District 1

Quan 94


84 Dinh Tien Hoang St.,
Ho Chi Minh City,


This rough-and-tumble joint with metal tables and plastic chairs serves the very best crab in town. Order cha gio cua (crab spring rolls), mien xao cua be (cassava noodles sautéed with mushrooms and crabmeat), whole roasted crab, and when available, deep-fried soft-shell crab with tamarind or sweet chili sauce.

Note: This restaurant used to be down the block at No. 94, then moved, taking the “94” name with it. Confusingly, a similar restaurant has taken the old No. 94 address—but it’s No. 84 you want.