You love Vietnamese food, yet you’d like once in a while to get off the betten roads of Cuc Gac Quan, Quan Bui, and other well known traditional restaurants? Those are definitely « go to » places where you are sure to get a delicious meal, yet there are so many other places to check out and get that same quality of food! Here’s our selection of 5 places that will definitely satisfy your expectations and make you discover new hoods of Saigon !

Nam Phan

Do make sure to book in advance as it can easily get full!
With it’s high end decor and fine dining, you’ll enjoy the full repertoire of what Vietnamese delicatessens has to offer.
Nam Phan has set lunch & diner options, as well as a la carte menu, that offers dishes to share.

34 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh

Trinh Restaurant

Also in District 3, this restaurant’s speciality are the stir fry jack fruit, the hue rolls, and the mussel rice.
Don’t miss out on their beef wraps if you enjoy meet.

41/5 Pham Ngoc Thach, District 3, Hô-Chi-Minh

SH garden

This open rooftop restaurant is ideally located, overlooking the Nguyen Hue’s waterfalls, and the historical Rex hotel.
With a wide range of local food covering the different regions of Vietnam, you can ask guidance from the staff who speaks excellent english and can also help you wine pairing.

98 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

Secret house

Launched not to long ago by the same owners of Secret Garden, this traditional Vietnamese cuisine is hidden in a countryside garden.

55/1 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh.

Ru Pho Bar

Niched in a small alley a couple of meters away from Cuc Gach Quan, this restaurant serves absolutely delicious food.

They’re pho rolls and yogurt fish and definitely a must try, and they also have a wide selection of vegetarian dishes

27E Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Định, District 1, Ho Chí Minh