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Street food

  • Pho Hoa
    4.5 stars

    Some of the best pho in Saigon

    260C Pasteur, District 3
    T: (08) 3829 4943

    Once one of the best-kept secrets in town, Pho Hoa has now been discovered as a restaurant that delivers some of the best bowls of pho Saigon has to offer. Recently an influx of tourists, reading recommendations from various sources, has begun to descend on the restaurant. With the tourists come ... read more

  • 94 Quan Thuy
    4 stars

    If you have seafood on the brain

    84 Dinh Tien Hoang, District 1

    If seafood is on the brain, check out 94 Quan Thuy, a favourite with locals looking to feast on shellfish. They are famous for their crab, which they offer in a variety of styles. Their most popular dishes include cha goi cua, a fried crab spring roll, and mien xao cua, glass noodles sauteed with ... read more

  • Hong Hanh
    4 stars

    Breakfast stopover

    17A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1

    If you're interested in eating breakfast like the Saigonese but pho in the morning sounds too far out of your comfort zone, hunt down Hong Hanh. This is where you can try banh cuon, a thin, steamed pancake rolled around a filling usually consisting of a mixture of diced pork and mushrooms. ... read more

  • Com Dong Nhan
    4 stars

    A good spot for after-drinking eats

    11 Ton That Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 4312 2516

    Office building by day and street stall by night, Com Dong Nhan packs itself onto a street surrounded by popular Western restaurants. So if the surrounding high prices have you feeling the pinch, or you just want to try some local street food, this is your place. Here they serve com, rice with your ... read more

  • Pho Anh
    4 stars

    Great pho

    8-10A Ky Dong, District 3
    T: (08) 3843 7480

    If you're looking for a truly great bowl of pho, your journey will likely lead you out of District 1, but fear not, your journey will be short. A quick, 10-minute jaunt by taxi out of Saigon's backpacker district will bring you to Pho Anh, a plastic stool street stall that skips on decor but ... read more

  • Ban Xeo 46A
    4 stars

    Go-to spot for authentic street food

    46A Dinh Cong Trang, District 1
    T: (08) 3824 1110

    With a solid reputation as a go-to spot for authentic street food, Ban Xeo 46A offers a glimpse into how Saigon locals eat. Specialising in its namesake, a crispy-shelled crepe folded over various ingredients, as well as spring rolls, you can feel confident eating here as you ease yourself into ... read more

  • Nam Son Beef Steak
    4 stars

    A no nonsense stop

    188 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1
    T: (08) 3930 3917

    A simple restaurant near the Reunification Palace, Nam Son Beef Steak is your no nonsense stop for traditional Vietnamese meat and bread dishes. There isn't much frill to the decor or dishes; you simply get your cut of meat and a baguette. Always packed with locals, this is a great spot to ... read more

  • Co Ba Vung Tau
    3.5 stars

    Break out of your culinary comfort zone

    59B Cao Thang, District 3
    T: (08) 3629 8118

    For those looking to break out of their culinary comfort zone, a 15-minute taxi trip to Co Ba Vung Tau will introduce you to a local favourite. Co Ba Vung Tau is popular for their banh khot, small, deep-fried rice pancakes topped with various ingredients, but most commonly a seafood combination of ... read more

  • Ben Thanh Market
    3.5 stars

    Foreigner friendly fare

    Le Loi, District 1

    Right in the heart of the city, Ben Thanh market is a definite stop on most travellers' Saigon itineraries. Besides the shopping, it's also a great spot to try local street food. In the back area of the market several vendors occupy stalls selling cheap and tasty Vietnamese food and drinks. ... read more

  • Pho 2000
    3.5 stars

    A Saigon staple

    1-3 Phan Chu Trinh, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 2788

    Pho 2000, right across the street from Ben Thanh market, is one of the more popular eateries in Saigon. Famed for a visit from former US president Bill Clinton, they are the self-proclaimed best pho in town. While we'd make a case that it's not actually the best in town, the pho is decent and ... read more

