigon
Al Shami Catering
On a much more subtle level, this little restaurant serves exquisite Turkish and Mediterranean food.
Though the decor and the space itself could use a bit of brightening up, it’s so far the best value for money in terms of dishes.
Also has great shishas !
300 Vo Van Kiet, Co Giang, District 1 – Saigon
By Nathalie Mulot