Best Saigon Restaurants

I decided to start a category of restaurants I really like in Saigon.  My Vietnamese friends take me to many restaurants in the city that are never published in the travel books or magazines.  Many times I will be the only non-Vietnamese in these restaurants.

Be aware that I have a tendancy to forget the names of the restaurants I visit.  I also forget to take pictures of the cuisines we order.  I will try to break that habit.

The restaurant that I had lunch today classifies as one of my Best Saigon Restaurants.  Sorry, I forgot the name, I meant to get a business card.  It is located in alleyway near Nguyen Thi Minh Khai on Hai Ba Trung in District 1.  My friend ordered a traditional Vietnamese dish that was very delicious.  I think you will like the traditional Vietnamese house setting and I was surprised at how cool it was.  We did not need to turn the fan on.  I really enjoyed the food here and I will definitely return in the near future.

Best Saigon Restaurants

(The restaurant)

Best Saigon Restaurants

(Cooking area nearby)

Best Saigon Restaurants

(Our Vietnamese meal)

Best Saigon Restaurants

(Excellent Shrimp dish)

  • http://www.noodlepie.com Graham

    I look forward to more Kevin… Sometimes I desperately miss the nosh there. France is great, but you know…

    I used to get so many requests for this kinda info I blogged my faves from Vina to Tay to refer folk to

    http://www.noodlepie.com/2005/11/top_saigon.html

    Guess it’s all change now :)

  • http://saigonnezumi.com SaigonNezumi (Kevin)

    Arghh, I just think I responded to you by email :-)

    Yep, I will try to post more good Vietnamese restaurants that I visit.

  • Le Huyen.

    I think that its ”Son Ha” restaurant – in Hai Ba Trung Str. The foods are excellent and the service is also good..

  • http://www.noodlepie.com Graham

    Yup, you did… have replied :)

  • http://saigonnezumi.com SaigonNezumi (Kevin)

    @Huyen: Cam on nhieu.

    @Graham: I am redesigning SaigonNezumi.com to make it more organized. I am editing the theme Preya uses.

  • Tuan

    I am a foodie so I love these restaurant reviews, keep them coming.
    Man, sometimes i wished i can just go back to Viet Nam and just flat out eat and eat and eat ….

  • Tuan

    Also, dont forget to post the price if you can remember them ;p.

  • http://saigonnezumi.com SaigonNezumi (Kevin)

    Right now I just want to remember to take some pictures :-) After that I will get to the prices.

    I am trying to eat home more often now. I prefer to cook at the moment though it is mostly cha gio and rice :-)

  • Tuan

    Well, the only thing i can make is instant noodles. So my man, you are much better cook than me!

  • http://saigonnezumi.com SaigonNezumi (Kevin)

    I learned to cook when I was 19. I had no choice, it was either that or go hungry :-(

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