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Best Romantic Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

Looking to impress your date? Planning to pop the question? Celebrating an anniversary? Treating your eyes with romantic ambience and your taste buds with authentic delicacies, the best romantic restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City amp up your emotions. 

An intimate conversation at a warmly candlelit table is a surefire way to stoke romance. Whether you are in the mood for an inviting vibe, marvelous skyline view, or impeccable dishes, these romantic restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City have all to make sure that you and your significant other have a wonderful time.

The Deck Saigon: Best Romantic Restaurant For Stunning Sea Views 

romantic restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
© The Deck Saigon

A river view, heart-warming atmosphere, exotic dishes, what else can you expect from a romantic restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City for your Valentine’s Day? The Deck Saigon has all romantic vibes that will brighten up your special date with a cool breeze from the Saigon River. If you want a dinner cruise on this poetic river, check out this Saigon Dinner Cruise: A Unique Experience Not To Be Missed.

The best time to visit this lovely restaurant is at sunset when the last sunlight of the day leaves you indescribable emotions. The best part of this chic restaurant? Definitely, food! You can enjoy an extensive set menu combining the uniqueness of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisines. Getting here, don’t forget to try out the signature dish – steamed seafood.    

» Address: 38 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, District 2 

» Price: From VND 350,000

» Opening hours: 8.30 AM – 11.30 PM 

» Recommended dishes: Spinach Bacon Omelette, Phu Quoc Prawn Rolls, Soft Shell Crab Tempura, Chicken Foie Gras Siu Mai, Wasabi Phu Quoc Prawns

Bamboo Chic Restaurant & Bar – Le Méridien: Redefining style

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© Bamboo Chic Restaurant & Bar – Le Méridien

On the 9th floor of the 5-star Le Méridien Hotel is the Bamboo Chic Restaurant & Bar, a peek into authentic Japanese and Chinese fusion cuisine. The luxury and contemporary atmosphere at Bamboo Chic helps set the mood as you share the deepest emotion to your significant other.  

Not only do gastronomes find epicurean in enjoying lavish dishes but lovers also experience a lot of fantastic moments in the hint of their favorite flavors. Bamboo Chic ensures every corner a fabulous view of the city and the Saigon River thanks to windows from wall to wall. This is exactly where you get the mood for love. 

» Address: 9th Floor,  Le Méridien Saigon, 3C Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 

» Price: From VND 100,000

» Opening hours: 11.30 AM – 10.30 PM

» Recommended dishes: Seared Scallops With Green Apple Puree And Mixed Salad, Wok-Fried Udon Noodle With Canadian Lobster, Miso-Braised Beef Cheek, Wakame Salad

Lai – Cantonese Restaurant: Get a Taste of China

© Lai Cantonese

It does not have to be a special occasion to treat your partner to a romantic meal. Crystal chandeliers and luxurious wallpaper elevate the Lai-Cantonese Restaurant. “Lai” in Cantonese means “Come here!”, so just take your lover’s hand and come to the paradise of food at this romantic restaurant. 

Though many don’t feel estranged from Chinese or Cantonese cuisine, gourmets still experience completely new flavors as trying unique dishes here. That comes from the age-old recipes blended perfectly with Lai’s culinary expertise. Outdoor dining area on the 28th floor of a high-rise building in addition to 8 VIP rooms offering a panoramic view of Ho Chi Minh City – this romantic restaurant in Ho Chi Minh offer nothing less than perfection. 

» Address: 28th Floor, Sedona Suite, 92-94 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1  

» Price: From VND 100,000

» Opening hours: 11.30 AM – 10.30 PM

» Recommended dishes: “Kong” Style Fried Braised Beef Short Ribs. Fried Brown Rice, ”Lai” Roasted Australian Duck, Deep-fried Beancurd Thai Style With Mango

The Log: Best Romantic Restaurant For Magical Experience 

romantic restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
© The Log

The rooftop restaurant inspired by its wooden landscape and the surrounding greenery is just perfect for you and the one you have a deep connection with. It is your favorite to choose from the two separate areas that serve À La Carte and Buffet. Each area has both in and out space for your preferences: The cosy inside is lit with dim lights, the open outside is perfumed with fragrance from Meranti wood. 

