A collaboration of Michelin-starred chefs Jacques and Laurent Pourcel recently added the plush Jardin des Sens to their growing list of internationally acclaimed restaurants. This posh place tops our list of fine dining in Ho Chi Minh.
Intimately housed in a French-colonial era house, the Pourcel’s philosophy is to produce creative, playful dishes using premium products from the Mediterranean and Vietnam.
Rather than dishing up traditional French cuisine, the brothers describe their culinary concept as “cuisine of the sun,” using contrasting and unique flavors to unfold stories through their food.
The Deck Saigon is known for its romantic and breathtaking setting with more than delectable pan-Asian cuisine.
The property is set alongside Saigon River, the alfresco dining venue is fitted with glass doors, warm lighting, and elegant furnishings by top local designers, as well as an outdoor wooden deck that’s surrounded by bamboo trees and a small pond.
The Deck Saigon is open all day, so you can enjoy a western-style breakfast menu of fruit smoothies, eggs benedict, homemade granola, and pancakes while brunch and lunch offerings range from pan-fried foie gras and Wagyu beef burger to bento sets and phu quoc prawn rolls.
Catering to health-conscious diners, The Deck Saigon also has a vegetarian and gluten-free menu.
Highly recommended dishes include marinated tuna spring rolls, sautéed Chinese vegetables with udon noodles, and miso-marinated black cod.
One highly recommended fine dining restaurant in Ho Chi Minh lies on a prime location – the 51st floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower & Skydeck.
Seated 200 meters above sea level, diners can enjoy Ho Chi Minh City’s expansive landscape through the floor-to-ceiling windows, while an open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant lets you see the chefs prepare your dishes. Next to it is an impressive wine cooler, housing premium wines from France, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Chili, and the US.
Located in District 1, EON 51 Fine Dining Saigon also shares the same floor with EON51 Sky Bar while local art exhibitions are regularly held on the SkyDeck, where you can purchase a wide range of souvenirs, such as textiles, Vietnamese coffee, and tea.
Situated in an elegant white colonial villa in the leafy backstreets of District 2, La Villa is quietly making waves in the fine-dining scene, with its refined French cuisine produced by Avignon-born, Chef Thierry.
Chef Thierry meticulously executes his own creative take on French gastronomy, offering a range of menus, including dishes such as melt-in-the-mouth crab raviolis and filet de canette.
The cheese trolley offers an impressive selection of French cheeses, homemade jams, and chutneys.
The villa is situated in a lush garden with twinkling tables nestled around a small pool, making for a romantic dinner setting. Inside the restaurant, guests are seated in a homey room with original colonial features and oil paintings adorning the walls.