See you in Vietnam Local Eat & Drink

Nguyen & Tien
Nguyen & Tien
Joined in 2019
Nguyen & Tien

See you in Vietnam Local Eat & Drink

Eat & drink locally around our house
Hey, we've spent some time exploring our areas and find some cool restaurants/street foods (clean & cheap, tasty and local) and cafes (strong wifi, good coffee). Check it out if you're staying in our place.
Selling vegan food, you can pick many small dishes. Cheap, clean and tasty. Meal for two people would cost 80-100,000VND
Tara House - Thanh Phuong Vege Restaurant
Selling vegan food, you can pick many small dishes. Cheap, clean and tasty. Meal for two people would cost 80-100,000VND
Broken rice with grilled pork: A very traditional Saigon breakfast dish. They sell only in the morning from 6:00-10:00, 12:00-13:00 How to order: "Cơm tấm sườn bì chả" 45k-50/portion for 1 adult.
Cơm tấm siêu ngon
Broken rice with grilled pork: A very traditional Saigon breakfast dish. They sell only in the morning from 6:00-10:00, 12:00-13:00 How to order: "Cơm tấm sườn bì chả" 45k-50/portion for 1 adult.
Grilled banana wrapped in sticky rice. A popular type of snacks of Saigonese.
Chuối nếp nướng Út Lúa
Grilled banana wrapped in sticky rice. A popular type of snacks of Saigonese.
RECOMMEND. Pho: Vietnamese rice noodles soup. Selling Pho in Southern style. Good for breakfast. How to order: "Phở tái nạm tô thường"
Phở CÔ HOA
27 Lam Sơn
RECOMMEND. Pho: Vietnamese rice noodles soup. Selling Pho in Southern style. Good for breakfast. How to order: "Phở tái nạm tô thường"
Pho: Vietnamese rice noodles soup. They sell Pho in Southern style. Good for breakfast. How to order: "Phở tái nạm tô thường"
Phở Cây Quéo
148 Hoàng Hoa Thám
Pho: Vietnamese rice noodles soup. They sell Pho in Southern style. Good for breakfast. How to order: "Phở tái nạm tô thường"
RECOMMEND. Vietnamese sandwich. Good for breakfast. 20,000VND for a Banh Mi.
Banh Mi Nguyen
RECOMMEND. Vietnamese sandwich. Good for breakfast. 20,000VND for a Banh Mi.
RECOMMEND. Snails restaurant. Sell in the evening.100,000-120,000/person for a good meal. Many different dishes from different snails. Recomend dishes: Ngheu hap xa: Boiled clamps with lemongrass So diep nuong mo hanh: scallops grilled with green onions. Oc len xao dua: snails cook with coconut milk Oc mong tay xao rau muong: finger snails stir fried with spinach
Quán Ốc Quỳnh
RECOMMEND. Snails restaurant. Sell in the evening.100,000-120,000/person for a good meal. Many different dishes from different snails. Recomend dishes: Ngheu hap xa: Boiled clamps with lemongrass So diep nuong mo hanh: scallops grilled with green onions. Oc len xao dua: snails cook with coconut milk Oc mong tay xao rau muong: finger snails stir fried with spinach
Recommend: Vietnamese crepes (rice flour based crepes filled with mung beans, ground pork & bean sprouts). Sell only from 12:00-17:00 Two options 1: "Bánh xèo" The crepes (30,000 VND/ big Banh Xeo) 2: "Bún thịt nướng" Rice noodles with BBQ pork. (30,000VND/bowl) They have one of the best Banh Xeo in Saigon
Bánh xèo - Bún chả giò Miếu Nổi
12 Nguyễn Công Hoan
Recommend: Vietnamese crepes (rice flour based crepes filled with mung beans, ground pork & bean sprouts). Sell only from 12:00-17:00 Two options 1: "Bánh xèo" The crepes (30,000 VND/ big Banh Xeo) 2: "Bún thịt nướng" Rice noodles with BBQ pork. (30,000VND/bowl) They have one of the best Banh Xeo in Saigon
Coffee made with a net filter. A very old method of making coffee. Sell during the daytime.
