A Street of Japanese Cuisine in Saigon (Part 1)

Saigon is as a small world with multi-national culture. Beside the West Street Pham Ngu Lao, here exists a Japanese street with cuisine imbued with the country of cherry blossoms.

It is not hustle and busy as the West Street Pham Ngu Lao- De Tham, Japanese street shows its quiet appearance like Japanese people. Located in Le Thanh Ton street, the Japanese street is always preferred because it gathers a lot of restaurants. Behind sliding doors is a space of Japanese cuisine that makes every Japanese people feel like being in their own country.

There is a big difference between restaurants in the West street and the Japanese street in Saigon. While shops in the West street is just simple with small plastic stools on sidewalks and works mainly at night; the Japanese street is luxurious with somewhat discreet doors which always stand a certain distance from sidewalks. Despite busy and noisy streets outside, the inside atmosphere is very quiet.

Only in a short street of near 1 kilometer, there are about 20 Japanese restaurants, accounting half number of Japanese restaurants in Saigon. These restaurants use materials from wood, bamboo and grasses; hence they create fresh and familiar feeling. Moreover, main color is red and yellow creating cosy atmosphere of the country of cherry blossoms in the heart of Saigon.

1. Sushi Bar


Sushi- a traditional and famous dish of Japan

This is the first Japanese restaurant in corner of Le Thanh Ton street, from intersection of Ton Duc Thang street and Nguyen Huu Canh street. Sushi Bar impresses customers with bright red color of lanterns together with diversity of Japanese cuisine. Putting your steps on the quiet space of restaurant, right in first floor, dinners will be attracted with colorful sushi in different shapes. The restaurant’s strength is modern conveyor system which directly takes sashimi, sushi, and spicy salmon skin sauce to enjoy all different tastes at the same time.

2. The Shibuya Wagon


Molten Chocolate is known as a typical dessert of love: sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, and sometimes passionate and melting.

Shibuya Wagon is considered a food paradise at Japanese street in Saigon with unique and attractive desserts. The restaurant’s decoration shows a cozy atmosphere when entering. Dishes here are sophisticatedly arranged in order that it is able to give an appetite right through its eye-catching appearance. Shibuya Wagon has a variety of street food such as: toast cake, matcha lava cake, etc. If you are a street food gourmet, do not miss Shibuya Wagon Saigon.

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