10 garden dining spots for a chill weekend

If you want relaxing weekend dinners, alfresco dining at restaurants in Saigon in a breezy atmosphere with a stunning view of the garden will be a great option.

Garden restaurant in Saigon / Van Thanh

If you want relaxing weekend dinners, alfresco dining at restaurants in Saigon in a breezy atmosphere with a stunning view of the garden will be a great option.

Anyone wants to enjoy delicious food and drinks while immersed in the green space of restaurants with beautiful outdoor spaces. Saigon has "a bunch" of restaurants with a space surrounded by trees with fresh air, creating a feeling of comfort and relaxation with various of delicious dishes and assisting you in "beating" the city's hot weather. Let's look at our recommendations for the best garden restaurants in Saigon for a memorable dining experience.

1. Shri Restaurant & Lounge

Shri Restaurant is one of Saigon's most luxurious establishments. Shri opened its doors in February 2010 on the 23rd floor of Centec Tower. This is a lovely location in the city's heart because it offers a panoramic view of Saigon from above. Believe it or not, almost all tables have spectacular views thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Shri Restaurant offers a quieter space to enjoy your meal. Photo by Shri Restaurant & Lounge

When you walk into the restaurant, the first thing that strikes you as "surprising" is the Shri decoration. The space is classically decorated in a modern style with white glass, creating an atmosphere ideal for special occasions like a romantic couple’s dinner or a business party between partners.

A set meal at Shri Restaurant. Photo by Shri Restaurant & Lounge

The balcony area is truly a paradise, with medium-sized ornamental plants, water, decorative lighting systems, and the high and wide sky creating an ideal windy place to enjoy delicious dishes. You can eat well and watch the sunset pass through the city. Imagine yourself sitting in that setting, sipping a glass of red wine or a delectable cocktail, and not wanting to leave.

  • Address: 72 – 74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, Ward 6, District 3
  • Opening hours:
  • Monday: 10 am - 11 pm
  • Tuesday: 4 pm - 11 pm
  • Wednesday - Friday & Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 11 pm
  • Saturday: 4 pm - 1 am
  • Price range: $12 - $50

2. Secret Garden

How do you imagine this restaurant just by name? A hidden garden amidst the bustling scenes of Saigon?

Step to Secret Garden, you'll tap into a peaceful and quiet space, like a fairy-tale countryside with a variety of green vines and beautiful flowers, amidst the hustling Saigon.

The space / Vietcetera

The tables here are set out in the open air, surrounded by greenery, so you can enjoy a refreshing experience. The space is filled with various plants, perches, wooden tables and chairs, familiar items from home, and even chickens roaming freely in the restaurant yard.

This rooftop restaurant sparkles in the evening with various lanterns and string lights. With moonlight and city lights, the view is even more enticing. The green of the trees, the bright moonlight, and the streetlights will make you forget about your problems.

  • Address: 4th Floor Rooftop 158 Bis Pasteur, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm daily
  • Price range: $3 - $13

3. The Log Restaurant

A view from the rooftop of the GEM Center / The LOG

Saigon food connoisseurs prefer the LOG to experience the cuisine and open-air space with a unique design that simulates a "treehouse" using wood as the principal ingredient, opening a space filled with greenery on the GEM Center's rooftop.

The LOG is surrounded by the green space of the trees and the tranquillity of the wood as if separated from the hustle and bustle of the city. The LOG serves dishes created as works of art by chefs with culinary passion and creativity as the top criteria when being processed in the style of Modern Fusion.

  • Address: Rooftop GEM Center, No.8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Da Kao Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 6 pm - 11 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 6 pm - 0 am
  • Price range: $10 - $70

4. Saigon Grill Restaurant

Saigon Grill is on the 7th (top) floor of the Saigon Royal building, Pasteur Street, District 1, right in the city's heart. Therefore, Saigon Grill is a lovely restaurant in Saigon that you should not miss out on if you're visiting with friends.

From the top floor of Saigon Royal building / Saigon Grill

Diners can enjoy a unique and novel barbecue experience at the restaurant. The menu of grilled dishes at Saigon Grill ranges from chicken, beef, and seafood to unusual flavors like wild boar, crocodile, and ostrich... and hot pot dishes and a variety of dishes to choose from. All fresh ingredients are carefully selected and seasoned by the restaurant's professional chefs with Saigon Grill's special sauce, satisfying even the most discerning diners.

Throw a BBQ feast on the top of the Saigon Royal building / Saigon Grill

Primarily, you can eat grilled food while looking out over the city. Furthermore, the cuisine is delectable and reasonably priced. The sensation of being at one with the clouds and the sky, of watching Saigon bustle and vibrant during the day or shimmer magically at night, is an unforgettable impression that Saigon Grill leaves on any visitor.

  • Address: Rooftop of Saigon Royal Building, 91 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11 pm
  • Price range: $5 - $15

5. RuNam Bistro

RuNam Bistro is not flowery, but it draws diners in with its delicate colors. Each piece of furniture, each motif as a wall accent or simply a decoration on the dining table, each detail achieves its level of perfection. The space of RuNam Bistro has become even more complex because of the interweaving of Eastern colors with modern Western architecture.