Cà Phê Vợt
330/2 Phan Đình Phùng
Coffee made with a net filter. A very old method of making coffee. Sell during the daytime.
Sweet tofu with toppings. Great for hot days. ~25,000-30,00VND a dish.
Sweet Tofu
70 Phùng Văn Cung
Sweet tofu with toppings. Great for hot days. ~25,000-30,00VND a dish.
RECOMMEND. Nice place to have a beer and watch the traffic at night time. Have a good selection and soft drinks and beers, good price. Our favorite bar to hang out with friends. You should try.
L'oubli coffee and bar
32 Phùng Văn Cung
RECOMMEND. Nice place to have a beer and watch the traffic at night time. Have a good selection and soft drinks and beers, good price. Our favorite bar to hang out with friends. You should try.
A place for smoothies. A favorite place for young people hanging out at night time, located right at a small intersection, good for watching the traffic. Good atmosphere, you don't have a fancy chair to sit, just wooden stools, but who cares if you just want to have a good smoothie in the hot days and surrounded by just locals. Price ranges from 25,000-40,000VND. Busy at night time. Our favorite: Avocado smoothies
Ghế Đẩu
A place for smoothies. A favorite place for young people hanging out at night time, located right at a small intersection, good for watching the traffic. Good atmosphere, you don't have a fancy chair to sit, just wooden stools, but who cares if you just want to have a good smoothie in the hot days and surrounded by just locals. Price ranges from 25,000-40,000VND. Busy at night time. Our favorite: Avocado smoothies
Good smoothies, staff are friendly, there is a good banh mi stall in front of the shop, worth a try.
The Juice Bar
59 Hoa Sứ
Good smoothies, staff are friendly, there is a good banh mi stall in front of the shop, worth a try.
RECOMMEND. Good Vietnamese crepes, many different versions. Small street-side shop, staff friendly. Just 200m from the house. How to order: "Banh Xeo": Vietnamese crepes, 35,000-40,000vnd/portion. Our favorite "Banh can": Same style but round rice cake, 35,000-40,000/portion "Banh trang nuong": grilled rice paper with toppings (shallots, quail eggs, fried shrimps. Our favorite
Vietnamese rice crepes
30 Thích Quảng Đức
RECOMMEND. Good Vietnamese crepes, many different versions. Small street-side shop, staff friendly. Just 200m from the house. How to order: "Banh Xeo": Vietnamese crepes, 35,000-40,000vnd/portion. Our favorite "Banh can": Same style but round rice cake, 35,000-40,000/portion "Banh trang nuong": grilled rice paper with toppings (shallots, quail eggs, fried shrimps. Our favorite
Grilled rice paper with toppings. A popular place of locals. A good meal for 2 people would cost 100,000VND.
Bánh Tráng Nướng C002 - Chi nhánh 1
Grilled rice paper with toppings. A popular place of locals. A good meal for 2 people would cost 100,000VND.
RECOMMEND. Best value Banh Mi shop in Saigon in my opinion. A standard banh mi costs 13,000. This is the only banh mi shop in Saigon I can eat 2 banh mi a day, 7 days a week and still want to have more. Opening time: 6:00-9:00, 15:00-18:00, Sunday off.
Bánh Mì Pate Gia Lai
47C Hoa Lan
RECOMMEND. Best value Banh Mi shop in Saigon in my opinion. A standard banh mi costs 13,000. This is the only banh mi shop in Saigon I can eat 2 banh mi a day, 7 days a week and still want to have more. Opening time: 6:00-9:00, 15:00-18:00, Sunday off.
Cafe with vintage/ propaganda decor style. Their signature is coffee with coconut milk. Drinks start from 30-50,000VND.
Cộng Cà phê - Trường Sa
346 Trường Sa
Cafe with vintage/ propaganda decor style. Their signature is coffee with coconut milk. Drinks start from 30-50,000VND.