Vietnamese

  • Cuc Gach Quan
    4.5 stars

    Beautiful and delicious

    10 Dang Tat, District 1
    T: (08) 3848 0144

    Mixed in with residential buildings, the easy to miss Cuc Gach Quan is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants in Saigon. Located on a short street in the Tan Dinh Ward of District 1 in a redesigned French colonial mansion, complete with antique wooden furniture and floating staircase, ... read more

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    Quan Nem
    4 stars

    A gift from the north

    15E Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

    With its original, flagship restaurant up in Hanoi, Quan Nem has opened a clean and classy spot in the outskirts of District 1 in Saigon. The location should satisfy those southerners hungry for the northern Vietnamese crispy crab roll specialty, nem cua be. These hamburger-size deep-fried ... read more

  • 3T Quang Nuang
    4 stars

    Good spot for first-time grillers

    29 Ton That Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 3821 1631

    Located above an ice cream shop and sharing a stairwell with another restaurant, 3T Quang Nuang can be easily missed though is well worth your search. The partially covered, palm-decorated rooftop gives the feeling of outdoor patio dining. What the restaurant lacks in decor is made up for by the ... read more

  • Lemongrass
    4 stars

    A hidden gem

    4 Nguyen Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 4005

    Down a slightly concealed street, close to the Sheraton Hotel, Lemongrass is a hidden gem for those in the know. Their attractive dining room is on the smaller side, so hopefully you're okay with getting intimate with those around you because it is regularly full to capacity. Making a reservation ... read more

  • Xu
    4 stars

    Sleek and stylish

    75 Hai Ba Trung, District 1
    T: (08) 3824 8468

    One of the more sophisticated restaurants in town, Xu is an upscale location that is both sleek and stylish. Artistically designed, complete with fantastic pop art paintings and creative lighting, it is a good setting for businesspeople to entertain clients or couples to have a romantic dinner. ... read more

  • Temple Club
    4 stars

    With a romantic atmosphere

    Ton That Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 3829 9244

    Hidden down a tight hallway next to an ice cream shop in a building shared with another fine restaurant, the Temple Club is one of the most atmospheric establishments you'll find in Saigon. Built in what was once an actual temple, it is decorated with Buddhist tapestries, throw rugs and antique ... read more

  • 3A3 Bun Bo Hue
    4 stars

    No-nonsense bun bo hue

    39A Ngo Duc Ke, District 1
    T: (08) 829 3526

    With several locations throughout Saigon, Bun Bo Hue 3A3 is a clean and air-conditioned restaurant that serves a no-nonsense bowl of its Vietnamese namesake. Similar to what Pho 24 brings to pho, these restaurants bring you traditional hue with a Western fast food atmosphere at a reasonable price ... read more

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    Com Tam Ba Ghien
    3.5 stars

    City famous grilled pork chop over rice

    Phu Nhuan district

    Hidden in the out-of-the-way reaches of Phu Nhuan district, this hole-in-the-wall street-style joint requires some effort to locate. The fantastic grilled pork, however, makes the journey well worthwhile. This place doesn't get any style points, nor does it want them. We're talking bare-bones ... read more

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    Cha Ca La Vong
    3.5 stars

    Saigon's version of a northern specialty

    3-5 Ho Xuan Huong, District 3
    T: (08) 3930 5674

    Cha ca is a beloved northern Vietnamese fish and noodle dish, but thankfully, a 24-hour train ride to Hanoi isn't necessary if you want to give it a try. Hanoi's most famous cha ca restaurant, Cha Ca La Vong, has opened this sister establishment in Saigon. The Saigon version is newer and cleaner, ... read more

