Eating out | Caravelle Saigon

Eating out

While Caravelle Saigon offers a wide range of options to tempt the tastebuds,
the city has a growing number and variety of options to take in while here in town.

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17A Ngo Van Nam St., Ben Nghe, Dist. 1
1st floor 39 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1
Opening time: 08:00 – 23:00
Walking: 05 – 10 minutes
Price: VND 100,000 – 400,000


Authentic Vietnamese cuisine is located in the old French Quarter and offers some of the finest food in Saigon—eclectically chosen from across the country. Dishes are prepared in a spotless open kitchen – where you can see expert chefs combining oriental herbs, spices and sauces to produce culinary delights. Only the freshest and most natural ingredients are used here (definitely NO MSG!). The designer interior takes you back to the sophisticated eating environment that would have pleased the emperors. Four floors – each different – offer quiet and tasteful enjoyment in a popular restaurant. 

Thao’s tip: Try the Green Roof garden for a pre-dinner drink and stand and admire the colonial architecture of a bye gone era which was once Saigon’s most famous dining area.


12-14 Mac Thi Buoi St., Dist. 1
Opening time: Mon–Fri: 11:00 – 24:00; Sat–Sun: 16:00 – 24:00
Walking: 05 minutes
Price: VND 100,000 – 400,000


Racha means Royal in Thai language. The Racha delivers Pan-Asian cuisine with a focus on high quality ingredients served to share. With “Street and Hawker” specialties from Thailand prepared under one roof–and in one room–The Racha Room is Ho Chi Minh City’s latest restaurant lounge

Thao’s Tip: Try one of their signature cocktails, very creative presentation. 


168 Vo Van Kiet St., Dist. 1
Opening time: 16:00 – 23:30
Taxi: 10 minuites
Price: VND 50,000 – 850,000


Ut Ut is an American style BBQ restaurant that boasts the best ribs in Saigon. Long shared table concept adds to the atmosphere. Very large portion sizes with sides included with each main. 

Mike’s tip: Half rack of ribs will comfortably feed two people and combine it with one of their local IPA beers.


17/10 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
33 Tong Huu Dinh, District 2
11:00am - 2:30 pm and 5:00pm - 10:30pm


One of the oldest Indian restaurants in town, Ashoka has built up its creditability for consistently good food and excellent homey service on a reasonable pricing bracket.  With well sourced ingredients and spices, all dishes on offer are prepared with honest care. There is no item present just to pad out the menu. Reliable and consistent food quality. 


251 Dien Bien Phu, District 3
9:00am - 10:00pm


Speaking of Saigon's first-class French restaurants, connoisseurs of French cuisine will immediately think of “villa” Au Manoir. After 15 years of success, Au Manoir has recently changed in full, which has resulted a pleasant surprise to its diners. Nearly one hundred years old, Au Manoir's quaint building withdraws into a quiet garden. Diners come here not only to enjoy authentic French flavors but also to be immersed in an indulgent and luxurious atmosphere as in a part of King Louis XIV’s Palace.


134 -136 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1
11:00am - 11:00pm


After a successful seven years of success in the business, Barbecue Garden has opened its second restaurant, just 350 meters down the road from its predecessor. Set in a classic villa, diners can opt to be seated inside or out: in the twelve hundred square meter lush greenery of the garden, sparkling with lanterns, or in the tastefully decorated indoor setting. In both cases, barbecue dishes will be cooked at your table and all interior tables are well equipped with built-in charcoal grill and smoke extraction systems, so guests don’t have to worry about smoke lingering after their meals. 

Barbecue Garden prides itself on its delectable modern barbecue menu, featuring more than one hundred dishes made from pork, beef, chicken, wild boar, deer, goat, rabbit, lamb, fish, shrimp, squid, and crab; their motto, “something for everyone,” is spot on. No MSG or animal fats are used in the preparation process.

La Cuisine

48 Le Thanh Ton street, Dist. 1

11:00am – 11:00pm. Tuesday – Sunday

La Cuisine is a French restaurant located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city, designed to make you feel as if you was at home. The open kitchen gives you the opportunity to see the Chef and his team pamper you with a selection of mouth-watering Mediterranean inspired dished.


74/13D Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4:00pm - 2:00am

Beirut isn't just a restaurant, but a destination where you can savor the full Lebanese dining experience and the romance of Middle Eastern culture. The exotic venue boasts Saigon’s largest outdoor seating area, live belly dancers and entertainment, and fruitful shisha pipes--the perfect oriental escape in the heart of the city. Beirut Restaurant’s delectable and savory dishes are created by six award-winning, internationally recognized executive chefs and sous-chefs straight from Lebanon. 