Egg coffee. A creative coffee style in Vietnam. Originated from Ha Noi back to the French colonial time. This is the Cappuccino without milk but egg yolks.
Quán Cà Phê Trứng
8 Hoa Cúc
Egg coffee. A creative coffee style in Vietnam. Originated from Ha Noi back to the French colonial time. This is the Cappuccino without milk but egg yolks.
Steamed rice rolls stuffed with mushroom & ground pork, eat with fried shallot, basils, and Vietnamese style ham. A standard portion is 40,000
Bánh Cuốn Nhớ
448 Phan Xích Long
Steamed rice rolls stuffed with mushroom & ground pork, eat with fried shallot, basils, and Vietnamese style ham. A standard portion is 40,000
Want to experience something really Saigon, have been selling sweet soup since 1976 by an elderly couple. The stall sells on the street with 5 different types of sweet soups, they sell from 9pm until sold out (probably midnight). 5,000VND a small bowl.
Quán chè Đèn Dầu
504 Nguyễn Kiệm
Want to experience something really Saigon, have been selling sweet soup since 1976 by an elderly couple. The stall sells on the street with 5 different types of sweet soups, they sell from 9pm until sold out (probably midnight). 5,000VND a small bowl.
Good place for sunset/traffic watching. Best time : 17:00-18:30. Drinks are not special.
Cipherz Coffee
Good place for sunset/traffic watching. Best time : 17:00-18:30. Drinks are not special.
A little bit upscale Vietnamese restaurant. If you want to have a very nice Vietnamese meal with good service. This is the place to go, a good meal for 2 would cost 600-700,000VND.
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Cuc Gach Quan Restaurant
10 Đặng Tất
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A little bit upscale Vietnamese restaurant. If you want to have a very nice Vietnamese meal with good service. This is the place to go, a good meal for 2 would cost 600-700,000VND.
RECOMMEND. A lovely vegan restaurant stuck in the alleyways, if you want to have a vegan eating experience, this is the place to go. Food is good, a wide range of varieties and reasonable price. A meal of 4 dishes would cost 150,000-180,000VND. Recommend dish: pumpkin flower tempura, coconut palm heart salad, stir-fried vermicelli noddles.
Dharma Garden Vegetarian Restaurant
17 Nguyễn Huy Tưởng
RECOMMEND. A lovely vegan restaurant stuck in the alleyways, if you want to have a vegan eating experience, this is the place to go. Food is good, a wide range of varieties and reasonable price. A meal of 4 dishes would cost 150,000-180,000VND. Recommend dish: pumpkin flower tempura, coconut palm heart salad, stir-fried vermicelli noddles.
RECOMMEND. One of the best Banh Mi in Sai Gon. Sell only from 1pm-5pm.
Bánh mì 7 Hổ
19 Huỳnh Khương Ninh
RECOMMEND. One of the best Banh Mi in Sai Gon. Sell only from 1pm-5pm.
One of best cafes in Saigon, very high quality of Arabica beans. Modern design, good place to enjoy a good cup of coffee, reading books and have a chat with friends.
RedDoor Coffee
One of best cafes in Saigon, very high quality of Arabica beans. Modern design, good place to enjoy a good cup of coffee, reading books and have a chat with friends.
Arabica beans coffee shop, a bit pricey but you get the very quality coffee by different methods.
Soul Specialty Coffee
386/11 Đường Lê Văn Sỹ
Arabica beans coffee shop, a bit pricey but you get the very quality coffee by different methods.
Selling very affordable papaya salad (20,000vnd/portion). Truly streetfood, sit on the footpath.
Papaya Salad Street Food Vendor
259A Hai Bà Trưng
Selling very affordable papaya salad (20,000vnd/portion). Truly streetfood, sit on the footpath.
RECOMMEND. One of best Banh Mi in Saigon. Often reviewed by top travel bloggers. Price is 45,000 VND which is double or even triple price of regular Banh Mi selling on the street, but you get what you pay for.
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Huynh Hoa Bakery
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RECOMMEND. One of best Banh Mi in Saigon. Often reviewed by top travel bloggers. Price is 45,000 VND which is double or even triple price of regular Banh Mi selling on the street, but you get what you pay for.
