This area is, after all, the most Westernised part of Ho Chi Minh City. Obviously, the streets and architecture resemble more southern Europe than southern Vietnam, and the best restaurants in district 7 and bars follow suit.
Some of our selected best restaurants in District 7
Kingscross is a Harry Potter-themed restaurant in the heart of Phu My Hung at Crescent Mall. They’ve designed the interior to feel like you’re having a fine dining experience at Platform 9¾! Here you’ll find a wide variety of what they call “Western cuisine with a twist.”
Chef Linh Tran brings his experience working in restaurants around Europe and Asia for the past 20 years to this fun and quirky dining experience. Come for brunch, lunch, or dinner. They even have “black pizza” on the menu! Visit to see it for yourself!
"On the expensive side but the food was very good. The decoration is also nice as its theme is the Harry Potter world " - Yogodoshi, Trip Advisor
It advertises itself as a bistro, but this is the place where local Aussies gather to watch their favorite sports. It’s not cheap, but the quality is good and the atmosphere is energetic and lively. The restaurant is often really busy day and night, especially during weekends.
“Nice restaurant next to the lake. Good cuisine and is comfortable. The price is a little bit higher than other normal restaurants in VN. I will revisit with family.” - Raehyun Kim, Google Reviews
A plain and simple pizza and pasta restaurant in the midst of a mainly Korean area, Red Tomato has picked up a strong local following.
With seating for only about 30 people, it is one of the few places in District 7 that opens until midnight, and for this reason, has become a go-to place for hungry ex-pats. A few specialties like their Seafood Gratin with Rice and the Barbecue Ribs deserve a special mention.
“By far my favorite place to go! Almost every day I spent in District 7, I went there. Either for a coffee, smoothie, breakfast, dinner or to work on their wifi. Great music and ambiance. The staff is very nice. Love it!!” - Kieu Duong, Google Reviews
The Ganesh group has now opened several establishments throughout Vietnam and is known for its high-quality restaurants serving authentic Indian food. Ganesh Restaurant in District 7 was refurbished recently and is a wonderful place to experience the delights of Indian cookery.
They also have a location in D1, in case you find yourself craving Indian food but don’t want to make the trek all the way out to D7.
“Delicious Indian Food, Good Service, Reasonable Prices - one of the best Indian Restaurants in Saigon. I have been a regular customer of their District 7 outlet, Kudos to the D7 Manager (Mr. Heera) for good service always!” - Sachin Gupta, Google Reviews
The El Gaucho chain is growing fast, however, they manage to seamlessly maintain quality control of the food that they are serving. They have restaurants in Bangkok and Hanoi as well as four in Ho Chi Minh City. They proudly serve some of the finest steaks that you will get in Ho Chi Minh City.
Top-quality steaks are their signature and the D7 venue has the added attraction of outdoor seating, affording lovely views of the lake. This is an expensive, but welcome addition to the culinary delights of Saigon for meat lovers.
“Great selection of steaks. But one of the more expensive restaurants in Vietnam compared to other Steakhouses in the area.” - Brandon Ly, Google Reviews
This is a well-known and much-loved bar and restaurant in a very good location in Phu My Hung. They serve good friendly western food at reasonable prices. Whilst it has more of a pub feel than that of a high-class restaurant, the menu is extensive and the staff serves you with warm smiles and efficiency.
The Sunday lunch here is hugely popular as is their famous all-day breakfast. It is a popular place among the large English-speaking ex-pat community in this part of the city.
“Great recommendation by an Aussie mate. Great pub food, ice-cold beer, and terrific service. Owner is not a bad bloke either! If you're staying in the area (or not) def worth a look in. Yum.” - Kathy Nousbein, Google Reviews
Matchandeul Korean BBQ
In a district known for its large Korean population, it would be wrong of us not to include the hugely popular Matchandeul Korean BBQ, which comes highly recommended by Korean ex-pats residing in Saigon. The restaurant gets crowded from early afternoon and well into midnight and waiting for a table can be a little lengthy, but is definitely worth the effort.
Their menu specializes in Korean-bred pork, carefully aged and matured by the establishment’s own secret methods, but we also love their Naengmyeon – Korean Cold Noodles.
“My favorite in Q7. Always busy and full of Korean folks which is a good indicator. The meat is aged and tasty. Service is attentive, polite and well-trained.” - Peter Hodge, Google reviews.