On Dong Khoi street, near the Saigon Opera House and in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City you find Bier Garden, a Hoi An style restaurant where the friendly staff serves a variety of international and Vietnamese dishes with a special twist.
The restaurant opened in 2010 and has earned a good reputation over the years. The speciality of Bier Garden is, as the name of the venue already indicates, beer.
The bar of the restaurant offers a selection of 34 different beers from all over the world. The airy garden space is the perfect place to lean back and enjoy an Omaha beef steak, which arrives at your table sizzling on a hot rock. Other specialities include German sausage or phở hot pot.
For lunch you may want to try one of Bier Garden’s delicious bánh mì combos for VND 79,000++. The most popular of these is bánh mì with roast pork, German style.
Bier Garden restaurant is built in the beautiful style of ancient Hoi An, making use of many wooden elements and lovely lanterns. Upon entering the venue, the first thing that captures your view is the big counter and the selection of 34 beers from all over the world, displayed on the shelves behind.
Right next to this is the small but beautiful garden area, featuring a koi pond. This is the best place to sit and relax in the restaurant.
Behind the garden, the main guest room opens up to the visitor, dominated by the open kitchen, where the chefs prepare the tasty dishes that get served at the Bier Garden. Upstairs you find a big, open area that is the perfect location for hosting events. The greatest strength of the venue is probably the airy openness to the garden area and the wind that gently moves the Hoi An lanterns.
Guests who would like to eat in an air conditioned environment can take a seat at the 30-seat lounge area, right opposite of the beer bar.
Bier Garden seats 180 guests, but with the design and the separate areas, it looks smaller and more private. Every evening between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., a Filipino band lightens the mood with English songs and live entertainment.
A part of the good experience at Bier Garden restaurant is the friendly and attentive staff that serve food and drinks with a smile. During your stay you can rest assured that your water glass doesn’t stay unfilled for long periods of time. They are also fast to recommend the hot stone special and other promotions. The staff training is focused on the special beers they serve at the restaurant.
While Tiger draft beer is the most popular drink at Bier Garden, the drinks menu features a selection of 34 different beers. Most of them imported from traditional beer countries like Germany, Czech Republic and Belgium.
That feature alone makes the venue worth a visit, but the food menu is even more interesting, because it offers a wide choice of international and Vietnamese dishes, prepared by the chef who formerly worked at Lion Brewery and has over 10 years of experience.
While the German sausage is the most popular serve of the restaurant, they feature an array of dishes that make you curious in the beginning and happy in the end. Steaks arrive sizzling on a hot rock and whether you eat your imported U.S. Omaha beef steak rare, medium or well done is up to you. There are many promotions around the hot rock dishes you don’t want to miss.
If you strive to eat phở with a twist, try phở lẩu, the popular Vietnamese noodle soup in a hot pot pot variation. And if you are in a hurry and can’t find time to sit down in the cozy environment, pick one of their 11 mouthwatering bánh mì creations, from which roast pork bánh mì German style is the most popular one.
While sausages and steaks are nice, we went straight for the salmon. Grilled to perfection by the dedicated chef and served with steamed vegetables on tagliatelle and with savory pepper sauce at the side. The vegetables were steamed right to the point and retained their vibrant colors as well as their individual taste.
Here is a selection of German-inspired ribs and salted roast pork, some vegetables and a mouthwatering dipping sauce. This kind of savory snack goes well with the selection of beers that is served at the restaurant.
Bier Garden is kid-friendly, although they don’t have a kid’s menu. But it’s not too hard to keep track of the small ones, since they tend to gather around the pond in the garden area and play with the fish.
All that makes Bier Garden a nice place to sit and enjoy a cool beer with friends, family or business partners.
4 people, 4 hours, 4 dishes.
And free flow Tiger or Heineken draft beer!
With a solid average of four bubbles on TripAdvisor, Bier Garden rakes in a solid “Very Good” rating. Reviews tend to range from average to excellent with the occasional complaint about the food or the noise level of the band. Most of the visitors like the cozy ambiance, the live music, the beer selection and the German-style dishes.
Quietly residing in an offshoot from Nguyen U Di, the Nordic-influenced MAD House presents international cuisine focused on detail and taste in a lush, cozy villa environment. Two nimble Danish chefs devise daily specials centering around Vietnamese cuisine with a Scandinavian twist, serving favorites such as Da Nang scallops with herb butter and hand-cut beef tartar with fresh herbs.
