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Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) + The South

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) + The South restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) + The South restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) + The South to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) + The South restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) + The South.

  • Au Parc

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Just yards from Reunification Palace, this airy café makes an agreeable stop for breakfast, lunch, or a simple snack and coffee, especially on hot ... More
  • Banh Xeo An La Ghien

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Into an outsize wok the chef tosses a fistful of bean sprouts, pork, shrimp, and/or mushrooms, then pours in a slick of marigold-yellow batter, ric... More
  • Bon Bo Xu

    A spin-off of the trendy Xu restaurant down the block, this upmarket fast-food joint specializes in bun bo Hue, the spicy noodle soup customarily f... More
  • Café Terrace

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A veritable fantasia of white leather and Lucite copped from Philippe Starck, this all-day café serves good lattes and smoothies with a lounge-y so... More
  • Cantina Central

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This cool Mexican bar-restaurant—owned by several members of the design collective from Gaya, just up the block—has quickly become an expat favorit... More
  • Centro Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Conveniently located on Lam Son Square near the Caravelle Hotel, in a secluded courtyard beside a German-style brewhouse, this casual coffeehouse (... More
  • Cépage, Ho Chi Minh City

    Seemingly beamed in from Sydney or Los Angeles, this sleek eatery is one in a new breed of Saigon restaurants. Its smart interiors (with polished w... More
  • Cuc Gach Quan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Owned by architect Tran Binh and his French-Vietnamese wife, Thai Tu-Tho, Binh acquired a derelict colonial mansion and reimagined it as an indoor-... More
  • Designed

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Dragon-Boat Dinner Cruise

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This dinner cruise along the Saigon River provides views of the city’s skyline and highlights Vietnamese culture. Cruises take place on board a rep... More
  • Gai Banh Mi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Americans have gone crazy for this ingenious French-Vietnamese sandwich, but you haven’t really tasted banh mi until you’ve tracked down the venera... More
  • Huang Rung

  • I-Box Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Housed in a former furniture store, the I-Box Café is a casually chic restaurant serving a wide variety of cuisines, from traditional Asian fare to... More
  • La Camargue

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Previously located downtown, this French-Italian restaurant moved to a more intimate space inside a restored villa in 2008. Set beneath a high roof... More
  • La Fenêtre Soleil

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    With a prime position above Le Thanh Ton, one of Saigon’s premier shopping streets, this irrepressibly cute tearoom with grandmother’s-parlor décor... More

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