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Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Saigon

March 15, 2023 - 6925 views

In Ho Chi Minh City, street food dominates most of the local dining culture. However, the development and diversity in culture have made it become more modern and high standard. Along the streets of districts 1 and 2, fine dining restaurants have opened to offer the best cuisine and dining experience. 

1. La Cuisine Saigon

  • Address: 52 Le Thanh Ton St., District 1 
  • Open hours: 11 am - 2 pm; 5 pm - 10 pm (close on Sunday) 
  • Price range: $8.84 - $24.31 (200,000 - 550,000 VND) 

La Cuisine Saigon is among the most expensive fine dining restaurants in Ho Chi Minh. The restaurant offers traditional French cuisine in a fancy, romantic interior space, suitable for couples’ date nights. 

Dishes are directly cooked by the French owners, thus, in general, feature the authentic taste of most traditional French dishes, easy for foreigners to eat and enjoy. Steak tartare, foie gras with Provence figs, and pan-seared duck with Béarnaise sauce are the most worth-trying. Drinks like Mojito and wine are also recommended. If you are vegetarian or going on any special diet, you can confirm it with the staff so that they can serve you the best. Vegan and gluten-free options are always offered. 

Besides the food, the service and dining space will offer you a great experience. On coming here, you will be served by the friendly and professional staff. Plating and execution are stylish and modern, just like the white-washed, bare brick walls, and chunky wooden tables, providing you enjoyment and relaxation. 

La Cuisine is open from Monday to Saturday for lunch, dinner, and late night. You can come here with a friend. 

La Cuisine Saigon


2. 030 Cuisine Saigon

  • Address: 7/13 Nguyen Trai St., Ben Thanh Ward, District 1 
  • Open hours: 11 am - 2 pm; 5 pm - 10 pm 
  • Price range: $1.99 - $10.39 (45,000 - 235,000 VND) 

Featuring delicious dishes, reasonable prices, and a cozy dining space, 030 Cuisine Saigon has been rated 5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor and deserves one of the best 10 fine dining restaurants in Ho Chi Minh. 

Here, you will have a chance to try Japanese and German fusion dishes, which are pretty strange for those eating for the first time; yet; turn out good. Ribeye place, steak taco, and truffle beef ponzu are highly recommended. Besides, you can choose lychee, peach, and raspberry tea for drinks.

Lying in an alley, 030 Cuisine Saigon is not large but features quite a pretty and cozy inside space. You can come here in a small group for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Food delivery service is available, so you can order the dishes and have them arrive at your place. 

030 Cuisine Saigon


3. Propaganda Saigon Restaurant

  • Address: 21 Han Thuyen St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open hours: 7.30 am - 10.30 pm 
  • Price range: $4.42 - $8.84 (100,000 - 200,000 VND) 

Getting a high score of 4.5 on Tripadvisor, Propaganda Saigon is among the most recommended fine dining restaurants in Ho Chi Minh for budget travelers. 

The restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine with some signature dishes including fried rice, noodles, pho, and spring rolls. The special thing about Propaganda Saigon is that it serves the traditional food of all 3 areas of Vietnam; Therefore, on eating here, you will have a chance to try the Central and Northern cuisine. 

Besides the delicious, reasonably-priced food, the interior design and decoration of the restaurant is something that you will be interested in. As its customers are the locals and budget travelers, Propaganda Saigon features quite a small and cozy dining space with wall paintings and lights. The airy, bright space and colorful paintings inspired by propaganda slogans of the 1980s will take you back to an old Saigon that is not modern with buildings and malls, but lively and hospitable, full of the Vietnamese spirit. 

The restaurant serves all meals of the day and is quite vegetarian-friendly, so you can expect to have a great dining experience here. 

Propaganda Saigon Restaurant


4. Le Jardin Saigon Restaurant

  • Address: 31 Thai Van Lung St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open hours: 11 am - 2 pm; 6 pm - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $13.26 - $24.31 (300,000 - 550,000 VND) 

Le Jardin is an outside-garden French restaurant. With an airy dining space and delicious inexpensive food, the restaurant will be a good choice for your lunch or dinner. 

Lying in an old colonial area and featuring a pretty garden where diners are served their meal, Le Jardin offers a new fine dining experience that is more like an outside family meal. Besides, sitting in the shade of trees and eating will be very interesting. You can enjoy the food, chat with your friends or family, and watch the street at the same time. Though tablets are placed outside, there are no insects and the space is quite large, so you don’t have to worry about getting uncomfortable during the meal. 

The food here, in general, is traditional French and features quite a good taste, not excellent but easy to eat and enough to enjoy. Some worth-trying are snails, tartare beef, lardon salad, and salad with duck wings confit. Each has a great portion, so you can easily get full. 

One thing to take note of is that the restaurant only accepts cash and the parking fee is about $0.44 (10,000 VND). Therefore, you should bring along some cash and changes. 

Le Jardin Saigon Restaurant


5. Stoker Saigon Restaurant

  • Address: 44 Mac Thi Buoi St., District 1 
  • Open hours: 11.30 am - 11.59 pm 
  • Price range: $4.42 - $22.10 (100,000 - 500,000 VND) 

Stoker Saigon offers delicious steaks and grilled dishes in a fancy cozy space. Rated 4.5/ 5 on Tripadvisor, the restaurant is one of the most recommended fine dining restaurants in Ho Chi Minh. 

Coming here, you will have a chance to try delicious steaks and grilled dishes, some signatures of which are pork, forgras, and New York steak. You can try some grilled seafood such as oysters, as they are fresh and well seasoned. Stoker also has a bar that serves different kinds of drinks. For this, you can choose wine or some cocktail to try. 

