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Saigon Eating and Drinking guide (Part 2)

April 18, 2011

Best picks for International and Fusion Cuisines in Saigon

Annamite Restaurant  
21 Tu Xuong Street , District 3, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel : (848)- 62778332
Cuisine : French
Capacity: 200 persons
Service time: Lunch 1100 – 1430; Dinner 1700 – 2230
French cuisine served in an intimate setting close to central Ho Chi Minh City. Classic French dishes are served as well as some interesting modern takes on this fine food. Best for dinner.

Cepage
22 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8)- 3823 8733
Capacity: 100persons
Service time: Lunch 1130 – 1400; Dinner 1800 – 2230
Cuisine: Contemporary
Modern two-story restaurant, Cepage serves fusion cuisine blending unique tastes to create a culinary sensation. One of the best international restaurants in the city.

Cham Charm  
02 Phan Van Chuong, Dist. 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel : (84-8)- 5410 9999
Cuisine : International
Capacity: 400 persons
Service time: Buffer Dinner 1800 – 2130
Located in a stunning setting in Distinct 7, 20 minutes from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, international specialties are served each evening in buffet style.

Fanny’s Ice Cream
29-31 Ton That Thiep, District 1
Tel:  (84 8)- 3821 1633
Cuisine: Ice Cream Parlor
Capacity: 50 persons
Service time 1100 – 2230
Best home made ice creams and sorbets in town. As well as the standard chocolate, vanilla choices such delights as lychee, mango and even durian can be had. Great setting overlooking busy Ton That Thiep Street and busy with locals in the evenings.

Jaspa’s  
33 Dong Khoi, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
74/7 Hai Ba Trung, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel : (848)- 382 709 31
Cuisine : International
Capacity: 60 persons
Service time: 0830 – 2100
Jaspa’s has a relaxed vibe at their courtyard restaurant on Hai Ba Trung and great views onto the street from their Dong Khoi location. Stylish décor, excellent food Australian style food and frequented by both expats and locals.

La Camargue Restaurant
191 Hai Ba Trung Street , District 3, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel : (848)- 3520 4888
Cuisine: French
Capacity: 120 persons
Service time: Dinner 1800 – 2300 daily.
One of the best fine-dining French restaurants in the city and established for 15 years, La Camargue offers classic fare as well as inventive food ideas. The Chef’s Recommendation are renewed each week, allowing diners to discover traditional French food.

Shri
23rd floor, Centec Tower, 74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8)- 98279631
Cuisine: International/Japanese
Minimum set menu: Lunch 15$; Dinner 25$
Capacity: 100persons
Service time: Lunch 1100 – 1400; Dinner 1800 – 2300
A venue with sweeping views over central Saigon, a breezy lounge-style outdoor  terrace with an indoor  sushi bar and 270-degree view of the city. The cuisine is a mixture of contemporary and Japanese.

Square One (Park Hyatt Hotel)
2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8)- 3824 1234
Cuisine: Western/Seafood/Grill/Vietnamese
Capacity: 120persons
Service time: Lunch 1100 – 1400; Dinner 1800 – 2230
A cool, contemporary space featuring a cross-cultural menu.  Wide selection of imported meats and local seafood as well as extensive wine list. Square One offers wood fired pizzas and an extensive home made pasta menu.

The Refinery
74 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8)- 3823 0509
Cuisine: International
Minimum set menu: Lunch 12$; Dinner 20$
Capacity: 120persons
Service time: Lunch 1100 – 1400; Dinner 1800 – 2230
A cozy brasserie-style restaurant serving classic western fare. With its quiet courtyard, leafy outdoor area and cool interior, The Refinery is one of the city’s most popular casual dining options.

Sandals
93 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84 8)- 38297943
Cuisine: Pacific Rim/Asian
Capacity: 50persons
Service time: Lunch 1100 – 1400; Dinner 1800 – 2200
This sleek venue offers a relaxed atmosphere focusing on both Australian fusion style/comfort food and Asian cuisine.

Villa FB
79 Suong Nguyet Anh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel : (848)- 6290 6571
Cuisine : Vietnamese/ International
Capacity: 200 persons
Service time: Lunch 1000 – 1400; Dinner 1830 – 2130
Located at the heart Ho Chi Minh City, Villa FB combines old-world charm from the restored 1930s French colonial villa to contemporary touches. The food here is gourmet with a twist. There is also a boutique clothes shop on the premises giving this location a unique, trendy edge and popular with local hi so crowd.

Xu Restaurant
Level 1, 71-75 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8)- 3824 8468
Cuisine: Contemporary/Asian Fusion
Capacity: 100persons
Service time: Lunch 1130 – 1400; Dinner 1800 – 2200
In the evening have dinner with the movers and shakers of Ho Chi Minh City at Xu Restaurant where the food is Vietnamese fusion with a twist. The funky bar on the ground floor serves up excellent cocktails.

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