Top 5 International Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

The standard of international cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City is top-notch. After living there and sampling much of the food on offer, I’ve put together a list of the top 5 international restaurants I visited.

Pizza 4Ps

Japanese-inspired pizza’s, cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven, topped with the best ingredients available (including their home made artisan cheese) and made with precision and care. It’s a recipe for success.

What I recommend trying

Where to sit

If you can, book a spot in-front of the wood fired oven. Watching the chef construct each pizza with the care and precision from a talented Japanese chef is a wonderful sight. The way the staff communicate and work together in an efficient and respectful manner is a testament to the managers.

Reservations

You will need to book. In some cases, days in advanced. If you turn up without a booking, they will try and accommodate you, but there’s normally a long wait and you may be turned away.

Bollywood Indian

As a lover of Indian food, I have very high expectations. We first found Bollywood Indian when we moved to District 7 in the outskirts of the city. It quickly become a weekly favourite and I’m yet to find Indian food I enjoy as much as I did from Bollywood.

What I recommend trying

Where to sit

If the bright Bollywood-style interior is too much to bare, find a seat outside and watch the residents of Phu My Hung pass by.

Reservations

Seating is limited and it can get popular on the weekend, so it’s recommended to make a booking if you only have one chance to visit. They also deliver if you can’t make it to the restaurant.

Boomerang Bistro

Live overseas long enough and it’s only inevitable that you will experience homesickness at one point or another. Each time I longed for home, I would head down to the Boomerang Bistro (a.k.a. The Australian Pub) for a nice meal amongst familiar sights and sounds.

What I recommend trying

Where to sit

They have lovely large wooden tables outside with a view of the river. They also have an air-conditioned indoor area which is nicely spaced out so it doesn’t feel like you’re eating on-top of the person next to you.

Reservations

As it’s a large restaurant with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, booking isn’t required. If you can, sit outside, it will give you a lovely view of the river.

Saffron

A  small bistro with friendly staff and plenty on offer. If you’re in the city and have a yearning for a taste of the Mediterranean, this is the one to try.

What I recommend trying

Where to sit

It’s only a small area so seating is limited. If you can, try to get a seat close to the window at the front.

Reservations

As mentioned above, it’s a small restaurant so I would book in advance.

The Refinery

I only ate here once, but the food was good enough to make the list. Quality French dining at the fraction of the price you would pay elsewhere.

What I recommend trying

Where to sit

When booking, ask for a seat out the front, it has a lovely view of the courtyard and a nice vibe with other restaurants nearby.

Reservations

The restaurant is in a popular area close to the centre of town, so it’s advisable to book in advance or go early.

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