Eating plant foods instead of animal-based foods is increasingly popular in today’s societies. Coming to Vietnam - a country where Buddhism is the main religion, you can easily find good vegetarian restaurants (nha hang chay) and Vietnamese vegetarian dishes (mon chay) and vegetarian version of most Vietnamese dishes (mon chay gia man) in any major cities. Have a look at our suggestion for best vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
1. Mani Restaurant
291/2 Vo Van Tan, Ward 5, District 3
58/5 Pham Ngoc Thach, Ward 6, District 3
Opening Hour: 6:30 AM – 2 PM, 4 PM – 9 PM
Price Range: VND 30,000 – VND 250,000
Mani would be a great choice of a vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City if you want to have a variety of dishes in one place. It is advisable to try their specialties which are Green Tea Fried Rice with Veg Chicken, Crispy Baked Rice with Spicy and Sour or Mushroom Sauce, and Mani Special Noodle. Those dishes are specially made with a secret recipe of the restaurant, making it possible for you to enjoy the best taste of vegetarian dishes. Besides, there is a Special of the Day list in which a signature dish will be served on a particular day of a week. You can have a look at the list below.
|Every Mon||Veg Beef served with Bread or Rice Noodle|
|Every Tue||Shoot Vermicelli Soup|
|Every Wed||Tom Yum Vermicelli Soup|
|Every Thu||Noodle Soup with Veg Duck|
|Every Fri||Beef Pho Noodle Soup|
|Every Sat||Hue Veg Beef Vermicelli Soup|
|Every Sun||Vermicelli Soup with Veg Crab Chowder|
|Every 1st and 15th of Lunar Calendar month||Curry served with Bread or Rice Noodle|
2. 3 La Restaurant
Address: 32A Cao Ba Nha, District 1
Opening Hour: 8 AM – 10 PM
Price Range: VND 35,000 – VND 280,000
The menu of 3 La is fairly varied with a wide range of rice dishes, salads, noodles, soups, and hot pot. Some signature dishes that are highly recommended are Chicken Curry, 3 La Soup, 3 La Salad, and 3 La Fried Spring Rolls.
The restaurant’s décor makes it look like a small village in the middle of a big city with bamboo chairs and tables and many green plants, offering you a peaceful and comfortable space to enjoy your meal. It is a nice vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City if you look for a tranquil atmosphere.
3. Biogarten Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 155A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 6, District 3
Opening Hour: 8 AM – 10 PM
Price Range: VND 60,000 – VND 280,000
Located on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Biogarten Vegan Restaurant is an outstanding green-covered building which is an ideal place for a vegetarian meal. As a European-style vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Biogarten Vegetarian Restaurant and Coffee dishes are presented in an excellent vegetarian style, and their ingredients are not only produced in Vietnam but also imported from many countries around the world.
Recommended dishes at Biogarten are Oat Stir Dried which includes oat, carrot, string bean, cooked rice, lotus seed and Rice Paper served with Minced Mushroom and Bean. You can also have a look at the menu on the restaurant’s website.
4. Bong Sung
Address: 86 Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Opening Hour: 7 AM – 10 PM
Price Range: VND 20,000 – VND 280,000
With delicious food and well-presented space, Bong Sung is considered an excellent place to grab a meal with friends and family. There are two main spaces which are indoor and outdoor in Bong Sung Restaurant. The interior space is decorated with Buddha statue and lotus decorations, creating a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Meanwhile, the exterior area is lively with plants and fresh air.
Compared to the European style of Biogarten Vegetarian Restaurant, Bong Sung follows the pure Vietnamese style which can be easily seen in the name of the restaurant and the savory taste of food here. Some dishes you should try are Mushrooms in Tamarind, Vegetable Curry, and Stuffed Tofu.
