BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANTS IN SAIGON - TRADITIONAL & MODERN
Saigon is absolutely a perfect city to experience Vietnamese cuisine from traditional to modern style. Below is our team's top picks for Vietnamese restaurants in Saigon that includes home kitchen's cooking style to modern twists and fusion.
1. Nha Hang Ngon. Traditional Vietnamese Cuisine.
160 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe, District 1.
Opens 7:30AM - 10.30PM. Price: Main from 50.000 VND
Nha Hang Ngon is ideal for travelers, who first came to Vietnam and looking for a first authentic taste of Vietnamese food. The restaurant's menu covers dishes from North to South, for example sizzling pancake, Hue style noodles, Hue mussels rice, chicken sticky rice, grilled pork broken rice. The restaurant atmosphere is pleasant with a courtyard dining area furnished with a lily palm and small coconut trees. The in-house dining room has a food display area, resembling the Southern village food market. Save some room for dessert and try the Vietnamese classic dessert, sweet soup. The sweet corn pudding (che bap) made with sweet corn, glutinous rice, topped with thick coconut cream and toasted sesame seeds. Or the rainbow dessert (Che suong sa hot luu) that has tapioca covered pomegranate seeds, agar jelly, sweet mung bean paste, and creamy coconut milk.
2. Quan Bui. Home-style Vietnamese Meals
Bui Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine: 17A Ngo Van Nam St, Dist.1
Bui Bistro: First floor 39 Ly Tu Trong. Corner of Hai Ba Trung and Ly Tu Trong Street. District 1.
Opens 8AM - 11PM. Price: Main from 80.000 VND
Quan Bui is one of a few restaurants in Saigon that honors and elevates the home-kitchen cooking style of Vietnamese to the next level. The authentic Vietnamese cuisine restaurant located on a hidden alley off the main street, this four-flour chic building with a rooftop garden and open kitchen is almost always busy. The restaurant's tasty and hearty dishes remind locals with their family meals, but also surprise them with high quality fresh ingredients, additions of spice and herbs. Do not leave Quan Bui without trying their stir-fried beef with coconut shoots or stir-fried pumpkin flowers with garlic. Made-fresh-to-order food cannot get any fresher than this.
3. Ru Pho Bar. Modern Vietnamese Cuisine
27E Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Dist. 1.
Opens 10AM – 10PM. Price: Main from 70.000 VND
Ru claims to be where “true Vietnamese flavors meet a touch of modern flair”. Setting in a restored house of Saigon’s 1960s retro style, Ru presents to both locals and foreigners their contemporary take on traditional Vietnamese food, based on family’s generation old recipes. Taking pride in using only the ingredients of finest quality without any enhancing additives or added preservatives, Ru sets itself far apart from any famed street food vendor or popular Pho restaurant.
The staff is incredibly attentive and there’s a line-up of unique creative desserts and drinks in the menu. We recommend a table on the balcony upstairs, and the salt and garlic prawns while waiting for your hot bowls of goodness.
4. Hoa Tuc. Modern Vietnamese Cuisine
Hoa Tuc is proud to be the first contemporary Vietnamese restaurant in Saigon in August 2008. In the modern yet nostalgic settings, Vietnamese hearty dishes are meticulously prepared and beautifully presented. Hoa Tuc embraces the “fusion” concept with a creative menu that does not deviate too much from tradition. Guests will fall in love with the BBQ beef in betel leaf and the Saigon-style pork and taro fried spring rolls.
Hoa Tuc, which translates to “opium poppy”, is a lovely hidden gem tucked away in the stylish courtyard where once was Saigon’s old opium refinery and just a block from the Saigon Opera House. Taking you away from the bustling streets, the noisy horns and the city heat, Hoa Tuc eases you with its lush greenery and creepers all around, its inviting Paris Metro inspired front terrace, its secluded al fresco dining section and charming air-conditioned indoor dining room.
Special starter platter has mini fried and fresh spring rolls, crispy fish cake and green papaya salad.
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5. Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro
This bistro stands out among other restaurants in Saigon by not only their creative dishes, but also their urban setting with the propaganda art murals of Vietnamese farmers.
They serve pure Vietnamese cuisine and stay clear from fusion. The originality lies in the little twist in the composition of the dish and the presentation. Their spring rolls are cut into mouth-sized bites that resembles sushi, instead the familiar large lumps of food Vietnamese have grown so accustomed to be served. The restaurant furthermore discovers and brings into light the underrated Vietnamese ingredients like sweet potato, palm hearts, green mango, brown rice, and put them together in inventive delicious ways. Guests will find themselves keep coming back for more avocado and brown rice fresh spring rolls, seafood stuffed sticky rice cake, crunchy wild pepper and green mango salad, and coconut broken rice.
