Restaurant 9 Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Skewers is special ?
Skewers is arguably one of the most successful and innovative restaurants in Vietnam. Established in 2000, Skewers have won numerous awards including; the Vietnamese Economic Times “Guide Award” for Best International Cuisine 2003 and Best Mediterranean Restaurant 2004. Internationally recognized, Skewers has appeared on Fox and NHK television, Lonely Planet, Footprints, Frommers, National Geographic Travel and The New York Times.
If you are a traveler who have just spent a week in Vietnam, craves some Mediterranean taste and a fancy break from noodle soup, Skewers might the best-fit for you. This restaurant has a clean, trendy look which makes it is very cozy and unpretentious.
Must try dishes:
Chilled Yourt or Gazpacho
Cream of Mushroom or Onion Soup
Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl
Ham and Blue Cheese Salad
Greek or Caesar Salad
Lamb Chop Skewers
Honey smoked BBQ Ribs
Marinated Squid Skewrs
How to get to Skewers?
Skewers is two blocks from Hoa Tuc Restaurant on the major Hai Ba Trung Street. You can take a taxi to reach the place.
- Very good Chowder, Great steaks
- High quality food and service
- Very decent Mediterrean food
- Good food, good service, great evening
- Fantastic food and a great Cigar room
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
9 Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tips for you
We dined here with a local couple, at their suggestion, and were not disappointed. I love Vietnam, but I'm not a big fan of Vietnamese food (I know, right?). Growing up in Boston, I became an aficionado of clam chowder, and I always try the chowder in any restaurant that claims to have a good one. Skewers has a good one. A little light on the clams and little heavy on the vegetal overtones, but very good, overall. I had the filet mignon, which was larger than the US standard, these days. Probably about 12 oz., though I'm sure they measured it in grams. Perfectly cooked (medium rare, of course), juicy and tender. I'm only allowed two steaks per year. I'm glad this was one of them. Prices were moderate, by US standards, high by VN standards.
The best place in Saigon for Mediterranean food. Salmon and lamb is pretty awesome. Try spinach ravioli. A bit expensive but worth the money.