Best places to eat in ho chi minh city in 2020

Known for her rich history, friendly town folks and incredibly cheap and delectable eats, Ho Chi Minc City is the best place for foodies khổng lồ embark on an all-you-can-eat extravaganza.

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Sure we all know what a good pho or banh mày should taste lượt thích, or so we believe sầu we do. Prepare khổng lồ have sầu your perceptions completely flipped on its head. Though, it’s only fair that we warn you that having your favourite Vietnamese treats in Singapore won’t be the same anymore.

If that doesn’t deter you at all, dive sầu into lớn true-xanh Vietnamese food starting from the bachồng alley streets of Ho Chi Minch to some of the poshest looking bars. To help guide you along, here’s our Ho Chi Minch City District 1 food guide.


While pho, spring rolls and banh mày are great, they aren’t all that Vietphái nam is good for. Tucked away along a quiet street in Ho Chi Minch City’s District 1, lies 33 De Tyêu thích Restaurant.

Specialising in zi char-style cooking, their thực đơn boasts a wide range of delights ranging from the usual khổng lồ the exotic, and not only is the unique topnotch, but the price is also unbelievably affordable as well.

Cau Ong Lanh Ward, District 1Ho Chi Minh City 700000Daily: 11am – 1.30am



If you’re looking for a bar with great vibes và wines, look no further than to BRIX Winebar Kitchen. BRIX serves a great range of charcuterie, cold cuts & cheeses on their thực đơn that pair excellently with their wines.

You can mix and match a few of your favourites khổng lồ enjoy while you drink the night away.

42 Pasteur StreetHo Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minch 700000, VietnamMon lớn Sat: 11am – 12amSun: 1pm – 12am



L’amant Café impresses with both its gorgeous decor and a sensational medley of tasty treats. Conveniently located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minch City, the elaborate yet cosy café is best known for their range of Vietnamese coffee and contemporary Vietnamese dishes.

It certainly is a must khổng lồ pop in for a nice warm cuppa or some cà phê food too if you fancy it.

12 Nguyên Huê, Ben NghéHo Chí Minh, VietnamSun lớn Mon: 7.30am – 11pmSat: 7.30am – 10.30pm



When visiting Ho Chi Minch City, no one ever leaves without paying the acclaimed Lunch Lady a visit. This internationally-renowned street food stall—located just a few steps away from popular pho joint, Pho Phuong 25—is famous for their down-to-Earth, rustic charm and menu that rotates daily.

Until today, Lunch Lady is still highly patronised by locals, tourists, as well as food bloggers from around the world.

23 Hoang Sa StreetPhuong Da Kao, District 1 (Quan 1)Daily: 9am – 3pm



Mama Pho has a stellar pho-centric menu, featuring not only different flavours of the classic soup-based pho. Here is where you’ll find unique pho-based creations such as their Crispy Pan-Fried Pho, Rolled Pho và even Wok-Fried Pho.

You won’t find many locals dining here given its higher price point, but Mama Pho is worth a visit regardless.

111, Hem So 9,Ben Nghẹ Quan 1,Ho Chí Minch, VietnamDaily: 8am – 10pm



Specialising in a variety of Vietnamese dishes from the classic pho, grilled meat dishes to lớn some pretty exotic items as well, Mâm Bac is a 2-storey eatery in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1 that is worth visiting for a pleasant introduction to local flavours in a modern & comfortable setting.



A popular pit stop among muốn the Vietnamese locals, Nhu Lan Bakery houses a banh mày kiosk, a proper sit-down Vietnamese eatery as well as a delicatessen & meat grocer.

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They serve everything under the sun, from bowls of pho bo to a massive sầu selection of banh mày toppings and even some other local delicacies not commonly found elsewhere.

50 Ham Nghi,Ben Nké, Quan 1Ho Chi Minch City, VietnamDaily: 4am – 11pm



Like Pho, Bahn Mi is found in every street corner, available in fancy food joints và street stalls anywhere in Ho Chi Minh City, và definitely here at Nhu Lan Bakery too.

While Banh Mi usually features pork pavấp ngã, a variety of cooked meats, Vietnamese hams & sausages và more, you can also customise your own Bahn Mi from their wide variety of toppings here too!

50 Ham Nghi,Ben Nxịt, Quan 1,Ho Chi Minc City, VietnamDaily: 4am – 11pm



While strolling through Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll inevitably come across a street cart or two selling gorgeous colourful glutinous rice desserts topped with coconut cream và desiccated coconuts, making for that perfect Instagram shot.

We vì chưng recommover asking locals for the best recommendations & asking for the price before ordering though.



Known as Banh Trang Nuong, it’s a type of rice cracker more commonly found in Ho Chi Minch City. A rice paper sheet is toasted over a charcoal fire lớn a nice crisp before being topped up with ingredients such as diced vegetables, cream cheese, quail eggs, minced meat and a variety of sauces.

If you see a stall like this around Ho Chi Minch City, vày not hesitate!



Having been around for the past đôi mươi years, these folks know how lớn serve sầu up a proper bowl of pho, so skip your McDonald’s và head over lớn Pho Ha for a delicious late-night bite instead.

Meaty and straightforward yet brimming with heady notes of spices, there really is no questioning why the locals here can have this every single day.

19 Hai Trieu, District 1,Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamDaily: 4pm – 2am



Specialising in an assortment of chicken dishes, pho & hearty soups, this humble eatery may not seem like much at first, but it really does impress with its wide array of thực đơn offerings. Also great if you’re in a hurry—because service here is lightning quiông chồng while packing a substantial arsenal of yummy delights with their chicken dishes standing out the most.

Ben Nghe, District 1,Ho Chi Minch City, Vietnam



For a truly authentic & out-of-this-world beef pho experience when in Ho Chi Minc City, you really have to lớn drop by Pho Phuong 25.

Besides offering tasty bowls of pho, they feature both indoor & open-air seating, you could easily bask in the aroma of simmering beef broth và freshly plucked herbs surrounding the entire eatery.

25 Hoàng Sa, District 1,Ho Chi Minc City, VietnamTue to lớn Sun: 5.30am – 9pmMon: 5.30am – 1pm



Essentially the Starbucks of Vietphái mạnh, this Vietnamese-born chain is best known for their tea và their iced teas are a big hit with many people of all ages, and although it might resemble the look & feel of a commercial coffee and tea chain, it was far from it.

It’s the perfect place lớn pop by and grab a quick iced coffee or tea và go about the rest of your day in the đô thị.

29 Ngo Duc Ke Q 1Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam giới (Multiple outlets located within District 1)



If you’re planning to lớn take a short break before embarking on more adventures in HCMC, take a break at The Running Bean and lounge in one of their comfortable seats inside or al fresco. This gorgeous coffe boasts a boho-theme, similar to the ones you’d typically expect lớn find in Bali.

They serve sầu up ice cold smoothie bowls that are nothing short of perfect to cleanse & detoxify all the Vietnamese coffee và street food you’ve sầu probably had by now.

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115 Ho Tung Mau Dist.1,Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamDaily: 8am – 10.30pm

For more recommendations, read our Ho Chi Minh City’s guides to lớn discover the best places to visit in the đô thị.

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