The Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are, for the most part, found in and around Districts 1, 2 and 7. District 1 is the main business and entertainment area is. It is here that you will find all the 5 star hotels in the city. Obviously some of the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are in fact, inside these hotels. Districts 2 and 7 are the two main expat areas. District 2 is very Westernised and has a very high proportion of the city’s American, Australian and European expats. District 7 is also Westernised, with a real European feel. It is here that you’ll find the city’s Korean community.
The sheer variety of restaurants is impressive with all the main cuisines of the world represented. Take a look into any Ho Chi Minh City food guide and you will see them all. Vietnamese is joined by French, Indian, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and just about all the others. Standards are very high indeed, with many Michelin trained chefs enjoying cooking for tourists, expats and holiday makers.
Are the Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City Expensive ?
This is probably what singles the city out more than anything else. Whilst it is true that the very finest fine dining restaurants in the 5 star hotels compare to the West. It is possible to eat amazing food at lovely restaurants for a fraction of the cost in an equivalent Western city. One of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants for example is Nha Hang Ngon on Pasteur. This is a superb building in the best part of town offering excellent food. It ranks highly in every Ho Chi Minh City food guide and prices are extremely inexpensive. Likewise there are others of all cuisines that have prices that would be impossible in the West.
Use our guide to find the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. More are being added all the time