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Vở diễn theo địa điểm
Bức tranh chuyển mình từ ‘làng’ sang ‘phố’, vừa sinh động vừa hóm hỉnh, ý nhị với ngôn ngữ sân khấu kết hợp xiếc tre đặc sắc .
Vở xiếc tre À Ố là một bản hoà âm điền dã của đồng quê Việt pha trộn, cọ sát cùng hợp âm nhộn nhạo trẻ trung rất đời của Việt Nam mùa đô thị hoá.
Sử dụng nhiều loại hình như nghệ thuật xiếc tre, nhào lộn, nhảy đương đại cùng hoà quyện vào nhau, vở diễn vẽ lại sống động những câu chuyện và mảng màu mà ta bắt gặp đâu đó trong cuộc sống, từ thành thị đến thôn quê. Âm thanh trong vở diễn được sáng tác riêng và diễn tấu sống từ hơn 17 loại nhạc cụ dân tộc và hiện đại.
Bức tranh làng quê bình dị khắc hoạ bằng kỹ thuật xiếc mới với Cây Tre dân gian và dàn nhạc hơn 20 loại nhạc cụ dân tộc đặc sắc.
Làng Tôi là một bức tranh làng quê Bắc Bộ bình yên, khi ngày mới bắt đầu với tiếng gà gáy sáng, những đứa trẻ chơi đũa tre trong lúc cha mẹ làm việc ngoài đồng ruộng. Nơi những người nông dân hút thuốc lào với chiếc điếu cày bằng tre, lúc nghỉ giải lao dưới bóng cây giữa nắng trưa hè gay gắt. Nơi tối đến, những cặp tình nhân tình tự trên những cây cầu tre dưới ánh sáng của hàng ngàn vì sao. Với kỹ thuật xiếc mới, tre chính là linh hồn của vở diễn, là người dẫn dắt câu chuyện, xây dựng và thay đổi các khung cảnh, kết nối hai mươi nghệ sĩ xiếc và nhạc công Hà Nội trong sắc màu âm thanh của các nhạc cụ truyền thống.
Hoá thân mãnh liệt của văn hoá Tây Nguyên trên sân khấu âm vang giai điệu cồng chiêng mê hoặc.
Teh Dar là hóa thân mãnh liệt của văn hóa Tây Nguyên trên sân khấu đương đại, đưa khán giả vào không gian ma mị của những cuộc săn voi, đêm trăng hò hẹn, rừng già ẩn sự chết và tái sinh. Vở diễn hút hồn người xem với kỹ thuật xiếc tre và nhào lộn mạo hiểm táo bạo, cùng âm sắc nhạc cụ dân tộc đầy mê hoặc. Cũng tựa như triết lý đằng sau cái tên Teh Dar, trong tiếng dân tộc K’ho có nghĩa: “đi vòng tròn”, vở diễn tiếp tục sự nghiệp của Lune Production truyền tải các giá trị văn hoá Việt Nam trong cuộc sống xoay vần.
Câu chuyện về hạt lúa, cuộc sống và khát vọng của người nông dân Nam Bộ được tái hiện bằng ngôn ngữ múa đương đại đầy cảm xúc.
Sương Sớm, vở múa đương đại kết hợp ba-lê bán cổ điển huyền hoặc đầy màu sắc, tái hiện cuộc sống tâm hồn của người nông dân Nam Bộ. Những cuộc đời mộc mạc chất phác ra đồng trong sương mai, khóc cười cùng lúa, và đêm lại mơ về lúa. Mỏng manh mà kiên cường bám rễ nơi bùn đen, vượt qua bão giông, reo vui rộn rã sáng ngời trong mùa gặt hái, lúa là hiện thân của người nông dân. Tất cả nếp sống, ân tình, linh hồn, duyên nợ ba sinh của họ được khắc hoạ tuyệt mỹ qua giai điệu óng ả mượt mà và ngôn ngữ hình thể đầy cảm xúc của người nghệ sỹ múa trong Sương Sớm.
This was an excellent show that depicts Vietnamese life in a most original way. If we had 1 more night in HCMC, we would definitely have seen the show again. It came highly recommended by my niece who had watched the show earlier this year (2016). We...Xem thêm
“A O Show - Brilliant Depiction of Vietnamese life”
This was an excellent show that depicts Vietnamese life in a most original way. If we had 1 more night in HCMC, we would definitely have seen the show again. It came highly recommended by my niece who had watched the show earlier this year (2016). We would highly recommend this show. Only an hour long and very energetic. Well done to the cast.
