Where to Eat in Saigon
Saigon is full of fantastic restaurants and street food vendors, but with so many options it can be hard to know where it’s best to go. We’re here to help break down some of the best places for you to try in the city, whether you want traditional Vietnamese, Western dishes, Korean or Chinese food.
Vietnamese “Street” Food
The most famous examples of Vietnamese food are probably Banh Mi and Pho. The Banh Mi has been called the world’s best sandwich and is busily conquering the planet, from Ho Chi Minh City to London. Pho is a noodle soup, usually filled with chicken or beef and lots of onion and herbs. But aside from these staple Vietnamese dishes, there is a huge variety of different dishes you can try right across the city. Try checking out two of our favorite “street food” restaurants, as listed below.
If you’re looking for an introduction to Pho, you should try out Pho Le Noodle House on Nguyễn Trãi in District 5. It’s been claimed to have the best Pho in Saigon, head on down and see if you agree.
There has been an explosion in the number of Western restaurants in Saigon over recent years. The best restaurants tend to be found in District 1, in Thao Dien in District 2, and in District 7. A couple of our favorites are listed below.
If you fancy something a little different you can head to different bits of the city to try out Chinese, Korean or Japanese specialties. For Chinese restaurants, it’s best to head to District 5, while the Korean community is mainly based in District 7 and the best Japanese food can be found around Le Thanh Ton in District 1. With so many options, here are 4 of our favorites.
Wherever you end up living in Saigon there are plenty of food options. If you’re looking to move you can check out our available properties in all of the areas we have listed above on our website here.