Guidebook for Bến Nghé

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Guidebook for Bến Nghé

Food Scene

The best Italian restaurant brand in town with Chef from Hyatt and other Italian chef comes from the family who hosting Pizza World Cup for 5 generations. Must-have tiramisu!
'NAMO Italian Restaurant
74/6 Hai Bà Trưng
The best Italian restaurant brand in town with Chef from Hyatt and other Italian chef comes from the family who hosting Pizza World Cup for 5 generations. Must-have tiramisu!
Best steakhouse, rival the Argentinian one (El-Gaucho) as the Tuscan recipe including meaty pasta thats just so good. Only place with tomahawk on the menu. Their wine collection is great! Must have: truffle pasta
'NAMO Tuscan Grill
146-148 Pasteur
Best steakhouse, rival the Argentinian one (El-Gaucho) as the Tuscan recipe including meaty pasta thats just so good. Only place with tomahawk on the menu. Their wine collection is great! Must have: truffle pasta
A world famous coffee shop that turned into a must-visit for Saigon visitors (praised in Conde Nast, airlines magazine, national televisions...) - factory frenchie style that is actually a concept store inside a cafe - restaurant. Also romantic for small private event. Full dinner menu + wine too.
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L'Usine Dong Khoi
151/5 Đồng Khởi
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A world famous coffee shop that turned into a must-visit for Saigon visitors (praised in Conde Nast, airlines magazine, national televisions...) - factory frenchie style that is actually a concept store inside a cafe - restaurant. Also romantic for small private event. Full dinner menu + wine too.
A rather fusion Vietnamese restaurant by one of the Vietnam Australian famous chef. Nice deco, check out their menu
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Magnolia Kitchen & Cafe
192 Đề Thám
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A rather fusion Vietnamese restaurant by one of the Vietnam Australian famous chef. Nice deco, check out their menu
My secret place for best Hanoi Bun Cha! (Grilled pork with vemicceli Hanoi style). They have great chicken Pho too! Local price, local setup
Cat Tuong
65 Thủ Khoa Huân
My secret place for best Hanoi Bun Cha! (Grilled pork with vemicceli Hanoi style). They have great chicken Pho too! Local price, local setup
Next door. Obvious choice to work / just chill in the most central location in town. Tip: they give you 1-hour internet password as per bill. Dont be discouraged, just ask for extra passwords when u need
Starbucks Rex
141 Nguyễn Huệ
Next door. Obvious choice to work / just chill in the most central location in town. Tip: they give you 1-hour internet password as per bill. Dont be discouraged, just ask for extra passwords when u need
Another corner of most central location in town. Check out the top floor.
Starbucks Dong Du
38 Đông Du
Another corner of most central location in town. Check out the top floor.

Drinks & Nightlife

Very good drinks, owned by guy very experienced with Saigon clubbing scene (previous run Chill Sky Bar, and co-own Envy Club now - you should check them out too). Frequent by celebs and key industry people. Good music not too heavy but lively
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Qui Dining Lounge
22 bis Lê Thánh Tôn
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Very good drinks, owned by guy very experienced with Saigon clubbing scene (previous run Chill Sky Bar, and co-own Envy Club now - you should check them out too). Frequent by celebs and key industry people. Good music not too heavy but lively
It was built to be the best club venue in South East Asia, so check it out. Not just another club but actually a theatretical venu. Love its perfect balance of crowd and privacy
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Envy Club
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It was built to be the best club venue in South East Asia, so check it out. Not just another club but actually a theatretical venu. Love its perfect balance of crowd and privacy
Set inside M Gallery hotel. Nice food, nice drink, nice decor. Upstair is there rooftop (+pool) bar if you want more noise
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Social Club Rooftop
76 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai
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Set inside M Gallery hotel. Nice food, nice drink, nice decor. Upstair is there rooftop (+pool) bar if you want more noise
Rooftop bar with decent view of city. Best tip is try it for sunset: super quiet and relaxing space all for your self. Can be super crowded at night. They also have a heavy club named PLAY down the stair
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Glow Skybar
93 Nguyễn Du
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Rooftop bar with decent view of city. Best tip is try it for sunset: super quiet and relaxing space all for your self. Can be super crowded at night. They also have a heavy club named PLAY down the stair

