Top 5 famous restaurant you should not miss when come to Saigon!

Fong a long time ago, Sai Gon cuisine always makes not only foreigners but also the local people to be amazed. In Vietnam, there are many popular restaurants that operating and well-known for Vietnamese people. To help visitors could choose remarkable restaurants in Sai Gon, here is my recommendation about famous restaurants that you should not miss.

Social Club – MGallery Saigon

Location: 76-78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC

Social Club – MGallery Saigon is one of the top famous restaurants in district 3. This restaurant is located on the 23rd floor of Hotel Des Arts Saigon MGallery. With an elegant and luxurious space, the restaurant has enticed many foreigners while they come to visit Sai Gon.

The atmosphere from the rooftop, with chilling music that you will never forget the time when you got here. Besides of its seductive space, there are many dishes that displayed by the Western-style. Enjoy along with those dishes, you could have a cocktail with amazing and full of creativity. In here, there are specialist bartenders are waiting for you to come and order a drink. Don’t hesitate, just come right away, you will not regret.

Secret Garden – Vietnamese Restaurant & Tea House

Location: 158 Bis/ Alley 40-41 Pasteur, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC

This restaurant is specialized in traditional Southern cuisine of Vietnam. Right in the middle of Saigon with the hustle, bustling and crowed, Secret Garden Restaurant and Tea house will bring to you the peaceful, traditional, simple and close environment. Most of the dishes and drinks in here are from western Vietnam, place that very close and familiar with the southern people in Vietnam. There are some traditional western Vietnam dishes like springs roll with various herbs, Red tilapia sour soup, boiled vegetable dip in braised fish, etc.

El Gaucho Restaurant: “Specialist in Beefsteak”

Location: 74 Hai Ba Trung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC

Famous for its unique and flavorful beef steak dishes, El Gaucho restaurant has attracted many visitors not only the local people but also foreigners when they come to Sai Gon for the first time. Besides the modern and luxurious space, El Gaucho knew as a beefsteak restaurant that could bring interesting flavour and unique dishes.

The steak in here may differ a little bit from other common beefsteak restaurants. Because the steak has been chosen tightly, thus when you have a bite in it, you will feel the soft and juicy that come out from the 5 stars steak. It tastes like the meat will meltdown inside of your mouth slowly.

Sai Gon Inter Nos – Italian & Grill Restaurant

Location: 26 Le Van Mien St, District 2, HCMC

Far a little bit from the centre of Saigon, there is a luxurious restaurant called “Sai Gon Inter Nos – Italian & Grill Restaurant”. This restaurant not only has a quiet space but also has a romantic mood. The reason is that there are many large glass windows could get a strong impression from customers. This restaurant mainly has Italian cuisine such as pasta, fettuccini, burrata homemade cheese, risotto, etc.

Muse Dining & Grill Restaurant

Location: 35-37 Ngo Duc Ke St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC

There is another luxurious Western food restaurant is the “Muse Dining & Grill Restaurant”. The menu of this restaurant is not specified types of meat and seafood that they will fuse them together. With the various types of seafood and meat like that, you could see the way they display the dishes with a strange but unique appearance. Though the combination may lead you to think this might be not reasonable, chefs in here will make you be amazed and surprise because of the unique flavour.


Overall, Vietnam besides of street vendors and roadside stalls, there are many popular restaurants you may miss accidentally. Here are the top 5 of the famous restaurants in Saigon. As a reviewer about food and beverage, I hope you could enjoy some wonderful dishes in those places above.

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