As one of the best romantic restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, The Log boasts dedicated service and fusion cuisine, giving you a first-rate dinner that rocks all your taste buds. Every single dish is like a work of art made by excellent chefs who embrace a true passion for food and creativity. Fusion cuisine highlights your fantastic dinner in “the dreamy log” right in the concrete jungle of Ho Chi Minh.           

» Address: Rooftop, GEM Center, 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Da Kao Ward, District 1

» Price: From VND 200,000 (Buffet available)

» Opening hours: 6.00 PM – 11.30 PM 

» Recommended dishes: Lobster Leg Salad, Beef Wellington, Pan-Fried Grouper With Mustard Sauce, Freshwater Shrimp With Soba Noodles, Duck Leg Puff Pastry

EON51 Fine Dining: Enjoy a Special Night

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© Eon51 Bitexco

EON51 is wonderfully perched on the 51st floor of Saigon Bitexco. Though not boasting the highest building in Ho Chi Minh City anymore, Saigon Bitexco rises to prominence due to its center location near Nguyen Hue Walking Street and a view to Bach Dang Wharf, Nha Rong Port and Saigon River. If you and your lover get there on special occasions like the New Year or the Independence Day, you two can enjoy the amazing firework display and Saigon’s night view just as beautiful as Hongkong’s Victoria Harbor and Singapore’s Marina Bay. 

The complex consists of 3 floors: The 50th floor EON50 – Vietnamese Restaurant, the 51st floor EON51 – Western Restaurant, the 52nd floor – EON Heli Bar. With an open kitchen space, the restaurant offers a wonderful opportunity for you to adore the chef’s talents. Every dish is served not to only satisfy your hunger but to catch your eyes and captivate your lover’s soul. 

» Address: Bitexco Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

» Price: From VND 200,000

» Opening hours: 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM

» Recommended dishes: Romaine Caesar Salad, EON51 Restaurant & Lounge Seafood Soup, Creamy Fettuccine, Baked Cod, Glazed Duck Breast, Crab Meat Saffron Risotto

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Moo Beef Steak Prime: Best Romantic Restaurant with Chilled-out Décor 

© Moo Beef Steak Prime

If you want both good food and good mood then you come to the right place as the lights and candles just make you two feel closer more than ever before. The quintessence of American flavors composes the best part of this restaurant. Moo Beef Steak Prime also stands out from the other restaurants thanks to chilled-out décor.  

Beef obviously dominates the menu but familiar visitors also choose to diversify dishes from chicken, fish, lamb, pork and a wide range of side dishes and wine. Get the ultimate dining pleasure with dishes that rock your pallet. With extremely efficient services, this is one of the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy a spectacular date.   

» Address: 35-37 Ngo Duc Ke, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 

» Price: From VND 100,000

» Opening hours: 10.00 AM – 10.30 PM

» Recommended dishes: Prime Beef Rossi, Roasted Beef Salad, Hitachi Gold Leaf on Himalaya Rock Salt, Toothfish And Red Tiger Prawn, Grilled Lamb Rack

Namo – Artisanal Pizzeria: Italian Food Haven  

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© Namo Italian

Another must-try romantic restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City is Namo – Artisanal Pizzeria featuring first-class Italian dishes. The interior lures visitors into the contemporary Italian lifestyle showcased in light wood furniture. You can choose either a private table for a romantic dinner or sitting right at the bar to see how chefs make pizzas step by step. 

Namo – Artisanal Pizzeria, as a fine-dining restaurant, sets itself apart from other restaurants on creative dishes, impeccably-mannered staff and distinctive and high-end ambience. From salad, soup, pasta to main dishes, you are served with the best ingredients and taste. Also, don’t skip Italian cocktails there! 

» Address: 74/6 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

» Price: From VND 100,000

» Opening hours: 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM 

» Recommended dishes: Spicy Seafood Soup, Black Angus Rib-Eye, Crab Tagliolini al Nero, Diavola Pizza, Baby Octopus Spicy Stew

So, here is a list of best romantic restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City if you want to spend a loved-up night in style. For an enduring first date, wedding anniversary, and a Valentine’s Day celebration with your long-term loved one, these places absolutely make you fall in love with.

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Written by Trinh Tran

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