Hue cuisine. Selling food originated from Hue - the old Vietnam's capital. Nice decor restaurant. would take 100,000/person to full.
Bếp Huế
83 Thạch Thị Thanh
Hue cuisine. Selling food originated from Hue - the old Vietnam's capital. Nice decor restaurant. would take 100,000/person to full.
One of the best Bun Bo Hue in Sai Gon (the beef noddles soup in Hue style). ~40,000/bowl.
Quán Mạ Ơi
One of the best Bun Bo Hue in Sai Gon (the beef noddles soup in Hue style). ~40,000/bowl.
Rice vermicelli with beef. One of the popular spots of local people. Good for breakfast or lunch. ~40,000/bowl. How to order: "Bun bo tai nam"
BÚN BÒ THUẬN ĐẠT
336 Nguyễn Thượng Hiền
Rice vermicelli with beef. One of the popular spots of local people. Good for breakfast or lunch. ~40,000/bowl. How to order: "Bun bo tai nam"
RECOMMEND Rooftop bar 10th floor on the top of the HD bank building, good view of the city at night, drinks are reasonable but not excellent. Nice vibe, a popular place for local young people. Worth a visit.
Mary Jane's The Bar
85 Nguyễn Hữu Cầu
RECOMMEND Rooftop bar 10th floor on the top of the HD bank building, good view of the city at night, drinks are reasonable but not excellent. Nice vibe, a popular place for local young people. Worth a visit.
Cantonese noodle shop. 35k/ bowl. The egg noodle texture is crispy. the broth has nice umami aftertaste. Would love to come back. Sell from 4pm to midnight.
Mì A Quý
151C Trần Quang Khải
Cantonese noodle shop. 35k/ bowl. The egg noodle texture is crispy. the broth has nice umami aftertaste. Would love to come back. Sell from 4pm to midnight.
VERY RECOMMEND: The Udon-like thick noodles with crab-based broth. Sell only from 4pm- 8,9pm. Pack with locals from 5 pm. Be there, grab a plastic tool, join the locals, eat a bowl of noodles from heaven. They sell only one dish, no menu, then you know they specialize in this dish.
Bánh Canh Cua 87
87 Trần Khắc Chân
VERY RECOMMEND: The Udon-like thick noodles with crab-based broth. Sell only from 4pm- 8,9pm. Pack with locals from 5 pm. Be there, grab a plastic tool, join the locals, eat a bowl of noodles from heaven. They sell only one dish, no menu, then you know they specialize in this dish.
RECOMMEND: home-cooked Ha Noi style meal. The place is clean, the staff is friendly and the price is very reasonable. Would be long waiting at the lunchtime as the restaurant will be packed with office workers going out for lunch.
Làng Cua Đồng
18A/5 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai
RECOMMEND: home-cooked Ha Noi style meal. The place is clean, the staff is friendly and the price is very reasonable. Would be long waiting at the lunchtime as the restaurant will be packed with office workers going out for lunch.
Drink coffee with the locals on the street, coffee is strong Robusta. A good place to have a chat and watch the traffic go by. Go for ca phe sua da.
Cafe Thức
156 Pasteur
Drink coffee with the locals on the street, coffee is strong Robusta. A good place to have a chat and watch the traffic go by. Go for ca phe sua da.
Give this fusion cafe a try, located on a very old building from French time now apartments are renovated into galleries, clothing shops, and cafes. Coffee is good, internet good, atmosphere good. If you looking for a place to hide away from the heat of Saigon after hours wandering near the Post office. This is the place you need. Oh, they have some basic food to make you not hungry anymore.
The Loft Cafe & Bistro
Give this fusion cafe a try, located on a very old building from French time now apartments are renovated into galleries, clothing shops, and cafes. Coffee is good, internet good, atmosphere good. If you looking for a place to hide away from the heat of Saigon after hours wandering near the Post office. This is the place you need. Oh, they have some basic food to make you not hungry anymore.