Best Places To Eat In Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) is one of the world’s most delicious cities with countless of succulent dishes from all around Vietnam and other countries. The city offers culinary excitement whether you spend $1 for a Vietnamese sandwich on the street or $1000 for a banquet in a luxury restaurant. Travel to Saigon, you will be overwhelmed by hundreds of restaurants on main roads and street food stalls at any corner of the city. I would like to show you where to eat the best foods in Saigon in the post Best Places To Eat In Ho Chi Minh City.

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1. Best places to eat in District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

  • Sushi at Thiên Quế Zen Plaza (54-56 54-56 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1)
  • Sushi, Udon noodle and many other Japanese dishes at Tokyo Deli (240 Lê Thánh Tôn, District 1)
  • Beijing roast duck at Tân Hải Vân restaurant (Vịt quay Bắc Kinh) (158-160-162 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1)
  • Dishes of Central Vietnam at Chợ Đo Đo restaurant (10/14 Lương Hữu Khánh street, District 1)
  • Stewed crawfish with sour sauce (tôm hùm sốt me), corn (bắp nguyên trái) and cold meat (thịt nguội) at 114 Trần Đình Xu street , District 1
  • One-sun-dried squid (mực một nắng), hot pot with featherback and water melong (lẩu cá thác lác khổ qua) at Dìn Ký restaurant (137C Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1)
  • Steamed sticky rice with chicken (xôi gà) and other savory steamed sticky rice at crossroads of Bùi Thị Xuân street and Cống Quỳnh street, District 1)
  • Western dishes (steamed rice with seafood and milk, potato paste, hot pot with cheese at Bistro restaurant (48 Lê Thị Riêng street, District 1)
  • Vietnamese sandwich at Huỳnh Hoa stall, 26 Lê Thị Riêng street, District 1)
  • Vietnamese foods at A Bửu restaurant (17 Bùi Thị Xuân street, District 1)
  • Stuffed pancake (bánh cuốn) at 83 Lê Thị Hồng Gấm street, District 1, opening time: early morning, closing time: 10:00 am
  • Pasta with shaky beef (nui xào bò lúc lắc), Phnom-penh clear rice noodle soup (hủ tiếu nam vang) at Cafe Viva (144 Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 1)
  • Fried squid with fish sauce (mực chiên nước mắm), special sausage (xúc xích đặc biệt) + free cocktail at New Pearl restaurant (205-207 Phạm Ngũ Lão street, District 1)
  • Roast duck breast (ức vịt quay), fried catfish (cá trê chiên), tom yum kung, Pad Thai, Thai milk tea (trà sữa thái) at 185 Bùi Viện street, District 1)
  • Grilled pork chop, Mexican foods, pizza, pasta at Al Fresco restaurant (27 Đông Du street, District 1)
  • Western foods at Cafe NYDC in Nowzone Fashion Mall (235 Nguyễn Văn Cừ street, Q.1)
  • Clear rice noodle soup (hủ tiếu) and steamed wheat flour cake with filling from chicken (bánh bao nhân thịt gà) at crossroads of Nguyễn Cư Trinh and Cống Quỳnh streets, District 1), only opened in the evening
  • Quảng style noodle soup (mì Quảng), beef noodle soup (phở bò) at O Nở restaurant at crossroads of Cống Quỳnh and Nguyễn Cư Trinh streets, District 1)
  • Cellophane noodle with eel (miến lươn), Cellophane noodle with crab (miến cua) at Thanh Thảo restaurant (176/13 Lý Tự Trọng street, District 1)
  • Rice noodle with grilled pork (bún thịt nướng) at a street food stall near Trần Hữu Trang theater on Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 1, only opened in the evening
  • Congee with squid (cháo), century egg (hột vịt bắc thảo) and soup cake with pork leg (bánh canh giò heo) at 10 Phó Đức Chính street, District 1
  • Ốc Đào snail stall at 212 alley, Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Rice noodle soup with meat ball (hủ tiếu vò viên) at 14 Trương Định street, District 1, only opened in the morning
  • Barbecue buffet at Sumo BBQ restaurant (120 Bis Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, District 1)
  • Noodle and clear rice noodle with kidney (hủ tiếu mì cật) at 62 Trương Định street, District 1
  • Grilled chicken leg (chân gà nướng), Hanoi-style Phở at a food stall near Notre Dame Cathedral on Nguyễn Du street, District 1, only opened in the evening
  • Stuffed pancake (bánh cuốn) at Thiên Hương restaurant (179 3 Tháng 2 street, District 1)
  • Chicken salad (gỏi gà), Gruel (cháo), Cellophane noodle, Fried sticky rice with ground floss, Steamed sticky rice with chicken (xôi gà), Steamed sticky rice with braised pork (xôi thịt kho) at crossroads of Hàm Nghi street and Hồ Tùng Mậu street, District 1
  • Hue noodle soup (bún bò Huế), Vietnamese Udon (bánh canh), Vietnamese seafood gumbo (bún mắm), Vietnamese pancake (bánh xèo), Sweet soup (chè) at Ngon restaurant (160 Pasteur street, District 1)
  • Farci crab, Spaghetti with ground beef, Spaghetti with seafood, Vietnamese pomelo sweet soup (chè bưởi) at SaiGon Deli (91 Pasteur District 1, opposite Ngon restaurant)
  • Hue bloating fern-shaped cake (bánh bèo Huế), Steamed shrimp rice cake (bánh nậm), Vietnamese grilled pork sausages (nem nướng) at 22 Nguyễn Hữu Cầu street District 1 (near Tân Định market)
  • Pork and coconut cream noodles (bánh tầm bì), Daikon cake (bánh củ cải) at 368 Hai Bà Trưng street, District 1
  • Singapore frog porridge (cháo ếch) at Lion City restaurant (30 Lê Anh Xuân street, District 1)
  • Sarpino Pizza at 125 Hồ Tùng Mậu street, District 1
  • Vietnamese spring roll (gỏi cuốn) on Lê Thánh Tôn street District 1 (opposite Bến Thành market)
  • Green papaya salad with beef jerky (gỏi khô bò) on Nguyễn Văn Thủ street, District 1 (served in the afternoon)
  • Soup cake (bánh canh) at Nam Giao restaurant (136/15 Lê Thánh Tôn street, District 1)
  • Vietnamese red noodles with crab at Cơm Bắc restaurant (18/5/A1 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, near crossroads of Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street and Đinh Tiên Hoàng street)
  • Beefsteak Nam Son at 200 Nguyễn Thị Minh street, District 1
  • Vietnamese broken rice with grilled pork (Cơm sườn) at Cali restaurant (near Bến Thành market and on Hai Bà Trưng street)

