6 famous restaurants in District 5, Saigon

Saigon is not only one of the dynamic cities but also has a diverse cuisine. In particular, District 5 Saigon is a typical district for Chinese cuisine and Japanese taste, with many restaurants and eateries stretching along the streets. If you want to find what to eat there, please refer to the top restaurants below!

1. Sa Te Uyen Uong Hotpot Restaurant

Sa Te Uyen Uong hotpot
Sa Te Uyen Uong Hotpot | @fuguiying.mrren

This shop is a famous hot pot restaurant in District 5, HCMC. The restaurant comes from a small shop selling beef ball noodles.

Although the shop has existed for more than 10 years, this satay hot pot was only sold for the recent. This dish has a lot of flavorful ingredients with the sweet broth, making diners keep tasting. In addition to the hot pot has a distinctive flavour that is unmistakable.

The hot pot broth has its typical taste, including beef and pork balls, tofu, and pork skin. Its savour is often found in Chinese noodle shops or hot pot restaurants with peanut fragrance, and satay spicy. Comes with the soup is beef, vegetable and special sauce of the restaurant. You can eat it with instant noodles, egg noodles, or hu tieu (dry noodles).

For the first look, this hot pot seems to be just enough for one person. However, it takes two people to eat it all. Therefore, many young couples in Saigon love to come here. And many people call the restaurant with the familiar name the Uyen Uong Hot Pot (the hot pot of couples). Besides tasty food, this place has a cozy and close space.

Although Satay Uyen Ngan hot pot restaurant is just a popular restaurant, with reasonable prices and enthusiastic staff, it always receives favour from customers. When you come here, you will have a tasty meal. The restaurant also owns an attractive menu with various dishes made from goats.

  • Address: 213 Tran Tuan Khai Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Price range: 120,000 to 150,000 VND
  • Opening hours: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

2. Osaka Restaurant

OSAKA Restaurant
@ FB OSAKA Tonkotsu Ramen

Besides Sushi, the rice bowl is a famous traditional dish of Japan, which has conquered plenty of Vietnamese diners in Saigon. The ideal destination when you want to try this dish is Osaka Restaurant. With yummy rice dishes and many other Japanese dishes, please stop by and enjoy it!

Osaka shop owns a spacious space and the interior Japanese-style decoration. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 people and has free parking.

Besides the rice bowl, you can choose different Japanese dishes, such as Udon, Okomoni Yaki, and Xa Xiu Ramen. You do not need to go to Japan but also enjoy Japanese dishes in HCMC at the right price. Nothing is more wonderful!

Many delicious dishes are waiting for you to discover. Also, the waitresses at Osaka are very enthusiastic and welcoming to the customers. This feature is considered a big plus for Osaka.

  • Address: 64 Nguyen Thoi Trung Street, Ward 6, District 5, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Price range: Ranging from 30,000 – 70,000 VND
  • Opening hours: 11:00 am – 11: pm.

3. Tokori BBQ Restaurant

Tokori BBQ Restaurant
© Tokori BBQ 105 Ngô Quyền

In Saigon, if diners want to find a barbecue restaurant but still retain the traditional barbecue style, it is impossible to ignore the Tokori BBQ restaurant. When developing to the restaurant, you enjoy the unique Japanese barbecue style.

There are hundreds of grilled dishes made of beef, pork, and seafood, in which many are premium Japanese beef, America beef. Besides, the restaurant also has dishes such as pancakes with squid and onion, pork kimchi pancakes, pork ramen, and spicy udon noodles. Besides the barbecue, the restaurant also serves hot pot.

Tokori BBQ restaurant stands out in bold Japanese style with dark wooden pavilions, paper lanterns, and calligraphy paintings, creating a warm feeling. Also, there is very melodious music suitable for a family reunion. In particular, the restaurant focuses on modern smoke extraction systems. So after enjoying the tasty baking menu, you still keep your clothes fragrant and no smoky.

  • Address: 105 Ngo Quyen Street, Ward 11, District 5, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Price range: 50,000 VND – 650,000 VND
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

4. Fish Bubble and Crab Soup Restaurant of Ms Lan

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© Sup Cua BongBong Ca CO LAN

Fish Bubble and Crab Soup Restaurant of Co Lan ( in Vietnamese: Quán súp cua bong bóng cá cô Lan) is a prominent name in the list of delicious restaurants in District 5. The tasters looking for a Chinese flavour of crab soup often choose Ms Lan as their stopover.

The restaurant is right on Luong Nhu Hoc street next to Hong Bang school, quite easy to find. Although the shop is a sidewalk restaurant, it is always crowded. Many diners say that you cannot find another restaurant in Saigon that has a similar flavour to Ms Lan’s shop.

A bowl of fish bubble crab soup at Co Lan is quite a lot with crabs, quail eggs, duck eggs, fish bubbles, and chicken. Looking at the steaming hot crab soup, you can hardly resist it.

Because the shop is on the sidewalk, the area is tiny. You may wait for a while if your group is large.

  • Address: 239 Luong Nhu Hoc Street, District 5, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Price range: 20,000 VND – 40,000 VND / bowl
  • Opening hours: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm.

5. No 1 Ramen Restaurant

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Ramen Noddle | @xi__mui

If you are a fan of Japanese cuisine, go to No 1 Ramen Restaurant to enjoy dishes from the country of the rising sun.

With airy Japanese-style space, this restaurant will be a great place to spend time with friends in the evening. If you go upstairs, it will be even more fun, the lanterns are hanging all over the room, and two large paintings of cherry blossoms and Mount Fuji.

From the outside, you will be fascinated by the minimalistic decoration at No 1 Ramen, but still very modern. From the tables, chairs to doors, all make sure you feel satisfied.

No 1 Ramen specializes in ramen noodles, so you cannot miss this dish when you come here. The ramen at the restaurant is tasty and beautifully presented.

The plus point for the restaurant is the friendly staff and professional service. On weekends, the restaurant is quite crowded, so you need to call to reserve a table.

  • Address: 1061-1063 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ward 5, District 5, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Price range: 50,000 VND – 100,000 VND
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 11:00pm.

6. Poipet 7 Thailand grilled hotpot restaurant

Grilled Hotpot Thailand
Grilled Hotpot Thailand |@mapdep

Each district of Saigon has its own unique culinary features. And when coming to District 5, you should drop by to enjoy Poipet 7 grilled hot pot restaurant. The restaurant is often busy with diners in the afternoon, especially on weekends.

According to the owner, in 2003, she had the opportunity to go to Thailand to taste grilled hot pot and found it delicious. Therefore, she decided to learn how to prepare the sauces. After 8 years of learning, she opened a shop with a variety of sauce recipes.

The special feature of this restaurant is that there are 40 savours of sauces and 70 different types of baked dishes. And, the diners call it the grilled hot pot restaurant because the shop uses the hot pot below and creates a grilled surface above. Therefore, customers can eat both hotpot and grilled dishes.

When you come here, you will get very enthusiastic and attentive service staff. All you have to do is to taste the food well while a professional team of the restaurant can support you to grill meats.

  • Address: 31A2 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 9, District 5, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Price range: 30,000 VND – 100,000 VND
  • Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Travelling to District 5 HCMC, besides visiting famous tourist sites, you should also enjoy savoury food at the popular restaurants above. This activity is one of the most enjoyable experiences on your journey in Saigon.