B3 Steakhouse & Craft Beer is the latest addition to the burgeoning Ho Chi Minh City Steakhouse outlets. They opened their doors in May 2016 and boast among other things the largest selection of craft beers on tap in the whole city. They are the only restaurant to offer second cut beef rather than only focusing on primary cuts as most of the competition do. This gives customers the chance to enjoy quality meat at prices that won’t burst the wallet. Clientele is a mix of expats, locals and tourists. Favoured cuts are the beef tenderloin and the oyster blade, both of which have attracted favourable reviews from food critics and regular customers alike.
The restaurant couldn’t have a better location. Nguyen Hue is the focal point of the city. This recently adapted walking street is a magnet for locals at the weekend, providing a really exciting ambience in what is already a thriving city. This particular Ho Chi Minh City Steakhouse & Craft Beer occupies a fabulous spot close to the famous Rex Hotel. For those feeling the need for air-conditioning the inside area is large and airy, whilst for al fresco dining, the upstairs terrace seats up to twenty people and presents great views of the thoroughfare below.
The decor is funky and modern, with New York style graffiti covering walls. This is something a little different and offers a much welcomed contrast to other Ho Chi Minh City Steakhouses. Diners enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and of course the great food and real ales. For the first time visitor, try their superb aforementioned oyster blade with pepper sauce. If steak is not your thing they have a wonderful duck breast with orange sauce, which is definitely worth a try.
This is a winning combination, followers of craft beer are growing rapidly in numbers, and offering good quality beef at very reasonable prices at a premier location should see customers flocking in.
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With a name that’s straight to the point, Latest Recipe is an all-day dining buffet-style restaurant located on the Mezzanine level of Le Meridien Hotel. It features a wide variety of international cuisines, both on the buffet spread and on their a la carte menu, as well as signature breakfasts, a weekly Sunday brunch and their Eye Openers programme.
Stepping into Latest Recipe, the first impression you get is that of a clean, warm and homely establishment, with its French-kitchen vibe and classy tiles on the walls. The wood accents, yellow high-lights, comfortable chairs and geometrically designed ceiling give the restaurant a very neutral tone, almost like something out of a classic French movie.
The layout also allows you to watch the chefs in action as they prepare your food.
The breakfast menu is vast, featuring interestingly named sets like “The Mind Awakes”, “Discovery” and “Explore”, with flexible options so you can fully customise your meal according to the type of bread you want, up to how you would like your eggs cooked. You can also pair them with the Eye Openers, a category of signature healthy drinks like passion fruit + aloe vera + ginger; soursop + tangerine + carrot; and mango + Vietnamese basil + calamansi.
You can also choose between a “Vietnamese Breakfast”, if you feel like going local, and a “Japanese Breakfast”, which comes with natto (fermented soy bean). There are also a la carte options if you prefer something more specific.
The restaurant is wildly popular for the Sunday Discovery Brunch programme with a classic and progressive cuisine from executive chef Frederic Meynard, going at VND1.7M++ per person.
The dinner buffet spread,which is held from Sundays to Thursdays, features a wide selection of dishes going for VND798, 000++, and on Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant hosts a themed promotional dinner buffet, which is priced at VND1.2M++ and includes a free flow of wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Latest Recipe scored 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor with most reviewers praising it for its service, quality of food and the brunch experience. It also gets an 8 out of 10 on foody.vn, with most reviewers raving about the brunch specials
With a very diverse and versatile menu, the breakfast sets, dinner buffets and Sunday brunches are all worth checking out. The only drawback might be the cost, but for what it’s worth, you’re getting what you pay for — top-quality food served with a nice ambience.
The themed promotional dinner buffet on Fridays and Saturdays changes every three months.
La Brasserie Restaurant boasts the longest buffet counter in Ho Chi Minh City! Set in the Hotel Nikko Saigon in District 1, buffet selections range from local cuisine to international fare such as cold cuts and salads, your favourite roasts and grills, and tempting desserts. You will feel welcome inside this contemporary, spacious and cozy atmosphere whether for a quick bite or a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner.
La Brasserie Restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Saigon. It offers an excellent international buffet station for breakfast and dinner. A la carte menu and set lunch menus feature Asian cuisine and International favourites. La Brasserie is also available for private events where you can entertain your guests in an inviting atmosphere while enjoying the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
The Hotel Nikko also have a fine dining Chinese restaurant Ming Court.