Khanhcasa Tea House
Vietnam's 2000 year old tea culture is given a new spin at this upscale cafe on the exclusive Đồng Khởi street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh.
This trendy tearoom offers posh locals and visitors a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. The décor is an eclectic blend of stylishly-modern and classic elements. This is accentuated by high ceilings, stone pillars, contemporary lighting and wood and cane furniture. Artfully-placed potted plants and brightly-scented flowers create romantic nooks and cozy spaces to settle into. Opt for a table overlooking the busy street or a quiet courtyard corner. Appreciate a traditional tea service complete with fragrant pots of tea, fine china and delicate pastries. They also offer authentic Vietnamese coffee, aromatic bubble teas and light fruit infusions to pair with crisp salads, sandwiches and snacks. Their rose-infused brew, black currant sorbet with Phú Quốc pepper, passion fruit cake and iced chai are quite popular as well.
Address:46-48-50 Dong Khoi, Ho Chi Minh
Minh Phuong Fine Art & Handicraft
Catch a glimpse of artists at work at this lacquer ware center and take home a traditional Vietnamese masterpiece for your living room.
Minh Phuong Fine Art & Handicraft is an exquisite gallery for art connoisseurs. This sprawling center, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh, features an inspiring collection of handcrafted lacquer work that Vietnam is famous for. The professional and knowledgeable staff offer a tour of the premises which includes the workshop and showroom. Visitors can watch the production process and peruse the beautiful paintings, furnishings, vases, coasters, jewelry boxes and wall dishes on sale.
Address:40 Phung Khac Khoan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 38247689
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Xu Restaurant Lounge
A modern and traditional Vietnamese restaurant located in the central of District 1.
Xu Restaurant was established by Bien Nguyen, a Vietnamese chef who had years of experience in Australia. His goal was to create a stylish restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, where he could show the best flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. Xu Restaurant is a luxury restaurant that serves both local people and tourists.
Address:71 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 38248468
Explore the first museum about traditional Vietnamese medicine in Ho Chi Minh City.
Fito Museum has recreated an authentic traditional medicine house complete with carvings and artifacts that are sure to impress any visitor. Immersive exhibits make it easy for visitors to imagine all the daily lives of doctors throughout Vietnam's history.
Address:41 Hoang Du Khuong, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38642430
Minh Dang Quang Monastery
The biggest Vietnamese Mendicant Buddhist Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City.
This Vietnamese Mendicant Buddhist Monastery was named after an influential Vietnamese Monk, the Venerable Minh Dang Quang. He was the founder of the Mendicant Buddhist Order, one of the largest Buddhist sects in Southern Vietnam.
Address:505 Xa Lo Ha Noi, An Phu, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38991105
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Qui Lounge offers an extensive selection of premium wine, sake and Japanese whiskey with DJs playing music every night.
Qui Lounge located on Le Thanh Ton Street in the heart of District 1. In a luxurious space with a warm intimacy, Qui brings cultures together with diverse culinary selections combined with unique forms of entertainment. There is also a bar with nearly one hundred wines and DJs performing every night.
Address:22 Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38288828
Namo is an artisanal pizzeria that offers up a taste of Naples in the heart of Saigon.
Namo, an Italian restaurant, gives diners in HCMC a chance to experience the delicious pizza made Napoli-style. Made from the finest Italian ingredients, these pizzas are then baked in the oven and served up steaming hot.
Address:74/6 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 3822 7988
A new place for shopping and eating in Ho Chi Minh City for both tourists and locals.
The Sense Market is an underground shopping mall and food court located at 23/9 Park. The shopping mall - Taka Plaza - has about 400 small shops. The food court - Asiana Food Town - has over 100 food stands where you can find Asian cuisines from ThaiLand, Malaysia, India, Japan, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Address:4 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 84
Museum of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Museum is a special work of art with a harmonious blend of architectural types.
Ho Chi Minh City Museum is a museum with distinctive architectural style, combining Asian and European influences. It exhibits a collection of precious objects of Saigon history from the historical period since the Viet Minh led the resistance against French colonialism to the present day, attracting domestic and international visitors.
Address:65 Ly Tu Trong, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38299741
Located on Dong Khoi, Saigon’s most fashionable street, Anh Tukk offers delicious modern Thai dishes.
Anh Tukk is located on Dong Khoi Street in the heart of District 1, near Nguyen Hue Walking Street, making it a popular spot for locals and travelers alike. The interior of this restaurant is spacious and comfortable, and is spread across three floors. The food and drinks at Anh Tukk are delicious, unique, and made with the traditional ingredients of Thailand.
Address:23 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38282288
The Workshop Coffee
Relax and enjoy some of the best Vietnamese coffee in this artsy workshop.
