What’s cookin’? Hot Tables! Where To Eat In Ho Chi Minh | Dinner Spots Dinner Spots

What’s cookin’? Some new places to drink and dine! In addition to all the cool foodie places we already go to in Ho Chi Minh, we searched the districts for the new gourmet kids on the block. Guess what? We found you some real treasures. This is where you should eat in Ho Chi Minh.

Dining bars are the latest trend

Nhau Nhau

Dining bars are definitely the latest trend in Saigon and Nhau Nhau is the perfect example. We have been wondering what plans chef Peter Cuong Franklin had with the second floor of his restaurant ANAN and now we know! After spending a lot of effort on creating the perfect Pho, Peter set up Nhau Nhau, meaning ‘drink, drink’. It’s a dining place where one can order Pho with duck or truffle or go for a high cuisine bahn mi. If it’s not the food that’s luring you, then it might be the funky cocktails or the Insta decor. Situated at the last wet market of District 1, this is a great spot to eat in Ho Chi Minh!

Nhau Nhau, 89 Ton That Dam, District 1

Nhau Nhau? With pleasure!

Corked Tales

Another fancy watering hole that is joining this Vietnamese ‘Nhau’ culture, is Corked Tales. Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh, Corked Tales is a magical place, where your senses will be in overdrive. There are two menus; The Sun, where you can eat you way through some solid dishes like pasta and tenderloin, and The Moon, which is all about drinks. We expect most people will join the fan club of Corked Tales soon because of their Moon menu, a list of creative cocktails connected to the elements of nature. Always wanted to try Funkmasterz or a Sulli Sulli cocktail? Of course you do!

Corked Tales, M floor, CJ building, 6 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Local delights at The Secret Cottage Cafe & Dining

Secret Cottage Cafe

Oh boy, this is one of Saigon’s classic hidden gems. Make your way through an alley full of Bali straw handbags in all shapes and sizes (and buy one while you’re at it), then walk up the stairs to find the Secret Cottage Cafe & Dining. The restaurant in the heart of District 1 is set up by the same owner as The Secret Garden and the Vietnamese food is fresh and delish. And it has a hip interior to go with it. Be sure to order the veggie crispy pancakes. A great place to eat in Ho Chi Minh with friends and visitors!

Secret Cottage Cafe & Dining, 12-14 Nguyen Thiep, District 1

New restaurant arrivals in District 2

Moku Japanese Restaurant

Seafood lovers, this one is for you. The always expending district 2 just welcomed Moku, a Japanese restaurant in the same street as the Bloq and Cafe An. The display of fresh fish made us happy, but the sight of real wasabi made us ecstatic! For a brief moment we were back on the slopes of Niseko, where all sashimi is accompanied by the wasabi root you can grind yourself. Hop over to Moku and try!

Seafood lovers, this one is for you!

The Butcher Shop & Grill

Another newcomer in district 2 is The Butcher Shop & Grill, on the corner of buzzing Xuan Thuy street. Check out this cute dinner cafe next to The Hive Villa. Specialized in prime steak and meat options like South American picanha, this is more of a meat-lovers-united place than a place to take your vegetarian friends. Although they also have veggie options and also do breakfast. Welcome to the neighborhood!

The Butcher Shop & Grill, 29 Nguyen Ba Lan, District 2

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