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5. Mandala Restaurant
Address: 110 Suong Nguyet Anh, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
Opening Hour: 9 AM - 9 PM
Price Range: VND 50,000 - VND 220,000
Located on Suong Nguyet Anh Street, Mandala is a Tibetan vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh which is decorated with several Buddha paintings. The vegetarian dishes here are deliciously prepared, and the menu offers a variety of options including four seasons salad, Mandala rolls, steamed rice with lotus leaf and noodles. The various noodle dishes and the Mandala salad are among the best signature dishes here.
6. Buddha Chay
31 Dang Tat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
5 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Ward 9, District 5
Opening Hour: 10 AM - 10 PM
Price Range: VND 35,000 - VND 250,000
As its name, Buddha Chay is a Buddhism-inspired vegetarian restaurant which is decorated with Buddha art including Buddha paintings and Buddha statues. Coming to this restaurant, you can be easily impressed by the calm and cozy atmosphere due to the decoration here. You can have a try with Thai fried rice in a clay pot and Soft tofu with shredded which are quite tasty and savory. The two vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City's central districts will let you find a little peace in the busy city.
Address: 32 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3.
Opening Hour: 10 AM - 10 PM
Price Range: VND 100,000 - VND 300,000
Hum Vegetarian focuses on the customers' wellbeing as well as enjoyable meals. Their idea is to create vegetarian dishes that are not only healthy but also pleasant to the eye and refreshing to the taste. Consequently, their ambiance is tranquil and mellow, which is ideal for a fancy meal with your friends and family.
The nice setting of Hum Cafe and Vegetarian
In addition to traditional everyday vegetarian meals like other vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Hum Vegetarian Cafe and Restaurant offer a diverse menu of creatively-made dished from the fresh and delectable ingredients. On top of that is a wide range of selections for smoothies and detox drinks for some nice refreshments.
Address: 54 Ly Van Phuc, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
Opening Hour: 7 AM - 9 PM
Price Range: VND 10,000 - VND 200,000
The Organic is where to go for a specialized vegetarian diet
Besides providing freshly - made veggie dishes, The Organic has customized menus for whether you’re wishing to build up your muscles or achieve and glowy and youthful look. Not only are there everyday Vietnamese meals but The Organic also carries a fusion of Western recipes to create the most tasteful experience possible.
The restaurant is adorned in green
Address: 155 Nguyen Van Thu, District 1
Opening hour: 8 AM - 10 PM
Price range: VND 10,000 - VND 300,000
The tranquil ambient inside the restaurant
If you are a vegetarian that absolutely adore exquisite cuisine, then make your way to one of the most local-recommended vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, which is San May. It is a humble restaurant in size but great in reputation among Saigonese. The food here carries a unique Vietnamese taste and a few must-try dishes for first-time visitors are the mushroom hotpot and the Vietnamese salad.
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Address: 74/1 Pham Viet Chanh, Ward 19, Binh Thanh District
Opening hour: 7 AM - 9:30 PM
Price range: VND 50,000 - VND 100,000
Take a trip to the past at Here and Now
Although the restaurant does not locate in the city center, it can be a pleasant and subtle change to escape from the touristy area and enjoy Saigon’s Other Side. Here and Now Restaurant offers not only delectable food but also a chill and relaxing atmosphere from Vietnam’s past. The utensils and delicate touches of the decorations bring you back in time and experience the city life as it used to be.
Address: 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 14, District 3
Opening hour: 7 AM - 8:30 PM
Price range: VND 40,000 - VND 165,000
If you’ve heard about the Must-visit Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh, then you must know about Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. This place is not only a spiritual center for the locals, but it also offers authentic Vietnamese vegetarian recipe at the most reasonable price. Additionally, there are monthly buffet events where you can pay a visit to have a taste of their famous recipe after visiting the pagoda.
Vinh Nghiem Vegetarian Restaurant
Finding vegetarian restaurants in Vietnam is not a challenge for foreign tourists as there is a wide range of vegetarian restaurants in the country, especially in Ho Chi Minh City. Trying vegetarian dishes in Ho Chi Minh City, you will definitely fall in love with them due to their variety and the good balance of nutrition and flavor.
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