Top 10+ Best French Restaurants in Saigon

March 15, 2023 - 2615 views

It is undeniable that French cuisine is very attractive, and such food can not only give you a sophisticated taste but also satisfy you in accompanying wines and a romantic atmosphere. In Ho Chi Minh City, it is not hard to seek out typical French dishes. Whenever you are craving French cuisine, you can refer to the list of the 12 best French restaurants in Saigon below.

1. La Villa French Restaurant

  • Address: no.14, Ngo Huy Quang St., Thao Dien Ward, District 2 
  • Open hour: 12 am - 1.30 pm; 6.30 pm - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $21.74 - $95.63 (500,000 VND - 2,220,000 VND) 

La Villa Restaurant is run by a French Vietnamese couple and is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

Though one of its owners was previously a 5-star chef, the restaurant is not bound by the limitations of 5-star hotels or high-end restaurants, but the place where Thierry Mounon, the owner, explores French gastronomy at his own pace, in an environment designed to facilitate the best of what excellent ingredients could offer. 

Therefore, the food here is particularly outstanding in its representation and flavour, giving you the genuine French dining experience that is definitely worth the price. 

Roasted Chicken, Duck Confit Ravioli, Lobster, and Wagyu Beef are those highly recommended. Besides, vegan and gluten-free options are always offered. 

The restaurant is right inside the villa, not too big, and features a romantic vibe, quite suitable for a date night. Also, there are both indoor and outdoor tables, so on making a reservation, you can choose one of the two options. The outdoor tables close to the swimming pool are always recommended. 

La Villa French Restaurant


2. Le Corto Restaurant

  • Address: no.5D, Nguyen Sieu St. District 1 
  • Open hour: 9 am - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $6.52 - $43.74 (150,000 VND - 1,000,000 VND) 

Rated 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor, Le Corto is the most recommended French restaurant in Saigon. Coming here, you will be served with excellent French cuisine, by the friendly attentive staff, and in the luxury cozy space. 

In particular, the dishes served here are created and cooked by the famous French Chef, Sakal Phoeung; thus giving you the best taste. As all are delicious, you don’t have to worry about not choosing the suitable one.  Vegan and gluten-free options are also offered.

The dining experience is even more worth trying when occurring in such a fancy cozy space and with professional staff. The restaurant features a classic interior design, making every diner feel comfortable and enjoyable when having their meal, and the staff is always willing to satisfy your demand. 

Besides, Le Corto has done so well in both social distancing and maintaining the best service in the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, there is no reason to miss the dining experience here when you are in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Le Corto Restaurant Saigon


3. Trois Gourmands Restaurant

  • Address: no.39, Tran Ngoc Dien St., Thao Dien Ward, District 2
  • Open hour: 11.30 am - 1.30 pm; 6 pm - 9.30 pm 
  • Price range: $26.08 - $65.21 (600,000 VND - 1,500,000 VND) 

As one of the best French restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Trois Gourmands is highly appreciated in terms of cuisine and atmosphere. 

Like La Villa, the restaurant is right inside a villa in Thao Dien ward, district 2, quite easy to find and accessible. On entering Trois Gourmands, you will be impressed by the classic European vibe shown by its style of design. Everything is elegant, fancy, and will bring you the feeling of being in an ancient palace. 

Besides, the food here is excellent in both flavor and representation, along with the wine, which gives you a memorable dining experience. If coming here for the first time, you can have a 7-course meal with truffle scrambled egg, scallop, lamb lasagna, steak, or duck breast as they are highly recommended. 

Trois Gourmands Restaurant


4. La Cuisine

  • Address: no.52, Le Thanh Ton St. District 1
  • Open hour: 11 am - 2 pm; 5 pm - 10 pm 
  • Price range: $8.69 - $52.16 (200,000 VND - 1,200,000 VND) 

Coming to La Cuisine restaurant, you will be served original French dishes in such a small and lovely space; hence, a very different dining experience. 

