Nha Hang Ngon restaurant stands out because it is housed in a charming French villa that has been restored to its former glory and painted a canary yellow. Out in the courtyard, you are surrounded by twinkling fairy lights and, running through the centre of the villa, an attractive lily pond. Whether you choose to sit inside or out, the environment is pleasant, with a gentle buzz of chatter and many cooks sitting around the periphery of the restaurant preparing dishes that span the breadth of Vietnamese cuisine. Although the restaurant is not air-conditioned, there are enough fans to create a gentle breeze.
It must be said that recipes at Nha Hang Ngon in Ho Chi Minh are geared towards the tourist palate, although there are still a noticeable minority of Vietnamese enjoying a meal here too – perhaps due to how attractively the restaurant is presented. It won’t be the most authentic dinner of your stay in Ho Chi Minh, but for enjoyment – and especially as an introduction to Vietnamese cuisine – it is up there with the best.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
- Address: 160 Pasteur St, District 1
- Tel: +84 (0) 8 3827 7131