Years ago, when it comes to Japanese food in Ho Chi Minh City, people only have one option – Little Tokyo on the edge of District 1. But things has changed. Nowadays, Japanese cuisine becomes popular throughout the city, and you have more choices. Below are the top 5 best Japanese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City that will satisfy your hunger.
Located in the middle of the Japanese area of Binh Thanh district, which is famous for foodies, Sushi Nhi is one of the best Japanese restaurant in town with its mind-bogglingly low prices, convenient location and modest decor.
A dish of kimchi appetizer is an ideal way to start your delicious food tour in Sushi Nhi. You will be satisfied at this restaurant with fresh spicy tuna, unagi tempura, negi sake or sushi. The salmon belly sashimi, seared salmon and tuna nigiri, vegetable tempura and dragon roll – all of this is just around 350,000 VND for two people with a full stomach.
Sushi Nhi also has vegetarian options. You can call the vegetable or avocado rolls and maki and salads for your healthy menu.
- 21 Nguyen Cong Tru, Ward 19, Binh Thanh District
- 210 Tran Nao, Binh An Ward, District 2
If you love minimalism, the building inspired from traditional Japanese architecture in Sushi Rei, designed by Joe Chikamori – a very famous Japanese architect, will not let you down.
It is one of the most exquisite and expensive Japanese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
It takes a minimum of 12,000,000 VND for the private room that accommodates a group of six people. However, you get what you pay for! Sushi Rei is the place where you can find superior sushi. The fish is imported directly from Tsukiji fishery market in Japan, and the menu is seasonal.
This restaurant gets 5 stars in Tripadvisor and 4.5 stars in Google reviews.
- 10E1 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Da Kao Ward, District 1
Ichiba Sushi Restaurant
You can expect fresh quality products, a wide range of sushi, maki, nigiri, tempura, bento boxes, incredibly attentive staff and a good atmosphere in Ichiba Sushi Restaurant.
The menu offers a variety of typical Japanese dishes, from maki, sushi, nigiri, sashimi, tempura to udon or bento.
This place is famous for fatty fish. For those who love adventure, try the monkfish liver.
The price is affordable. (Sushi Creative Boat is around 500,000 VND to 1,300,000 VND per set)
- 204, Le Lai, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
Sorae Restaurant and Lounge
Sorae may be one of the most memorable Japanese dining experience in Saigon. With delicious, quality food served in a spectacular setting, you can find an experience quite unlike anything else that another restaurant in Saigon has to offer.
Sorae, in Japanese, means “in the sky”, and it is exactly what its name implies. Located Japanese and the 24th and 25th levels of AB Tower, this restaurant has one of the most breathtaking views of Saigon.
Bamboo and granite table tops create the stylist of atmospheres in this 24th and 25th-floor restaurant. Don’t miss the best skewers and sashimi in Sorae.
- 24th and 25th Floor, AB Tower, 76A Le Lai, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
If you love ramen, head straight to Tomidaya. It is one of the best ramen restaurants in Saigon. You can find that the taste of Tomidaya’s ramen is close to what you will get at a pristine ramen place in Japan.
This restaurant has limited space, so you may need to wait for a while!
- 8A/1C1 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
As Japanese food lovers, we hope you enjoy every Japanese food in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City. Which Japanese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City should you try next? Share us!
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