Arts & Culture

The building itself was a private property donated to the government by the man considered richest Vietnamese businessman in history. It's such a nice ambiance walking inside and around the garden court of this old old estate. A few impressive works too. 5 mins walk from Ben Thanh market
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Hồ Chí Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
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The building itself was a private property donated to the government by the man considered richest Vietnamese businessman in history. It's such a nice ambiance walking inside and around the garden court of this old old estate. A few impressive works too. 5 mins walk from Ben Thanh market
This is a venue that usually displays some more contemporary exhibition or events by younger artist crowd. Fun area to be in too (full of river side restos and interior shops)
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The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ
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This is a venue that usually displays some more contemporary exhibition or events by younger artist crowd. Fun area to be in too (full of river side restos and interior shops)
It's an alley that represents the unique culture of Saigon: art galleries, boutique cafe shops, fashion boutiques (local designers), residents. Located on the most expensive street of Saigon, this old old arcade will surprise you with warm local experience. Inside is the world famous L'Usine cafe on second floor too
Phòng Tranh Mỹ Thuật (Art Arcade)
151 Đồng Khởi
It's an alley that represents the unique culture of Saigon: art galleries, boutique cafe shops, fashion boutiques (local designers), residents. Located on the most expensive street of Saigon, this old old arcade will surprise you with warm local experience. Inside is the world famous L'Usine cafe on second floor too

Shopping

Newest and branded mall. Full of food options incl Japanaese, dimsum and cafe. Beauty product and high-end supermarket (An Nam Gourmet) too
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Takashimaya Vietnam
92-94 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa
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Newest and branded mall. Full of food options incl Japanaese, dimsum and cafe. Beauty product and high-end supermarket (An Nam Gourmet) too
Opposite our apartment. With ZARA and H&M (coming in Sep 17). Full of essential shoppings (food court, supermarket, beauty products etc etc)
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Vincom Center
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Opposite our apartment. With ZARA and H&M (coming in Sep 17). Full of essential shoppings (food court, supermarket, beauty products etc etc)
Next door. Incl Rolex, Chanel, Burberry, Ferragamo and a Runway store incl all the branded ones for men & women
Runway Rex
155 Nguyễn Huệ
Next door. Incl Rolex, Chanel, Burberry, Ferragamo and a Runway store incl all the branded ones for men & women
Opposite Vincom Shopping Mall. Similar, incl supermarket and food court and bunch of beauty and home products
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Parkson Saigon Tourist Plaza
35-45 Lê Thánh Tôn
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Opposite Vincom Shopping Mall. Similar, incl supermarket and food court and bunch of beauty and home products
A rather different brand, very luxury, sold worldwide in US, Shanghai, Tokyo... by local designer. Check it out
PHUONG MY
81 Lê Thánh Tôn
A rather different brand, very luxury, sold worldwide in US, Shanghai, Tokyo... by local designer. Check it out
Bookstore incl foreign language books
FAHASA Bookstore
Bookstore incl foreign language books
Needless to say, 5 mins walk for ur essential summer wear
Zara
72 Lê Thánh Tôn
Needless to say, 5 mins walk for ur essential summer wear

Sightseeing

Pretty historical place, with the Book Street right behind, next to Post Office (Also a point of hitorical place). Check out cafe surrounding and some local street food stores
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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
01 Công xã Paris
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Pretty historical place, with the Book Street right behind, next to Post Office (Also a point of hitorical place). Check out cafe surrounding and some local street food stores
Not much to say, it's a sight to be checked out
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War Remnants Museum
28 Võ Văn Tần
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Not much to say, it's a sight to be checked out

Essentials

Inside Vincom Shopping Mall, incl even fresh meat & fish
Siêu thị VinMart Đồng Khởi
70-72 Lê Thánh Tôn
Inside Vincom Shopping Mall, incl even fresh meat & fish
High-end brand for food, wine, cooking ingredients, fruit... This one is about 10 mins walk, but there's one right inside Takashimaya mall (opposite road)
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Annam Gourmet
16 Hai Bà Trưng
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High-end brand for food, wine, cooking ingredients, fruit... This one is about 10 mins walk, but there's one right inside Takashimaya mall (opposite road)
24/7 open for your essentials everything even quick lunch
FamilyMart
58 Pasteur
24/7 open for your essentials everything even quick lunch

Entertainment & Activities

Inside the iconic BITEXCO tower, 10 mins walk. I think all movies are with English subtitles.
BHD Cineplex
Inside the iconic BITEXCO tower, 10 mins walk. I think all movies are with English subtitles.
Inside Vincom Shopping Mall, right opposite the property (5 mins walk). High-end cinema. All cinemas are with subtitles (English)
CGV Vincom Đồng Khởi
Inside Vincom Shopping Mall, right opposite the property (5 mins walk). High-end cinema. All cinemas are with subtitles (English)
Live music space, very popular to youngster. Mostly rock, pop, ballads
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Yoko Cafe
22 Nguyễn Thị Diệu
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Live music space, very popular to youngster. Mostly rock, pop, ballads