Cooked and served by the French chef-owner, all dishes in La Cruise are authentic, original, delicious, and really worth trying. Among them, duck breast and pan-fried foie gras are the most recommended. For two people, 2 such dishes and a bottle of wine is enough. The price here is quite low, in comparison to that at others. 

Unlike the former, the inside space of La Cuisine is quite small; thus giving you the feeling of being at your own house. You can come here with your lover. In such a small, lovely space, a date night will be great.

La Cuisine Restaurant Saigon 


5. Cocotte Restaurant

  • Address: no.136/11, Le Thanh Ton St., Ben Thanh Ward, District 1 
  • Open hour: 11 am - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $5.17 - $13.04 (50,000 VND - 300,00 VND) 

Cocotte is not a fine dining but casual bistro restaurant that is suitable for family gatherings or friends’ hangouts. Here, every dish is served at a more affordable price and in a less sophisticated way. 

The restaurant itself offers a wide range of French dishes (up to 17) for you to freely choose and try. Though less expensive, the food is pretty delicious and easy to eat. If coming here for the first time, you can order some pumpkin soup, steak, and duck breast as they are the signatures. Besides, desserts are acceptable, not too special, but still worth trying. 

As a casual bistro restaurant, Cocotte features a vintage style of design making it cozy like a wooden house. If you are a budget traveler or just want a casual experience, you can come here with your friends or family to enjoy the meal and chit-chat. It will be interesting. 

Cocotte Restaurant


6. Ty Coz Restaurant

  • Address: no.78/4, Pasteur St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 
  • Open hour: 11 am - 2 pm;  6 pm - 10 pm 
  • Price range: $1.96 - $31.08 (45,000 VND - 715,000 VND) 

Ty Coz is a small French restaurant on the 3rd of a pretty house, featuring original tasty French dishes and the friendly chef-owner. Coming here, you will be impressed by the small, lovely inside space of the restaurant. Being in such a space will make you feel pretty comfortable like at your own house. 

The feeling is even much better when you talk to the owner. As the menu here is 100% in French, the chef-owner will directly introduce each dish to you. He is attentive and friendly, so just ask him about what you don’t know. 

The dishes here are served one by one. All are quite delicious. The salad, fish, and duck dishes are highly recommended. The price of each is affordable. You can come here with friends or family.

Ty Coz French Saigon Restaurant


7. P'ti Saigon Restaurant

  • Address: no.52, Ngo Quang Huy St., Thao Dien Ward, District 
  • Open hour: 11.30 am - 2.30 pm; 5.00 pm - 11.00 pm (except Sunday) 
  • Price range: $4.35 - $65.21 (100,000 VND - 1,500,000 VND) 

As the second to get 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor, P’ti Saigon is one of the best French restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city. 

The restaurant is committed to providing diners with appetizing French dishes and a memorable dining experience. Coming here, you can have a 3-course meal with pumpkin soup as the starter, pan-fried sea bass as the main course, and brownie as the dessert. The dishes, along with some wine, will give you a distinctively delicious taste. 

Besides, P’ti Saigon is elegantly decorated with classic interior design, making it suitable for a date night for two. Therefore, you can come here with your lovers, enjoy the delicious meal, get served by the professional staff, and talk to each other. What an experience!

P'ti Saigon French  Restaurant


8. Le Jardin Restaurant Saigon

  • Address: no.31, Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open hour: 11 am - 2 pm; 8 pm - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $13.04 - $21.74 (300,000 VND - 500,000 VND) 

Le Jardin is the middle-priced French bistro restaurant that offers diners appetizing French meals at reasonable prices. 

Having your meal here, you can order some pork hock, duck confit, chicken in goat cheese, or beef cheeks in red wine as they are all superb. Besides, the portion is quite big and can make you full for all day. Therefore, considering the price, eating here is a real bargain.

