Tuesday, 01 November 2016 04:21

Sancho Cantina

Sancho Cantina on Bui Vien in District 1 has given itself the tag of king of Mexicali food in Ho Chi Minh City since opening earlier this year. But if co-owner Calvin Bui has his way, Sancho’s will soon be the king of Mexicali food in all of Asia. They already make one of the best margaritas in Vietnam.

Published in Top Eats
Friday, 23 September 2016 08:08

Monsoon Restaurant and Bar Saigon

A purveyor of Southeast Asian cuisine, in recent times Monsoon has switched its focus to all things Thai. So how does this colonial villa Saigon staple fare? Photos by Rodney Hughes

Published in Mystery Diner
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:58

Don’s Tay Ho

One of the first restaurants in Tay Ho, according to Word, Don's is still one of the best. Words by Bennett Murray. Photos by Julie Vola

Published in Top Eats
Thursday, 08 September 2016 07:16

Picante Latino

(Photo by Julie Vola)

There’s a new burrito in town — and at VND95,000, it could be Tay Ho’s most affordable.

Published in Just In
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 09:09

Jake’s BBQ

Photo by Bao Zoan

Ribs. Burgers. Pulled pork. Grilled chicken. Steak. Sausage.

Published in Top Eats
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:57


Located in Sila Urban Living apartment complex in District 3, Twenty21One is an all-day contemporary dining area focusing on Western and pan-Asian cuisine.

Published in Just In
Friday, 22 July 2016 04:44

Hanoi Taco Bar

Photo by Julie Vola

Thanks to Hanoi Taco Bar (6 Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem), the city now has a place focused on the unusual double act of tacos and cocktails. The brainchild of founders Leo Smith, Will Reeve and Charles Jeammot, Hanoi Taco Bar (HTB) is situated in a bustling Old Quarter street in the heart of Hoan Kiem.

Published in Top Eats
Monday, 18 July 2016 05:17

Dieu’s Cuisine

Photo by Julie Vola

A staple on the shores of West Lake for more than five years, Dieu’s Cuisine is still going strong. Our Mystery Diner pays a visit to learn the secret to their enduring success. Photos by Julie Vola

Published in Mystery Diner
Friday, 15 July 2016 06:20


Photo by Rodney Hughes

For a city nestled within South-East Asia, Saigon has a lot of fantastic Italian food restaurants, and Pendolasco is no exception. The establishment has been serving up delicious pizza, pasta, and seafood to the city for almost 20 years now and shows no signs of slowing down. With a second location in District 2, delivery, and a gigantic menu, the Pendolasco team has you covered no matter what Italian food it is you’re craving.

Published in Top Eats
Friday, 08 July 2016 07:45

Mountain Retreat

Photo by Rodney Hughes

Can Vietnamese food reach the dizzy heights of haute cuisine? Our mystery diner finds out. Photos by Rodney Hughes

Published in Mystery Diner
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