A corner of RuNam Dong Khoi / RuNam Bistro

You can comfortably choose the seat that suits your needs when coming here. The garden area is ideal for guests who want an airy space or who want to organize events or parties. The space of the cold room with private corners is a suggestion if you're going to discuss with a partner or find a cozy place with your lover. If you want to be elevated and enjoy the wind, the rooftop is ideal because it is dense.

The attraction of RuNam Bistro is not only the beautiful space but also the menu of food and drinks is incredibly diverse. Colorful dishes, cool glasses of water, or fragrant cups of coffee promise to add new colors to guests' culinary picture.

  • Address: 2-4-6 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: 7 am - 10:30 pm daily
  • Price range: $4 - $13

6. Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon

A truly secret spot in the heart of Saigon / Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon

Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon is one restaurant in Saigon with outdoor space on a beautiful terrace. Because it is on the rooftop of a building behind Ben Thanh Market, you can enjoy the city view from above while eating food to your liking.

The design space of this restaurant is highly harmonious with nature, and the surrounding area is arranged with reasonable green trees to provide customers with the most ventilation and coolness. Especially at night, the restaurant is highly romantic, with sparkling lights that blend in with the city lights, allowing you to get the most out of the space while tasting the most delectable dishes.

  • Address: Rooftop 215 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Thanh, District 1
  • Opening hours: 10:30 am - 11 pm daily
  • Price range: $8 - $19

7. The Deck Saigon

This is a riverside restaurant with a delicate design and a harmonious atmosphere. When you come here, you feel removed from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and return to the typical liberal nature of the Vietnam south.

Outdoor area / The Deck Saigon

The favorite time diners want to come here most of the day is sunset when the sun sets beautifully and brilliantly on the Saigon River. Because this is when The Deck Saigon shows its most beautiful and spacious features. Besides, the extensive menu combines European and Asian flavors, with excellent vegetarian and gluten-free options.

  • Address: 38 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
  • Opening hours: 8 am - 0 am daily
  • Price range: $20 - $50

8. Din Ky Cong Hoa Restaurant

Din Ky restaurant owns an impressive open space. This facility stands out for its red tile greenhouse. In particular, the restaurant also scored thanks to the fresh green space in the garden area. This helps you enjoy delicious food while immersed in a new and pleasant natural space.

Impressive open space / Din Ky Cong Hoa

Although it is an open space, greenhouses combined with decorative chandeliers make the space more luxurious. In particular, the tables and chairs here are also covered with soft fabric to help guests have the most comfortable experience. The food at Din Ky is also unique, and definitely not disappointing when you visit.

  • Address: 142/18 Cong Hoa, Ward 4, Tan Binh District
  • Opening hours: 10 am - 11 pm
  • Price range: $6 - $14

9. Hang Duong Quan

Hang Duong Quan restaurant is on Ngo Duc Ke Street, near the bustling pedestrian street, and features a wine cellar-style restaurant called "Good Morning, Vietnam!" The most discerning diners will be satisfied with a luxurious setting, an appealing menu, and a professional service style.

Serene river view / Hang Duong Quan

This restaurant has a modern European-style design and can seat up to 150 people. It will be ideal for organizing parties, meetings, and treating partners. The beautiful view restaurant also owns an open space on the 11th floor, providing diners with a romantic space, and an impressive panoramic view of the street for customers to experience the entire space, and delicious food is prepared here to the fullest.

  • Address:
  • District 1: 32 – 34 Ngo Duc Ke, Ben Nghe Ward
  • District 4: 224 Street No. 48, Ward 5
  • District 7: 132 Street No. 65, Tan Phong Ward
  • Opening hours: 9 am - 1 am daily
  • Price range: $8 - $23

10. Phi Pho Bien

A popular outdoor dining spot of "Saigonese" / Phi Pho Bien

Phi Pho Bien, at 16 A+ Le Hong Phong extension, is a popular garden restaurant in Saigon because of its sizeable airy space. It is easy for diners to notice how rustic the sentry boxes on the premises of this Saigon garden restaurant are made of leaves from a coconut tree. Coming to Phi Pho Bien, diners seem to let go of their daily fatigue to drop their souls into the peaceful space of this place.

Besides, with over 15 years of relentlessly pursuing high-quality seafood processing, Phi Pho Bien is likened to a miniature world of seafood and is one of Saigon's most delicious and prestigious seafood brands. The restaurant specializes in serving appealing and diverse Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Con Dao, and Phu Quoc specialties, promising to satisfy all seafood connoisseurs.

  • Address: 16 A+ Le Hong Phong extension, Ward 12, District 10
  • Opening hours: 9 am - 10:30 pm
  • Price range: $2 - $14

With 10 garden restaurants in Saigon above, we hope you have more suggestions of places to eat and drink to suit your needs to enjoy delicious dishes. Bon appétit!