If you are looking for an ideal date spot, countless restaurants in Saigon will meet your needs. And looking further, what's more, romantic than a riverside restaurant?
Most of the river restaurants have a relaxing and fairy-tale vibe and a great view of the Saigon River. However, among so many places, what are the best options?
Explore with us now!
The Deck Saigon
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The Deck Saigon is one of the most famous restaurants in Saigon. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the restaurant is for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle city for one night.
The Deck is famous for its beautiful view of the Saigon River. Many diners come here partly because of the food, partly because they want to check in this spectacular view. It is a must-go place if you want to catch the most romantic sunset shot in Saigon.
The Deck serves mainly European dishes, especially seafood. The most popular dish at The Deck is the grilled seafood platter. With more than 12 years of experience, the chefs would not disappoint you, if not surprise you with the quality.
Wine is a great option to go with dinner, but how about trying a signature cocktail? The Deck Bar will serve you some of the best drinks in town.
The restaurant also has delicious set menus for your romantic night. You should make a reservation beforehand to get the best service and table position. The best tables are those near the river, however, they are usually booked early.
- Address: 38 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City
- Open hours: The Deck Saigon: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM & The Deck Bar: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
- Price per dish: 250 000 - 2 000 000 VND ($11 - 87.5)
- Make a reservation: 028 3744 6632
Blu Bar & Grill Riverside
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With over ten years of experience, Blu Bar & Grill is a hidden gem among restaurants in Saigon. The restaurant has a peaceful and cozy atmosphere, suitable for date nights and family gatherings. The restaurant's view of the Saigon River is very chill.
Blu Bar & Grill serves various Western dishes, from meat to seafood. In particular, the Italian dishes at the restaurant are top-notch. You should try at least one plate of pizza or pasta here. The bar also serves a wide range of drinks, including cocktails, mocktails, beers, and premium spirits.
Blu Bar & Grill has a great space, including indoor and outdoor areas. Remember to tell the staff when making a reservation if you want a table by the river. The restaurant also has a nice play area for children.
- Address: 53 Vo Truong Toan Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City
- Open hours: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
- Price per dish: 150 000 - 300 000 VND ($6.5 - 13.1)
- Make a reservation: 090 337 1417 & 093 370 3630
Bistro Song Vie
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Bistro Song Vie is a popular restaurant in Saigon for riverside dining. Most people recommend coming here for a delicious breakfast or lunch, but in fact, their dinner menu is so underrated.
Bistro Song Vie's menu ranges from Western to Asian dishes. If you want to try something different, explore a new taste with the Vietnamese menu. Ask the staff for a recommendation, and you may find a hidden gem.
The restaurant's staff is very professional and attentive. Although the restaurant is quite crowded, the service is excellent. It is also comfortable and cozy for a date. Occasionally, the restaurant will hold a live music session.
The restaurant is part of the Villa Song hotel, in the same area there is a large and beautiful swimming pool. You can ask the staff if there is any discount or package for these two services. If you are interested in observing the beauty of the Saigon River, you can come here by restaurant's speed boat at Bach Dang Wharf.
- Address: 197/2 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City
- Open hours: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
- Price per dish: 250 000 - 2 000 000 VND ($11 - 87.5)
- Make a reservation: 077 244 6090 (VN) & 079 244 6090 (EN)
Mars Venus Restaurant - Garden In Island
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Mars Venus is a restaurant with many branches in Saigon that has recently been very popular with couples. Each Mars Venus restaurant has a different concept, and Garden in Island is perhaps the most romantic.
To get to the restaurant, you will have to take the restaurant's motorboat across the river. Your dining place is located on a small oasis, set up and decorated very romantic and dreamy.
The main menu at Mars Venus is Western cuisine. Especially with Garden in Island, seafood dishes are the best sellers. Besides the a la carte menu, the restaurant has set menus for couples at reasonable prices.
A great plus point of the Mars Venus restaurant is in the service. Guests who have dined here highly appreciate the service attitude of the staff. They behave and talk very lovely, incredibly attentive to customers' needs. Too awkward to pose for a photo? Don't worry, let the staff take care of this, they are as professional as a professional photographer.
- Address: 88 Nguyen Duc Canh Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7
- Open hours: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Price per dish: 200 000 - 450 000 VND ($8.75 - 19.7)
- Make a reservation: 089 885 6780
LA Garden Restaurant
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LA Garden Restaurant is one of the most romantic and stunning spots in the heart of Saigon. Located on the banks of the Saigon River, with a view towards District 1, LA Garden has a great location.
The restaurant has an open space, and the outdoor area is very relaxing and chill. You can enjoy the city's dazzling skyline while dining at restaurants, including Landmark 81 - the tallest skyscraper in Vietnam.
The restaurant serves dishes with a variety of culinary styles. Two things you absolutely should experience here are seafood and traditional Vietnamese dishes. If you are a hot pot lover, try LA Garden's Field Crab Hot Pot - a traditional dish with a modern twist.
You should make a reservation ASAP if you want the best spot, especially during the holidays. The restaurant also supports decoration. Ask the staff if you have other requirements.
The remarkable thing about LA Garden is the yachts. The restaurant owns a marina and many yachts. So, if you want to upgrade your date, there is nothing better than dinner on a private yacht and watching Saigon by night. It is a one-of-a-kind experience you can have in Saigon.
- Address: 2, 45th Street, Thu Thiem Ward, Thu Duc City
- Open hours: 07:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- Price per dish: 150 000 - 500 000 VND ($6.5 - 29.1)
- Make a reservation: 091 823 0880
And those are 5 of the most romantic river restaurants in Saigon. Make sure you don't miss anything before leaving!
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