12 Best Mediterranean Food Restaurants in Saigon
Fresh, healthy, and nutritious are the taste that Mediterranean Food lovers remember about the unique cuisine of the Middle East. Middle Eastern cuisine bears the imprint of Islam and Judaism… It is the typical cuisine of countries: Turkey, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Arad Saudi, Irad... When you are in Ho Chi Minh City, and still miss the Mediterranean cruise, take your chance to eat at one of the top 12 Best Mediterranean Food Restaurants in Saigon below.
1. Beirut Mediterranean Kichen & Lounge
- Address: 21 Ngo Duc Ke, Ben Nghe, District 1
- Opening hours: 10:00 – 1:00
Beirut Mediterranean Kichen & Lounge is always on the top list of must-visit Mediterranean food restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. The restaurant offers authentic Middle Eastern food as well as recreational activities.
Their cooking methods are healthy with a lot of vegetables, less oily, but the dishes still have strong favors. Specialties of the restaurant are beef and lamb chops which are suitable for Muslims. Besides attractive food, every night, customers can enjoy a traditional belly dance performance by dazzling Middle Eastern beauty dancers.
Beirut Restaurant & Lounge just opened the second restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City in 43 Tran Ngoc Dien. This place has a luxurious and romantic design with a swimming pool and surrounded by trees, promises to bring the best dining experience for its customers.
2. Au Parc Restaurant
- Address: 23 Han Thuyen, District 1
- Opening hours: 7:30 - 22:30
Au Parc is located next to the park, halfway between the Reunification Palace and Notre-Dame cathedral, so you can easily find it. The restaurant has two stories in a peaceful space, making it a perfect stop after a busy day around Saigon.
Au Parc serves meals from breakfast to lunch and dinner. On the menu, you can find food such as quiche, focaccia, pasta, salads, and more delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Besides, the restaurant sells eight types of bread and makes its own ice cream, pastries, biscuits, pesto, falafels. Thanks to its method of cooking, no additives, the restaurant also sell its supplies to other local restaurants.
3. Zeytun Restaurant
- Address: 185 Bui Vien, District 1
- Opening hours: 11:00 – 1:00
Zeytun is located at the end of Bui Vien street, right in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, but it is extremely quiet. It has 2.5 floors, and a sitting area outside. Sitting from the second floor overlooking the bustling street brings the guest a great experience. At night, besides good food, you can also enjoy listening to lovely music.
The food served in the restaurant is combined between the great Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Many customers in the restaurant enjoy water dishes here which is served with vegetables and bread. Others fall in love with Pita pizzas and mix grill with extremely new flavors.
- Address: 9A Thai Van Lung Street, District 1.
- Opening hours: 11:00 – 14:00 & 17:00 to 22:00
- Price range: 100,000 – 880,000 VND
Skewers restaurant is a long-standing restaurant located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. It is easy to find a restaurant if you stay in the city center. This restaurant has a clean, trendy look which makes it very cozy and comfortable.
Skewers restaurant serves Mediterranean food on skewers, which looks great and tastes great. The flame-bursting barbecuing is done in an open-air kitchen. Besides, it has a wide range of wine selections and also a fabulous cigar room. Must-try food in this restaurant is the vodka flame beef skewers, the lamb chop skewers served with grilled vegetables, the goat cheese tart, and “death by chocolate”- warm centered chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream for dessert.
5. L’Adresse Bistro Saigon
- Address: 2 Pham Van Dang, District 2.
- Opening hours: 7:30 – 21:00
L'Adresse Bistro Saigon is a multi-themed restaurant merging the culture, tradition, and cuisine of the West and the Orient. You can see this style in the restaurant decoration, authentic Lebanese & Vietnamese menu, and entertainment activities.
L'Adresse Bistro opens from 7 am for your breakfast until lunch and dinner. They have delicious hummus, mixed grill, and their own bread. Besides food, it serves a wide range of drinks for your late evenings. If you want takeaway food, the restaurant has a new wide range of take-out menus for you to choose from.
