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Secret Garden Home-cooked Vietnamese Restaurant

158 Pasteur | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 90 990 46 21
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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158 Pasteur | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommended by a local, we googled our way to this hidden gem of a restaurant. We were advised to book ahead and was seated at table with a nice view. The menu is extensive so come hungry. We loved everything we ordered but the standout...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank zemunk111
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Traditional Vietnamese home cooking at its best. Could have ate here the whole trip. Food was tasty. The menu was extensive. The rustic Vietnamese surrounds with Gardern feel was welcoming and refreshing. Would not have found it unless we had been told to go down...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful D1 Vietnamese restaurant central to many HCMC locations. It was an amazing find and don't let the 4 flights of stairs scare you off. It is well worth the climb. Suggest making reservations to get a table with cool views. Serves beer and wine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rbedmondson
Reviewed 1 week ago

I founf this palce the last time I was in Saigon on my own and I'm taking my partner there when we return this weekend. I'ts a little bit hard to find and a bit of a climb but well worth it when you get...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank JimmyT67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Vietnamese restaurant..so happy I found it. Ate here a couple of times and would have everyday as the food was delicious. Recommend highly.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the restaurant was very busy and we hadn’t made a reservation, we only had a 10 minute wait for a table. The atmosphere was great and staff very attentive. Delicious food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Allison B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant on rooftop with great food and atmosphere. Ok, so you have to find the place first as its tucked away down an anonymous looking side street and up 3 flights of stairs but is definitely worth it !!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank turace
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we heard about this place from Man Finds Food Do not let the 4 story walk upstairs deter you. it looks like an old block of flats but once you get to the top, there is a delightful small roof top terrace The dishes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chetan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located on the roof top of a "not so good looking building". The elevator does not work. The food smells good. Portion size is small but price is low. Food tasted good. It you are not looking for a fancy restaurant, then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank plau678
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant that I've tried in Vietnam and in all southeast asia in fact. Cheap for the quality. Good environment.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pedro R
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August 22, 2017|
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Response from ColinRosewarne | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
May 23, 2017|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
Maybe if you want traditional Vietnamese but we went for lunch so I'm not sure
Gemma C
April 5, 2017|
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Response from jackhiker99 | Reviewed this property |
I was lucky. It was just me for dinner. No reservation but they placed me at a table with a three couples, all traveling separately. You should call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Pasteur | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 90 990 46 21
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Secret Garden home-cooked vietnamese restaurant is located on the rooftop of old building serving vietnamese authentic foods.
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