Ice cream and cake

  • Chewy Junior cake at 34 Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 1
  • Tiramisu cake, Garlic bread with butter (bánh mì bơ tỏi)… at Pari Deli restaurant (65 Lê Lợi street, District 1)
  • Cake, Gateau at Tous Les Jours bakery (59 Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 1)
  • Japanese Ozoni soup (bánh dầy Nhật), Japanese ice cream at MoF Coffee (at crossroads of Lê Lợi street and Pasteur street)
  • Xcream ice cream (Newzealand) at 53 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng street, District 1
  • Swensen ice cream (American) at 73 Nguyễn Thái Học street, District 1
  • Bud ice cream (American) at 183 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, District 1
  • Fanny ice cream (French) at 29-31 Tôn Thất Thiệp street, District 1
  • Goody ice cream (Italian) at 133 Hai Bà Trưng street, District 1
  • Longan ice cream (kem nhãn), Coffee ice cream (Vietnamese) with peanut, Fried fish ball (cá viên chiên) at 4 Trương Hán Siêu street, District 1
  • Yogurt Space at 147 Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 1
  • Egg tea (Chè hột gà trà), sweet soup with eggs and water chestnut, Ching bo leung at Cô Giang street, District 1

Buffet

  • Buffet: Ngọc Thủy restaurant at 214B Nguyễn Trãi street District 1
  • Buffet: Legend hotel at 2A – 4A Tôn Đức Thắng street, District 1
  • Buffet: Bông Sen hotel at 117-123 Đồng Khởi street, District 1
  • Buffet: Duxton hotel at 63 Nguyễn Huệ street, District 1
  • Buffet Morning: Sheraton hotel at 80 Đông Du street