6. Saffron Mediterranean Bistro
- Address: 51 Hai Ba Trung., District 1
- Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:30
Saffron on Hai Ba Trung is another extremely well-known and well-loved restaurant in Saigon with the romantic, intimate atmosphere of an Italian trattoria. The themed decor of the restaurant is strongly influenced by the Greek island, Santorini.
At Saffron, they sell a wide range of dishes from Middle Eastern, Greek to French, Italy, and Spain. The menu is extensive and thoroughly Mediterranean. Here, you can order Greek salad, baked camembert, souvlaki, and sea bass, which is a culinary ride through about eight different countries. Overall, this restaurant offers great value for money and is a good place to have lunch and dinner.
7. Marrakech Riad
- Address: 42/60 Nguyen Gian Thanh, District 10.
- Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:00
Marrakech Riad is the only place in Saigon where you can find authentic Moroccan food located in a beaten path but well worth a visit. The restaurant serves tasty Moroccan dishes from mint tea to dessert.
The restaurant is run by the passionate chef owner-operator, Chef Noureddine who is nice and hospitable. Setup is nice to enjoy between friends or with a date. They serve all the classics Moroccan food (couscous, tajines, pastilla...), which tastes exactly what you can eat in Morocco.
8. Lu Bu Restaurant
- Address: 97B Thao Dien
- Opening hours: 8:30 – 22:00
Located in the heart of Saigon's Thao Dien area, Lu Bu restaurant offers a chance for its customers to leave behind the hustle & bustle of the city. Lu Bu is also an ideal place for those who appreciate sophistication and elegance, and love inspired Mediterranean cuisine, fine wines, and fantastic service. The restaurant is run by Jim Cawood - a Saigon culinary veteran.
The restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve Spanish dishes as well as French, Moroccan, Greek, and Italian dishes. Coming to eat at the restaurant, you are recommended to choose grilled crocodile, ground pork, paella, souvlaki, and tapas or green shakshouka (eggs baked in spicy spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and coriander sauce) for brunch.
9. Mezze Saigon
- Address: 5th floor, 215 Ly Tu Trong, District 1.
- Opening hour: 10:30 – 23:30
Mezze Saigon is a Mediterranean restaurant, located in the center of Saigon, near Ben Thanh Market, with parking for guests and an elevator. The restaurant serves Middle Eastern cuisine with many vegetarian options. The restaurant is quite small but the table and seats are spacious.
The menu in Mezze Saigon is diversified from Mezze Siagon Platter to Pia bread, Beef Shish Kebab, Vegetarian Pide…The dishes here are a mix of different styles of mezze from various countries around the Middle East and its neighbors.
10. Mama Sen
- Address: 16 Thao Dien, District 2
- Opening hour: 9:00 - 22:00
Mama Sens is a casual French restaurant serving Mediterranean-style meals. It is not only the food but also the culture, the lifestyle of the restaurant that attracts its customers.
Mama Sens serves fresh, authentic, but modern food, bursting with flavors. The menu changes on a regular basis with plenty of exciting signature dishes to keep its customers hungry for more food. They have a varied beverage list including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
11. Al Sham Restaurant
- Address: 314 Vo Van Kiet, District 1
- Opening hour: 9:00- 23:00
Al Sham restaurant is another famous Middle Eastern restaurant in the city owned by a nice Syrian family. The restaurant has a cozy space, welcoming, friendly and professional staff.
It serves meat, vegan options including hummus, babaganoush, falafel, stews, and tagines. Starters range from 50,000 VND; main dishes are from 100,000 to 200,000 VND and dessert is at 50,000 VND. Their food is sublime and the quirky atmosphere always makes for a good meal out.
12. Kebab Station
- Address: 207 Bui Vien, District 1
- Opening hour: 11:00 - 22:00
Kebab Station is located in the center of the city, which is easy to find. The restaurant is run by Chef Ayman Mostafa, who has been in Vietnam for 4 years and is known as the master of Shawarma at Bui Vien Street.
At Kebab Station, you can order Halal food, Chicken, and Beef Shawarma with the best flavor, and at a reasonable price. There is also a vegetarian dish if you are a Vegetarian.
If you are really looking for a good taste of Mediterranean Food, do not miss one of these above restaurants. Invite your friends to come and enjoy the delicious food there.
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