Ho Chi Minh City is every foodie’s paradise, offering everything from delectable street food to fine dining that rivals famous international establishments. When it’s time to splash out, here are the five best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City for fine dining.
1. La Villa
This French restaurant set inside a stunning villa is the most talked-about European restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. With Chef Thierry Mounon at the helm, the menu is full of exquisite French specialities, with a lunch menu, set menu and a la carte menu available. The restaurant’s location inside an impressive and large white villa – which was originally a private residence – gives the restaurant an exclusive and private ambience. Tables are scattered throughout the ground floor, including around the outdoor pool. More about La Villa
This high-end Ho Chi Minh City restaurant has taken on a global foodie trend, becoming the city’s go-to restaurant for dining in the dark. Based on the idea that the sense of taste is heightened when you’re not distracted by other senses, diners eat in darkness and are served by blind or visually impaired staff. Vegetarian, eastern and western inspired menus are served over several courses and are a true treat for the taste buds. More about Noir
3. Li Bai Chinese Restaurant
Widely hailed as being the top Chinese restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Li Bai is an elegant eatery in the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers. Meals come in the form of all you can eat dim sum, or a la carte menus with menu items embodying the finest ingredients. A frequently award-winning restaurant too, Li Bai is a great spot for a splash-out meal. The Sunday night buffet is also popular with locals and visitors alike. More about Li Bai Chinese Restaurant
For fans of Italian cuisine, R&J is the best and most romantic place to go in the city. Named after Romeo and Juliet, R&J is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City in The Reverie hotel, inside the Time Square building. The classically Italian interior serves as the perfect back to the menu, which spans from north to south Italy, featuring the best Italian ingredients. An extensive Italian wine list completes the picture. More about R&J
5. Ly Club
Food In Ho Chi Minh City is wonderfully international, but the best thing about fine dining at Ly Club is the extensive Vietnamese and Asian part of its menu. An innovative diversity of flavours puts a modern twist on traditional Vietnamese dishes, making this a truly original dining experience in the city. The restaurant’s grand entrance paves the way for more relaxed seating options both inside and out, making it a high end eating experience in a laidback setting. More about Ly Club
Many of our trips at Mr Linh’s Adventures
include a few days in Ho Chi Minh City, so if fine dining is your thing, you’ll have plenty of time to check out the food scene in the city too.