The Workshop is set up like a traditional coffee house with a massive coffee grinder presiding over the rest of the cafe. Coffee enthusiasts can order cups of delicious coffee at the bartender's counter, where their drinks are prepared right in front of them.
Address:27 Ngo Duc Ke Street, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38246801
Miss Ao Dai
Peruse bamboo bags, jewelry and fine art while your silk ao dai is being made-to-measure at this souvenir store, one of the best in Vietnam.
Miss Ao Dai is your one stop shop for authentic Vietnamese souvenirs. This store, spread over three floors, features an amazing collection of fine art, handicrafts and jewelery, as well as the ao dai, Vietnam's traditional national costume. Peruse their assortment of antiques, furnishings, wood and bamboo bags, lacquer dining ware, that make for great gifts and souvenirs. From humble beginnings to now being on the global map, this store is a must-visit among tourists. Visitors can savor the complimentary lotus tea and local specialties while shopping.
Address:27B Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3822 2139
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Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
Tradition meets modernity at this Vietnamese temple dedicated to Buddha - it's the largest in HCMC.
One of the city's most popular sights, the Chùa Vĩnh Nghiêm offers a unique insight into the culture of Vietnam. This major temple is open to the public for visitation and prayer. Spread out over 6000 square meters (64583 square feet) the temple features a beautiful sanctuary decorated with elaborate carvings, pillars and statues of Siddhartha Gautama, Samantabhadra and Manjusri. The 40-meter (130-foot) high tower is the highest structure of the temple complex, and quite an impressive sight. Come during worship hours to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a traditional prayer session with the aroma of incense and the echoes of chants reverberating through the walls.
Address:339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3896 6798
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Quan Ut Ut
This casual eatery specializes in all things Southern barbecue - their cashew-smoked pork ribs and roasted pork belly are legendary.
Quán Ụt Ụt literally translates as "Oink Oink" and unsurprisingly, the raison d'etre of this busy restaurant is meat - specifically pork - in all its forms. Each moreish plate they serve is prepared with meat, chicken or seafood that has been slow cooked for hours to infuse it with aroma and flavor. Every morsel will transport you to the American Deep South, and leave little doubt as to the restaurant's popularity with locals and expats alike. Savor specialties like sweet sugarcane-smoked chicken, sticky pork tail, cheesy grilled oysters, and charcoal grilled pork rib tips; they pair perfectly with a Platinum Premium Pale Ale or a carafe of house wine. Save room for dessert; their bacon ice cream is to die for.
Address:168 Vo Van Kiet, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3914 4500
Shri Restaurant & Lounge
Perched atop the Centec tower, this chic restaurant offers the best European cuisine paired with stunning views of Reunification Palace.
Arguably one of HCMC's best rooftop restaurants, Shri offers an unforgettable experience in the heart of the historic center. This contemporary restaurant and lounge offer an intimate dining space that is at once elegant yet comfortable with a 360-degree spread of the glittering city lights. Dine alfresco under the stars on their gorgeous garden terrace framed by Frangipani trees and tranquil water features as you sip on fine wines and craft cocktails. Savor dishes like pigeon supreme, braised lamb, foie gras on brioche with star fruit, and scallops with lentils. Head to Shri for quiet conversations and romantic dinners.
Address:72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Centec Tower, Level 23, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3827 9631
Discover a haven of serenity in the heart of the ever-busy Dong Khoi as you absorb the peaceful atmosphere and simply take a breath.
Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting place to explore with its lively street culture and rich history. However, all of it can get overwhelming at times. For a break from the chaos and noise, head to the Central Mosque to discover a different side of Saigon. This beautiful building was constructed in 1935 by South Indian Muslims so they could have a place to worship in the city. It is now one of 12 mosques serving HCMC and a place of pilgrimage for Indonesian and Pakistani believers as well. The mosque features a shaded verandah, decorative minarets and the customary pool for ablutions. Dress modestly and remove your shoes before you enter the building. If you're looking for halal food, the neighborhood around the mosque offers a variety of options.
Address:66 Dong Du, Ho Chi Minh City
Elisa Floating Restaurant
Savor Vietnamese cuisine with a gourmet flair at this boat restaurant docked right on banks of picturesque Saigon.
Dine alfresco under the twinkling stars and glittering lights of HCMC on this elegant floating restaurant offering some of the best city views from its wooden sky deck. Savor market-sourced seafood specials like king prawn sautéed with salted egg, stewed sea cucumber and shark's fin; blood cockle salad; crab sautéed in tamarind sauce; and steamed grouper in black bean sauce. While the menu focuses on bounty from the sea, there are also other local specialties like butter-garlic snails; roasted pigeon; stewed beef with green peppers; and Chinese spinach with shitake all accompanied by savory rice or noodles. A nice selection of wines offers the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Be sure to call ahead to book a table, as the boat is a popular venue for special occasions and private functions.
