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10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

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Where to eat vegetarian food in Saigon?

If you’re traveling to Ho Chi Minh city and craving for vegetarian food, you’re in luck!

Here is my list of 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city, with details on opening hours, address and dish suggestions.

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Vegetarian Guide to Saigon

As the majority of Vietnamese follow Buddhism, it’s really easy to find vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.

You need to find the sign “Quan Chay” as it indicates for a vegetarian restaurant.

Sometimes the menu shows the same name as typical dishes (not vegetarian), but they are cooked with only veggies.

I strongly suggest having a reservation if you’d like to book a table on full moon days because it’s the vegetarian time of Buddhists.

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1. Vajra

Located opposite Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda in District 10, Vajra is an excellent choice for those seeking affordable vegetarian food in Saigon.

Although it usually takes a while to prepare the food, it’s worth the wait. Arriving at the restaurant, you will be served a free cup of delicious milk tea first while waiting for your serving.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

My favorite dishes at Vajra are Lotus leaf rice and Fruit spring rolls.

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Vajra Mushroom Salad is also brilliant! The salad is sweet and sour, quite similar to Lotus salad, served with prawn crackers, sweet and sour fish sauce.

Restaurant review

Good points:

  • The restaurant has Tibetan music and decoration, creating a pleasant and quiet atmosphere to enjoy vegetarian food.
  • The food here is delicious!

Bad points:

  • It costs 5000 VND for the parking fee
  • The restaurant is not large, so you may need to wait for a table

Restaurant information

Cost: 50,000 ~ 70,000 VND per dish.

Address: 711 Lê Hồng Phong, Phường 12, Quận 10, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours: 7 am – 9 pm daily

Note: The ground floor is a Buddhism shop, so you will need to enter the shop, following the stairs to the upper floor to find the restaurant.

 

2. Buddha Chay

Buddha Chay is an excellent place to eat vegetarian food in Ho Chi Minh city.

Right from the name, this vegetarian restaurant has been impressed by the sophistication from the name of the restaurant, the layout style to the menu.

Not only having a relaxed space and meaningful sutras, but the food here also receives many compliments.

There’s a variety in dish selection at Buddha Chay. You can choose tofu, vegetables, noodles, noodles, fried rice, stock items, salad or soup.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

If you’re in a big group, mushroom hotpot is a great choice. I also love their Crispy rice with mushroom sauce.

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Restaurant review

Good points:

  • The price is ok, not too expensive.
  • The service is quick, and the dishes are served within 10 minutes after ordering
  • Friendly staff, enthusiastic consultants
  • The food is delicious with a large selection
  • Good location, the shop is easy to find
  • The restaurant is spacious with warm and cozy design

Bad points:

  • It can be quite noisy due to the crowded guests

Restaurant information

Cost: ~70,000 VND per dish

Address:

This restaurant has 2 locations:

  • District 1: 31 Đặng Tất, Phường Tân Định, Quận 1, TP. HCM
  • District 5: 5 Nguyễn Chí Thanh, Phường 9, Quận 5, TP. HCM

Opening hours: 10:30 am – 9 pm daily

Note: You can’t reserve a table on full moon days at this restaurant.

 

3. Hum Vegetarian

Hum Vegetarian is one of the most popular stops for vegetarian food in Ho Chi Minh city.

At Hum Vegetarian, diners can find many vegetarian dishes made from mushroom, tofu, bean, etc.

Although the ingredients are 100% veggies, the variation in choices is attractive and unique. Also, the dishes are presented quite meticulously and beautifully.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

Brown rice in lotus leaf, Pineapple fried rice, and Square deep-fried spring rolls are signature dishes at Hum.

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Restaurant review

Good points:

  • It has a bar!!!
  • Well-decorated and quiet space, suitable for relaxing
  • The service is excellent, and the staff is always willing to give recommendations

Bad points:

  • The price is quite high

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Restaurant information

Hum Vegetarian currently has 2 locations in Ho Chi Minh city.

Address:

  • 2 Thi Sách, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
  • 32 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm daily

Note:

  • The Thi Sach branch is more spacious, so even if you do not make a reservation, there will be a table after 5 ~ 10 minutes waiting
  • Vo Van Tan branch has a smaller space, and 50% is outdoor, so it is slightly hot in the evening, and there may be mosquitoes.

