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In the previous article, Karemeo took you to explore Japanese cuisine with 5 restaurants. Continuing the “series” of Japanese restaurants worth trying in Saigon, we invite you to discover the next 5 restaurants in this article!

Let’s explore 5 Japanese Restaurants “must try” in Saigon


Experience Omekase cuisine from porcelain “Phu Tang”

You must be very familiar with going to a restaurant, looking at the menu and choosing your favourite dishes, but with Omakase, you just need to enjoy the food and completely trust the chef. The chef will feel free to create and serve your dishes. This means that you have absolutely no idea what you’re eating until the food is served in front of you.  A small note when coming here is that you should book in advance because the restaurant has only 11 seats. You will sit right at the counter and watch firsthand the chefs prepare the menu. All dishes are prepared and presented sophisticatedly and beautifully. Well worth a try!

Coming to Kappo Tama, you will enjoy “very” Japanese dishes. Here, the menu is diverse from Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, Grilled Fish and Soba. Kappo Tama also serves Sake – Traditional Japanese rice wine. In particular, two types of wine from Niigata Prefecture are “KAKUREI Junmai Ginjo” and “YUKIOTOKO Junmaishu” with gentle aroma, dry taste, lightness, easy to drink combined with dishes will bring you 1 dinner was perfect.

Address: 8A/7C1 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Hotline: +84 94 256 15 81


Opening Hours: 17:00~23:00 (Every Tuesday to Saturday)

Price: Over 1,000,000 VND/person


If you want to enjoy high-class Japanese BBQ cuisine, you cannot ignore Yazawa Saigon restaurant. Yazawa Saigon is especially famous for Yazawa Beef and Sukiyaki hot pot. The reason that the restaurant is famous for its barbecue is that they use premium Wagyu A5 beef imported from the US that is not frozen. Rumour has it that each slice of Wagyu A5 beef will be 1mm thick to not only taste good but also ensure that each side is cooked every 3 seconds. Wagyu beef in different positions will have different colours, tenderness and flavours. For each location, there will be a unique name as well as a different way of cutting meat so that diners can taste the full flavour of Wagyu beef through the top-notch way of grilling Yakiniku.

At YAKINIKU YAZAWA SAIGON, you can enjoy various special dishes combined with Wagyu beef A5. Try the Gyutoro Don Rice and raw egg yolk. The taste of raw beef blends with rich organic egg yolks combined with Yazawa’s own special sauce. The beef is evenly soaked in spices mixed with the hot rice underneath. A combination that awakens the depth of taste.

Yazawa Saigon impresses diners not only with delicious food but also with a very unique space and design that is also a highlight that leaves an impression on customers when they arrive.

In addition, Yazawa Saigon also owns a premium wine cellar with more than 70 varieties of wine that can create delicious flavour combinations with Yakiniku. You can also enjoy Sake with over 10 Sake brands as well as original cocktails and a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.

Address: 219 Dien Bien Phu, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hotline: 028-6275-4129



Opening hours: 17:00〜23:30

Price: 1,500,000 ~ 3,000,000 VND/person

Karaku Japanese BBQ (Yen Hoa Restaurant)

Kamereo suggests a second option if you want to eat YAKINIKU – a Japanese barbecue, go to Karaku Japanese BBQ. The space at Karaku Japanese BBQ is designed in Japanese style, creating a cozy and close feeling. The real Japanese corner on the busiest street in Saigon. Every corner is decorated very carefully, with the heart, to treat guests in the right Japanese style… It serves Japanese grilled dishes, from premium Wagyu beef, American beef, and Iberico pork to fresh seafood.

At Karaku Japanese BBQ, the menu revolves around traditional Japanese dishes such as Kimchi Pork Mixed Rice Bowl, Beef Tongue Curry Rice, Wasabi Octopus, Tempura Fried King Crab… lunch menu and also new vegetarian dishes.

One of the dishes you should try is Beef Tongue Curry Rice – a unique Japanese dish that will take you on a wonderful culinary journey. Karaku brings you this rice dish with special ingredients: fresh beef tongue, soft Japanese rice and rich Japanese curry.

Kimchi Pork Mixed Rice Bowl: Blending the signature flavour of kimchi and delicious grilled pork, this mixed rice dish will make you fall in love from the first time you taste it. Bold, attractive and unique – a dish worth trying for foodies.

Address: 72 – 73 Song Hanh Street, An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hotline: +84 79 767 7677


Website: karaku.vnWOOD

Price: 500,000 ~ 1,000,000 VND/person


One more option if you still haven’t found a satisfactory Japanese restaurant or are looking for a new place – Hibiki BBQ restaurant. The feature that you can easily find here is the grilled Wagyu beef dishes. Not only that, but the menu here is also very diverse from sashimi, and “hybrid” dishes to a diverse drink menu. Definitely indispensable for traditional sake, Sake and Shochu.

At Hibiki, there are also some Korean dishes for those who love Korean food. Another point is that Hibiki is very indulgent with monthly promotions, invite friends to eat as much as you like!

Address: 21L Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 19, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hotline: 02862873521


Price: 300,000 ~ 600,000 VND/person


Kadohachi is a must-try Japanese restaurant located in District 7. Like other restaurants, you can easily find famous dishes of the country of the rising sun such as sushi, sashimi, charcoal-grilled seafood and meat. Grilled is super delicious. In particular, Kadohachi is well known for its specialty rice-pot dishes, imbued with Japanese flavour. The restaurant also revealed that it is one of the few Japanese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City that uses the premium Nanatsuboshi rice from Hokkaido – the kindest of rice that Japanese people love very much. The food according to many diners is very beautiful and very delicious and the price is also quite affordable.

The space in Kadohachi is quite cozy and very suitable for after-work or weekend meetings. Sitting and sipping Sake and enjoying the slow-melting sashimi flavours in your mouth, what’s better?

Address: 950 VND. Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hotline: 02854173883


Price: 300,000 ~ 600,000 VND/person


Above are the Japanese restaurants worth trying in Saigon. Hope this is a useful suggestion to help you discover more about the land of the rising sun through taste right in Saigon. If you have a chance, try it and let Kamereo know what you think!

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