11 Dong Du, District 1
10:00am - 11:00pm

Widely noted as one of Saigon’s favorite European eateries, this hole-in-the-wall, New York-style Italian restaurant serves a bounty of fresh and authentic dishes. If intimate, candle-lit dining beneath the eyes of silver screen luminaries captures your imagination, Ciao Bella more than delivers. The place is nothing if not authentic, excluding of course the threat of a real-life mobster interrupting your meal. It’s sprawling, bucolic menu, and warm, Mediterranean service are what make this restaurant a favorite with local foodies.


10 Dang Tat, District 1 

A converted French villa with mixed Indochine and rustic Vietnamese décor, the cuisine here is scrumptious, mixing street food dishes done well with quality ingredients and more contemporary options


34 Ha Ba Trung, District 1
11:00am - 10:30 pm

Located close to the middle of downtown, the Golden Elephant serves up some of the best Thai food in Saigon. The themed decor, including pictures of the Thai royal family, and warm yellow walls make for an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. The menu offers a wide range of dishes, from curries and noodles to soups and salads as well as several vegetarian options. They also carry some Thai beer hard to find elsewhere in the city


74/7 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
11:00am - 11:00pm

The beauty of Hoa Tuc – translated from Opium Poppy - is both in its concept and its execution. Contemporary Vietnamese cuisine is offered in a beautiful, unusual setting that takes its inspiration from Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and the site's original purpose as Saigon's legal opium manufacture of yesteryear. 


11 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
11:30am - 2pm
5:30pm - 10:45pm

Located in the central area of the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An brings you to the charming, tranquil ancient towns of Hoi An and Hue. Like a true Hoi An person, Hoi An pays attention to the smallest detail in both the decoration and the cooking of every dish. 



14 Ngo Quang Huy St, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCMC
Lunch: 11:45-3pm
Dinner:6:45pm - late 
Mon – Sat

La Villa French Restaurant is located in a quiet street of Thao Dien and proposes a cozy dining room. Allow yourself to dine in the cozy dining room or in the beautiful and romantic garden by the pool which is in the middle of several species of flowers. La Villa French Restaurant proposes an authentic and fine French cuisine.


31 Thai Van Lung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
11:00am – 2:00pm

The breezy and charming Le Jardin is always a perfect choice for intimate dining. Whether it’s the lovely sunlit garden setting outside with light furniture on the gravels or the cozy warmly lit dining area inside that you choose to sit, the ambiance is light hearted and relaxing. As a whole, the place reminds of a homely traditional French café where conversations flow. Whatever is ordered, the delivered always tastes fresh. A loved spot of many, Le Jardin rarely disappoints diners whether it’s a salad, meaty, or seafood plate. Different kinds of French cheese on offer are all just great. The steak is notoriously superb, tender and filling. You may last till the toothsome dessert and round up the meal with a fragrant espresso without any hiccup in your gastronomic experience. If French cuisine is not the cup of tea for your company, a couple of Asian dishes are also just good.


23 Nguyen Khac Vien, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Mon: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Tue - Sun: 1pm - 2pm and 5:30pm - 10pm

Ming Dynasty embraces an architectural and décor style that beautifully reflects the historical period when West and East mingled to form a plush culture. Replicas galore of the dynasty rest in paintings, carpets, statues and stools, accompanied by grey brick walls, white lanterns and wooden furniture create a soothing, lush and romantic ambiance of an old Chinese palace. Vast but intimate, the place accommodates up to 300 people. Prepare to get dazzled with hundreds of delicacies prepared in the famous style of Quangdong chefs. The menu is designed by more than 20 specialists from Hongkong to offer more than 100 dim sum choices and 300 Hongkong specialties. Traditional Chinese cuisine is brilliantly 


172 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10:00am - 10:00pm

A sprawling maritime restaurant—think glossy teak rather than anchors and rubber fish—bent on preparing fruits of the sea in as many embodiments as possible, Ngoc Suong Marina is a Saigon establishment of the old garrison. With indoor and alfresco seating options, the restaurant is usually packed to the rafters with families, groups of colleagues, and friends – so if you’re after choice seating, book ahead. The menu also offers all manner of traditional non-seafood Vietnamese fare, and has a comprehensive wine list to match with. 