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4. Bollywood Indian Bar & Restaurant

If you’re craving for tasty vegetarian Indian food in Saigon, go to Bollywood!

Bollywood is my favorite Indian vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city. As it’s located on Bui Vien street, it can be convenient to get a drink after having a meal here.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

The restaurant has a large selection of vegetarian food. I love the Paneer Butter Masala and Mix Veg. Pakora. Palak Paneer is also yummy!

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For drinks, I recommend trying Indian Masala Tea.

Restaurant review

Good points:

  • It has a tiny bar serving cocktails and drinks
  • Tasty food at a good price
  • Good location

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Restaurant information

Cost: 40,000 ~ 95,000 VND per dish

Address: 207 Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours: 10:30 am – 12 pm daily

 

5. Pizza 4P’s

Although Pizza 4P’s is not specialized in vegetarian or vegan food, you can find excellent vegetarian options in this famous pizza chain.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

I love the Margherita pizza here. Mushroom pizza is also an excellent choice for those who love the combination of mushroom and cheese.

Cheese fondue here is a must-try too!

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Restaurant review

Good points:

  • The kitchen is an open space, so customers can witness firsthand the chef’s process of making a pizza
  • The decoration at this pizza restaurant is high-end, with beautiful and romantic space
  • The service is professional and friendly

Note:

  • You will have to make a reservation before going. Phone number: 028 3622 0500

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Restaurant information

The restaurant chain currently has 6 locations in Ho Chi Minh city.

a) Pizza 4P’s Ben Thanh

Address: 8 Thủ Khoa Huân, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours:

  • 10 am – 2 pm from Monday to Saturday
  • 10 am – 11 pm on Sunday

b) Pizza 4P’s Hai Ba Trung

Address: 151b Hai Bà Trưng, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh (You’ll see a small sign saying 151b alley)

Opening hours: 10 am – 11 pm daily

c) Pizza 4P’s Le Thanh Ton

Address: 8/15 Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours: 10 am – 10:30 pm daily

d) Pizza 4P’s Saigon Centre

Address: 01-02, 6th Floor, Saigon Centre Shopping Mall, 65 Lê Lợi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours: 10 am – 11 pm daily

e) Pizza 4P’s Vo Van Kiet

Address: 608 Võ Văn Kiệt, Cầu Kho, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours: 10 am – 11 pm daily

f) Pizza 4P’s Phu My Hung

Address: MD2 Đại lộ, Nguyễn Văn Linh, Tân Phú, Quận 7, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm daily

 

6. Chay Mandala

Located in the heart of District 1, Chay Mandala is an ideal vegetarian restaurant for those who love vegetarian cuisine or want to change taste after having high-protein and oily meals.

As soon as you enter the restaurant, you will feel the pure and gentle atmosphere with Tibetan style decoration.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

Coconut soup, Steamed rice with lotus leaf, Mandala rolls and Mushroom hot pot are highly recommended!

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Also, the five-color vegetarian rice dish is one of the most outstanding dishes of Mandala restaurant. Rice is cooked with beetroot boiled water, then fried together with five other ingredients, including corn, peas, beans, carrots, and tofu.

Restaurant review

Good points:

  • Delicious food
  •  beautiful decoration, quiet and peaceful atmosphere
  • Affordable price
  • Friendly service

Bad points:

  • The restaurant is quite small

Restaurant information

Cost: ~ 80,000 VND per dish

Address: 110 Đường Sương Nguyệt Anh, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours:

  • 9 am – 9:30 pm from Monday to Saturday
  • 7 am – 9:30 pm on Sunday

 

7. Bep Xanh An Duyen

Imagine sitting in a peaceful space with melodious music, drinking a warm cup of tea and having a delicious vegetarian meal made from fresh ingredients, and it is indeed the experience that you will have at Bep Xanh An Duyen.

Located in District 5, this restaurant has a Chinese decoration and serving a combination of Vietnamese and Chinese vegetarian dishes.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

Cheesy Rolls, Pad Thai, Pineapple Rice, Fermented Beancurd Hotpot and Miso Hot Pot are highly recommended! You can also try out the recommended dishes that have logos on the menu.

