6 outstanding restaurants in Hanoi an Ho Chi Minh city


Along with the journey to conquer new lands, cuisine is an indispensable experience for tourists. Foodandlover has compiled this toplist to introduce the top restaurants in Hanoi and the top restaurants in Saigon which are two of Vietnam’s largest tourist cities.


1. Grandma’s Restaurant

Once stepping into Grandma’s restaurant, you’ll find yourself in love with the cozy ambiance. The interior space of the restaurant matches the outside majesty with its modern yet rustic arrangement inspired by traditional and historical tastes.

grandma's restaurant hanoi

The menu at Grandma’s Restaurant including various authentic Vietnamese dishes which are perfectly prepared to best suit the original flavor of Vietnamese cuisine while still suitable for international tastes.

Let Grandma’s gives you a journey through time with typical dishes such as four-season salad, Grandma’s pancake, Grandma’s deep-fried net spring rolls, wok-fried chicken with lemongrass and chili or stewed duck breast with dracontomelon in clay pot. Typical wine is well combined with Vietnamese dishes. After a long journey, Grandma’s will be a favorite place for your first dinner in Hanoi, cozy as your Grandmother’s home.

Grandma’s Restaurant

Address: 6A Duong Thanh, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Tel: 091 601 85 35

2. Nam Phuong Restaurant


Opened in 1996, Nam Phuong is known as one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Hanoi targeting foreigners. Located in the heart of Hanoi city, the restaurant has a peaceful space in an ancient French villa. Moderate architecture and warm decoration make customers feel comfortable and tranquil. Nam Phuong has a small green courtyard outside; simple interior decoration; elegant dining room and exquisite details on the table. The restaurant offers a special menu set with shark’s fin and crab meat when gourmets drop by in October.

Nam Phuong Restaurant

Address: 19 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Tel: 03 824 0926

3. Madame Hien Restaurant

Located in an old French villa in the heart of Hanoi, Madame Hien is a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers. In addition to the original Vietnamese dishes by Mr. Didier Corlou – chef of Sofitel Metropole Hanoi – and his associates, few know that the name Madame Hien is a tribute to his Vietnamese grandmother. His wife’s family is a great inspiration for him to cook Vietnamese dishes.


Entering Madame Hien, customers can immediately feel its difference through the cozy atmosphere created by luxurious installation art and simple furniture that expresses the Vietnamese soul and culture.

madame-hien-restaurant-hanoi-menuInstead of using modern kitchen appliances, the restaurant serves diners with simple things like simple green cups, decorative chopsticks, and ceramic bowls. This also shows the chef’s special love for Vietnam.

While foreign guests will have a spectacular new experience, Vietnamese diners will feel intimate and cozy when the scene back to the time they most likely have almost forgotten.

Madame Hien Restaurant

Address: 15 Chan Cam, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Tel: 024 3938 1588

Ho Chi Minh

4. Cham Charm Restaurant

Viewed from the outside, the white structure evokes the image of the sacred Taj Mahal temple in India. However, inside, the hot and cold light separating the space reminds you of the red Cham towers in the sunset. Cham Charm Restaurant wins every guest’s heart at first sight. The luxurious and luxurious space of the restaurant makes this place a favorite destination for gourmets on the weekends.


Cham Charm serves diners with a varied menu ranging from Asian to European dishes, with special fresh seafood. Japanese scallops, Tandoori grilled chicken, Indian lamb curry or American Angus beef and Australian beef fillings adorn Cham Charm’s food collection.

Cham Charm Restaurant

Address: 2 Phan Van Chuong, Tan Phu, District 7, Ho Chi Minh city

Tel: 028 5410 9999

5. Secret Garden Restaurant

Secret Garden is a hidden garden on the terrace of an old apartment building in downtown Saigon. Here, you will be dazzled in a peaceful world, away from the hyperactivity of the crowded city. The restaurant is designed in a green space with a variety of neatly growing plants. If you step here, you’ll find tables, chairs, rice boxes and rustic bowls that will make you appreciate the warm feeling.


At Secret Garden, diners have the opportunity to enjoy luscious dishes such as fried squid with fish sauce, basa caramel fish with onions and peppers, fried catfish with spicy mango salad, and coconut roots with pork and shrimp that you don’t can be found anywhere else. Come and enjoy the countryside tastes in the city center.

Secret Garden

Address: 158 Bis/40-41 Pasteur, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Tel: 090 990 46 21

6. Quan Bui Restaurant

Located in the gastronomic street that attracts a large number of international visitors, the interior of Quan Bui restaurant reminds people of an older Saigon person which surely surprises every visitor. The design and decoration of Quan Bui is set in an attractive Indochine style. The old dining space also filled with gentle songs written by Trinh Cong Son, Pham Duy and Ngo Thuy Mien.


The menu is an eclectic selection of traditional family recipes from three regions of Vietnam transmitted from generation to generation. Comfortable Vietnamese dishes are made with love and passion that has won the hearts of Vietnamese and foreign guests.

Quan Bui Restaurant

Address: 17A Ngo Van Nam, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: 028 3829 1515