Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 84 8 822 0496
Concierge.com's insider take:
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 travelers. The cozy dining roomtile floors, wood wainscotingis attractive, and success hasn't spoiled the experience: The southern Vietnamese fare remains fresh and affordable. Don't miss the grilled-beef salad with mango, or chicken sautéed with chile and lemongrass. The waitstaff is sometimes stymied by the narrow, three-story layoutsecond-floor seating will ensure the best service. Reservations are recommended for dinner, which is more of a local affair than lunch.
Open daily 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 10 pm.