2. Best places to eat in District 3, Ho Chi Minh city

  • Sour Phở at Phở Chua Lạng Sơn stall at 242/101 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật street, District 3
  • Vietnamese mini pancake (bánh khọt) at 59b Cao Thắng street, District 3
  • Rice paper in mist (bánh tráng phơi sương) at 106 Cao Thắng street, District 3
  • Chitterling gruel (cháo lòng) on Cao Thắng street, District 3
  • Rice vermicelli soup with anabas (bún cá rô đồng) at 263 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Jellyfish salad (gỏi sứa), Vietnamese dipped squid (chả mực), Grilled eel with salt and chili (cá chình nướng muối ớt) at Cát Vàng restaurant (crossroads of Nguyễn Thông street and Ngô Thời Nhiệm street)
  • Fried fish ball (cá viên chiên) on Sương Nguyệt Ánh street (served in the afternoon)
  • Vietnamese clear rice noodle soup (hủ tiếu), Vietnamese shrimp toast (bánh mì tôm chiên) at 50 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Phnom-penh clear rice noodle soup (hủ tiếu nam vang) at Nhân Quán restaurant (72 Nguyễn Thượng Hiền street, District 3)
  • French roasted chicken (gà nướng kiểu Pháp), Lobster sauce (sốt tôm hùm) at 354 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Korean noodle soup (mì Hàn Quốc) at 368a Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Fish salad (gỏi cá), Beef cheese roll (bò cuốn phô mai) at Mây Bốn Phương restaurant (35/3 Điện Biên Phủ street, District 3)
  • Grilled ostrich (đà điểu nướng), Roasted lamb (cừu nướng), Grilled goat (dê nướng) at 30B Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Baked goat (dê đút lò), Vietnamese curry goat (cà ri dê) at Lộc Ấn restaurant (41b 43 Nguyễn Thị Diệu street, District 3)
  • Pho at Phở Hòa restaurant (260C Pasteur street, District 3)
  • Ngọc Sương seafood restaurant at 172 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, District 3
  • Com Nieu (rice cooked in small earthenware pot) at Cơm niêu Sài Gòn restaurant (59 Hồ Xuân Hương street, District 3)
  • Hue noodle soup at 62 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật street, District 3

3. Best places to eat in District 4, Ho Chi Minh city

  • Grilled beef wrapped in piper lolot leaves (bò lá lốt), Grilled shrimp (tôm nướng), Fried chicken wings in fish sauce (cánh gà chiên nước mắm), Fried rice with chicken (cơm chiên gà) at Thiên Tân restaurant (13 Tôn Đản street, District 4)
  • Offal braised in coconut juice (phá lấu), Organic black pepper beef jerky (khô bò đen), Vietnamese spring roll (bánh cuốn) at 243 Tôn Đản alley, District 4
  • Soup cake with crab (bánh canh cua) at Xóm chiếu market, District 4
  • Roasted duck noodle soup (mì vịt tiềm) at crossroads of Hòang Diệu street and Nguyễn Tất Thành street, District 4
  • Dry stir-fried ocean crab leg with salt and chili (cua biển rang muối ớt), Dry stir-fried sweet snail with salt (ốc hương rang muối) at Ốc Oanh food stall (534 Vĩnh Khánh street, District 4)

4. Best places to eat in District 5 and District 10, Ho Chi Minh city

  • Grilled chicken, Grilled organ with honey on Nguyễn Biểu street, District 5
  • Vietnamese pork noodle soup (hủ tiếu mì), Vietnamese fish noodles soup (hủ tiếu cá), Vietnamese stewed beef (bò kho) on Phan Văn Trị street, District 5
  • Thick Noodles and Creamy Coconut Milk (Bánh tằm bì), Vietnamese banana cake (bánh chuối), Vietnamese honeycomb cake with coconut milk (bánh bò chang nước dừa) at 352 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5
  • Grilled offal braised in coconut juice (phá lấu) , Roasted beef and roasted chicken with potatoes (heo quay, gà quay với khoai tây), Grilled fish ball (cá viên nướng) at 565 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5
  • Vietnamese seafood gumbo (bún mắm) at 218 Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 5 (served in the afternoon)
  • Thai rice noodle soup (hủ tiếu Thái Lan) on Bùi Hữu Nghĩa street
  • Roasted duck (vịt quay), Char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) at 151 Bùi Hữu Nghĩa street, District 5
  • Roasted duck noodle soup and chicken carry (mì vịt tiềm và cà ri gà) on Trần Bình Trọng street, District 5 (served in the afternoon)
  • Dry stir-fried crab with tamarind (cua rang me) at Ba Chí food stall (13 Phó Cơ Điều street, District 5)
  • Shrimp and pork dumplings (há cảo), Vietnamese steamed wheat flour cake with char siu (bánh bao xá xíu), Fried wheat flour cake (bánh bao chiên), Steamed sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf (xôi lá sen), Flan at crossroads of Trần Hưng Đạo street and Nguyễn Tri Phương street (serve from 5pm)
  • Vietnamese rice noodle soup with satay (hủ tiếu sa tế) at crossroads of Ngô Gia Tự street and Nguyễn Tri Phương street
  • Stewed beef with green pepper (bò sốt tiêu xanh), German sausages (xúc xích Đức), Grilled scallops with butter (sò điệp phô mai đút lò) on Lê Hồng Phong street, District 10
  • Steamed rice with chicken and chopped green onion oil (Cơm gà xối mỡ), Seaweed soup (canh rong biển) at crossroads of Ngô Quyền street and Trần Hưng Đạo street
  • Vietnamese goat hotpot (lẩu dê), Grilled goat breast (vú dê nướng) at crossroads of Lý Thái Tổ street and Sư Vạnh Hạnh street
  • Rice paper with grilled pork patties (nem nướng cuốn bánh tráng) 304, 3 Tháng 2 street, District 10
  • Sweet soup, Thick Noodles and Creamy Coconut Milk (bánh tằm bì), Vietnamese wet pancake (bánh ướt) at 138 Châu Văn Liêm street, District 5
  • Chinese sweet soup (chè Tàu), Fried fish ball (cá viên chiên), Crab soup (súp cua) at 98 Bùi Hữu Nghĩa street, District 5
  • Stewed beef with green beans (bò nấu đậu), Pasta with beef at Inox Opla restaurant (67 Châu Văn Liêm street, District 5)
  • Vietnamese noodle soup with satay and venison (hủ tiếu sa tế nai) and venison cary (cari nai) at crossroads of Nguyễn Tri Phương street and Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5
  • Vietnamese crab soup cake (bánh canh cua) at Hoàng Lan restaurant (484 Vĩnh Viễn street, District 10)

