Affordable Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam is known as one of the most interesting countries in Southeast Asia, and budget travelers can find affordable restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. This city offers many delicious dishes from cheap, in-budget restaurants that you might not even have time to try all in one visit in Ho Chi Minh city. Here are a few delicious and cheap meals in fairly unassuming restaurants that you should really order to fill you up before your next adventure.
Poke Saigon a Hawaiian Restaurant on Đ. Nguyễn Huệ Street
Poke is a Hawaiian food that is gaining popularity all over the world. Creating your own meal at this restaurant is really easy. They only use fresh ingredients, and food mostly comes in a bowl with a mixture of a few ingredients. A regular serving of poke is priced at only VND$150,000. If you want extra scoop, you need to add another VND$30,000 to the bill. There are currently two locations in which this restaurant operates; one is located along “Ly Tu Trong” road just next to the Bach Tung Diep Park, and the other one famous Đ. Nguyễn Huệ Street on the second floor of Apartment 42.
Update: The current prices start at about VND$180,000 and VND$40,000 for an extra scoop.
The Hungry Pig near Bui Vien Walking Street
This is one of the restaurants in Ho Chi Minh which is for bacon lovers for sure. The Hungry Pig is the location if you miss the taste of bacon from back home. Their famous items on the menu are Pig Lebowski as well as the Notorious P.I.G. You can create your own sandwich as well. Most of the sandwiches made here use fresh baguette bread sourced from a local bakery and also use fresh vegetables and good slices of meat to make them. The Hungry Pig is located near the Bui Vien Walking Street on 40 Đ. Bùi Viện Alley.
Five Oysters in Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão
The expertise of this restaurant is in seafood. Also, they cover seafood dishes from all parts of Vietnam. Five sells beer for only VND$10,000 per bottle. In fact, you can get fresh oysters on Fridays for just VND$10,000 each as well. This shop is located in Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão area.
Update: This restaurant is no longer open.
Bun Cha 145 on Đ. Bùi Viện Street
Bun Cha is a tasty Hanoian meal that includes pickled papaya, grilled pork patties, vermicelli noodles, fish sauce, vinegar broth, as well as green vegetables. A good restaurant offering this dish is Bun Cha 145, which you can find it at backpacker street of Bui Vien nestled among any other Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh. As this is a popular spot that foreign tourists frequently visit, the staff are well versed in serving travelers, and you can ask them about the type of dish you would like to have.
Bún Bò Nam Bộ Bà Bà
The food here is always fresh and tastes excellent. Another great thing about here is that the staff are really friendly and give every customer fantastic service. It’s a place that you need to visit often once in the city.
Update: This eatery has been closed.
Nhà Hàng Hội Ngộ located near The Reunification Palace
Nhà Hàng Hội Ngộ has a lot of country dishes such as Roasted milk pork, braised vegetable rice, and seafood hot pot. Located near the Reunification Palace, on Nguyễn Thị Diệu Street, this restaurant is one of the known restaurants in Ho Chi Minh for its delicious three-regional dish with a full range of flavors. The unique cuisine and flavors of different regions create an extremely diverse and rich menu that attracts many diners when coming to its dining hall.