Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) + The South

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.

Housed in a former furniture store, the I-Box Café is a casually chic restaurant serving a wide variety of 

Just yards from Reunification Palace, this airy café makes an agreeable stop for breakfast, lunch, or a simple snack and coffee, especially on hot afternoons.

This cool Mexican bar-restaurant—owned by several members of the design collective from Gaya, just up the block—has quickly become an expat favorite for its mean margaritas, micheladas, and tacos al pastor.

Located across the river in Thao Dien, this English-owned café-cum-furniture shop is a huge hit among Saigon’s expats, who gather in the pleasant courtyard for simple dishes like barbecued phu quoc squid, grilled prawns, and crab salad.

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 soundtrack, from early morning to late at night.