Four Modern Takes on the classic ‘Quán Nhậu’

Available in : Vietnamese

 

January 29.2021

 

There are few more quintessential Saigon dining experiences than an open-air, family-style meal with friends, and, perhaps, rubbing elbows with strangers. Luckily, the city has no shortage of restaurants offering both ambience and satisfying dishes to match. Traditionally known as ‘quán nhậu,’ this food and drink extravaganza is an iconic sight of nightfall across the city.

 

While it’s easy to find an old-school, bustling seafood or barbecue restaurant in just a few minutes’ drive (for reference, take a stroll down Hoang Sa street), some joints are mixing old and new in especially interesting ways. Where a younger crowd meets a classic lively environment, check out a few favorite spots below.

 

 

 

Warning Zone

 

 

 

With locations around the city, Warning Zone offers both an extensive menu and a place to stop in for a drink alongside an excited, energetic crowd.

Warning Zone:  72 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Thanh, Quân 1. HCMC

 

 

 

The Gangs

 

 

 

 

Mixing the feel of a beer garden with the Vietnamese quán nhậu, The Gangs is packed night in and night out. Beer towers and grilled meats as far as the eye can see.

The Gangs : 32 Mạc Đĩnh Chi, Đa Kao, Quân 1. HCMC

 

 

 

The Street

 

 

 

Putting you in the middle of the action —well, almost—the decor here is modeled after classic street side eateries of the past, lamp-posts included (nevermind that you’re perched comfortably above the beeps and sirens of traffic below).

The Street : 260A Pasteur, District 3, and 37Mạc Đĩnh Chi, Quân 1

 

 

 

Xeng

 

 

 

A big menu and a spacious rooftop, this popular after-work joint allows you relax and kick back late into the night

 Xeng:  22 – 24 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, P. Đa Kao,  Quận 1. HCMC

 

 

 

 

 

Available in : Vietnamese

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