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3T Quan Nuong

Tasty BBQ venue sit­u­ated above Tem­ple Bar. The venue has a tra­di­tional, rus­tic theme with old-style fur­ni­ture and a quaint Viet­namese decor, mak­ing this a nicely at­mo­spheric restau­rant and a great place to dine with in­ter­na­tional friends new to the cui­sine. The menu fea­tures a num­ber of lo­cal fa­vorites. Top Floor, 29 Ton That Hiep, D1 3821 1631

Banh Xeo 46A

Fun Viet­namese-style creperie pop­u­lar with lo­cals and ex­pats alike for its tasty, healthy prawn pan­cakes, along with a num­ber of other tra­di­tional dishes.

46A Dinh Cong Trang, D1

Cha Ca La Vong

If you do only one thing, you'd bet­ter do it well – and this venue does pre­cisely that, serv­ing only tra­di­tional Hanoian Cha Ca sal­ads stir-fried with fish and spring onion. De­li­cious.

36 Ton That Thiep, D1

Com Nieu

Fa­mous for its in­clu­sion in the An­thony Bour­dain No Reser­va­tions pro­gram, the venue is best known for its theatrics. Ev­ery bowl of rice is served in a ter­ra­cotta bowl that is un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously shat­tered upon serv­ing. Un­for­get­table lo­cal food in a very pleas­ant tra­di­tion­allystyled venue. 59 Ho Xuan Huong, D3

3932 6363 com­nieu­saigon27@ya­hoo.com com­nieu­saigon.com.vn

Cuc Gach Quan

De­servedly one of the high­est rank­ing Viet­namese restau­rants in Saigon on

Trip Ad­vi­sor, this de­light­ful restau­rant serves up tra­di­tional, coun­try-style foods and con­tem­po­rary al­ter­na­tives in two char­ac­ter-filled wooden houses lo­cated on op­po­site sides of the street from each other. Unique food in a unique set­ting and an un­be­liev­ably large menu. 10 Dang Tat, D1 3848 0144

Hum

Hum is a veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant where food are pre­pared on site from var­i­ous fresh beans, nuts, veg­eta­bles, flow­ers, and fruits. Food are com­ple­mented with spe­cial drinks mixed from fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles. 2 Thi Sach, D1

3823 8920 www.hum-veg­e­tar­ian.vn

May

Fine Viet­namese fare served in a char­ac­ter-filled three-story rus­tic villa lo­cated up a nar­row al­ley, off the beaten track. Watch the chefs pre­pare au­then­tic food from a var­ied menu in an open kitchen. 19-21 Dong Khoi, D1 3910 1277

Nha Hang Ngon

Pos­si­bly the best-known Viet­namese restau­rant in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Hang Ngon serves up hun­dreds of tra­di­tional lo­cal dishes in a classy French-style man­sion. 160 Pas­teur, D1

3827 7131 www.qua­nan­ngon.com.vn 8am - 10pm

Tem­ple Club

Named af­ter the old-style Chi­nese tem­ple in which the venue is lo­cated, the an­cient stylings of this im­pres­sive restau­rant make for an un­for­get­table evening spent some­where in Saigon’s colo­nial past. Beau­ti­ful ori­en­tal art that will please all din­ers and great lo­cal cui­sine. 29-31 Ton That Thiep, D1 3829 9244 tem­ple­club.com.vn

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