It’s that time of the year again, December is here, and Christmas is right around the corner. While we can’t magic up snow and cold weather for you in Ho Chi Minh City, we have chosen 5 special places for you to feast with friends and family. 

While some people might prefer to stay in and cook up a storm, others might enjoy heading out to a delightful restaurant for their Christmas Eve or Day meals. Why not let someone else worry about the food and the drinks? Just sit back, relax, and enjoy these amazing festive feasts. From fresh seafood buffets to a more traditional spread, we have something for everyone. 

1. Hotel des Arts Saigon

Hotel des Arts, MGallery, located in the heart of District 1, with its old-world charm and art deco interiors, appeals to those looking for a more classic setting. The meal takes place at the Social Club Restaurant on the top floors of the hotel, offering sweeping views of the city. Hotel des Art Christmas meals offer decadent European gastronomy including the likes of Roasted Wagyu loin with garlic buttered baby lobster tail and Hokkaido scallop served with caramelized artichoke, crispy pancetta, sauce vierge and yuzu foam. For dessert, in keeping with the festive spirit, diners can look forward to chocolate yule log with gingerbread cream, marinated cherries and pistachio crumble. 

Hotel des Arts Saigon
Hotel des Arts Saigon

The Social Club Restaurant is the only restaurant we have listed that has festive meals for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, as well as Boxing Day. For the former two, Hotel des Arts is offering a 5 course set menu dinner, while on Boxing Day, a 6-hour long ‘Festive Epic Brunch’ awaits you.

Details

Website: https://www.hoteldesartssaigon.com/festive-2021/family-christmas-day-dinner/

Christmas Eve/ Christmas Day

  • Time: 6.30 pm to 11 pm
  • Price: 1,900,000 VND (add 950,000 VND for wine pairing)

Boxing Day Brunch

  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Price: 3,400,000 VND (includes free-flow champagne, cocktails and premium wines)

2. Hotel Majestic 

Overlooking the Saigon River is the historic luxury Hotel Majestic, built in 1925 in classical French Riviera style. Almost a century old, the Hotel Majestic is also famous for being the first Vietnamese-managed hotel to be considered a 5-Star Hotel, in 2007. 

Hotel Majestic
Hotel Majestic 

Standing imposingly on the corner of Dong Khoi street, Hotel Majestic has long been the place to go to wine and dine. Come here on Christmas Eve to indulge in a seafood buffet - feast on fresh lobsters, oysters, mussels, sashimi and more! The best thing about this meal is the free flow wine and beers. 

Details

Website: https://www.facebook.com/hotelmajesticsaigon/

Christmas Eve

  • Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Price: 1,200,000 VND

3. Intercontinental Saigon 

The Intercontinental Saigon needs no introduction, a global brand well-loved by Vietnamese and foreigners alike for their warmth and hospitality. One of Vietnam’s leading hotels located in bustling District 1, it is known for its top-notch food selection and quality. 

Intercontinental Saigon
Intercontinental Saigon 

Of course, the Intercontinental Saigon’s Christmas menu stands up to scrutiny. The hotel invites you to ‘indulge in a hearty and sumptuous festive spread’. You can even take your pick from two restaurants housed in the hotel, Market 39 for a seafood buffet or Italian family-style sharing dinner at Basilico Restaurant packed with carving stations, brunch favourites and live entertainment. Parents will also be pleased to know Market 39 also features an array of kid-friendly activities from balloon modelling, acoustic session and of course, a visit from Santa Claus. Those who prefer to stay home can also enjoy the Intercontinental's festive home dining option. 

Details

Website: https://www.icsaigon.com/offers/jubilant-festive-season-intercontinental-saigon

Christmas Eve - Market 39

  • Time: Dinner
  • Price: 2,100,000 VND

Christmas Eve -  Basilico

  • Time: Dinner
  • Price: 990,000 VND

Christmas Day - Market 39

  • Time: Brunch
  • Price: 2,290,000 VND
  • Time: Dinner
  • Price: 1,000,000 VND

4. Mia Saigon 

If you are looking for something not in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Mia Saigon offers a festive respite from that bustle. Tucked away in a quiet corner of District 2, Mia Saigon sits charmingly on the banks of the Saigon River. It is also right next to Thao Dien, an expat stronghold, where you can have a cheeky cocktail before heading to the festivities.

Mia Saigon
Mia Saigon 

A lovely boutique hotel known for its splendour, Mia Saigon offers a delectable Christmas brunch with romantic views of the river. Enjoy an extravagant buffet with ‘a magnificent array of delectable international cuisines and traditional festive dishes’. While feasting, you will be serenaded by a live band performance. What’s more, children under 6 dine for free. 

Details

Website: https://www.miasaigon.com/offers/christmas-brunch-buffet/

Christmas Day

  • Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Price: 2,200,000 VND

5. Park Hyatt Saigon

If you are searching for exquisite luxury, you have come to the right place. The sprawling Park Hyatt in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City captures the very essence of old-world colonial grandeur. Close to many of the city’s cultural gems, like the Saigon City Hall, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Post Office, why not enjoy being a tourist for the day before tucking into your Christmas meal. 

Park Hyatt Saigon
Park Hyatt Saigon

Offering both Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day meals (set menu, buffet spread, high tea) at Square One, Opera as well as Le Petit Chef, a 3D cinematic dining experience, come to the Park Hyatt to have a sumptuous feast with your loved ones. 

Details

Website: https://www.saigon.park.hyattrestaurants.com/festive-season-2021.html

Christmas Eve - Square One

  • Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Price: 2,190,000 VND

Christmas Eve - Opera

  • Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Price: 2,480,000 VND

Christmas Day - Square One

  • Time: 12 pm to 2.30 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Price: 2,190,000 VND

Merry Christmas

Whether you call Saigon home, or you are away this Christmas, make it a special one by treating yourself to an indulgent, enjoyable meal! Saigon has many great restaurants that offer delicious options, these top 5 picks are sure to get you into the spirit of the holiday season. 

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