  • Nhu Lan Bakery
    3.5 stars

    A favourite

    50 Ham Nghi, District 1
    T: (08) 3829 2970

    Located in the shadow of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the Nhu Lan Bakery is a favourite among locals and tourists. Many people come to this bakery because it offers tasty food at street-cart prices without sacrificing cleanliness. The menu includes many Vietnamese standards, including sandwiches, ... read more

  • Nghi Xuan
    3.5 stars

    The place to sample Hue cuisine

    5/9 Nguyen Sieu
    T: (08) 3823 0699

    A walk down a small alley off of Nguyen Sieu will lead you to Nghi Xuan, an attractive three-storey restaurant specialising in Hue cuisine. With a design similar to a mini palace, the dark brown woods and warm lighting give it a very romantic feel. The menu is most definitely Hue, with dishes such ... read more

  • Wrap and Roll
    3.5 stars

    A cut above a typical chain

    62 Ha Bai Trung, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 2166

    A perfect example of when to not judge a book by its cover, Wrap and Roll is a cut above other Vietnamese restaurant chains. While it looks like an uninspiring, fast-food styled restaurant, the quality of food is quite high. With a clean and modern feel, they specialise in spring rolls and wraps, ... read more

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    Pho 24
    2.5 stars

    Fast pho

    23-25 Tran Duat, District 1
    T: (08) 8848 0807

    With many locations across Saigon, Pho 24 is basically the pho version of fast food. With a simple menu offering a variety of pho styles, and a limited selection of other Vietnamese dishes, you'll find an adequate, but not great, bowl of the popular soup. The air-con restaurants are clean, they ... read more

Korean and Japanese

  • Sushi Ko
    4 stars

    Streetside sushi

    122/37/15 Vinh Khanh, District 4
    T: (012) 2256 8152

    When you think of Saigon street food, you might think of a steaming bowl of pho or hu tieu or perhaps a few banh bao, direct from the bamboo steamer. Now you can add in sushi, thanks to Sushi Ko. Not your typical street stall. Tucked away down a sidestreet of a sidestreet in District 4 – cross ... read more

  • Sushi Bar
    4 stars

    Setting the standard in Saigon sushi

    2 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
    T: (08) 3823 8042

    With its imposing front facade that strategically has the word "SUSHI" jumping off several bright red signs, The Sushi Bar is tough to miss at the busy intersection of Le Thanh Ton and Ton Duc Thang. Open since 1999, it's been the standard for sushi in the city for more than 10 years and has built ... read more

  • Asian Kitchen
    4 stars

    A hidden gem in backpacker land

    185/22 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
    T: (08) 3836 7397

    A simple looking restaurant in the crowded backpacker district, Asian Kitchen is a hidden gem for budget conscious travellers. Located down a quiet alley, they offer typical Japanese cuisine and ice-cold beer. The food isn't the most authentic in town, but it is tasty. Staff are extremely ... read more

  • Seoul House
    3.5 stars

    One of the first Korean restaurants in Saigon

    33 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
    T: (08) 3829 4297

    One of the first and only Korean restaurants in the city, Seoul House has been on the move. In its latest location it continues to attract customers because of its full service Korean menu, offering hot pots, grilled meat, and its ever popular kim chi tofu soup. For those ordering a meat dish, ... read more

  • Dragon Noodle
    3.5 stars

    Aims to please

    29 Dong Du, District 1
    T: (08) 3521 0008

    Dragon Noodle aims to please fans of Japanese ramen, with a menu that focusing on that dish but also covering stir-fries and rice-based choices. The food here isn't made as spicy as traditionally served. With prices starting at around 100,000 VND range, the food is a little pricy but the ... read more

Other Asian

  • Tandoor
    4 stars

    Prime location and very popular

    74/6 Hai Ba Trung, District 1
    T: (08) 3930 4839

    One of Saigon's original Indian restaurants, Tandoor still delivers quality food at comparatively low prices. Featuring both northern and southern dishes it has something for everyone, including a large selection of vegetarian options. It doesn't have the best Indian food in the world, or Saigon ... read more