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Restaurant review

Good points:

  • Cozy and warm design
  • Friendly and quick service
  • Delicious food
  • The restaurant is environmental-friendly

Bad points:

  • As the restaurant is located at the foot of Nguyen Tri Phuong Bridge and slightly hidden, so it is maybe difficult to find.

Restaurant information

Cost:  From 50,000 VND per dish

Address: 10 Nguyễn Tri Phương, Phường 6, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm; 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Weekend: 10 am to 10 pm

Note: You can order online on the restaurant’s website.

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You can also order a set of vegetarian dishes at An Duyen restaurant.

 

8. The Organic

Located in District 1, The Organic is a familiar name for vegetarian lovers in Ho Chi Minh city.

With the slogan “Stay Green – Stay Good,” the restaurant offers delicious dishes made from the natural vegetable and fruit ingredients with by the hands of enthusiastic chefs.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

Don’t forget to try Quang Noodles and Organic rolls at this restaurant!

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Quang Noodles is one of the most popular dishes in The Organic restaurant.

Restaurant review

Good points:

  • Delicious food
  • The dishes are made entirely from organic plants without the usage of chemical fertilizers
  • Good service
  • Affordable price

Bad points:

  • You may need to wait because the restaurant can be crowded

Restaurant information

Cost: 75,000 ~ 100,000 VND per dish

Address: 54 Lý Văn Phức, P. Tân Định, Quận 1

Opening hours: 7 am to 9 pm

 

9. Doa Sen Vang Restaurant

If you’re looking for a tasty vegetarian meal in Phu Nhuan district or Tan Phu district, Doa sen vang is a must-visit place.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

You should try Xa-Xiu fried rice, Fried rice with five powder and Mushroom fried with tamarind sauce when you visit this restaurant.

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For the drinks, don’t miss the restaurant signature drink – Doa Sen Vang juice (Bitter melon, pineapple, and kumquat).

This juice comes with a big sugar bottle when serving. You will need to stir it up evenly so that the sugar water will not settle down.

Restaurant review

Good points:

  • Delicious food at affordable price
  • The decoration is the combination of traditional, modern and luxurious style
  • Quiet space
  • The staff is enthusiastic, friendly, always smiling at the guests

Restaurant information

Cost: ~75,000 VND per dish

Address: Doa Sen Vang restaurant has 2 locations:

  • 253/8 Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, Phường 10, Phú Nhuận, Hồ Chí Minh. Opening hours: 8 am – 10 pm daily
  • 5 Đường Trần Hưng Đạo, Tân Thạnh, Tân Phú, Hồ Chí Minh. Opening hours: 7 am – 10 pm daily

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10. Pham Hong Phuoc Vegan Restaurant

Pham Hong Phuoc Vegan Restaurant is another vegetarian restaurant that I’d like to introduce on this list.

This restaurant is decorated with images of Buddha and a few paintings, bringing comfort to the guests. The wooden tables and chairs are quite eye-catching from the first time you set foot in the shop.

Vegetarian dish suggestions

You should try “Banh Beo” and “Bun Thai” here!

Restaurant review

Good points:

  • The menu changes every day
  • Nice decoration with light music in the morning
  • Reasonable price

Bad points:

  • The restaurant is quite small
  • The service sometimes is not good and quite slow

Restaurant information

Cost: ~ 30,000 VND per dish

Address:

The restaurant has 2 locations:

  • 146/1 Võ Thị Sáu, Phường 8, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh. Opening hours: 9 am to 2 pm, 3:30 pm to 8 pm
  • 140 Trường Sa, Phường 15, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh. Opening hours: 6 am to 9 pm

 

Final thoughts on vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city

In addition to religions, vegetarianism is also a smart solution to protect health and the environment.

Although I’m not a vegetarian, I love trying vegetarian food occasionally. I hope that you will have more information about where to eat vegetarian food in Saigon after reading this article.

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If you’ve visited any restaurant on the list above or know good vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city, feel free to share with me in the comment section!

 

Disclaimer: This article is not an advertisement. The review is based on my experience. 

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