Nha Hang Ngon

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nha Hang Ngon

Thronging with locals and foreigners, this is one of HCMc's most popular spots, with a large range of the very best street food in stylish surroundings. Set in a leafy garden ringed by food stalls, each cook serves up a specialised traditional dish, ensuring an authentic taste.

One of the most enjoyable things to do when visiting a foreign country for the first time is eat the local specialities. If this feeling grips you during your trip to Ho Chi Minh then Nha Hang Ngon restaurant is a delight, skilfully combining a comprehensive menu of classic Vietnamese dishes, English speaking waiters and beautiful surroundings. Located on Pasteur Street in the tourist centre of District 1, Nha Hang Ngon is a 10 minute walk from the Ho Chi Minh Opera House, along Le Loi and right at the Pasteur Street intersection.

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.