5. Best places to eat in District 6, District 8, District 11, Ho Chi Minh city

  • Steamed rice with grilled chicken (cơm gà), Char siu (xá xíu), Roasted pork (heo quay), seaweed soup (canh rong biển), Pork bones soup with lingzhi mushroom (canh linh chi), Ching bo leung soup (canh sâm bổ lượng) at crossroads of Hậu Giang street and Phan Văn Khỏe street,District 6
  • Fish soup (súp cá), Silkie chicken super soup (gà ác tiềm), Milling shredded chicken salad (gà xé phay) at 250 Gia Phú street, District 6
  • Stuffed pancake (bánh cuốn), especially Vietnamese shrimp cake (bánh tôm) on Hậu Giang street (beside Hau Giang brigde)
  • Vietnamese roast veal (bê thui), Grilled beef in piper lolot leaves (bò lá lốt), Veal rice soup (cháo bê) at 77B Dương Bá Trạc street, District 8
  • Grilled chicken with honey (gà nướng mật ong), Grilled beef in piper lolot leaves (bò lá lốp) on Minh Phụng street, Cay Go traffic roundabout, District 11
  • Vietnamese noodle soup with goat (hủ tiếu thịt dê) on Xóm Đất street, District 11

6. Best places to eat in Tân Bình District, Bình Thạnh District, Phú Nhuận District, Thủ Đức District, Ho Chi Minh city

  • Vietnamese udon with flower crab (bánh canh ghẹ) on Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, Tân Bình district
  • Broken rice (cơm tấm) at 3 Ghiền food stall (84 Đặng Văn Ngữ street, Phú Nhuận district)
  • Phở at Phú Vương restaurant (339 Lê Văn Sỹ street, Tân Bình district)
  • Fried rice with crab (cơm chiên cua), Stir fried ostrich with satay (đà điểu xào sa tế), Deep fried sushi (sushi chiên xù) at Hai Đắc restaurant (305/21, Lê Văn Sỹ street, Tân Bình district)
  • Stir fried rice noodles (phở áp chảo) 2 Trường Sơn street, Tân Bình district
  • Many kinds of sweet soups (chè các loại) and snacks, Bacon (thịt heo xông khói), Vietnamese salad wtih beef (gỏi bò), Fried fish ball (cá viên) . . . at Chè 75 restaurant (75 Trần Huy Liệu street, Phú Nhuận district)

 

  • Beef in vinegar hotpot (bò nhúng mẻ), Grilled beef (bò nướng), Fish and beef gruel at Ngân Nga restaurant (26/11 Nguyễn Văn Đậu street, Phú Nhuận district)
  • Grilled chicken with special sauce at Bảy Đực restaurant (480/60 Bình Quới street, Bình Thạnh district)
  • Alligator spring rolls (chả giò cá sấu), Alligator meat with mustard (cá sấu sống chấm mù tạt), Grilled alligator (cá sấu nướng), Stir fried alligator (cá sấu xào lăn), Hot pot (lẩu) at alligator village (130/2 Kha Vạn Cân street, Thủ Đức district)
  • Beef hot pot (lẩu bò) at Giáo Toàn restaurant (218, Route 1K, Thủ Đức district, Hồ Chí Minh city)

Now you know best places to eat in Ho Chi Minh city, it’ easy to travel the city and enjoy best food. If you’re afraid of crazy traffic in this hustle and bustle city, why not join our Saigon motorbike tour? Our talented guides will take you to these best places to eat in Ho Chi Minh city by motorbikes. Browse our Saigon food tours here!

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