Restaurant 9 Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
15.00 - 30.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Skewers, just north of the city center has garnered a considerable following since opening a decade ago, due to the tasty Mediterranean cuisine produced by owner/chef Tristan Ngo.

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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

Zucchini Carpaccio

Lamb Chop Skewers

Salmon Skewers

Honey smoked BBQ Ribs

Marinated Squid Skewrs

Baba Ghanouh


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.

Selling points

  • 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
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Tips for you

  • Skewers is open for lunch and dinner only. From 11:30 to 2pm and 6pm to 11pm. The kitchen last order is at 10:30pm.
  • As recommended by the chef, you should totally try the vodka flame beef skewers, the lamb chop skewers served with grilled vegetables or the amazing goat cheese tart.
  • The restaurant has 2 level, ground floor is bar area and open kitchen. 1st floor with 12 tables, plus a cigar/smoking lounge.
    What to know
  • You should try to get table upstairs. Kitchen is downstairs and open, so when you finish dinner it seems you are coming from a barbecue.
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TripAdvisor View more

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.

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The best place in Saigon for Mediterranean food. Salmon and lamb is pretty awesome. Try spinach ravioli. A bit expensive but worth the money.

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