13 Best Places To Eat in Bui Vien

Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Minh backpacker area is one of the most hustle and bustle places in the city. The crowd from all over the world gather in the street every night for eating, drinking, chatting leisurely. Especially on weekends when the Bui Vien walking street is open from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM, the street is extremely noisy and crowded with hundreds of people coming for entertaining, enjoying street performances and traditional art programs. Eating and drinking are must things to do in this street which is overwhelmed with tens of budget restaurants. As a local, I would like to recommend 13 Best Places To Eat in Bui Vien. I hope the list will help you to find a good place to eat when you are in Bui Vien – one of the coolest places for tourists in Ho Chi Minh City.

13 Best Places To Eat in Bui Vien

1.1. BBQ Saigon Night – Lang Nuong Nho Ba Sau

Lang Nuong Nho Ba Sau is one of the best places to enjoy BBQ in Bui Vien Street. This eatery is always full of customers thanks to fresh ingredients, secret marinade, tasty foods, diverse menu selection, strong service.

Location: 135 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 17:00 – 5:00 (on the next day);

Menu and prices:

Grilled skewers (10,0o0 VND/skewer): Pork and Sesame, Pork kebab, Pork meatball, Chicken and vegetables, Beef kebab, Beef and cheese, Beef meatball, Beef and pig’s omental fat, Goat breast, Chicken gizzard, Chicken heart, Deer, Ostrich, Mudskipper.

Grilled dishes: Chicken wing (70,000 VND/1 wing), Pork rib (30,000 VND/1 rib), Chicken feet (15,000 VND/2 feet), Sausage (15,000 VND/sausage), Shrimp (20,000 – 30,000 VND/1 smal shrimp, 70,000 – 150,000 VND/1 big shrimp), Okra (10,000 VND/plate), Steamed rice/ Rice noodles (10,000 VND/plate), Bread (5,000 VND), Rice noodle with pork or pork patties (30,000 VND/portion), Vietnamese bread (25,000 VND), Octopus (80,000 – 100,000 VND/portion).

Snail dishes: Fried snail with garlic (80,000 VND/portion), Steamed snail with citronella (60,000 VND/portion), Fried spider crab with garlic (120,000 VND), Roasted ocean crab leg with salt and chili (120,000 VND/portion), Stir-fried ocean crab leg with garlic (120,000 VND/portion), Roasted ocean crab leg with tamarind (120,000 VND/portion), Steamed scallops with lemongrass (80,000 VND/portion), Stir-fried scallop with morning glory (80,000 VND/portion), Grilled/stir-fried sweet snail/”mo” snail/”ca na” snail/Anadara subcrenata with garlic/tamarind/morning glory/Mimachlamys nobilis (80,000 VND/portion),

Stir-fried noodles with beef/seafood/pork (and vegetables/cauliflowers) (80,000 – 120,000 VND/portion), fried/stir-fried rice including Yeung Chow fried rice, Fried seafood rice, Fried beef rice (80,000 – 120,000 VND/portion), Stir-fried morning glory/cauliflowers (40,000 VND/portion), Stir-fried morning glory/cauliflowers with beef (80,000 VND/portion), Chicken feet salad with lemongrass and kumquat (70,000 VND), Mango salad (30,000 VND), Mango and dried shrimp salad (60,000 VND).

Drinks: Saigon Beer Red/Green (12,000 VND), Saigon Special (16,000 VND), Tiger Beer (16,000 VND), Tiger Crystal Beer (18,000 VND), Heineken (20,000 – 22,000 VND), Coke (15,000 – 20,000 VND), mineral water (15,000 VND), 7UP – Sprite (15,000 VND), Sting (15,000 VND), Twister Orange (15,000 VND), Lemon tea C2 Zero(15,000 VND), Ice lemon juice/Kumquat juice (20,000 VND), Redbull (15,000 VND), Ice lemon soda (25,000 VND), Snack Vango salad (20,000 VND).

Note: Do not enough sit just for just drink beer. Please, a person eat food over 40,000 VND.

2. Bun Bo Nam Giao – Nam Giao Hue Beef Noodle Soup

Location: 248 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 6:00 – 23:00;

Menu and prices:

Originated in Hue City, Central Vietnam, Hue beef noodle soup is listed as one of Top 100 Asian Foods by Asian Record Organizations. If you would like to eat some authentic Vietnamese noodle soup which can fill and warm your stomach, Bun Bo Nam Giao is a good choice.

Hue beef noodle soup (65,000 VND/big-sized bowl, 55,000 VND/small-sized bowl, 80,000 VND/special bowl, 90,000 VND/special bowl with cow tail), Noodle with char siu (55,000 VND), Quang noodles (65,000 VND, Banh nam/Banh loc or Pork and shrimp dumplings/Tapioca dumplings with pork and shrimp (30,000 VND).

Drinks: Soy milk (12,000 VND), Pennywort extract (15,000 VND), Daisy tea (12,000 VND), Lime juice, Orange juice, Milk, Coffee, Milk coffee, Yogurt, Bird nest, Beer 333, Tiger beer, Heineken Beer, Iced/hot tea (with lemon) costs from 15,000 – 20,000 VND.

