Three Mountain Address: 34 Ba Trieu - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi. TelePhone: 04-834 0274.
The very good restaurant in an very old French-style villa in Ba Trieu street which is nearby Hoan Kiem Lake. The view is good enough but it is better at night.
QING Address: 31 Dong Du - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: 84-8) 823 2414.
Stylish new wine bar and restaurant featuring a short but interesting menu of fusion favourites with strong Thai influences. Great Asian tapas and check out the "Rock 'n Roll Sushi" - coming soon! Plus a comprehensive selection of wines from around the world with many available by the glass. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
MESTO Address: 11A Pham Ngoc Thach - District 3 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 822 6858.
Stylish and sumptious - a great space offering truly great cuisine at prices that won't break the bank. Scandinavian and Mediterranean influences abound, the emphasis is on style and taste, service is professional - who could look for more in a restaurant. Relaxing bar downstairs for pre- or post-prandial cocktails and digestifs.Recommended.
WHY NOT? Address: 24 Thai Van Lung - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 822 6138.
Why Not? - Good Question. Open for dinner from 4pm until late, Why Not offers excellent European cuisine at very reasonable prices together with friendly service and an intimate ambience. The menu features a a wide selection of western favourites plus an extensive list of quality wines from around the world. The friendly downstairs bar is a great place to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink and the venue is a favourite with the city's expat community. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
GHETTO TAVERN Address: 17/14 Le Thanh Ton - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 824 6668.
Cosy, taverna-style restaurant offering a true taste of Spanish cuisine and the only place in town to enjoy classical Latin home cooking plus hearty British & Aussie fare. The extensive menu features a wide range of tasty dishes prepared according to traditional methods using only the freshest local and high-quality imported ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner with dishes ranging from just a dollar or so to unique Spanish specialities at around US$20 for two. Friendly sports bar and pub downstairs. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
GARDEN OF EDEN Address: 236 De Tham - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City . TelePhone: (84-8) 836 8154.
Good value, stylish restaurant on the first floor of the popular Eden Bar & Guesthouse. Offers very tasty, well presented food (great burgers) and well-priced drinks in the heart of the tourist area of De Tham and Pham Ngu Lao. Pleasant, welcoming ambiance and friendly, efficient staff. Recommended.
AL FRESCO'S Address: 27 Dong Du - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 822 7318.
The Hanoi clasiic comes to Saigon! Tacos, enchiladas, Texan chilli, succulent baby-back ribs, fresh salads, sizzling steaks, pasta, pizza and a whole lot more. Huge portions, great value, come hungry! Open all day, take-away and home or office delivery service. Call for menu. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
AMIGO STEAK HOUSE Address: 55-57 Nguyen Hue - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 829 0437.
Super steaks in the heart of Saigon. Good value imported beef and other specialities. Wide range of quality wines from around the world. Champagne Brunch on Sundays. Popular. Recommended.
CAFE CENTRAL Address: Sun Wahh Tower - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 821 9303.
Newly opened, stylish "New York-style" deli and cafe. Well priced lunchtime menu featuring sandwiches, pizza, pasta, soups, salads etc. Recommended.
CAFE LATIN Address: 19-21 Dong Du - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 822 6363.
Popular international restaurant and bar in the centre of town. Extensive menu embraces a wide range of influences from Italian to Asian to South American. Daily specials, snacks, salads, burgers and sandwiches, fresh seafood and super desserts. Recommended.
LA CAMARGUE Address: 16 Cao Ba Quat - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 824 3148/9.
Wide selection of excellent French, European & Asian dishes served in a beautiful villa setting in the centre of town. Relaxing bar, terrace dining, classic restaurant. Very popular with the city's expat community. Reservations advised. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
CARRERA RESTAURANT & CLUB Address: 9A Le Thanh Ton - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 827 2951.
Pleasant restaurant with al fresco terrace seating and stylish dining room and bar. Wide ranging menu featuring European and Asian specialities including seafood, German sausage, soups, salads, sandwiches and much more. Open from 7am for breakfast until late. Recommended
LA CASA LATINA Address: 11 Thai Van Lung - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 822 3240.
Excellent restaurant, bar & lounge featuring cool latin sounds, snacks, Tapas and full restaurant menu offering a wide range of Latin and international dishes. Open everyday for lunch and throughout the afternoon and evening (closed Sunday afternoons). A major draw here is the Latin Salsa dancing lessons held every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday night. Recommended
DINE @ THE UNDERGROUND Address: 69 Dong Khoi - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 829 9079.