160 Pasteur, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
7:00am - 10:00pm

Top-of-mind name for Vietnamese food, Ngon started from a smart idea to bring all traditional Vietnamese dishes together and display them in traditional style of vendors and local eateries on the street. Décor stays consistently with the traditional theme, red floor, dark wood, high ceiling, and banana plant plots spotting the garden. Very popular with locals, expat residents and tourists, the place is packed at lunch and dinner time. The food is kept simple and tasty. Here you can find all traditional cuisines from around Vietnam, well made and presented without overdoing and losing authenticity. 



25 Dong Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10:00am till late

Owned by a Turkish, Pasha restaurant and bar has both the look and taste of traditional Turkish - Mediterranean cuisine. Taken its name from the word 'King' in Turkish, Pasha is determined to deliver the best Turkish dining experience to diners in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Carpaccio Italian Restaurant

79 Hai Ba Trung st., Dist 1
10:00am – 11:00pm

Carpaccio has earned an enviable reputation for serving the best in Italian cuisine in an informal, family oriented Trattoria atmosphere since its opening in 2000. The restaurant offers classic Italian fare at surprisingly reasonable prices, and the extensive menu caters due to almost every taste. Daily lunchtime specials pull in the crowds, as does the extensive Italian wine list. In the evening, Carpaccio is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner, or perhaps a celebration of some kind.


417 Dien Bien Phu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
7:00am – 11:00pm

If you like authentic seafood that is capable of causing cuts to splash your mouth, Red House may be for you. This hidden gem on the relatively 79, Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street in Dist. 3, where can get crowded in peak hours, but is otherwise an uncrowded spot that is perfect for lovers of hot, spicy and especially seafood lovers. Red House gives a selected list of some of the best well-known live seafoods in the world, such as Live Alaska King Crab, Canada crab, Canadian Geoduck, Portugese style Lobster or King Prawn, Scottish Crab, Scottish Bamboo Clam, Australian Lobster, and as far as your love for the local crayfish, flower crab, Rock fish and Star Garoupa. And these are all prepared and presented in a total Singaporean style.


51 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
11:30am – 11:30pm 

Featuring an extensive menu of superb Mediterranean staples, the inspiration for this restaurant traverse the region: the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Italy, Spain, and southern France are all well accounted for. With a complimentary drink on arrival and high-quality fresh ingredients, this diner is great value for money, and has a relaxed feel to it.


Ground Floor, AB Tower, 76A Le Lai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
7:00am – 3:00pm

Located on the ground floor of AB tower, San Fu Lou has a perfect marriage of contemporary style decor and culinary spectacle with authentic Cantonese and Peking cuisine. With an open kitchen, which is a first in Vietnam for a Chinese restaurant, allows diners to take in a visual feast before the food is served. 


46-48 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Dist. 1
10:30am – 10:00pm

One of the first and only Korean restaurants in the city, Seoul House has been on the move. In its latest location it continues to attract customers because of its full service Korean menu, offering hot pots, grilled meat, and its ever popular kim chi tofu soup. For those ordering a meat dish, such as bulgogi, you get the added bonus of watching as your dish is grilled at the table. There is not much about Seoul House that sticks out aesthetically, but their fun seating arrangements give you the more traditional option of sitting on the floor. 


72 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Sunday: 4:30 pm – 12:00 noon

Set atop the new Centec Tower, Shri Restaurant & Lounge offers unparalleled panoramic views from nearly every table in the restaurant, whether it be in our modern Internationally styled Dining Room, with its very clean simple lines, on our stunning alfresco Garden Terrace, where you can relax and let the city wash away from you, or from our contemporary Lounge and Bar. The menu at Shri Restaurant & Lounge offers a broad range of dishes to suit most tastes with modern European styled starters, mains & desserts as well as a wide selection of grills and saladsutilising the finest of local & imported ingredients.


15 Le Quy Don, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10:00am - 8:00pm

Stix is Hoang Yen Cuisine's new fine dining restaurant. Located in the central area of District 3, Stix offers live seafood dishes from Vietnam and other countries in Asia such as China, India, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. What makes Stix special is the mix between Asian cuisine and European flavours and representation, creating an interesting, unique fusion. Apart from a beautifully decorated open space, the four-story villa also has indoor semi-private booths and an open-air rooftop that can be booked for parties and events. 


