Among thousands of romantic restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city, which one will be the best for couples to enjoy an unforgettable celebration with each other? There are plenty of famous restaurants with well-known chefs, lovey-dovey decorations or outstanding views for the you to choose.
Most of these dining venues are located in city center, District 1, which is very crowded. We have found several hidden gems outside the downtown of Saigon, which you should consider if you prefer a more private meal with your companion. These restaurants can offer you almost everything, no matter what your intention is, from a first date to a diamond anniversary.
Here is the list of top 5 romantic restaurants I suggested that have a romance-filled evening in a luxurious yet intimate ambience.
Shri Restaurant & Lounge
Shri Restaurant & Lounge is set atop the Center Tower. With its ceiling-to-floor windows it offers unparalleled panoramic views from nearly every table. Frangipani trees, water features and the general open-air feel make for a perfect place to unwind after a long day exploring the city. The objective of Shri Restaurant & Lounge is simple: beautiful home-cooked European food in a relaxed and ambient setting.
– Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 12:00 am
– Sun: 4:30 pm – 12:00 am
Location: 72 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tel: 08 3827 9631
EON51 Fine Dining
EON51 Fine Dining is a luxurious dining venue with breathtaking views of Ho Chi Minh City and beyond, where diners can enjoy premium wines and western cuisine in a romantic setting. Known as the highest fine dining restaurant in the city, it’s set on the 51st floor of Bitexco Financial Tower (about a five-minute walk from Hotel Majestic Saigon). Interior-wise, the restaurant is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, warm lighting, a VIP area with an open kitchen concept, as well as a cellar displaying a broad selection of wines from France, New Zealand, Australia, and Chile.
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00–14:00 & 17:00–23:00
Location: Level 51, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 86 291 8751
Anan in Vietnamese means “eat eat,” which is basically all you will do at this restaurant. Located along Ton That Dam Street, the restaurant is right in the middle of a wet market, Cho Cu. The kitchen is run by award-winning chef, Peter Cuong Franklin, who creates masterpieces with only the freshest of ingredients that come together creating vibrant flavors.
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun from 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: 89 Ton That Dam, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tel: 090 479 2920
3G Trois Gourmands Saigon
3G Trois Gourmands Saigon is a French restaurant that has been impressing affluent locals and expats since its inception in 2004. Occupying a two-story colonial villa in District 2, its minimalistic interiors and secluded location makes it an ideal venue for romantic dinners. The restaurant also has an outdoor dining section, with plenty of tables overlooking a tropical garden and swimming pool.
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00–14:00 & 18:00–21:30
Location: 39 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 90 822 58 84
Camargue Saigon is a refined French restaurant set in the courtyard of an old colonial-era opium factory. While not exactly fine-dining, the ambiance is sophisticated and the cuisine available is clearly French with a slight Vietnamese touch.
Highlights include seabass and squid served with sweet chard, roast lamb with polenta enriched with Phu Quoc pepper, and crispy pork leg marinated in a slight spice and caramelized artichoke. An excellent wine list is available with several options by the glass. Catering to its loyal clientele, Camargue Saigon also changes its chef’s recommendation menu on a weekly basis to keep things interesting.
Opening Hours: Daily 12:00–24:00
Location: 74/7D Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 8 3520 4888
This place is perfect for dating with a romantic outdoor seating area, especially in the evening. The restaurant located in small alleyway, suitable for hideaway for an evening meal with your companion. Be careful of small pools in MAD house, there are cases that man fell into the pool while he was too engrossed in his smart phone.
Address: 6/1/2 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh city.
Tel: 028 3519 4009
Lemongrass Saigon is a quaint restaurant located in a narrow shophouse in District 1. Serving delectable Vietnamese dishes presented with French flair and providing guests with diligent service, this three-floor restaurant is certainly one of Ho Chi Minh’s top restaurants.
Choose from the sizeable range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes on the a la carte menu or trust the chef and choose one of four set menus available at Lemongrass. Soft candlelight adds a touch of romance to proceedings, enhanced by the live music playing in the background.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00–22:30
Address: 4 Nguyen Thiep St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 83 822 4005
The Deck Saigon
A classy restaurant and bar in Ho Chi Minh City, The Deck Saigon is a top dining choice among affluent locals and travellers due to its romantic setting, scenic locale, and excellent pan-Asian cuisine. 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 grasp and Wagyu beef burger to bento sets and Phu Quoc prawn rolls.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00–24:00
Address: 38 Nguyen U Di, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 83 744 6632