  • Spice Restaurant
    4 stars

    Over 100 traditional Thai dishes

    27 Le Quy Don, District 3
    T: (08) 3930 7873

    Open since 2003, ornately decorated Spice Restaurant delivers authentic Thai cuisine just off the beaten path in District Three. The menu contains almost a hundred traditional dishes covering the gamut of Thai foods. Hot pots here are very popular as is the barbecue, which they give you the option ... read more

  • Mai Thai
    4 stars

    Authentic Thai

    19 Ton That Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 3821 2920

    Tucked away on a street populated with mostly Western fare, the cosy two-story Mai Thai is a great find. Traditionally decorated right down to staff dressing in Thai style clothing — this is one of the few restaurants in Saigon delivering authentic Thai cuisine. With a large menu covering the ... read more

  • Golden Elephant
    4 stars

    Best Thai in town

    34 Ha Ba Trung, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 8554

    Located close to the middle of downtown, the Golden Elephant serves up some of the best Thai food in Saigon. The themed decor, including pictures of the Thai royal family, and warm yellow walls make for an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. The menu offers a wide range of dishes, from curries ... read more

  • Alibaba
    3.5 stars

    Tasty food in an ordinary setting

    43 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
    T: (08) 3829 9033

    One of the older Indian restaurants in Saigon, Alibaba offers a large selection of reasonably priced dishes. While the decor and overall feel of the building leaves something to be desired, Alibaba does deliver some tasty food, including a variety of curries and vegetarian dishes. Their flat ... read more

  • Dragon Court
    3 stars

    Chinese standards

    11-13 Lam Son Square, District 1
    T: (08) 8829 1516

    Just across the street from the Saigon Opera house, the Dragon Court Chinese Restaurant, also known as Hoang Long, sits at a prime location. This large restaurant, with plenty of elbow room, seats you family-style at large booths or smaller tables depending on your group's size. The staff is ... read more

Cafes and coffee

  • Up Cafe
    4 stars

    Cafe on its head

    269 Nguyen Trung Tuyen, District 3
    T: (08) 3845 2155

    Literally turning convention upside down, Up Cafe is an unexpected score among Saigon's cafes. Just a short 10-minute drive from downtown, the cafe's made itself the most unique in the city by flipping everything over. Light fixtures and paintings are turned upside down, a full dining set is on the ... read more

  • Sozo
    4 stars

    Helping a good cause rarely tastes this good.

    176 Bui Vien, District 1
    T: (09) 5870 6580

    One of the more ‘feel good' establishments in Saigon, Sozo is a small cafe that employs disadvantaged youth to teach them English and work skills. All profits received from the sale of delicious American-style coffee, muffins and cookies goes back to the training and education of the staff. The ... read more

  • Kita Coffee House
    4 stars

    An insider secret

    39-41 Nguyen Hue, District 1
    T: (08) 3821 6799

    Sitting in a colonial-era building under the shadow of the Bitexto Tower, the classically styled Kita Coffee House is an insider secret so far gone largely unnoticed by guidebooks. The quiet ambiance, contemporary decor and comfy chairs can leave you momentarily forgetting that you are sitting ... read more

  • Bobby Brewers
    4 stars

    The only cafe that doubles as a cinema

    45 Bui Vien, District 1
    T: (08) 3920 4090

    With several locations throughout Saigon, Bobby Brewers stands alone as the only cafe that doubles as a cinema. The movies are free to paying customers, and play in small theatres on the cafe's top floor. The menu consists of Western-style, espresso-based coffee, fruit juices and smoothies. The ... read more

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    Java Coffee House
    3.5 stars

    Healthy smoothies

    38 Dong Du, District 1
    T: (08) 3823 0187

    A somewhat forgotten spot on the corner of Dong Du, Java Coffee House is being rediscovered at just the right moment. In its heyday, it was one of the premiere cafes in the city, but a poor redesign caused it to lose favour with local clientele. Now, trying to regain its former glory with a remodel ... read more

