Nguyen Qui Duc from Tadioto has opened a lifestyle decor shop, featuring eclectic wares from different corners of the world. Spanning handmade Vietnamese crafts, refurbished furniture, found art, and even Moroccan carpets, this is a collection curated without pretention.
Located in Long Bien District, less than 10 minutes’ drive from Hoan Kiem, La Bodega is open from Friday to Sunday evening. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza, salad and handmade fresh pasta in a green, peaceful garden.
Cult Japanese pizza restaurant, Pizza 4P’s, has just opened its third location in Saigon and its fifth restaurant in Vietnam. Nestled in a French-colonial-style building at the corner of Thu Khoa Huan and Le Thanh Ton, Pizza 4P’s Ben Thanh has been carefully built to restore and preserve the ambience of the past. Decked out in a three-floor building, the restaurant has installed two pizza ovens on the second floor in an open kitchen so that guests can watch food being prepared.
The recently opened Bep1919 is a new oasis of Vietnamese food and culture in Hoi An. Set in the heart of the iconic walking streets of the old town, this charming restaurant is the ideal place to soak up the past of Vietnam.
Bancong Deli serves healthy comfort food from around the world. Brunch is served all day long, with a full English breakfast (VND130,000), sausage rolls (VND50,000), and pies (VND95,000). ‘TV Dinners’ are available to eat-in or takeaway on those nights when you just can’t cook: choose a main, like chicken cordon bleu or eggplant parmigiana, and two sides for VND160,000.
New to Ho Chi Minh City, Bep Me In sits at the end of a private alley near Ben Thanh Market, steeped in history and in culture. The restaurant is not easy to come across and manages to maintain peace and quiet that many spaces in Ho Chi Minh City seem to have lost.
East West Brewing Co. is about to launch Vietnam’s first American-style craft brewery restaurant on Ly Tu Trong in District 1. Slated to open by the end of the year, the brewery aims to craft quality beer that everyone can enjoy paired with Asian and Western-style comfort food.
Tacos have come to Quang Ba courtesy of Javier Rodriguez who has just opened Anita’s Cantina, serving pork, beef, and potato tacos for VND20,000, burritos for VND110,000, and margaritas for VND80,000.
Corto is the closest West Lake is going to get to a beach bar. An outdoor venue with lakeside lounge chairs, it’s great for some after work chill and adorable dates. Cocktails are on the cheap side, with a basil cucumber gimlet going for only VND65,000, and pizza and tarts cost from VND60,000 to VND150,000.