I don't think we completely understood the story line, however the show was very well done! It was organized, well performed and included everything from funny moments, to acrobatics, to dancing. The opera house where it is held is stunning and in a...Xem thêm
I don't think we completely understood the story line, however the show was very well done! It was organized, well performed and included everything from funny moments, to acrobatics, to dancing. The opera house where it is held is stunning and in a very french area of Ho Chi Minh city. I wouldn't call it a must see, but anyone who enjoys performance art will definitely appreciate it and I'm glad we went
This universal Form of art is an overwhelming display of the essence of Vietnam's culture. From the begining in natural atmosphere to the noisy urban-motorcycling. Beautyful poetic and HiPro Performance.
This exceeded my expectations, which were not low. Both my 19-year-old daughter and I really enjoyed this 1-hour show. Though we were certainly impressed by the performers, it was less "Aaahh" and "Ooohh" for us, and more interesting, fun and...Xem thêm
This exceeded my expectations, which were not low. Both my 19-year-old daughter and I really enjoyed this 1-hour show. Though we were certainly impressed by the performers, it was less "Aaahh" and "Ooohh" for us, and more interesting, fun and entertaining.
Go and see the amazing ao show at the opera house in hochi min city. Great venue and amazing show. Lets you in on some Vietnamese traditions with fantastic music and acrobatics. Not to be missed.
It was a decidedly uneven performance: some moments of pure magic and at a very high level artistically, but also some numbers that are not quite so successful. Sometimes considered a Vietnamese version of the Cirque de Soleil, the troupe is not...Xem thêm
A bit uneven, but the moments of magic alone made it worthwhile
It was a decidedly uneven performance: some moments of pure magic and at a very high level artistically, but also some numbers that are not quite so successful. Sometimes considered a Vietnamese version of the Cirque de Soleil, the troupe is not quite there yet in terms of overall technical brilliance and richness of overall experience but it more than holds its own in terms of artistry and substance for the best numbers. A bit pricey (but the Saigon Opera house is pretty small), but worth it just for the best scenes. Free drinks available before the show which is nice, but I would have preferred some program notes that will service as a momento for a memorable evening.
My family and i absolutely loved this show was mesmerized and amazad at the tallents these people possess . "Truly a cut above the rest" Thank you so much for the experience, the only down fall is it had to end. Hope you bring your show to...Xem thêm
Truly a cut above the rest
My family and i absolutely loved this show was mesmerized and amazad at the tallents these people possess . "Truly a cut above the rest" Thank you so much for the experience, the only down fall is it had to end. Hope you bring your show to Australia one day...........from the Bailey family kalgoorlie australia
I went along with no expectations and I was blown away by the talent of the performers and the choreography. A must see for people in the area.
This is a wonderful 1-hour show, that includes modern acrobatics, Vietnam-style. The main theme of the show are traditional Vietnamese baskets and big sticks. The acrobats do an absolutely WONDERFUL job in entertaining the audience, while...Xem thêm
A great show and VERY talented acrobats.
This is a wonderful 1-hour show, that includes modern acrobatics, Vietnam-style. The main theme of the show are traditional Vietnamese baskets and big sticks. The acrobats do an absolutely WONDERFUL job in entertaining the audience, while performing jaw-dropping acrobatic routines. While there is very little connection between the different acts, the enthusiasm of the dancers make up for it. We got seats C1 and C3, which are on the 3rd row of the theater (they are called "Ohh" tickets). The tickets were 840,000 VND (apx. 37US$) and were totally worth it. Notice that photography is not allowed during the show (distractions from the audience might literally endanger the acrobats). Do not miss taking a photo with the performers when the show is over - the entire cast comes down to the entrance of the opera house and is more than happy to take photos and selfies with the audience. Bottom line - an absolute MUST attraction to enjoy while in Ho Chi Minh.
One of the most fascinating shows i have ever seen. Well done!!
Despite some noticeable flaws, this show reflected Vietnam's modern culture with quirky and cheerful atmosphere to it. À Ố has the potential, if not one of the must-watch show if you ever come to Saigon. This show is recommended for families as this...Xem thêm
A "new" type of circus
Despite some noticeable flaws, this show reflected Vietnam's modern culture with quirky and cheerful atmosphere to it. À Ố has the potential, if not one of the must-watch show if you ever come to Saigon. This show is recommended for families as this show have minimal to none verbal context, and at its core, a "new" type of circus
The Saigon show was splendid. It had a meditative quality. Haven't seen such choreography of late in India. The youthful energy was rewarding and inspiring