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    Highlands Coffee
    3.5 stars

    Chain cafe VN style

    7 Cong Truong, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 5017

    With several locations in various prime locations throughout the city, Highlands Coffee is the Vietnamese version of a Western chain coffee establishment. More budget friendly than its Western competitors, the menu offers a wide range of espresso, smoothie, and juice options mixed with Vietnamese ... read more

French

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    Le Jardin
    4 stars

    Simple fresh-tasting fare

    31 Thai Van Lung, District 1
    T: (08) 3825 8465

    Around the back of the French Cultural Centre, Le Jardin gives you a choice between sitting in the garden area outside or the cosy dining area inside. Its simple food, fresh-tasting fare rarely disappoints and this has made it quite a popular venue - so popular in fact that it can get quite packed ... read more

  • La Fourchette
    4 stars

    One of Saigon's best French restaurants

    9 Ngo Duc Ke, District 1
    T: (08) 3829 8143

    Frequented by French expats and tourists, which is always a good sign, the nearly two decades' old La Fourchette has established itself as one of Saigon's best French restaurants. The wood panelled dining area is small, but still comfortable, and adds to the warm, homely atmosphere. A good spot ... read more

  • The Refinery
    4 stars

    Classy and intimate

    74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1
    T: (08) 3823 0509

    A French-style bistro tucked into a plant-heavy courtyard close to the Park Hyatt, the Refinery with its limited but classy decoration lends an intimate feel. While it doesn't possess the longest menu in the city The Refinery does have a good variety of light cafe fare, such as salads and ... read more

Other Western

  • Zan Z Bar
    4 stars

    Intimate and trendy

    41 Dong Du, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 7375

    For those looking for something a little more upscale, Zan Z Bar has an atmosphere that is intimate and trendy. Just across the street from the Sheraton, this restaurant caters to a higher-paying clientele than the norm but its prices still won't completely break the bank. Food here, a fusion ... read more

  • Juice
    4 stars

    Great for the health conscious

    49 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
    T: (08) 3829 6900

    Health conscious eaters may want to give Juice, a Western-style sandwich and juice bar, a stopover. The cheerfully coloured, three-storey eatery is a favourite of local expats, who pack the building at lunch and also take advantage of the restaurant's speedy delivery service. Besides having a ... read more

  • Warda
    4 stars

    Uniquely Middle Eastern

    71/7 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
    T: (08) 3823 3822

    Hidden at the end of a dark alley jam-packed with other restaurants, Warda sets the mood with its Arabic decor of arches and lanterns. Whether you sit in the outdoor dining area or in the restaurant's ample interior space you will experience an atmosphere that is uniquely Middle Eastern. The food ... read more

  • Amigo Grill
    4 stars

    One of Saigon's best steakhouses

    55 Nguyen Hue, District 1
    T: (08) 3824 1248

    With beef imported from Australia and America, Amigo Grill has earned a reputation as one of the best steakhouses in Saigon. Here you get to pick from a variety of premium cuts, cooked to order, with your choice of marinade and side. The beef is truly delicious in a city where it can be tough to ... read more

  • Stella
    3.5 stars

    If suffering from rice overload

    119-121 Bui Vien, District 1
    T: (08) 3836 9220

    In the heart of the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker district on Bui Vien, Stella (or "New Stellar" depending on which sign you see first) offers some of Saigon's best pizza and pasta. The Italian goes hand in hand with a range of Vietnamese selections, served up in bright and clean air-con surrounds. Hop ... read more

  • Jaspas
    3.5 stars

    International fusion

    33 Dong Khoi, District 1
    T: (08) 3827 0931

    Sitting on the corner of busy Dong Khoi, Jaspas grabs your attention with its bright yellow walls. The thick menu is a diverse fusion of international cuisine including pizza, pasta, steaks and burgers. They also have one of the better kids' menus in town and paper tablecloths for children and the ... read more

