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Ho Chi Minh City restaurants

Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest, most sophisticated metropolis, can seemingly satisfy nearly every hankering, from burgers and pizza to sushi and foie gras. Its also a melting wok for Vietnams varied cuisines, from the steamed dishes of the north and the spicy entrées of the central coast to the sweeter, stir-fried specialties of the south. Most of the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are found in District 1, in the heart of the city. An enduring French imprint can be found, and tasted, in the countless cafés and banh mi stalls, which serve up crusty baguettes slathered with mayonnaise and stuffed with grilled meats, pickled daikon, chilies, and cilantro. Smart-casual attire is acceptable at most restaurants, but business suits or blazers predominate in a handful of top-tier establishments. By Vietnamese standards, the dinner hour—starting around 7:30 or 8 pm—is late.

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Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

This restaurant specializes in the intricate cuisine of the eponymous central coast town, which was influenced by progressive waves of settlers (Chinese and...more

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La Camargue, Ho Chi Minh City

After a 15-year downtown run, La Camargue moved one mile to the northwest, along the District 1–District 3 line, in early 2008. The longtime expat favorite...more

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La Habana, Ho Chi Minh City

This lively Latin-themed restaurant and bar is a friendly District 1 gem: Think Sunday paella brunches; Cuban cigars for less than $8; pitchers of well-made...more

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Le Bordeaux, Ho Chi Minh City

Tourists don't seem to know about this lovely two-story restaurant a ten-minute taxi ride from District 1's Lam Son Square. The city's affluent foodies leaf...more

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Lemongrass, Ho Chi Minh City

Tucked away on a side street just a block from the Opera House and Lam Son Square, this 80-seat restaurant serves a mix of locals, expats, and tipped-off...more

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Mandarin, Ho Chi Minh City

Mandarin, a sister property to Hoi An, is a sophisticated place; there are Chinese screen paintings and timber beams, and often a live classical trio plays...more

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Quan An Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City

The owner of this popular restaurant scoured the streets for the best dishes he could find, then offered the sellers a gig at his new restaurant at a regular...more

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Temple Club, Ho Chi Minh City

Tucked away on a downtown shopping street in an outwardly unimpressive building, the Temple Club actually occupies a former Chinese temple. The place has a...more

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Xu, Ho Chi Minh City

Australian-born restaurateur Bien Nguyen made over the stolid office space of the Ministry of Information into this sleek, second-story hideaway that is...more

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