Unlike many fine dining restaurants in Saigon, the restaurant features quite a large and comfortable dining space, suitable for family meals or small parties. Besides, gluten-free options are always offered.

Stoker Saigon Restaurant 


6. Saigon Sensation Restaurant

  • Address: 2 Ton Duc Thang St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 
  • Open hours: 7.30 pm - 10 pm 
  • Price range: $4.42 - $44.20 (100,000 - 1,000,000 VND) 

Saigon Sensation is a lounge and dining cruise, thus, offers one of the most interesting fine dining experiences in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Spending your night in Saigon Sensation, you will have a chance to try both Western and Eastern menus, experience the 5-star service, and enjoy the nightlife on the water. 

The cruise is due to set sail at 7.30 pm, get around the Saigon river, and finish its trip at 10 pm. During the trip, you will be served different dishes and drinks. The food here, in general, is well seasoned, prettily decorated, and professionally served. Also, there are plenty of dishes, both Western and Eastern, so you can easily find the one that is the best for you. Besides, don’t forget to order some drinks, there are many kinds of delicious wine for you to try. 

Sitting in a 5-star cruise, enjoying the wind, eating delicious food, and admiring the night scene will cost you much; yet, it is worth it. Sign up for a luxury dinner cruise in Saigon with us now.

Saigon Sensation Restaurant


7. Refinery Saigon Restaurant

  • Address: 74/7C Hai Ba Trung St. Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 
  • Open hours: 11 am - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $4.42 - $26.52 (100,000 - 600,000 VND) 

When it comes to fine dining restaurants in Saigon, The Refinery seems to be the most popular, due to the pleasant taste of food, friendly atmosphere, and cozy dining space. 

On entering the restaurant, you will feel like being in an old palace, as any detail of its interior design is inspired by the French colonial style, making the dining space fancy and cozy at the same time. 

For the dishes, All of them served here are traditionally French. Being seasoned and cooked by the restaurant's French owner, they feature authentic tastes of French cuisine and are quite easy to eat for foreigners. Some of the most recommended is beef fillet, mignon with red wine juices and potato galette roll, salad nicoise, salad black, and white sesame chicken. 

Besides, as the restaurant has a bar, you can choose some wines to try with your dishes. They are generally pretty good. In Refinery Saigon, it is suitable for couples’ dates, so you can come to eat with your lover or friend. 

Refinery Saigon Restaurant


8. Ocean Palace Saigon Restaurant

  • Address: 1 - 2 Le Duan St., District 1 
  • Open hours: 9 am - 2.30 pm; 4.45 pm - 10.30 pm 
  • Price range: $6.63 - $24.31 (150,000 - 550,000 VND) 

Ocean Palace Saigon is a Chinese fine dining restaurant that is suitable for friends’ hangouts, family gatherings, and small parties. 

Here, it offers plenty of Chinese dishes, in which there are dumplings, Chinese meatballs, chicken, seafood, noodles, and so on. All are traditional Chinese dishes, and cooked from fresh ingredients; thus, feature a really good taste and are easy to eat. Besides, vegan and gluten-free options are always offered.

The dining space of Ocean Palace is quite clean, bright, and features round tables, suitable for small gatherings and parties. On spending your meal here, you will be completely assured about the quality of the food, dining space, and service. Therefore, it is very suitable for those families that have children. 

Ocean Palace Saigon Restaurant


9. Outcast Saigon Restaurant

  • Address: 118/1 Nguyen Van Huong St., Thao Dien Ward, District 1 
  • Open hours: 3 pm - 0 am 
  • Price range: $4.42 - $24.31 (100,000 - 550,000 VND) 

For the couples that want to find somewhere affordable to date, or small families that are looking for a place to eat and for their children to take part in outdoor activities, Outcast Saigon will be the best choice. It is a combination of an outdoor bar, a restaurant, and a children's playground. 

On coming here, you will be served mostly American food. Some recommendations are hamburgers, fish and chips, and so on. The food’s taste is average. Besides, the airy large space and lively atmosphere is the special point of Outcast Saigon. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the meal, chat with your friends, and the children can take part in outdoor activities together. There are enough private spaces for parents and children, but parents can still watch their kids playing, making sure they are safe. At night, this can be an ideal place for a couple's date. Therefore, Outcast Saigon seems to be suitable for all ages and demands. 

Outcast Saigon Restaurant


10. Xu Restaurant Lounge

  • Address: 1st floor, 71 - 75 Hai Ba Trung St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open hours: 11 am - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $3.09 - $9.72 (70,000 - 220,000 VND) 

Xu Restaurant Lounge features quite a cozy and fancy dining space, suitable for couples’ date nights and business meetings.

Here, Vietnamese and Asian dishes are mainly served. The taste, in general, is quite fresh, pleasant, and easy to eat. Some signature dishes are spring rolls, salad, and seafood. Besides, you should try some cocktails and wines here, as they are quite delicious. The restaurant is quite 

In addition to good food, drinks, and cozy dining space, the cost for a meal in Xu Restaurant Lounge is quite low and affordable, compared to those in other fine dining restaurants of Saigon. The restaurant is open from 11 am to 11 pm every day, so you come here for lunch and dinner. 

Xu Restaurant Lounge

Above are the top 10 best fine dining restaurants in Saigon. If you have any further questions, you can contact us at We hope that you will have a great dining experience. Let's book your best Ho Chi Minh tour now.

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