Lemongrass Restaurant Saigon has been serving both locals and tourists since 1996, making it one of the oldest dining venues in Ho Chi Minh City. Nestled within District 1’s Nguyen Thiep Street (between the famous shopping street of Dong Khoi and the walking promenade of Nguyen Hue street), this restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine at surprisingly affordable prices.
Occupying a three-storey French colonial building, the interior is set up like a French brasserie-style restaurant. Food-wise, Lemongrass Restaurant Saigon’s signature dishes include the baked prawns with garlic butter and almond (VND 189,000), grilled pork ribs with lemongrass (VND 159,000), and lemongrass-steamed clams (VND 119,000). For dessert, its homemade ice-cream (VND 79,000) and mixed tropical fruit platter (VND 89,000) come highly recommended.
Drinks comprise local and imported beers (VND 59,000), cocktails such as Lemongrass Cocktail (VND 109,000) and fruit juices (between VND 69,000 and VND 89,000). Due to its immense popularity amongst locals and expats in Ho Chi Minh City, Lemongrass Restaurant Saigon has another branch at Palace Hotel Saigon. Located on the 14th floor, diners can enjoy breathtaking views of Nguyen Hue Boulevard and the Saigon River.
Lemongrass Restaurant Saigon
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 22:30
- Location: 4 Nguyen Thiep Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 822 0496