Extremely popular venue serving generous portions from a wide-ranging menu which runs from pizza to Tex-Mex, burgers, steaks and salads to fish & chips, pasta and much more. OPen all day from 10am to midnight, non-stop dining. Good value business lunch & well patronised bar. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
GARTENSTADT Address: 34 Dong Khoi - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 822 3623.
German restaurant and bar in the heart of downtown Saigon. Decent food, daily specials, good-value wine list. Happy hour discounts from 14:00 to 19:00 every day. Second-floor balcony for al fresco dining. Recommended.
HAVANA CAFE Address: 25B Tran Cao Van - District 1- Ho Chi Minh City,. TelePhone: (84-8) 827 9682.
Hot Latin American music, decor, food & drink at this stylish international bar, restaurant & cafe featuring comprhensive cocktail list, regular live music, extensive and reasonably priced menu and friendly & attentive service. A popular venue with both local Vietnamese and foreign visitors to Saigon. Recommended.
LA MARINE (MARINE CLUB) Address: 17A4 Le Thanh Ton - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 829 2249.
Long a favourite with Saigon's expat community, La Marine (Marine Club) offers excellent French and European food plus tasty wood-fired pizzas. Pleasant ambiance and decor, friendly, attentive service. Recommended.
SKEWERS Address: 8A/1/D2 Thai Van Lung - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 829 2216.
Great restaurant with a stylish, Mediterranean feel. Good food, good service, decent value. Very popular with both Saigon residents and tourists. Open for lunch & dinner, Skewers also features a pleasant bar for pre- or post-meal drinks. Recommended.
MOGAMBO Address: 20 Bis Thi Sach - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 825 1311.
Fun, popular restaurant and bar in the heart of Saigon. Tropical, bamboo decor, friendly and very efficient service. Open all day from 7am to 11pm. Great American & Tex-Mex food at reasonable prices, including the best burger in town. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
SHERIDAN'S IRISH HOUSE Address: 17/13 Le Thanh Ton - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 823 0793.
Popular Irish-themed pub with excellent food. The large and varied menu features British and Irish classics alongside a selection of well prepared Asian dishes and bar snacks. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
TEX MEX Address: 24 Le Thanh Ton - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 829 5950.
Good fun pub & restaurant conveniently located downtown. Popular with expatriates and tourists. Excellent Latin, Tex-Mex and US-style food. Bar serves a good range of drinks and cocktails etc. Happy hour from 5pm to 7pm. Recommended.
WILD HORSE Address: 8A1/D1 Thai Van Lung - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 825 1901.
"Wild-West" themed restaurant and bar serving great Tex-Mex and American food. Live music most evenings. Popular with all ages and nationalities. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
BAR NO.5 Address: 5 Ly Tu Trong - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 825 6300.
Semi-open air restaurant and bar, very popular with Saigon's expats. Good, inexpensive food, friendly, welcoming service. A vietnamhotelz Favourite.
BOURBON STREET Address: 123 Le Loi - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 914 2183/4.
Cajun specialities and Tex-Mex fare. Good food @ pretty decent prices.
DONG DU CAFE Address: 31 Dong Du - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 823 2414.
A great place for a light lunch or dinner, or just to take a break from shopping or sight seeing. Pleasant, informal decor, good value meals, snacks, coffees, teas, drinks and home-made ice cream. Recommended.
HOA VIEN Address: 28 Bis Mac Dinh Chi - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 829 0585.
Excellent Czech-style micro-brewery serving a wide selection of Czech dishes and Vietnamese fare. Great beers, huge venue (over 600 covers) and a superb place for entertaining. Good value and great fun. Recommended.
JAVA CAFE Address: 38-42 Dong Du - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 823 0187.
Great coffee, stylish ambiance and good service add up to a pleasant spot to spend some time. Good choice of freshly prepared dishes and reasonably priced daily specials. Popular with the city's expat communities. Recommended.
O BRIEN'S FACTORY Address: 74A2 Hai Ba Trung - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 829 3198.
Good food including arguably the best pizzas in Saigon. Also pasta dishes, salads, and other favourites. Open in the evenings only from 5pm. Recommended.
SASA CAFE Address: 242 De Tham Street - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 836 8048.
Small travellers' cafe in the Pham Ngu Lao/De Tham area offering better than average food at very keen prices. Also delivers. Recommended.
STORM P SAIGON Address: 28 Cao Ba Quat - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City. TelePhone: (84-8) 827 5718.
Pleasant boutique bar & cafe in the centre of town, over looking Hai Ba Trung street and the Opera House beyond. Classic Danish style, serves good Scandinavian food, popular with the Danish & Scandinavian expat communities. Recommended.