Address:5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3826 4435
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Choose from over 300 wines to pair with dishes like Wagyu beef with lobster as you soar over the HCMC skyline at this trendy restaurant.
Discover Ho Chi Minh from the top of its tallest building as you dine with a panoramic view. This restaurant exudes elegance from every angle with massive floor-to-ceiling windows, plush curved seating and chic black-and-white décor. Their French-inspired menu offers a contemporary twist on classic fare. Their cocktail lounge is the ideal venue to unwind after a long day.
Address:2 Hai Trieu, Level 51, Bitexco Financial Tower, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 6291 8751
Spain meets Vietnam at this cozy downtown bar where the vibrant strains of live flamenco music are guaranteed to have you tapping your feet.
Let the soulful rhythms transport you to the heart of Madrid as you appreciate the flamboyant art of flamenco. Carmen's classy decor is evocative of a wine cellar, complete with characteristic mood lighting in crimson hues and rustic, unfinished stone walls. Rest your glass on a candle-lit table fashioned from kegs as you enjoy the music and some conversation over a shared pitcher of sangria. Their drinks menu is quite extensive featuring beautifully-presented craft cocktails, wines and beers. If the beat catches your fancy, don't hesitate to get up and dance either, it's a great place to show off those ballroom moves. Carmen is a hit on all fronts; it's no wonder that the bar is packed full of locals and expats on most weekend nights.
Address:8 Ly Tu Trong, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 829 7699
Viet Thanh Shop
Amp up your signature style with exotic crocodile leather purses, belts and wallets from this exclusive local boutique.
Located in the heart Ho Chi Minh's upscale District 1, Viet Thanh is the epitome of sophistication. Discover a handcrafted selection of unique accessories made from the finest leather at this store. Each of their beautifully-finished products are manufactured in Vietnam, and guaranteed to be authentic. Whether you decide to make a bold style statement with one of their vibrant red totes or an elegant entrance with a classic black purse; you're sure to find something to suit the occasion. Their custom-made key chains and coasters make for an ideal souvenir or special gift. Call ahead for hours.
Address:137 Dong Khoi, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3803 0476
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Southern Women's Museum
Take a tour and discover the contribution of Vietnamese women, particularly in the struggle for National Independence at this modern museum.
Spread out over 2000 square meters (21527 square feet), this museum is a must-visit for all those interested in the art, culture and politics of Vietnam, seen through the eyes of women. Each of the 10 galleries is dedicated to this theme, shown through artifacts, photographs and multimedia. Some of the major ideas include armed struggle in the southern wars, labor and factory life, daily routines, and historic sites and the myths surrounding female personalities. The museum also features a large (500-seat) auditorium, library, film theater and souvenir boutique. The galleries exhibiting ethnic apparel, memorabilia of revolutionary soldiers, fine jewelry, traditional furniture and ceramics are especially interesting. They weave a story of resilience, national sentiment and pride of these bold pioneering women, through the past and into the future. Explanations in English are available throughout the museum.
Address:202 Vo Thi Sau Street, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3932 0322
A rooftop garden restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese dishes with a fantastic view of Nguyen Hue Street.
Looking for a nice Vietnamese restaurant for dining with your partner, your friends or your family? If so, SH Garden restaurant is a must to try. Located on the rooftop of an old French style building on Nguyen Hue Street with a vintage iron elevator, SH Garden serves variety traditional Vietnamese foods in a nice and simple family style.
Address:98 Nguyen Hue, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 66800188
Luyen Hang Shop
An interior and decor shop that sells lamps, porcelain, and statues.
Luyen Hang Shop designs and produces all kind of lamps made from wood, bamboo, silk, and bronze. Their products focus on quality and clients' satisfaction. They also sell porcelain, statues, water puppets, and vintage clocks.
Address:115B Nguyen Huu Canh, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 90 900 06 99
Bep Nha Xu Quang
An authentic Vietnamese restaurant. The owner is Mrs. Thu Thuy - top 3 of Master Chef Vietnam in 2014.
This is an amazing restaurant in the center of Saigon serving mostly dishes from Central Vietnam with great service. It is located off the street and has an interior courtyard that had a lit tile walkway to the entrance. You should order fish sauce chicken wings with pandan sticky rice or the 4 dishes chicken, which is the signature dish of this restaurant.
Address:144 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38272709
Premium custom tailoring service.
Byfas Tailor is a tailoring service that make garments according to customer's' requests. They can even make clothing based on photos or samples brought in by customers. Ready-made clothes, like designer dresses, are sold here as well.
Address:74C Hai ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
M2C Bistro & Cafe
M2C bistro is absolutely a great place for both locals and visitors to have a little taste of Saigon
Visitors should sit on the balcony where they can sip cup of coffee and enjoy the view. Don’t forget to enjoy the different flavors of yogurt that are made from fruit or honey juice.
