An independent selection of the best eateries from fine dining to street food in Ho Chi Minh City, from Rusty Compass. No paid endorsements.

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The Old Compass Cafe, Saigon

The Old Compass Cafe is a little sanctuary of calm in Saigon's chaotic centre.  Stop by for great coffee, a Vietnamese baguette,... Read more

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The Old Compass Cafe, Saigon
3rd Floor 63/11 Pasteur St, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City - down the alley right by Liberty Citypoint Hotel
+84 28 38232969

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4P's Pizza, Saigon

4P's is a pizza place with a difference - it's Japanese. It's a roaring success in Saigon - so much so that in 2016, they've... Read more

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4P's Pizza, Saigon
8/15 Lê Thánh Tôn Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84-120-789-4444

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Maison Marou, Saigon

If you're in Saigon and in need of a fix of quality chocolate, head down to Maison Marou - a cafe showcasing the fine Vietnamese... Read more

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Maison Marou, Saigon
167 Calmette Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 8 7300 5010

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Secret Garden Restaurant, Saigon

Secret Garden is a rooftop restaurant in the heart of Saigon serving a simple menu of classic Vietnamese family fare. Set in an... Read more

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Secret Garden Restaurant, Saigon
158 bis Pasteur St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+(84)914398309

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Banh Xeo 46A, Saigon

Perhaps Saigon's best known eatery for getting a Vietnamese pancake - known as banh xeo. Read more

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Banh Xeo 46A, Saigon
46A Dinh Cong Trang St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

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Chi Hoa Restaurant, Saigon

Vietnam’s family and street food goes indoors and a little upscale too, at Chi Hoa in Saigon’s downtown area. Read more

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Chi Hoa Restaurant, Saigon
31A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 (8) 3 8273155

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Ciao Bella Restaurant, Saigon

Ciao Bella is a popular Italian restaurant in downtown Saigon. It's relaxed, cosy and well priced. Read more

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Ciao Bella Restaurant, Saigon
11 Dong Du Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+848 3822 3329

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Duck Deli Saigon

Duck Deli brings Vietnam's street style duck specialty dishes into a cool downtown location. Read more

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Duck Deli Saigon
153 Nguyen Thai Binh St, Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
(+84) 908 371 990

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La Fenetre Soleil, Saigon

La Fenetre Soleil is a long term favourite Saigon cafe that's now offering a mix of entertainment by night as well. Read more
La Fenetre Soleil, Saigon
44 Lý Tự Trọng, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
(+84 8) 3824 5994

Mekong Merchant, Saigon

A popular open-air chilled cafe in Saigon's expat ghetto, District 2, serving a mix of pastas, salads, pizzas and burgers. Not a... Read more

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Mekong Merchant, Saigon
23 Thao Dien St, An Phu, District 2, Saigon
+848 66739109

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Pho Hoa Pasteur, Saigon

Pho Hoa Pasteur is a Saigon institution - one of the city’s oldest and most popular pho noodlesestablishments. There’s nothing... Read more

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Pho Hoa Pasteur, Saigon
260C Pasteur Street | Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
+84-8-3829-7943

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Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro, Saigon

Propaganda serves Vietnamese traditional street food style dishes in a comfortable, groovy space. The walls are plastered in... Read more

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Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro, Saigon
21 Han Thuyen, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 38229048

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Quan Bui downtown, Saigon

Quan Bui downtown is one of a handful of locations in Saigon's District 1 where you can enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a... Read more

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Quan Bui downtown, Saigon
17A Ngo Van Nam St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+848 38 29 15 15

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Quan Ut Ut, Saigon

Quan Ut Ut is an American BBQ in a down-to-earth local Vietnamese style space. Read more

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Quan Ut Ut, Saigon
168 Vo Van Kiet St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City - 5 mins by taxi from downtown

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Saffron Mediterranean Bistro, Saigon

Saffron is a second downtown Saigon eatery from veteran restaurateur Tony Fox - this time with a Mediterranean spin. Read more

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Saffron Mediterranean Bistro, Saigon
51 Hai Ba Trung St, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City
(+84 8) 3824 8358

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Saigon's Japanese quarter

Saigon’s Japanese expatriate community is huge - so much so that a series of alleys downtown have been colonised by Japanese... Read more

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Saigon's Japanese quarter
The alleys bordered by Le Thanh Ton and Thai Van Lung

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The Mach House Restaurant, Saigon

The Mach House is a cosy downtown refuge of unpretentious, tasty, French cuisine and wine. Read more

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The Mach House Restaurant, Saigon
Upstairs 75 Pasteur, Bến Nghé Quận 1 Hồ Chí Minh City
+84 8 3827 3829

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Vintage Emporium Cafe, Saigon

A cool little cafe a little away from downtown Saigon serving tasty salads, fresh sandwiches, smoothies - and coffee of course... Read more

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Vintage Emporium Cafe, Saigon
95 Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Đa Kao, Hồ Chí Minh City
+84 90 872 95 29

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What's On At Huong Giang Hotel

Goodfellas presents : Ten Toes Down 2

Lush Saigon

So 2 Ly Tu Trong, District. 1 | Map
Sat Sep 30, 2017
11PM
Gather around for the next episode of TEN TOES DOWN party series, the sketchiest party you... Read more