Best Sushi in Saigon

food - Saigon/HCMC: Nov. 16, 2018

A Definitive List of Saigon’s Select and Seriously Succulent Sushi

Japanese cuisine is often quoted as one of the most popular gastronomical cultures in the world from both a Western and Asian perspective. Perhaps rather unsurprisingly, sushi was ranked 4th in CNN’s World’s 50 best foods list earlier this year. Valued for its simplicity, freshness and focus on both technique and aesthetics, we completely empathise if you’re going through a unnerving bout of sushi-craving right now.

Finding quality sushi in Southeast Asia can be a chore. To help our readers with that, we did some serious research and taste-testing to name the best places in Ho Chi Minh City to pacify your longing for vinegared rice, maki rolls and raw fish. Do note that some places included on our list may possibly not be considered completely authentic if analysed with a Japanese palate; factors including taste and price-performance ratio received equal weighting.

Chiyoda Sushi

Address: 178 Pasteur, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1   
Opening Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily
Price: Platters from VND200,000, à la carte sushi from VND50,000

A reputable restaurant chain with 200 outlets hailing from Tokyo, Chiyoda Sushi Saigon debuted its first location in Saigon earlier this year to bring authentic, fresh and affordable sushi to the Vietnamese masses. Beyond its authentic Japanese food, the proprietors of Chiyoda Sushi also promise a truly Japanese experience in terms of atmosphere and service quality.

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Reviews: Tripadvisor 4.5 stars; Google reviews 4.3 stars. Reviewers commented on the high quality of the sushi at very affordable prices.

Kid Friendly: The restaurant is large and should have no issues accommodating families.

Business Lunch: Splendid lunch choices including sushi gozen and rice bowl sets are available daily ranging from ~VND178,000++ to ~VND248,000++.

Romantic Dining: We see no reason why this wouldn’t work with the help of delicious sushi, reasonable prices and comfortable Japanese-style seating and setting.

Large Groups: With a spacious floor plan, we believe that Chiyoda Sushi will have no issues accommodating larger groups. Reserve in advance if you are worried.

Parking: Car parking is available 100 metres away from the restaurant at Han Thuyen street and at 140 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia.

Tokitsu Nada

Address: 8A/A9 Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1   
Opening Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily
Price: Platters from VND300,000, Lunch sets including both sushi and hot pot from VND250,000

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A gem hidden within alley 8A Thai Van Lung, commonly known as Saigon’s Little Tokyo, Tokitsu Nada serves up delicious sushi and a rare Japanese speciality rarely found beyond its shores: Chanko Nabe (Sumo-wrestler’s Hot Pot). Tokitsu Nada is a great example of a Japanese restaurant that excels in a wide range of specialities. Numerous set combinations are available where one can enjoy both sushi and hot pot at the same time.