Australian Night at Saigon Café
Saigon is a foodie haven with its many cafes and restaurants. Depending on your craving, you can almost certainly find what you’re looking for in any part of the city. However, if you’re looking for something truly special, you might have to do some searching.
More Than Just a Restaurant part
Saigon Café Restaurant is more than just a restaurant. It blends premium fare from around the world via an interactive dining experience, exciting promotions, innovative drinks and eye-catching desserts in a personalised and pleasant atmosphere right in the heart of the city.
Located on the first floor of Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers, Saigon Café Restaurant features seven live-stations with premium seafood, Pan-Asian, Western, Japanese, Indian cuisines, a dessert corner and of course, Vietnamese specialties.
Saigon Café Restaurant has also redefined the concept of a buffet. The restaurant’s emphasis on building an interactive connection between the chef and diner allows you to enjoy a personalised dining experience as you can have more control over the preparation of your food.
Taste of Australia
A Gastronomic highlight for 2018 will appeal to those of you into cuisine from the land down under: Taste of Australia at Saigon Café Restaurant brings to you the experience of superb Australian cuisine for only one night, on Friday 26 January.
Starting at VND 1,400,000 ++ including free flow of house wine, draft beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea, the four-hour buffet spread begins at 6:00 pm.
It features a wide range of Australian delicacies including Australian sweet seafood soup; ham and smoked sausage soup; peppered emu casserole; fish and chips with tartar sauce; Australian-style mashed potatoes; seafood pizza; chicken and pasta salad with sun-dried tomato; mini beef burgers with sliced beets; Vegemite chicken and the list goes on.
The dessert corner, too, is stacked with delicious Australian cakes which include lamingtons; cheesecakes; chocolate crackles; peach melba vanilla cream; Anzac biscuits; mini pavlovas; tiramisus; fresh seasonal fruits and many more surprises.
Sunday Brunch Specials
Among Saigon Café Restaurant’s biggest draws are the weekly Sunday brunch specials. What better way to relieve your hunger than by indulging in premium delights such as lobsters, freshly shucked oysters, foie gras, seafood on an ice counter, whole roasted rib eye and many other offerings from around the world with prices starting from VND1,588,000++ per adult?
The fun doesn’t stop there, wait till you check the beverages that come with your food. With a range of creative beverages like syringe shots filled with cocktails and mojito bubbles created by dropping flavoured liquid into sodium alginate extracted from brown seaweed producing spheres that pop, bursting unique flavours into your mouth, you’re not just walking into a bar, but a science spectacle!
The Food is Just Part of the Whole
The level of thought and attention to detail put into the restaurant’s culinary concept and creations is also evident in the interior decor and layout.
Inspired by evergreen traditions and customs of Saigon, the all-day dining space is made up of locally sourced materials and styled in line with Saigon’s heyday as the “Pearl of the Orient”.
This space has recently been enlarged and now takes up most of the first level. The higher ceiling and windows have also created an abundance of natural light throughout the establishment as well as a greater view of the bustling Dong Khoi and Dong Du streets. With a seating capacity of 276, including a semi-private area offering up to 42 covers, there is now more room for you and your friends, family or loved ones.
What Others Say:
Saigon Café Restaurant is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor with most of its reviews centred around the fresh seafood offerings, the Sunday brunch specials, and the wide range of food available across multiple cuisines from around the world.
For a more local insight, the establishment is rated 8 out of 10 on Foody.vn with similar reviews on the variety of food available in the buffet spread as well as the freshness of the seafood on offer.
What City Pass Guide Says:
With a wide selection of food available across different cuisines and the proven freshness of its seafood offerings, Saigon Café Restaurant is certainly one of the best options to consider if you’re looking for a rewarding Sunday brunch.
With a spacious layout and well-thought out interior decor with abundance of natural light, the comfortable and airy atmosphere makes it an ideal choice if you’re in a group setting.
The Taste of Australia buffet special is a must if you’re craving authentic Australian cuisine in Saigon with its wide array of dishes, desserts and free flow of drinks — a perfect and certainly filling way to end your week.
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi Street, D1, HCMC
Phone: +84 28 3827 2828 | Fax: +84 28 3827 2929
Image source: Saigon Café