Address:103 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38298249
Maison Marou Saigon
The world's finest chocolates are made at this shop right in Ho Chi Minh City.
The flavor of Marou chocolate is better than other chocolates, supposedly because they choose the best cocoa beans as raw materials. That means the producer has managed everything, from raw materials on the farm until the final product is finished. The achieved result is a line of chocolates with an exquisite special taste.
Address:167 - 169 Calmette, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 7300 5010
Try some of the unique Vietnam culinary creations at Si.
Si serves delicious fusion cuisine, a unique combination of taste, preparation, and presentation. It is the combination of the features of classic contemporary Vietnamese food with spirit of Vietnamese culture that makes Si special.
Address:7A Ngo Van Nam, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38296066
At Mandarine, you will not only enjoy yourself in a cozy and ancient space but will also enjoy the delicious food.
Mandarine specializes in Vietnamese cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients available. The warm and cozy interior furnishings will make you feel at home while the attentive staff serves up delectable dishes bursting with flavor.
Address:11A Ngo Van Nam, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38229783
Long Beach Pearl
This store specializes in high quality products made with only the finest Vietnamese pearls.
Long Beach Pearl specializes in providing jewelry products made with Vietnamese pearls. Vietnam is known for both its freshwater and saltwater pearls, so which ever variety you pick, you are sure to be pleased with the product. Keep an eye out for products made with Akoya, Tahitian, South Sea and Mabe pearls, as these are some of the highest quality pearls around.
Address:26 - 28 Pham Hong Thai , District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Discover traditional authentic Vietnamese dishes in an open kitchen restaurant.
Di Mai boasts a harmonious combination of modern design and traditional features. The main attraction of the restaurant is the open kitchen space design. Guests can peruse the salad and bread counter, in the main kitchen, and check out the dessert and refreshment counter.
Address:138 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38217786
This shop sells products made by different Vietnamese designers and brands.
Ginkgo focuses on natural products made from organic and sustainable materials to ensure that customers get the highest quality products. The shop features products crafted by Vietnamese artists and designers, making this the perfect place to stop for a one of a kind item to bring home from Vietnam.
Address:92 - 96 Le Loi Street, Ho Chi Minh City
phone:+84 28 38234099
A French fine dining restaurant in a French-style villa with a beautiful garden and swimming pool.
Chef Thierry, who also owns the restaurant, has brought Michelin-quality fine dining to Ho Chi Minh City with La Villa, a French restaurant that is sure to impress. Enjoy gourmet French cuisine while surrounded by a luxurious villa setting.
Address:14 Ngo Quang Huy Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, 84
phone:+84 28 38982082
An authentic Vietnamese family-style restaurant in downtown Saigon.
Enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine served up family-style. This is the perfect spot for a cozy night out with friends or family.
Address:31A Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 84
phone:+84 28 38273155
Have a lively night at Woodstock.
Woodstock is a modern bar that features a stellar lighting system paired with live music that is sure to keep you dancing all night long. The Woodstock band performs nightly, while famous singers from Vietnam and the Philippines have also graced the stage.
Address:39 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, District 3, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 39304075
Ru Nam Bistro Dong Khoi
Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh, with a nice view facing the Saigon River, the place offers a variety of drinks.
This Runam bistro has very a lovely decor with an indoor and outdoor area. The menu offers a range of drinks and food. It is a perfect place to chat with your friends or enjoy some drinks in District 1.
Address:2 Dong Khoi Street, D1, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 3823 0262
Specializes in providing high quality lacquer furniture with fine detailing and sophisticated craftsmanship.
All lacquer furniture products of NGA follow traditional processes, but also apply modern techniques. Each product is finished with 13 coats, to ensure the durability and absolute quality of the product.
Address:91 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 38238356
Vietnam History Museum - Ho Chi Minh City
This is a place to preserve and display tens of thousands of precious objects collected inside and outside Vietnam.
The museum displays the history of the country from primitive times through the Hung King, then Ly, Tran, Le, Tay Son, Nguyen reign with remnants of ornaments from the daily life to the war. The typical cultural features of Vietnam, including Champa culture and Oc Eo. The second floor is the stage for more artistic display, the Buddha statue, the ceramic jar, stone sculpture, etc.
Address:2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 38298146
The Chopstick Saigon
Savor delicious Vietnamese delights at this traditional restaurant located in a French style villa.
This restaurant serves Vietnamese traditional food in a villa which used to be the house of Mr. Tran Van Huong - The Former Vice President of The Republic of Vietnam before 1975. Mr. Han - The Executive Chef of The Chopstick used to be a famous chef at a five-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. He creates Vietnamese traditional dishes in a creative way to satisfy eclectic diners.
Address:216/4 Dien Bien Phu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh
phone:+84 28 39322889