Also, vegan options are offered, so you don’t have to worry about not choosing a suitable dish to try. Besides, as the inside space of the restaurant is not so comfortable, it is recommended that you should book the outside table when making a reservation.

Le Jardin Restaurant Saigon


9. The Refinery

  • Address: 178B Hai Ba Trung, Ward Da Kao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 
  • Price range: 5 USD - 30 USD

The Refinery boasts a very distinct style of a French restaurant in Ho Chi Minh. 

Just entering the French restaurant The Refinery you will feel a completely quiet space, designed simply but lovely, luxurious. Especially with the careful investment in the design of equipment layout, utensils make the restaurant exude the splendor of a true European restaurant. 

The Refinery's French menu is quite diverse with many special dishes such as beef fillet, mignon with red wine juices and potato galette roll, salad nicoise, salad black, and white sesame chicken. The salad here can be considered an outstanding dish with ingredients made from fresh raw vegetables, combined with sauces and delicious fish. 

Coming to The Refinery, you can choose two different spaces to enjoy your dining, the spacious and green outside space & the interior designed in elegantly ancient architecture. Besides, the staff service which is very professional and dedicated will certainly satisfy even the most discerning diners. 

The Refinery Restaurant Ho Chi minh


10. Le Padam - Cheese Bar

  • Address: no.140, Pasteur St., District 1 
  • Open hour: 8 am - 11 pm 
  • Price range: $11 - $21 (150,000 VND - 450,000 VND) 

If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy cheese and cold cut platter, then Le Padan will not let you down. 

The nice bar has a huge selection of cheeses and some delicious ham and cold cuts to eat/ When you order, they will be served with great French bread. As the cheeses are imported from France, they have a tasty and fresh original taste that goes well with the wine. 

You can come here for lunch or dinner. In the French atmosphere with musical background playing famous French artists, enjoying the cheese with wine and cold cuts is really worth trying, though the price here is a bit high. 

Le Padam - Cheese Bar & Restaurant ho Chi Minh


11. Le Bordeaux Restaurant

  • Address: no.72, D2 St., Ward 25, Binh Thanh District
  • Open hour: 11.30 am - 9.30 pm
  • Price range: $23.04 - $93.46 (530,000 VND - 2,150,000 VND) 

Located in the Binh Thanh district, Le Bordeaux Restaurant boasts a classic European style in interior design, food, and service. 

Coming here, you will be offered a wide range of French dishes among which oysters, foie gras, and crab salad are the signature, also the most highly recommended. They, when eaten with some wine, will give you a really good taste. 

Besides, as the inside space of the restaurant is elegantly decorated, having a meal here will be a memorable experience during your time in Vietnam. One thing to take note of when eating here is that the service can be slow when the restaurant gets crowded. To avoid this, you can make a reservation.


12. Atelier Des Rêves

  • Address: no.20/5, Ky Dong St., Ward 9, District 3 
  • Open hour: 11.30 am - 2.30 pm; 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm 
  • Price range: $6.52 - $21.74 (150,000 VND - 500,000 VND) 

If you are looking for a restaurant with French style in Saigon, Atelier Des Rêves is definitely a French eatery that you should not miss out on. 

The restaurant has a simply luxurious space and decoration. Especially with the style design layout, bold French will give you a completely different experience. Atelier Des Rêves Restaurant specializes in exquisite French dishes such as asparagus cream soup, pumpkin cream soup, crushed cream soup, mushroom cream soup, spinach cream soup, and garlic toast. The beefsteak here is quite delicious, soft, and sweet, while the rich sauce is very suitable. 

In addition to the quality of food, you will also be impressed by the extremely dedicated and professional staff. 

Atelier Des Rêves Restaurant Saigon

After seeing our list of the best 12 French restaurants in Saigon, which one do you want to try first? Or maybe you should try them all? Book a food tour to Saigon and into its amazingly tasty culinary world!

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