28 September 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Vietnam

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

Sky-high dining

1. Cirrus

Sky-high dining

Our favourite place to eat

Incredible views from Saigon’s tallest tower, an open theatre kitchen and a walk-in wine room complement fantastic fine dining at Cirrus. Soak up 360-degree views while sampling local and international fusion cuisine and watching the chefs at work. Reserve a mezzanine-floor table for extra privacy and look down on the city (and other diners), enjoying an uninterrupted evening of romance. And, with a huge selection of 300 of the world’s best wines, there’s always one to perfectly match you meal.

Level 51 Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: 84 8 6291 8751

Escape to France

2. La Villa French Restaurant

Escape to France

Leave behind the bustle of Ho Chi Minh for an evening of authentic French fancy in a calming, colonial-style villa on a quiet side street in District 2. Dine within the cosy indoor area or beside the swimming pool in lush gardens. A daily changing menu of fresh, fine French food includes delights like veal, venison, scallops and succulent crab, all complemented by an extensive Francophile wine list. A veritable taste of France in Vietnam.

14 Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City   Tel: 84 8 3898 2082

Worlds apart

3. Saigon Milan

Worlds apart

Craving hearty Italian but feel you should sample authentic Vietnamese? Satisfy any palate at Saigon Milan, set within the InterContinental Hotel on the serene waters of Westlake. With two separate dining areas offering the same menu, you can choose the intimate ambience of Milan or the bright lights of Vietnam and peer in to the glass-walled kitchen. Feast on familiar pasta and wood-fired pizza or live like the locals with fish stew and beef in green leaf. An innovative dining experience.

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi   Tel: 84.4 6270 8888

Heaven in Hanoi

4. Restaurant Bobby Chinn Hanoi

Heaven in Hanoi

The silk-lined dining rooms of celebrity chef Bobby Chinn’s Hanoi venue create an intimate, stylish atmosphere in which to sample award-winning Western wonders in Vietnam. Ever-changing menus are based on fresh seasonal ingredients and include such dishes as rack of lamb and vegetable quesadillas. Sip a cocktail and step outside to the floating garden, where white roses hang from invisible lines, and enjoy a quiet dinner for two, or sample a shisha pipe in the relaxed setting of the lounge.

77 Xuan Dieu Rd, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi   Tel: 84 4 3934 8577

Chow down on Chinese

5. Kabin

Chow down on Chinese

For the best Chinese cuisine in Ho Chi Minh, head to the stylish waterside Kabin. Set within the elegant surrounds of the Renaissance Saigon Riverside Hotel, it specialises in Cantonese and delectable dim sum. The traditional, oriental atmosphere appeals to locals and tourists, who appreciate the ‘all you can eat’ menus featuring more than 70 types of dim sum for lunch and brunch, and more than 50 for dinner… this is a special Saigon dining experience that won’t break the bank.

Renaissance Riverside Hotel, 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   Tel: 84 8 3822 0033

 
 
 
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