3. Bui Vien hot tofu pudding

Location: 167 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City; at the crossroads of Bui Vien and Do Quang Dau Street;

Opening hours: 16:00 – 22:00 on the next day;

Menu and prices:

Tofu pudding is a smooth and extremely tender dessert made from soybeans, usually served hot or cold with ginger syrup, coconut milk, sometimes chewy pearls. A portion of Tofu pudding can warm and satisfy your stomach in the evening. A portion of Tofu pudding at this stall costs 10,000 VND.

4. Rainbow Pho roll

Hai Thien Pho Roll or Pho Cuon Hai Thien, 14 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00 on the next day;

Menu and prices:

Pho beef noodle soup has been famous around the world as the national dish of Vietnam. In Bui Vien, you have a big chance to enjoy a specialty food from Pho – Rainbow Pho roll. Instead of cutting the thin Pho sheets into Pho noodles and serve them with broth and toppings, Mr. Hai Thien use Pho sheets to wrap pork, shrimp, vegetables, and herbs into rolls which are served with special dipping sauces. He also uses juices or extracts of vegetables and fruits to the dough to add flavors to the Pho wrap.

Read more about Rainbow Pho Roll – a specialty food in Saigon.

Pho roll filled with pork patties/chicken/pork/fish cake/beef/mixed, Fried Pho roll, Fried roll (49,000 – 55,000 VND/plate of 6 rolls); Pho noodle soup with any combination of beef, beef ball, shrimp, squid, chicken, sautee (75,000 – 95,000 VND/bowl); Mixed Pho noodles with chicken/squid/beef/beef ball/shrimp/pork/vegetables/mixed, Fried Pho noodles (49,000 – 102,000 VND).

Drinks: Milk coffee, tea, mineral water, beers, soft drinks, juices (5,000 – 35,000 VND).

Desserts: Flan cake with Gac/matcha (19,000 VND), Yogurt with matcha (19,000 – 29,000 VND).

5. Pepperonis

Location: 111 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 8:30 – 23:00;

You can find the updated menu and prices at  http://pepperonis.com.vn

6. Mumtaz

Location: 226 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 7:00 – 23:30;

Prices: 500,000 – 1,000,000 VND;

What to eat? – Indian foods.

Review on TripAdvisor: click HERE

7. BaBa’s Kitchen

Location: 164 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:30;

Prices: 55,000 – 110,000 VND;

What to eat? – Indian foods.

You can find the updated menu and prices at  http://www.babaskitchen.in/saigon

8. Spice India

Location: 97 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 1:00 – 22:00;

Prices: 35,000 – 120,000 VND;

What to eat? – Indian foods.

You can find the updated menu and prices at http://spiceindia.com.vn

9. Tom Yum Yum

Location: 207 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 16:00 – 22:00;

Prices: 100,000 – 275,000 VND;

What to eat? – Thai foods.

Review on TripAdvisor: click HERE

10. Ngo Ri

Location: 16 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 9:30 – 14:00; 17:00 – 23:00

Prices: 120,000 – 330,000 VND;

What to eat? – Thai foods.

You can find the updated menu and prices at http://www.coriander-ngo-ri.com/

11. King Kebab

Location: 230 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 11:15 – 23:59;

Menu and prices:

Hummus with beef/chicken/mix (110,000 – 120,000 VND), Kapsalon chicken/beef/mix (140,000 – 150,000 VND), Kebab plate mix/chicken/beef (100,000 – 120,000 VND), Kebab station mix/chicken/beef (60,000 – 70,000 VND), Fatboy (Naan bread + chedda cheese + feta cheese) mix/chicken/beef (110,000 – 120,000 VND), Hummus (70,000 VND), Falafel plate (50,000 VND), Shawarma chicken/mix/beef (50,000 – 60,000 VND), Bread with beef/mix/chicken (40,000 – 50,000 VND).

Drinks: Soft drinks, beers, water (10,000 – 25,000 VND).

Review on TripAdvisor: click HERE

12. Five Oysters

Location: 234 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 8:00 – 23:00;

Prices: 35,000 – 110,000 VND;

What to eat? – authentic Vietnamese foods.

You can find the updated menu and prices at http://www.fiveoysters.com/

13. La Casa

Location: 40A/1 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City;

Opening hours: 9:00 – 23:00 on the next day;

Menu and prices: The restaurant offers a diverse menu with hundreds of foods and drinks. Drinks include whiskey, wine, rum, vodka, mocktail, spirit, soft drinks, mixed drinks, juices, coffee cost from 29,000 – 2,090,000 VND.

Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese, Thai foods cost up to a few hundreds of thousands VND.

TripAdvisor: CLICK HERE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaCasaRestaurant.Buivien?utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=referral

Do not miss 13 Best Places To Eat in Bui Vien and enjoy yourself in Bui Vien. I promise it will be fun and relaxing.

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