 39A – 39B Ngo Duc Ke Street, District 1
11:00am - 1:30pm and 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Part of a chain of restaurants covering Hanoi and Saigon, Tandoor boasts a modern setting with traditional Indian dishes, modern comfortable environment. Tandoor has broad menu covering northern and southern delicacies. A notable selection of vegetarian. Reasonable prices and reliable service.


29 – 31 Ton That Thiep, District 1
11:00am till late

A lantern-lit corridor leads through a flight of stairs to Temple Club which is considered the top-notch Vietnamese fine dining. Much as highly complimented as for the food, the place is praised for its lush colonial-ish art decor using much of wood and masonry beside retro decorative items and antique silverware. 
The menu includes a large array of street dishes and Vietnamese specialties. The price is at the upper scale but it's worth every penny. It's the Vietnamese restaurant you must consider if you want to impress your guests. Temple Club Platter, Duck Orange, and Curry seafood are those that stand out.


38 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, An Phu, District 2
8:00 am till late

With the Saigon river lapping at the banks of this eatery, The Deck was aptly described by the Miele Guide 2012 as “one of Asia’s finest restaurants.” Its Asian-fusion menu is succinct but exquisite: whatever you order is guaranteed to impress. Choose to sit inside the orchard-adorned floor-to ceiling glass structure, or dine alfresco out on the wooden decks by the water. The restaurant feels crispy clean and chic, with every detail a nod to good taste. The Deck is Saigon’s only restaurant to offer such river-side dining, and makes the perfect venue to impress clients and dreamy dates, or to just come with a friend and enjoy the quiet breeze while sipping an artfully shaken cocktail. 


74/7C Hai Ba Trung, District 1
10:00am – 11:00pm

Making great use of an unusual historic location, Saigon’s old opium manufacture, The Refinery was built, designed and decorated locally with custom made furniture and lighting in the greatest Paris bistro tradition. Tucked away in a secluded courtyard, it boats a beautiful indoor seating area with many original features and a large front terrace with jasmine and greenery. Enough to make anyone forget the noise and madness of the city while sitting in the very heart of it. In this peaceful setting, one can enjoy modern European cuisine with an extensive wine list, including 17 Old and New World wines by the glass.


2 Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10:00am - 11:30pm

Open in 1999, The Sushi Bar remains one of the top favorites of Saigonese, locals and expats alike. With bright lighting contrasting with dark wood furniture, the place wears a Japanese classic-modern fusion look. A big part of what keeps drawing clients back is the relaxing and fun filled vibe easily noticed in the ground floor bar. While on the ground floor, it is always filled with excited diners, there are more private tatami rooms upstairs, including 2 big rooms which can hold up to 16 diners. Waiting tables are an extremely accommodating, competent and friendly crew. 


62 Hai Ba Trung, District 1
10:30am – 10:30pm

Bringing traditional Vietnamese food into a modern eatery. 
With lime-green walls, contemporary simple decor, and bright lighting, at lunch and dinner time, Warp & Roll is full of young Vietnamese executives as well as foreigners. The menu has an extensive range of delicacies from northern and southern Vietnam, all of which are toothsome though the portion won't fill you up in one plate.


75 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Café Bar: 8:00am - 12:00am
Lounge 11:30am - 12:00 noon
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 11:30pm

New York Times - remarked 'one of the finest restaurants Saigon has to offer', Xu is a lavish venue for design-conscious upper-class dining. Meticulous care was paid in decor details from dark-wooden furniture and soft suede sofas to well-arranged sophisticated soft lighting. An extensive wine list composed of well known labels from around the world for wine lovers. Alternatively, Xu offer the most exotic and twisted cocktails and mixed drinks like Mojito Ginger, Mandarin Caiprioska, Kumquatto or Xusparkle Melon. The food coming out of Xu's kitchen is a like-no-other experience of Vietnamese cuisine. From contemporary to traditional Vietnamese kinds, every dish is laden with creativity and skillful twists of Australian-born chef/owner Bien Nguyen.


1 Le Thanh Ton St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
7:00am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm

One of the best Chinese Restaurant in town, serve authentic Chinese cuisine featuring a colorful variety of Hong Kong Dim Sum, famous Peking Duck, deep fried seafood, spring rolls and much more. Menu has many different varities of Hot Pot such as Yuan Yang, Satay, Drunken Chicken and more. They also offer many superb appetizers like Jellfyfish, marinated mutton, Beef, Pig's shank, salmon, octopus, imported geoduck from Canada, Australian Abalones for sashimi dishes. 

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