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Klasik Coffee Roasters

Nestled on the street corner between Mac Thi Buoi and Phan Van Dat, from the streetfront Klasik Coffee Roasters looks simple and modest. Yet walk inside and the space is equipped with classic French-style chairs and tables in harmony with the conte...

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Le Corto

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La Habana

A 12-year veteran of the Saigon scene, La Habana maintains its charming, Spanish-terrace-inspired premises in District 1. Any night of the week, just off the main drag of Hai Ba Trung and along Cao Ba Quat, you’ll hear live music floating from its ...


Fancy a crepe anyone? Our mystery diner certainly did when they headed to Truong Han Sieu for a taste of Brittany’s best-known dish. Photos by Julie Vola ...

Shellfish at Opera

  • Written by Will Peach

Park Hyatt's Shellfish Menu

The Opera restaurant at Park Hyatt Saigon will launch an exciting shellfish menu prepared by Chef Michele Gulizzi between Jun. 12 and Jun. 28.


Featuring authentic dishes like Italian Breaded Baked Clams, Oysters, Mussels, Scallops and Cheese Lobster steamed over Spinach, prices range from US$12+ to US$32++.


For more information or to make reservations call 3520 2357.


Opera Restaurant, Park Hyatt Saigon, 2 Lam Son Square, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City.

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