  • Skewers
    3.5 stars

    Mediterranean in Saigon

    9A Thai Van Lung, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 4798

    With terracotta floors and antiques lining the walls, Mediterranean-styled Skewers is great for a romantic dinner. Their authentic menu provides favourite dishes, such as falafel and spanakopita, and a variety of choices of meat skewers, including a delicious lamb one. Watching the open-air ... read more

  • Margherita
    3.5 stars

    An older haunt for the expat crowd

    175/1 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
    T: (08) 3837 0760

    An older haunt for the expat crowd, family-run Margherita has a longstanding reputation as one of the best deals in Pham Ngu Lao. Most popular for its excellent pizza and pasta, which is some of the best in the city, the menu also has a variety of seafood, vegetarian, Vietnamese, and Tex-Mex ... read more

  • Al Fresco's
    3.5 stars

    Jumbo ribs

    27 Dong Du, District 1
    T: (08) 3823 8424

    A favourite among the local expat crowd, Aussie-owned Al Fresco's offers a friendly environment with a very efficient and English-speaking staff. Famous locally for its jumbo ribs, the restaurant also serves up a variety of international cuisine, such as Tex-Mex, pizza and hamburgers, all at large ... read more

  • Phatty's
    3 stars

    Classic sports bar and grill

    46-48 Ton Than Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 3821 0796

    A classic sports bar and grill, Phatty's is a favourite haunt of expats. With several large TVs playing everything from football to cricket to tennis, sports lovers should feel right at home with the friendly and uproarious atmosphere. The menu contains the regulars of your average sports bar, ... read more

Bars

  • The Factory
    4 stars

    One of Saigon's more unique clubs

    102 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
    T: (08) 3823 8102

    Designed to look like it sounds, The Factory is one of the more unique nightlife locations in Saigon. The bar is designed to look like a warehouse, complete with caution lines and an industrial fan; staff wear overalls and hard hats as uniforms. Drink selection is average, as are prices. With ... read more

  • The Amber Room
    4 stars

    A cosy, yet sophisticated lounge bar

    59 Dong Du, District 1
    T: (08) 6291 3686

    Across the street from the Sheraton hotel on bustling Dong Du, The Amber Room is a cosy, yet sophisticated lounge bar. Aside from serving snacks, coffee, cocktails, wine and other drinks, it also sports one of Saigon's larger selections of champagne. A perfect venue for a small, private meeting ... read more

  • Gringos
    3.5 stars

    The place for mojitos, margaritas and Corona

    38 Ton That Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 3600 2509

    A bar that has separated itself from others in Saigon is Gringos, an establishment in the Old Market area of downtown. Offering a mostly Mexican influenced menu, this is your place in the city to get mojitos, margaritas and Corona. While the food isn't perfect, it is leaps and bounds better ... read more

  • Go2
    3.5 stars

    Pricey but popular

    187 De Tham, District 1
    T: (08) 3836 9575

    Across the street from the Crazy Buffalo sits Go2, a 24-hour establishment. Due to its late hours drinks cost more than your average Pham Ngu Lao bar and food is also pricier. The first floor is a standard sit-down bar where you can grab a typical Western meal and listen to rock music, while the ... read more

  • Crazy Buffalo
    3.5 stars

    Open very late

    212 De Tham, District 1
    T: (08) 3836 9946

    With its giant, and iconic, blazing buffalo sign, it is hard to miss the Crazy Buffalo, a landmark of Saigon's backpacker area. Posing as a simple Western-style bar and restaurant by day, at night it really comes alive, where the dance party on the third floor can last all night. While the ... read more

