5 Restaurants Shown
Banh Xeo
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46A Dinh Cong Trang
Ho Chi Minh City
tel: 08-3824 1110

The house speciality is banh xeo – crispy folded pancakes stuffed with pork, bean sprouts and shrimp – cooked over open fires out the front. Other Vietnamese dishes are served too. This place is wonderfully animated at night-time.

Ben Thanh Night Market
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Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chu Trinh streets
Ho Chi Minh City

Makeshift eateries are assembled at this open-air night market outside Ben Thanh Market to serve up a huge selection of good-value Vietnamese fare. Dishes include noodle soups, seafood crêpes and fruit salads.

The Refinery
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74 Hai Ba Trung
Ho Chi Minh City
tel: 08-3823 0509

This period French-style bistro is housed in a restored opium refinery, set off the street behind the Opera House. The menu is contemporary European and includes homemade ice-creams and excellent weekend brunches.

La Camargue
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191 Hai Ba Trung
Ho Chi Minh City
tel: 08-3520 4888

Renowned fine-dining venue with a romantic ambience. Expect classic French and Mediterranean cuisine with Asian accents – think duck confit samosas with balsamic and shallot dipping sauce. Extensive wine list and immaculate service.

Tib
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187 Hai Ba Trung
Ho Chi Minh City
tel: 08-3829 7242

This cavernous restaurant specialises in authentic imperial Hue cuisine, such as tiny rice pancakes with shredded shrimp. Decorated in traditional imperial style and set in a colonial villa. Reservations are essential.