  • Vasco's
    3.5 stars

    Popular party spot

    The Square 74/7D Hai Ba Trung, District 1
    T: (08) 3824 2888

    The anchor of Ha Ba Trung 74 square, Vasco's is a popular party venue for expats and tourists. It has an outdoor terrace area below with an air-con section, and the bar above is complete with a stage ready for live music and DJs. Downstairs is typically populated with French expats freely ... read more

  • The Drunken Duck
    3.5 stars

    Sports lover pitstop

    58 Ton That Thiep, District 1
    T: (08) 3915 2853

    With a creative cocktail menu featuring such creations as The Duckinator and a sports bar atmosphere, the Drunken Duck is the place for sports lovers to unwind after a long day sightseeing. With several TVs playing various live sporting events and a pool table downstairs, you may forget you're in ... read more

  • Apocalypse Now
    3.5 stars

    One of Saigon's most famous bars

    2C Thi Sach, District 1
    T: (08) 3825 6124

    Extremely popular among, and catered toward, Western tourists, Apocalypse Now is one of the oldest and most famous bars in Saigon. Known affectionately as Apo by locals and expats, on any given night you can expect a large crowd, throughout the two-storey building, with a healthy mix of tourist ... read more

  • Ice Blue
    3 stars

    Popular with expats

    54 Dong Khoi, District 1
    T: (08) 3822 2664

    Although slightly rundown and lacking the flash of some other Saigon bars, Ice Blue is still a popular stop for Saigon's expat community. What the bar may lack in aesthetics it makes up for with smoky character. Drink prices are fair and you can converse with the crowd, which tends to skew older ... read more

Live music

  • Sax n' Art
    4.5 stars

    One of our favourites

    28 Le Loi, District 1
    T: (08) 8822 8472

    With a smooth, laidback atmosphere and easy listening, there may be no better spot in Saigon to relax than Sax n' Art. If you're a fan of jazz music, there is really no other spot in town to get your fix. From 21:00 to midnight the owner, Tran Manh Tuan, plays jazz saxophone with his house band ... read more

  • Acoustic
    4.5 stars

    One of the top live music venues in Saigon

    6E1 Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3
    T: (08) 3930 2239

    Tucked down a back alley just outside District 1, Acoustic is one of the top live music venues in Saigon. With nightly rock 'n' roll themed music acts, consisting of both local and international musicians, you are always sure to find a crowd whenever you visit. Acoustic is small and seats can ... read more

  • Thi Cafe
    4 stars

    The perfect place to escape techno

    224 De Tham, District 1
    T: (08) 2210 2929

    A standout among a packed crowd in Saigon's backpacker area, Thi Cafe offers decent food, cheap drinks and free nightly entertainment. It is home to a light menu of standard Western bar food, with some surprising tasty Tex-Mex dishes, and drinks that are much cheaper than most of the neighbours. ... read more

  • Hard Rock Cafe
    4 stars

    Expensive but a good venue

    Kumho Asiana Plaza, 39 Le Duan, District 1
    T: (08) 6291 7595

    Filled wall to wall with rock 'n' roll memorabilia, the Hard Rock Cafe exists as an all in one bar, restaurant and live music venue with one of the bigger band stages in the downtown area. The large centre stage plays host to live music every night of the week, but the music comes with a ... read more

Nightclubs

  • Lush
    4 stars

    A sleek, modern club

    2 Ly Tu Trong, District 1
    T: (09) 1863 0742

    Lush is a sleek, modern club with manga-inspired wall graphics. The inside features lounge-style seating both downstairs, wrapping tightly around the bar, and making for hard navigation during crowded nights, and in the small upstairs area. For a more relaxed experience, especially on crowded ... read more

  • Fuse
    3.5 stars

    Popular with the hiso locals

    3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1
    T: (09) 1920 6461

    One of the more popular clubs for young, high-class youth, neon-drenched Fuse proudly plays dance beats for its patron-filled dance floor. The club features local and international DJs working the turntables, usually for a packed house. In fact, Fuse is one of Saigon's smaller clubs and has a ... read more



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